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9 Easy Back To School Rice Cooker Meals

9 Easy Back To School Rice Cooker Meals

easy back to school rice cooker meals


And just like that, September is here – time to get back to the swing of things.

The kids are back at school and the list of daily chores is getting longer. With less time to spend in the kitchen, we are looking for easy ways to create delicious and wholesome meals that require minimal prepping and cleaning. Lucky for you, a rice cooker can help you cook meals your whole family will love with the simple push of a button! Here are 9 of our favorite back to school rice cooker meals that are kid friendly and super comforting.


1. Rice Cooker Mushroom Stroganoff

Rice Cooker Mushroom Stroganoff

Nothing screams comfort like a creamy, savory, and earthy plate of mushroom stroganoff. This meat-free stroganoff is packed with mushrooms and fresh parsley, and comes served with egg noodles on the side. You won’t believe how delicious it is! GET THE RECIPE


2. Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Rice Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Cooking spaghetti squash in a rice cooker is so easy – and the result couldn’t be better! Tender strings of spaghetti squash topped with freshly grated parmesan, a little salt and pepper, make the perfect side dish to a fall dinner, a roast, or can be used as a substitute to noodles. GET THE RECIPE


3. Chicken in Tomato Sauce

Chicken in Tomato Sauce

This Italian inspired Chicken in tomato sauce is the perfect easy chicken recipe to whip up at the end of a long day. It’s hearty, savory perfection – and is ready in no-time! GET THE RECIPE


4. Fish and Daikon Stew

Fish and Daikon Stew

The combination of moist and tender salmon, spicy ginger slices, and refreshing daikon pieces, makes this dish a standout. Categorized as “nimono”, or boiled food, the sweet and savory taste of this fish and daikon stew pairs beautifully with simple sides such as a bowl of white rice and miso soup. GET THE RECIPE


5. Healthy Taco Soup

Healthy Taco Soup

We love recipes that hit heavy on the flavor – while still making it easy to keep the calorie count in check, like this delicious south-of-the-border taco soup. Loaded with chicken, rice and beans – it’s as filling as it is yummy!  GET THE RECIPE


6. Japanese Cream Chicken Stew

Japanese cream chicken stew

Cream chicken stew is a popular Japanese dish served in the fall and winter time, when our bodies crave something hearty and comforting. The combination of tender chicken, sweet carrots, and creamy sauce, makes this dish a favorite among moms and dads looking for something simple that’s also kid friendly. GET THE RECIPE


7. Loaded Potatoes

Loaded Potatoes

Packed with all the smoky, savory flavors of a twice baked potato, this loaded potatoes recipe is a breeze to make in your rice cooker. The bacon bits deliver a savory, smoky crunch that ties the whole dish together. It’s exactly what you’d want from a twice baked potato – but in bite size form. GET THE RECIPE


8. Peperoncino Spaghetti

Peperoncino Spaghetti

Peperoncino spaghetti is a simple Italian pasta recipe made with olive oil, garlic and dried red chili peppers. Called pasta aglio, olio e peperoncino in Italian, this spaghetti recipe manages to wrangle a ton of flavor from a very humble group of ingredients. And don’t worry about the dried red chili peppers – they impart lots of smokiness and very little heat, making this dish kid friendly. GET THE RECIPE


9. Corn Rice

Corn Rice

Corn rice is such a simple recipe that it always surprises those who eat it for the first time. The combination of salty and sweet, crunchy and chewy, all work so beautifully together. This popular Japanese rice dish only requires five ingredients and can be served cold or hot. GET THE RECIPE