Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

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FWX PARTNER PUREWOW RICE COOKER FRITATA

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Pilaf, basmati, jasmine, brown: If this is the only diversity your rice cooker has known, it’s definitely time to spice things up. Here, ten foods you never knew you could make in this nifty little appliance.

OMELETS AND FRITTATAS

Forget the stirring and flipping: Just set the cooker to “steam” and pour in beaten eggs plus your favorite toppings. Fourteen minutes later, a fluffy omelet awaits.

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

101 COOKBOOKS

STEAMED VEGETABLES

Anything from cabbage to broccoli to green beans. (Use this handy chart see how long each one cooks.)

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

BY DESIREE

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Set it. Forget it. Ice it. Eat it.

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

GINNY'S

MAC AND CHEESE

Less prep time, same amazing gooey goodness.

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

BUDGET BYTES

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Because: flu season.

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

THE NEW YORK TIMES

SALMON BIBIMBAP

Because: kimchi.

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

WHIT BITS KITCHEN

SHRIMP BIRYANI

Think of biryani as paella or jambalaya, just with a little Indian flare. It all comes together in a rice cooker in less than an hour.

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

MOM ADVICE

QUINOA (OR ANY GRAIN)

Quinoa and tomatoes: the fancy lady’s rice and beans.

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

COOKING WITH MY KID

CHILI

You know, for when you’re using your slow-cooker for other purposes.

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Use Your Rice Cooker to Make Just About Anything

CLEVELAND

RISOTTO

OK, so risotto is technically rice. But sue us: We love risotto.

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