3 Vegetarian Rice Cooker Recipes

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Rice cookers are a staple of Japanese kitchens. After using them in China, and now in Japan, I’ve discovered how versatile they can be.

Many people believe that you can only make rice in a rice cooker, but just because the name tells you so doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with it. There are loads of simple dishes and drinks that can be made in a rice cooker in under an hour—and with minimum preparation. Here are three of my favorite rice cooker recipes perfect for the rainy season ahead.


1. Spiced French toast casserole with azuki spread


3 Vegetarian Rice Cooker Recipes - Spiced French toast casserole with azuki (red bean) spread

A great recipe that can be eaten for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Serves: 4 Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of white bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 375ml of soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and mandarin orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon of mandarin orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar (white sugar is okay, too!)

Azuki spread

  • 64 grams of azuki (Japanese red bean) paste
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions

3 Vegetarian Rice Cooker Recipes - Spiced French toast casserole with azuki (red bean) spread preparation steps

  1. With a sharp knife, cut the bread into small, square pieces.
  2. Next, in a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, mandarin orange juice, mandarin orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and light brown sugar.
  3. Then, place the bread into the same mixing bowl as the mixture. With a spoon, evenly coat the bread …continue reading