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One Pot, One Love?
June 29, 2011 12:29 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for cook books that present easy to follow, one pot rice cooker recipes for complete cooking novices. Shopping and freezing guides would also be nice.

I have a 3 cup cooker with a steamer tray, and I'm cooking for 1. I'm more interested in complete books than individual recipes or hints, but I'd also be open to those.
posted by codacorolla to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Roger Ebert (I know, it's surprising) has a cookbook called "The pot and how to use it" which is probably up your alley.
posted by macadamiaranch at 12:31 PM on June 29, 2011


Roger Ebert published one a year or so ago. It got good reviews, but I haven't tried it myself.
posted by willpie at 12:31 PM on June 29, 2011


Beaten to the punch!
posted by willpie at 12:32 PM on June 29, 2011


Ebert's book was well-reviewed as a memoir, but people on Amazon were generally negative about its merit as a cookbook.

I don't generally follow recipes, but The Simpler, the Better and Glorious One-Pot Meals may suit your needs. Neither is about using a rice cooker, but you may consider getting a cheap Dutch oven for its versatility and ease of use.
posted by Nomyte at 12:44 PM on June 29, 2011


I don't know of a good rice cooker cookbook, but your question immediately reminded me of this New York Times article. Might be worth peeking at the comments section for links. Also, I'd search for blogs in addition to cookbooks. A quick search for "rice cooker blog" had a few hits that were at least worth a look.
posted by pecanpies at 12:51 PM on June 29, 2011


I love, love, love Roger Ebert, but not his rice cooker cookbook. I'm so glad I checked it out of the library before purchasing. It's really thin. Just nothing there. Very few actual recipes. Mostly copies of comments that people left on his blog. It's just about the worst "cookbook" I've ever seen. Do not buy. Get one of his great movie books instead.

My recent favorite rice cooker meal is one I outlined here. Sorry, I don't have any rice cooker cookbook recommendations.
posted by marsha56 at 9:22 PM on June 29, 2011


Is it a fancy fuzzy logic cooker or one that's more simple? I ask because the fancy ones can accommodate a range of rice "styles", which means that they are a little more WRT ingredients.

Do you ONLY have the rice cooker, or do you have other things like a stove or microwave?
posted by fiercekitten at 9:45 PM on June 29, 2011


OMG! - *the are a little more flexible WRT ingredients*
posted by fiercekitten at 9:46 PM on June 29, 2011


Is it a fancy fuzzy logic cooker or one that's more simple? I ask because the fancy ones can accommodate a range of rice "styles", which means that they are a little more WRT ingredients.

Do you ONLY have the rice cooker, or do you have other things like a stove or microwave?


I have a fully equipped kitchen at my disposal. The ricecooker has two settings: cook and warm, so I'm guessing not fuzzy logic.

My abilities within that kitchen are very, very limited.
posted by codacorolla at 6:39 AM on June 30, 2011


THe Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook seems like it might be just the thing.
posted by davidjmcgee at 7:19 AM on November 29, 2011


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