Do you ever find yourself in a dinner rut, where you’re making the same few recipes over and over again?
I know I do.
One way to break out of that is to start cooking with new appliances, and one of my favorites is the rice cooker. You can use it for so much more than just rice!
Today, I’m going to show you how to steam potatoes in a rice cooker. This method is quick, easy, and hands-off, so you can make dinner while attending to other things. Plus, your kitchen will smell amazing when these potatoes are done cooking.
So let’s get started!
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Step 1: Add Water to the Pot and Place the Potatoes on the Steamer Basket.
Cooking potatoes in a rice cooker is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to make the perfect potato dish.
Simply add water to the pot, place potatoes on the steamer basket, and let them cook until they become delightfully soft.
You can even sprinkle some herbs or spices on your potatoes before placing them in the steamer basket, allowing you to create delicious flavor combinations that you won’t find elsewhere.
Step 2: Make Sure the Water Level is Below the Steamer Basket
When it comes to steaming potatoes, one key step often overlooked is ensuring that the water level is below the steamer basket.
It’s important to remember this so that the potatoes don’t get soggy or overcooked.
Knowing when the potatoes are finished can be tricky, but relying on your senses and following this rule will help you make delicious and fluffy potatoes every time!
With careful attention to water levels and a little patience, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how perfectly cooked your spuds turn out.
Step 3: Set Your Rice Cooker to the “Steam” Setting
When your potatoes are ready to be cooked, the trusty rice cooker can help you out.
Just make sure you set it to the ‘steam’ setting – that’s key for perfectly cooked potatoes. Let it work its magic for about 15 minutes and voila – there’ll be a steaming bowl of tender potatoes ready for flavoring and serving.
Don’t worry if you forget about them for a bit – it might take a little longer than 15 minutes but they should still turn out just fine!
Step 4: Once Done, Remove Them From the Cooker
After the perfect cooking time is up, grab your steamer basket and remove whatever tasty morsels you’ve cooked. They should be ready to eat as soon as they come out of the steamer!
Don’t wait too long or they won’t be as crispy and flavourful – a light sprinkle of salt or favourite seasoning will only make them taste better.
Get your plate ready and indulge in the delicious aroma that’s sure to be wafting through your kitchen – it’s time to enjoy!
Now that you know how to steam potatoes in a rice cooker, give it a try the next time you’re looking for an easy and delicious side dish. Hopefully this has inspired you to experiment with your rice cooker and steamer basket. You can also check out more great ways to steam vegetables in this post.