Monday, November 23, 2009

Rice pudding in a Zojirushi

    The best rice pudding delicious! See our recipes page for more ideas!
  • 2 cups arborio rice or short-grain rice (this is measured in your rice cooker cup measure)
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon zest, one large piece of lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon (to garnish)
  1. Measure your short grain rice with the measuring cup you got with your rice cooker. This measuring cup is usually 6 ounces or close to 3/4 of a cup of rice. For this recipe you need to start with two of those measures.
  2. Measure first the rice then rinse rice in cold water, and place rice, water and salt into the rice cooker and click to on. Cook until it clicks automatically to warm.
  3. Meanwhile whisk evaporated milk, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk cinnamon stick, lemon zest (a large thin slice of zest, not grated) and nutmeg together.
  4. When rice has been cooked and the setting has switched to warm, Disconnect the cord from outlet, stir once and let the mixture cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the whisked milks into the rice, close lid and set the cooker to the KEEP WARM setting. Check about 30 minutes later and see if it is at the consistency you like.
  6. Discard the cinnamon stick and the lemon zest.
  7. Place into individual dishes and garnish with ground cinnamon and cream if desired.

How to make porridge (steel cut oatmeal) in your Zojirushi

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(quantities for cooking in a 5 cup Zojirushi Rice Cooker, scale down for the 3 cup Zojirushi)

    Ingredients (serves 4*)
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup half oats & half water
  • 3-4 spoons (or more to your own taste) honey or brown sugar
  • * You may need to experiment with the amounts of oats and water, depending on whether you like thick or thin oat porridge!
    Place steel cut oats and water in the inner cooking pan.
    Place the inner cooking pan in the main body of the rice cooker, plug in the unit, select the "Porridge" setting and push the "Cooking" button to start.
    When the rice cooker turns to "Keep Warm," open the lid, stir and add the remaining ingredients.
    Using the Timer function and soaking the oats overnight will help soften the texture.
Add any dried or fresh fruit to the porridge instead of sugar - delicious and healthy on a cold winter's day!!

NOTE: Do not use the Timer function when cooking with milk or other dairy products, as they may spoil.