So this week’s culinary journey was all about trying out my new rice maker. My wonderful parents gave me a rice cooker for Christmas, and I must say that it was a little intimidating to use for the first time…so I kept putting it off.
This post is for all of you out there who hate tons of steps and love one pot meals. The rice cooker is perfect for this. Meet my new toy:
I know you can make plain old rice with this machine (useful, but boring for a blog post), so I wanted to explore what else it could do. I did some Googling and found that Food.com had a large number of rice cooker recipes. When thinking about what we would be eating while snowed in this week (Blizzard of 2011 and all), my roommate mentioned making tacos, so I was inspired to try out a Mexican Rice recipe that I found on that site. Then I nearly dropped my laptop when I found a macaroni and cheese recipe…are you kidding me?! I had to try that one!