Rice Cooker Love

As you can imagine, now that I’m working on a rice cooker cookbook, I have been making a lot of food in the rice cooker. I love how easy it is. With summer in full force, I don’t seem to have the usual cooking energy and five minutes of active prep works for me.

I’ve been having a harder time with cakes because I have a three cupper and cakes need a wider area like a five cupper. What a great excuse for a new rice cooker.

Here is what I’ve been working on.

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Pineapple Curry Chicken

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Roast beef

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Daikon and chicken in a gochujang sauce

propping up a table

I’m working on a cookbook!

Zucchini tomato bake with hello kitty

A few weeks ago the lovely Soness Stevens started tweeting about cooking lots of non-rice meals in her rice cooker and I replied that I do the same thing and we should do a cookbook together. The concept is simple: how to cook three healthy meals a day with the active prep time for each meal clocking in at three minutes or less. It has been fun developing recipes for this book. We are also shooting videos to go along with the book and had our first shoot on Saturday. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about video (with much more to learn).  Soness has also done a TED Global Talent Search talk that shows how she can cook three healthy meals a day with her hectic schedule.  I can’t wait to share the finished product with you but in the meantime here are some pictures from the shoot.

propping up a table

Propping up the table so it is high enough to get good framing. See the technical equipment we used?

ipad filming setup

We were shooting in HD on her new iPad and iPhone and using my iPad for a timer. I really wish I would have gotten the new iPad instead of an iPad 2 so I could film better video on mine.