Fragrant and Tender Steamed Fish in Your Rice Cooker

Steamed fish is a classic Chinese dish that is both healthy and flavorful. Traditionally, it is cooked in a bamboo steamer, but with the help of modern technology, you can easily prepare it in a rice cooker.

The fragrant and tender steamed fish in a rice cooker is a quick and easy way to enjoy this delicious dish in the comfort of your own home. This recipe uses tilapia fillets, which are readily available and affordable.

The fish is flavored with ginger, garlic, and a savory sauce made with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and rice wine. The result is a delicate and moist fish that is perfect served with steamed rice and vegetables.


6Tilapia fillets
1 inchGinger, sliced
6 clovesGarlic, peeled and sliced
3 tbspSoy sauce
1 tbspOyster sauce
1 tbspRice wine
2 tbspVegetable oil
1 tspSugar
1Scallion, chopped
1Red chili, sliced


  1. Rinse the tilapia fillets under running water and pat them dry with paper towels. Cut them into small pieces and arrange them in a single layer in a heatproof dish that fits inside your rice cooker.
  2. Scatter the ginger and garlic over the fish. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine, vegetable oil, and sugar until well combined. Pour the sauce over the fish.
  3. Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil, making sure to seal the edges. Place the dish in the rice cooker and add enough water to the cooker to reach the minimum fill line.
  4. Cook the fish on the rice cooker’s “Steam” setting for 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flaky.
  5. Carefully remove the dish from the rice cooker and sprinkle the scallions and red chili over the top. Serve immediately with steamed rice and vegetables.
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In conclusion, steamed fish in a rice cooker is a simple and delicious dish that can be easily prepared at home. With this recipe, you can create a fragrant and tender fish that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fancy dinner party. So, next time you’re in the mood for some healthy and flavorful seafood, give this recipe a try and discover your talent in the kitchen. Don’t forget to share your cooking experience or check out this post about how to steam fish in a rice cooker, with others and inspire them to try new things. Thank you for reading, and happy cooking!

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