A rice steamer is all about health and convenience. You don’t need to hunt for a thousand things to cook a delectable dish in a rice steamer. You don’t even have to stand by your food when it cooks in a rice steamer. All you need to do is add your ingredients to a rice steamer and completely forget about it while it cooks. This is exactly why a rice steamer is considered to be a cook or a chef’s best friend. A rice steamer is also known as a crock-pot or a rice cooker. Rice steamer dishes rank so high on popularity because they require less or almost no oil and are extremely basic. This makes almost all rice steamer dishes extremely low on the calories and fat. The food also retains its natural color when cooked in a rice steamer, making it that much more appetizing. It’s time you start trotting down the long and safe road to health. Here are a few wholesome and convenient rice steamer recipes.
Easy Rice Steamer Recipes
- 1 cup White Rice (cooked)
- few Chicken Slices (cooked)
- 1 tsp Ginger Root
- 1/4 cup Carrots
- 1/4 cup Beans
- Salt to taste
- You will have to begin by placing the cooked rice in the steamer and placing the chicken slices on top of it.
- The chicken slices can be cooked in any way you like. You can use Chinese styled chicken, fried chicken, anything at all. The chicken is good to go as long as it’s cooked.
- Now sprinkle the ginger root over the rice and add the carrots and beans to it.
- Cover the rice steamer and cook until the vegetables become tender and the rice has absorbed the flavors of the chicken
- Your dish is ready. Check for salt and serve hot.
- 2 cups Chicken/Vegetable broth
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 cup Tomato Sauce
- 2 tbsp Cheese
- 1/4 tsp Oregano
- 2 cups Pasta (uncooked)
- Salt to taste
- Pour the chicken broth into the rice streamer. Add the olive oil, tomato rice, cheese, oregano, and pasta to the broth.
- Stir in the ingredients for a few seconds. You can then add salt and cover the rice steamer.
- Ensure that the pasta is completely cooked before taking the steamer off the heat.
- Once you’ve ensured that the pasta is cooked, check for salt and cover the rice streamer for 2-3 minutes before serving it.
Cantonese Styled Steamed Chicken
- 600-700 g of Chicken pieces
- 4-6 dried Mushrooms
- 11/2 tbsp Soya Sauce
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Rice Wine
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 11/2 tbsp Cornstarch
- Finely chopped Spring Onion
- 1 tbsp chopped Ginger
- Pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and set aside.
- Soak the mushrooms in warm water for around 20 minutes or until they’ve softened. You will then have to squeeze out the excess water and slice the mushrooms while also cutting off their stems.
- Now, get yourself a large bowl and place the cut chicken pieces in it. Add the soya sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, sugar, and cornstarch. Mix well.
- Place the marinated chicken into another bowl. Add the mushroom, ginger, and spring onion to this bowl and place the chicken in the steamer. The water in the steamer should be boiling when you do this.
- Cook the chicken for 15-20 minutes before serving. You can serve the chicken as an accompaniment to steaming hot rice.