Healthy Cooking With A Rice Cooker

Healthy Cooking With A Rice Cooker
Cooking vegetables with steam is one of the healthiest ways to cook your vegetables. Eating your vegetables provides essential vitamins and minerals including fiber. Steaming gently cooks the vegetables while maintaining most of these vitamins and minerals. It also makes the vegetables easier to digest.

Steaming vegetables does not have to be complicated. A rice cooker will steam vegetables. An added bonus with a rice cooker is that you can make an entire meal. Brown rice is great with vegetables and cooks perfectly in the rice cooker. Mixing rice and vegetables make a great meal. You can even add some cooked chicken for extra protein.

Potatoes cook really well in a rice cooker. This is the best way I have found to cook a potato the way that I like it cooked. There are no hard spots and it is cooked all the way through. They are so soft that they almost fall apart. They did not need to be peeled or cut up. I put in whole potatoes in a single layer in the bottom of the cooker with two cups of water. The rice cooker shuts off when the water has cooked out. Then the potatoes are done.

It works the same way for rice and vegetables. The rice cooker should come with a book that tells you how much water to use with certain amounts of rice. I usually cook on cup of brown rice which rakes about one and three-fourths cup of water. It usually takes about a half hour to finish cooking.

You can create different combinations and different meals in the rice cooker. The vegetables and rice cook god together. Prep time does not have to take long either. You can even use frozen vegetables with the rice and they cook great. Take some rice, water, veggies, chicken, and spices for a whole meal. Make rice and veggies for a side dish. It is fun to experiment.

Brown rice is the only rice that I use. Vegetables that I have used in my recipes include corn, peas, carrots, green beans, spinach, kale, tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. I have added chicken or beans to make a hearty meal. Chili powder or taco seasoning will add some spice to meal.

Rice cooker meals are fun because you can experiment with flavors and combinations. You can make a healthy meal that is delicious. It will also be cooked to perfection.

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