25 Best Rice Cooker Recipes

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These straightforward rice cooker recipes are ideal for those bustling weekday nights!

From risotto and bread to cake and pudding, they’re hearty and delicious.

If you have a rice cooker, you’ll already know how great it is for meal prepping.

But did you know you can also make rice in your cooker?

It’s true!

There are so many rice cooker recipes to choose from, from sweet and savory to spicy and everything in between.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up that rice cooker and get cooking!

1. One-Pot Rice Cooker Meal Recipe

This recipe is so versatile, you’ll find it in almost any meal!

It’s a great way to use up leftover rice and veggies, or throw in whatever you have on hand.

You can also make this with leftovers from the night before if you have some extra time.

Just be sure to cook everything separately and then combine everything until it’s all cooked.

2. Rice Cooker Turmeric (Yellow) Basmati Rice

What’s better than a tasty side dish?

A tasty side dish that’s also healthy and nutritious!

This rice is perfect for those with dietary restrictions or picky eaters who are looking for something new.

It’s low in calories, high in fiber and vitamins, and it gets rid of your fried food cravings.

The best part about this recipe is that you can prep it ahead of time and grab it out when hunger strikes!

Just add water to the pan, cover it with a lid, and let the magic happen.

3. Fried Rice Recipe Using A Rice Cooker

If you prefer to eat your rice in a skillet full of crispy-chewy, lightly seasoned bites, this fried rice recipe is for you.

Whether you want it on its own or with chicken and shrimp, there are so many ways to enjoy this dish.

And all the flavorings will infuse into the rice while cooking, ensuring every bite is filled with goodness.

Don’t forget the soy sauce and sriracha!

4. Rice Cooker Rice Pudding

If you’re looking for a quick and tasty dessert, this rice pudding recipe is the perfect choice.

It’s creamy, dreamy, and bursting with flavor.

The best part? It only calls for five ingredients!

The thick texture and rich flavor are thanks to simple short-grain rice that’s perfectly cooked every time.

Furthermore, this dish is gluten-free and vegan.

5. Garlic Rice In Rice Cooker

There’s no better way to get your family to eat their veggies than in the rice cooker.

This garlic rice is healthy, delicious, and easy to make.

Cooked in the rice cooker, this scrumptious side dish comes together in just over an hour!

It’s buttery with a slight smokiness from the garlic and fragrant with fresh herbs.

Serve it as is or add some chicken or shrimp for an extra protein boost.

6. Vegan Takikomi Gohan (Japanese Mixed Rice)

Takikomi Gohan is a Japanese rice dish made with taro root, cooked in a savory broth.

This dish is traditionally served as part of the traditional Japanese meal karage.

Dried taro root can be an acquired taste, but its mild flavor and crunchy texture make it ideal for this dish.

In addition to the taro root, you’ll also add other ingredients like soy sauce and mirin.

The result is delicious fried rice that’s perfect for any occasion!

7. Garlic Butter Rice

If you’re looking for something simple and delicious, this garlic butter rice is the perfect recipe.

The garlic butter sauce gives the rice a slight bite that will surely tantalize your tastebuds.

It’s also healthy and packed with nutrients.

 So if you’re on a diet or just want to keep your weight in check, give this recipe a try.

The result will be a satisfying meal that packs tons of flavor and nutrition!

8. Mango Sticky Rice (with Regular Rice)

This mango sticky rice with regular rice has a sweet, fruity flavor.

 It’s different from plain old mango sticky rice because it’s not as sticky.

However, the two dishes have similar textures and flavors.

 They’re both full of fiber and protein.

Plus, they both require about 30 minutes to make and are healthy.

So if you want something that’ll fill you up without being too heavy on your waistline, give this recipe a try.

9. Sushi Rice

This sushi rice recipe is just what you need if you want to make a delicious meal with minimal effort.

All you’ll need is three ingredients, and it’s easy as pie.

Honestly, this sushi rice is the best option for beginners.

It comes together in 20 minutes and doesn’t require much of a thought.

You can serve this sushi rice over cooked white rice or use as-is for a quick side dish.

Sushi rice makes for an awesome vegetarian option!

10. Cilantro Lime Rice In A Rice Cooker

If you’re looking for a healthy and flavorful recipe, this cilantro lime rice is your answer.

It’s low in calories and carbs but high in flavor.

 It takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and it uses ingredients found in most pantries.

So it’s not just healthy but also delicious!

Of course, if you can find some of the ingredients listed below, you won’t need them.

 But if not, it’ll still be great!

The best part? You can make this dish using pre-made rice.

11. Gyeran Bap – Korean Egg Rice

This is one of the few recipes that you’ll want to make on a Monday night.

Gyeran bap is made with boiled rice, which is then seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil.

It’s served with a side of fresh coriander leaves and a dollop of gochujang (Korean chili paste).

