UPDATED MAY 21, 2020: A rice cooker is a foolproof way to get perfectly cooked rice with minimal effort. It eliminates that undercooked crunch or even worse, the overcooked mush that can happen on the stovetop. Plus, it has the same set-and-forget ease of a slow cooker—simply measure out your ingredients, place them in the cooker and set the timer accordingly.
For best results, rinse rice before cooking to help prevent clumping and for a fresher taste. It’s simple to do when an included steam basket doubles as a rice rinser!
More Than Just Rice
Don’t let the name fool you – a rice cooker does much more than cook rice. You can cook lentils and beans, hearty soups, or even creamy macaroni and cheese. It’s also great for steaming vegetables, meats, and seafood. Use the steamer and cooker at the same time to make an entire meal, like a decadent dish of shrimp and grits. Create a variety of meals from breakfast to dinner with the push of a button. The possibilities are endless.
See For Yourself
These appliances cook rice to the perfect moistness and texture, then shift to keep rice warm until serving time. Whether it’s a simple side or a main dish, the rice cooker is great for easy cooking that requires little monitoring. Put it to the test and see why this appliance has become a kitchen essential by trying a few of these recipes in your rice cooker. Below are some of our most popular rice cooker recipes:
- Rice Cooker Cajun Shrimp and Grits
- Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
- Easy Fried Rice
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Bowl
- Warm Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad
- Pumpkin Spice Cake for Rice Cooker
- Grilled Shrimp With Herbed Feta Cheese and Brown Basmati Rice
- Broiled Chipotle Tilapia with Avocado Sauce
- Rice Cooker Steamed Dumplings
When you’re finished with your meal, you can put the non-stick bowl, rice rinser/steam basket, rice paddle, measuring cup, and lid of your Hamilton Beach® Rice Cooker right in the dishwasher making the clean up process super easy!