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    The 25 BEST Rice Cooker Recipes

    Did you just get a brand new rice cooker? Or perhaps you finally decided to use the one that’s been collecting dust on your shelf. Either way, we have 25 fresh Rice Cooker Recipes for you to try out.

    From traditional rice to unique dishes, countless recipes can be made in a rice cooker. No wonder they were all the rage in the ’70s!

    The amazing thing about rice cookers is that they can cook so many things beyond rice! While we have many rice recipes for you, there are also some unusual rice cooker recipes down below.

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    Rice Cooker Recipes:

    1. Ukrainian Chicken Plov (Rice Pilaf)

    If you like rice pilaf, you HAVE to give this recipe a try! Not only is it delicious, but it only takes about 40 minutes to make.

    With chicken, rice, carrots, and spices you can’t go wrong. Try this easy recipe in your rice cooker and let us know how it goes!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    2. Dahl Soup

    Ever thought of making soup in a rice cooker? Here’s your chance.

    Using a rice cooker for soup allows it to be made in the easiest way possible. And this Dahl Soup is crawling with flavor!

    Get the Recipe @ tigercorporation

    3. Spanish Chickpeas and Rice

    In need of a quick, cheap, and easy dinner? This spanish chickpea and rice recipe is perfect.

    It’s only $4.41 and takes just 30 minutes. It’s one of our favorite rice cooker recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    4. Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

    Ready for the easiest mac and cheese ever? Just throw your ingredients into the rice cooker and let it do the work.

    Perfect for a quick and simple weekday dinner, this mac and cheese is ready in only 25 minutes! You can’t beat that.

    Get the Recipe @ normadette

    5. Taco Soup in the Rice Cooker

    When you try this taco soup, your taste buds will be doing a happy dance. Trust me.

    Its also gluten-free, dairy-free, and under 300 calories!

    Get the Recipe @ superhealthykids

    6. Soft & Fluffy Rice Cooker Bread

    Looking for something unusual? I guarentee this rice cooker bread will wow you.

    This recipe is simple and oh-so delicious! You have to give it a try.

    Get the Recipe @ okonomikitchen

    7. Sushi Rice

    In the mood for making sushi? Well you’ll need some rice first!

    This sushi recipe is super simple and effortless to make. Next time you crave sushi, try this instead!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    8. Fiesta Rice Recipe

    This Fiesta Rice recipe is popping with flavor and healthy veggies. Mmm.

    It’s gluten-free, vegan, and packed with vitamin C and fiber, making it the perfect guilt-free dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    9. Steel Cut Oats in a Rice Cooker

    In need of a delicious breakfast recipe? We got you covered.

    This steel cut oats recipe can be made with just oats and liquid with phenomenal results. Make a big batch ahead of time and simply reheat them in the morning!

    Get the Recipe @ erinsinsidejob

    10. Rice Cooker Coconut Rice

    This rice cooker coconut rice is mouth-wateringly tasty. And it only requires three ingredients!

    Give it a try and you will be thanking us.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyscratch

    11. Rice Cooker Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice

    If you need a tasty, simple, and quick weekday dinner, this is the recipe for you. Emphasis on tasty.

    The rich flavors of this dish will melt in your mouth and leave you begging for more!

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    12. Peperoncino Spaghetti

    In the mood for an Italian dish? This one will hit the spot.

    It is so so easy and so so yummy. It also only takes 20 minutes to make, just throw the ingredients in the rice cooker and you’re done!

    Get the Recipe @ tigercorporation

    13. Herb Lemon Rice Recipe

    Oh. my. god. This Herb Lemon Rice Recipe is a MUST try.

    It’s vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and only 207 calories. So tasty and so good for you!

    Get the Recipe @ sweetpeasandsaffron

    14. Rice Cooker Rice Pudding

    Never had a good rice pudding? Now’s your chance to make this killer recipe.

    With only 5 ingredients and one step, it would be a crime to not give this a try.

    Get the Recipe @ allrecipes

    15. Cilantro-Lime Rice

    Craving Chipoltle? This Cilantro-Lime Rice has got you covered.

    Ready in about 35 minutes and under 200 calories, this rice is what dreams are made of!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    16. Rice Cooker Japanese Cheesecake

    It may sound strange, but rice cookers make the perfect fluffy cheesecake. Yum!

    With only a few ingredients, and all of the tastiness, this cheesecake is award winning.

    Get the Recipe @ kirbiecravings

    17. Cheesy Broccoli Rice

    If the tasty broccoli cheddar soup from Panera Bread and a delicious bowl of rice had a baby, this would be it.

    This cheesy broccoli rice is the ultimate comfort food. When you try it, you’ll thank me.

    Get the Recipe @ kleinworthco

    18. Vegan Spanish Inspired Rice and Beans 

    Searching for a flavorful vegan recipe? You should give this delicious dish a try!

    The array of tastes in this dish will be an instant mood booster. Mmm!

    Get the Recipe @ sweetsimplevegan

    19. Rice Cooker Pancakes

    Possibly the most interesting rice cooker recipe on this list, these rice cooker pancakes are the bomb.

    If you need a simple way to make big, fluffy pancakes, try out this recipe. I promise it is worth it!

    Get the Recipe @ squirrelsofafeather

    20. One Pot Rice Cooker Meal

    If you need an easy, delicious dish, try this Asian-inspired rice cooker meal. It’s guaranteed to impress any guest.

    This recipe is packed with veggies, and so tasty. I highly recommend giving it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodietakesflight

    21. Rice Cooker Chili

    Chili is suprisingly a great dish to make in a rice cooker. This recipe provides a smaller portion for a couple or small families.

    It only costs $4.26 a recipe and it tastes so so good!

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    22. Bacon and Cheese Rice Cooker Brussels Sprouts

    These bacon and cheese brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish or snack for this holiday season!

    The recipe is super simple and super tasty, guaranteed to impress any guest.

    Get the Recipe @ tigercorporation

    23. Rice Cooker Ribs and Rice

    Seeking a fancier rice cooker dish? This one is sure to leave you in awe.

    It’s the perfect source of protein while maintaining a tasty appeal. You must give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    24. Poached Pomegranate Spiced Pears

    Oh yeah, they’re as exquisite as they sound. This recipe is an excellent way to try something new.

    If you’re hosting a party or having guests over, I highly recommend making this dish!

    Get the Recipe @ jeanetteshealthyliving

    25. Rice Cooker Saffron Rice

    To finish off our list we have the classic rice dish, saffron rice.

    This saffron rice is ready in only 25 minutes and is full of rich flavors. Give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ justapinch


    We hope you found our list of Rice Cooker Recipes to be helpful. With so many delicious dishes, it’s hard to choose between them!

    Save or pin this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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    25 BEST Rice Cooker Recipes

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