This easy-to-make dish will be sure to please your tastebuds!

12. Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Broccoli and cheese are a classic combination, so why not turn them into one heck of a dish?

This broccoli rice recipe has all the classic flavors of broccoli with a cheesy sauce.

It’s all wrapped up in a warm bowl to serve.

You can have this on the table in 30 minutes or less! It’s the perfect weeknight meal you can make with minimal effort.

13. Rice Cooker Japanese Cheesecake

If you’re looking for something to make in your rice cooker, look no further.

This cheesecake is just as creamy and delicious, and the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow.

All you’ll need is a refrigerated or frozen pie crust, powdered sugar, sour cream, condensed milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and butter.

It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to get it done.

14. Rice Cooker Mexican Style Rice

Mexican rice is one of my favorite types of rice.

 It’s so simple to make, but it tastes like heaven.

It packs a punch of flavor with a hint of spice from the jalapeno peppers.

Serve it with your favorite Mexican dishes for some truly amazing flavor.

15. Rice Cooker Cake

Rice cake is another one of those cakes you can turn into a whole variety of different types.

You can make it with trinity, brown rice, or even parboiled rice.

It’s also nice to have in the freezer so that you don’t have to worry about baking it.

The best part is this recipe will give you some great ideas to come up with your own variations.

For instance, I made a chocolate cake using white and dark chocolate chips for added sweetness and was pleasantly surprised by the flavors.

16. Asian Rice Porridge (Congee)

Asia has its own version of porridge.

 It’s called congee, and it’s a rich rice soup with meat, vegetables, and rice.

If you think your regular plain rice is bland, this recipe will change your mind!

It infuses light sweetener for a little kick.

 This makes the rice so much more than just plain white rice.

17. Mushroom Rice

Mushroom rice is another simple and delicious way to enjoy a side of white rice.

This recipe has the same great flavors you’ll love about the classic mushroom risotto.

 But instead of the traditional milk, it uses tomato sauce.

What makes this dish special is the addition of mushrooms.

 They make this rice super flavorful and add so much depth.

It pairs perfectly with your favorite pasta or veggies for a healthy dinner option.


18. Rice Cooker Pancake

This recipe is a perfect example of how to use your Instant Pot without it being too complicated.

 The rice cooks while you make the pancakes.

You can have these delicious pancakes on the table in under 20 minutes.

Rice adds an extra layer of fluffy and scrumptious flavors to every bite!

The best part? It’s so easy you can do it by yourself.

19. Clay Pot Chicken Rice In Rice Cooker

If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food, look no further than this recipe!

This comforting dish is simple to make and comes together in just one pot.

You’ll have a choice of two types of chicken: tender and succulent in the rice or crispy and juicy on top.

You can even add some flavoring to your choice of soup base for an extra layer of flavor.

This cozy meal is sure to warm up any winter night.

20. Mediterranean Yellow Rice Recipe

Another summer favorite is the Mediterranean rice.

This yellow rice has a rich, sweet flavor from brown sugar and honey.

It’s perfect for mixing with grilled meats or vegetables to create a quick and tasty dinner that packs nutrition into one bowl.

This dish is always a hit with family and friends.

So if you’re looking to impress guests this summer, give this recipe a try!

21. Herb Lemon Rice Recipe

This recipe is a great option if you want to use up the lemons in your fridge.

 It’s light, flavorful, and so easy to throw together.

Plus, it’s loaded with fresh herbs and will pair well with any protein-rich main course.

22. Saffron Rice

This simple rice dish is a comforting staple for any occasion.

 It’s a perfect side dish to just about anything.

Saffron adds a hint of spice that complements the soft, fluffy grains.

The best part is you can make this saffron rice recipe in less than an hour.

Just make your rice, add your saffron and cumin, and cook it until it’s ready!

23. Rice Cooker Mushroom Risotto

Rice is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover rice.

 It’s low in carbs and pretty versatile, so it’s hard to resist.

And if you have a rice cooker, you can prepare this risotto ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for future meals.

Don’t forget to make the cheese sauce for dipping!

24. Texas Roadhouse Seasoned Rice Recipe

This is how you make rice, right?

Seasoned with salt, pepper, and butter?

The great thing about rice is that it’s so versatile.

 You can use it for any number of recipes.

Here’s a tip: add some chopped veggies to the mix.

Did you know that rice needs a balance of carbs and protein to keep from becoming mushy? That makes this dish even better.

25. Rice Cooker Bread

Rice cooker bread is a classic eaten all around the world.

It’s soft, fluffy, and comes together in a snap.

You’ll start with white rice, then add seasonings and liquid to make it tender before adding more rice once the water has cooked down.

The best part? It’s much healthier than store-bought.

That buttery crust of your croissants or French bread is missing!

This homemade version has just as much flavor and texture but will keep you full for hours after breakfast.

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