6 Classic Italian Recipes You Can Make In A Rice Cooker
The last thing that comes to mind when we think about a rice cooker is its ability to cook more than just rice. But here at Tiger, we continuously strive to bring you recipes that typically aren’t associated with rice cookers. And what we have found is that many of these recipes take less effort and time to make in a rice cooker, than if they were made using a more conventional method.
Isn’t that great news?
Today’s roundup is all about Italian food – did you know that you can cook an Italian feast with the simple press of a button?
Here are 7 of our favorite Italian recipes you can make in your rice cooker. Buon appetito!
Simple Red Spaghetti Sauce
Is there anything better than a homemade tomato sauce served over perfectly cooked noodles? Pair this simple red sauce with a caesar salad and some garlic bread for the ultimate Italian dinner!
Asparagus Mushroom Risotto
This creamy and cheesy risotto is so delicious, no one will believe it was made in a rice cooker. While making risotto on the stove takes patience and consistency, this recipe only requires you to put the ingredients in the inner pot, stir, and press start!
Ham and Cheese Frittata
One of our favorite and oldest recipe is this easy ham and cheese frittata. Steamed to perfection, the texture is fluffy and moist, and the classic combination of ham and cheese make this dish very comforting.
Spinach and Tomato Spaghetti
Who knew that spaghetti made in a rice cooker would come out tasting so good! And in case you are wondering about the texture of the pasta, fear not – it comes out al dente! This spinach and cherry tomato spaghetti is dressed in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and nutritional yeast, and topped with plenty of freshly grated parmesan cheese. It’s absolutely delicious!
Tuscan Bean Soup
The Italians aren’t only good at pasta dishes, they also know how to make soup irresistible. This Tuscan bean soup is loaded with vegetables, brown rice and beans, making it warming, filling, and super healthy!
You can make a lasagna in a rice cooker, you say?
Yes, absolutely, and it’s seriously delicious!
The combination of tomato sauce, spinach, carrot, zucchini, and light ricotta cheese, makes this lasagna light and on the healthier side. Topped with plenty of ooey gooey mozzarella, it pairs well with a simple green salad or soup.