I am really enjoying using our rice cooker for meals instead of just using it to make white rice! I think I even love it more then my crock pot. I know - I will probably be struck down for saying that, but I don't know about you, but my crock pot is not non-stick and my rice cooker is. Now don't get me wrong there is definitely more that my crock pot can do, but for quick no fuss meals, the rice cooker is the way to go...especially on the days where temps outside reach well over 100. So this year I am determined to make more and more recipes in my rice cooker.
UPDATE: As we are coming to an end of our left overs from this meal, my hubby looked over at me and said, "I really liked this one. It was really good". Now, the reason why I share this with you is because you have to understand that there are 2 major ingredients in this recipe that as soon as my husband hears the words - he winces. Those 2 words are ... Chicken ... and ... Brown Rice. He gets this look on his face like I am trying to feed him raw kale and a glass of water. Now there is nothing wrong with kale and water but to my hubby, who is a "meat and potatoes" kinda guy, it doesn't go over well. LOL So I hope y'all enjoy this one. It has my husbands seal of approval.
1 cup brown rice (rinsed)
3 cups water
1 can enchilada sauce
1/3 cup diced green onions
1/4 cup dried cilantro
1 tbsp ground ancho chili (optional)
1 tbsp ground Aleppo chili (optional)
1 tbsp kosher salt (+/- depending on your taste)
1 can sweet corn (drained)
1 can black beans (drained)
1 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
I have a confession to make... I LOVE Chinese Food!! Living out in rural America, the closest (good) Chinese restaurant is 45 mins away. So, I am learning how to make it on my own. Today I am using my rice cooker - I use this appliance quite a bit for just rice, but lately I have been using it for cooking other foods. What an awesome appliance!
Here is what I came up with. I googled quite a few recipes for ideas and times and then compiled what we like and our tastes, and what we got was delish! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. You can use chicken instead of the pork if you want.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it for what you and your family like.
2 cups rice
3 cups chicken stock
1.5 pounds of pork loin (diced thin)
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 cup frozen peas (or a mixture of frozen peas and carrots)
1 tbsp kosher salt
1/2 - 1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 - 1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 cup green onions (diced)
2 slices of bacon (diced)
1/2 cup water chestnuts (diced)
1/4 tsp ginger
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