Rice Cooker Recipes

Looking for recipes that use a rice cooker? Allrecipes has more than 30 trusted rice cooker recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Nong's Khao Man Gai

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Thai native Nong Poonsukwattana worked her way up from Portland kitchens, refining her recipe for khao man gai, saving her money and eventually landing her own spot within Portland's highly competitive food cart scene.

Rice Cooker Crawfish Tails

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
For those days when you only have a little bit of time and patience to cook, this recipe will fulfill your needs. It combines crawfish, spicy diced tomatoes, and rice for a quick and delicious meal. Serve with garlic bread on side. YUMMY!

Rice Cooker Rice Pudding

Rating: 3 stars 42
Easy way to make a simple rice pudding. Chill and serve with extra cinnamon if desired.

Rice Cooker Muffin Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Originally I made these as muffins in the oven but I found that making them in the rice cooker they are moister and my kitchen doesn't get so hot.

Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars 101
Heart health and protein in a bowl! This recipe is an unexpected kick of flavor with egg, red quinoa, avocado, and feta cheese! Very easy to make and a delicious start to the day.

Black Garlic

Rating: 5 stars 5
Black garlic has been around for many, many years. It is regular garlic that has been fermented. It is soft and savory yet very sweet. It is high in antioxidants and has many health benefits. It is used in both sweet and savory dishes and absolutely delicious eaten on its own. I prefer to use the solo garlic bulbs (aka single clove garlic which are easily found in most Asian markets), but regular garlic can also be used.

Rice Cooker Risotto

Rating: 4 stars 5
I found a recipe similar to this one years ago on Allrecipes and haven't been able to find it again. Luckily, I remembered the basics of it. After some trial and error, I have it figured out! This basic recipe is a creamy comfort food that is very versatile, in that you can add any meat and veggies combos you want to make it your own.

Rice Cooker Spanish Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 16
This is a great, easy way to make a delicious side dish when cooking Mexican for dinner. My kids really love it, too. Substitutions for spices and vegetables are fine -- add the tastes that your family likes most. You can make this on the stovetop in a skillet with a lid, as well. Bring all ingredients to a boil and stir well; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until rice is soft. If you add some of the optional ingredients, this can be an excellent main dish. Try adding chopped green chile peppers. Tastes great with the Enchilada II recipe.

Easy Curry Rice

Rating: 3 stars 18
Simple and nice rice dish.

Rice Cooker Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
My mom designed this recipe to free up the stove by using the rice cooker to steam and stew chicken thighs, yielding tender, almost slow-cooked chicken with a comforting taste. It takes a while to make, but requires minimal work. You can use any cut of chicken, but dark meats come out especially soft. Serve with white rice and enjoy!

Rice and Lentils from a Rice Cooker

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Simple and easy main dish or side. This makes a nice base for a meal instead of potatoes or plain rice, or stands on its own. Top with cooked chicken after it's done for a simple, high-protein meal. Add more barley for a better glycemic index.

Rice Cooker Oats

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
It's done in a rice cooker rather than the stove.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rice Cooker Crawfish Tails
Rating: Unrated 19
"This was my first time cooking something other than rice in my rice cooker; it turned out really good! I added the green onion right before serving." – Bill
Warm Rice-Artichoke Chicken Salad
Rating: Unrated 5
"This is a dish I came up with after looking at a few other recipes and not finding the perfect combination for what I wanted." – Kameron
Yellow Rice for Rice Cookers
Rating: 4.5 stars 12

This is a very easy and quick recipe. There are additional variations to enhance your rice experience. To add some kick to it, add a can of mixed veggies and decrease the chicken stock from 4 cups to 3 3/4 cups. Or you can add a can of beans to it. If you add beans, do not decrease the chicken stock. You can also add meat, sausage, ham, or even shrimp. If adding meat, no need to decrease chicken stock. You can add more salt or seasonings to taste.