Whooo….hoooo! This evening, I finally received my new kitchen toy – an electronic rice cooker! I am absolutely tickled by its features because I have been using a rather simple, straightforward 20 years’ old National brand electric rice cooker that just has an “On/Off” switch, but it has served me very well as it has never broke down at all. However, due to my growing family’s appetites (my children!), I needed a larger capacity rice cooker. So, at last yearend, when there were some points in our credit card to be redeemed for gifts, I had chosen this high-tech rice cooker and it took 3 weeks to be delivered to me.
Call me behind times or something, but I had no idea that rice cookers can do so much nowadays. The new one I got now can even bake cakes and my daughter already made me promised to bake a cake in our brand new rice cooker tomorrow. So, this rice cooker’s first function my home since its manufacturing was not to cook rice, but to bake a cake!
Cake recipes for the rice cooker
The other functions are -
1) cook white rice
2) express cooking of white rice (I have to look into this as I am not sure how this would work)
3) cook rice porridge
4) it can cook slowly i.e. as a crockpot, up to 12 hours
5) steam food
I can’t wait til tomorrow to test my new toy out! I will let you know how my cake turns out……Good night!