Rice Cooker Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding
By Donna Smith kittykook
I originally got this recipe from a cookbook, but I made so many changes as time went along that it's practically a new recipe. A rice cooker is an undervalued utensil in Western kitchens but is found in most Asian kitchens. What most people don't realize is that a rice cooker can cook more than just rice. This is one of the fancy electronic rice cookers that can tell when rice is perfectly cooked, but that also applies to other grains, and some can also work as a steamer, bread maker, or a slow cooker. If you want to experiment with a new appliance this is a great idea, and fun. And of course the rice is good too. There are a few specialty rice cooker cookbooks, and one is very good, I think you'll be able to figure out which one it is, if you look.
Machine: Medium (5- or 6-cup) rice cooker, fuzzy logic only
You need a very starchy rice such as Arborio or an American-grown version of it to get the right consistency for this pudding. Using more than 2 tablespoons, however, makes the pudding too starchy, especially when cold.
janet vinson chefjlv - Jun 16, 2011
I have an Aroma Rice cooker/food steamer. The cycles are White, Brown, saute then Simmer, Steam, Keep Warm.
Which cycle do you recommend for "Porridge"?
Donna Smith kittykook - Jun 17, 2011
Is this an electronic rice cooker? If so the cycle that is closest to "porridge" is a cycle that slow cooks (but faster than standard slow cook), and all the water is not absorbed during it. Mine is a Japanese brand so porridge is a cycle. I just found the Aroma ARC-930SB which is a 10-cup cooker with all the cycles you mentioned. In the description it does say it cooks porridge. According to my reference, porridge cycle is like a faster slow-cook. You can still cook most porridge dishes in a rice-cooker without it, it does say, but you might have to monitor it closely to make sure it doesn't burn or there is some liquid left. Maybe you can look into your manual and see if there is a cycle that cooks risotto or oatmeal? That would be the one. I hope I could help here.
janet vinson chefjlv - Jun 18, 2011
Thank you for responding, A recipe in the book for risotto is saute and simmer, I will try that cycle. Thank you again
Evone Kent evone56 - Feb 9, 2014
Question... So if you don't own a rice cooker what do you do? And please don't say go buy one. lol I have never had a rice cooker so do you have any help for me:( Ahhhh I am so cheap.