So you want a rice cooker but you don’t want your kitchen counters to lose their aesthetic vibes? Offbeat Home is here for you with a collection of cute and unique rice cookers that keep your kitchen cute AF.
And if you’re wondering Why do I even want a rice cooker? Because you want PERFECT rice every time, no worries about boiling over onto the stove or under cooking. Especially if you’re gluten intolerant home, a rice cooker is a must!
They’re really great for other grains like quinoa as well, and it’s really awesome because you can set it, and forget it (for 20 minutes). No stirring and by the time the rest of the meal is done, the rice is done too.
Some folks think rice is fluffier when made in the rice cooker. The rice cooker is also nice because you set it and forget it — by the time you chop all your veggies for a stir fry and saute them, the rice is done. Also it doesn’t take up any precious real estate on the stove top when you are cooking the rest of your meal.
Like any offbeat roundup post, I tried to find as many colorful and fun options as is possible to find in the appliance section. We’ve got rice cookers that look like robots, we’ve got round ones, square ones, even kawaii sanrio hello kitty ones! Check ’em out and get rice cookin’…
Who wants a cute rice cooker as adorable as you are?
Oh an PS: If you don’t want to get a cute rice cooker, try this rice recipe:
- Mix your rice and water together in a cake pan.
- Pick a pan that will allow the rice and water mix to be about 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep.
- If you want anything mixed into the rice, like herbs or seasonings, stir those in as well.
- Stirring in a handful of frozen peas and carrots adds color, flavor and nutrition.
- Cover the pan tightly with foil and put it in a 350 oven.
- As for how long, that will depend on the quantity and type rice and on your oven. For white rice, I’d check it after about a half-hour, give it a stir and see if it’s done. If not, close it back up and give it a few more minutes. Once you figure out the timing for your oven, you can have perfect rice every time.
- And, yes, it does work with all types of rice, as well as those grains you cook like rice. I think you’ll agree, a cake pan covered with a piece of foil wrap is a lot cheaper than any rice cooker out there. Of course, you won’t have a fancy gadget sitting on your counter to impress your friends.