4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker
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4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker

4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker
4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker

In this article, I will be sharing with you 4 simple recipes that you actually can do with a rice cooker! I’m using the Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker, which uses induction heating element and Xpress Cook Technology to circulate fresh air into the cavity of the rice cooker, allowing faster and even cooking with perfect rice texture result. In fact, cook 2 cups of Jasmine Rice in only 20 minutes! Sometimes we can get so carried away that we forgot to cook our rice beforehand, it happens. So having a rice cooker that can cook up your rice that quickly is a lifesaver! Click here if you want to know more about the rice cooker!

4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker

You could check out the step-by-step video instructions for all the 4 recipes below,

 

1. Healthy One-Pot Mixed-Grain ‘Fried Rice’

Healthy One-Pot Mixed-Grain ‘Fried’ Rice - 4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker
Healthy One-Pot Mixed-Grain ‘Fried’ Rice – 4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker

Fried rice can be quite sinful as usually white rice is being stir-fried with oil to give you that nice fragrant. It also can be quite tedious because you would need to cook the plain rice beforehand, then stir-fry with all the other ingredients in a wok. But, do you know you can actually make yourself a super hearty bowl of ‘fried’ rice in a rice cooker without all the hassle?

This particular recipe shows you that you can actually make it relatively simple by actually adding your ingredients together when cooking your grains in the rice cooker. It’s a one-step, one-pot recipe that you will come to appreciate when making it on a hectic weekday evening.

What’s more impressive is that I’m using 3 different type of grains, jasmine, red rice and quiona. Feel free to use any type of grains you enjoy having with the recipe, I’m sure it will turn out extremely well as well.

Healthy One-Pot Mixed-Grain ‘Fried’ Rice

Servings 4 People

Ingredients

  • 1 rice cup of white and red jasmine rice
  • 1 rice cup of quinoa
  • 60 grams of long bean thinly sliced
  • 60 grams of cabbage chopped
  • 90 grams of carrots cubed
  • 2 large chili deseed, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 2.5 rice cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 egg
  • Spring onions as garnishing

Instructions

  • Add in white, red jasmine rice and quinoa grains into the rice cooker pot.
  • Wash well, draining it at least 3 times.
  • Transfer back into the rice cooker.
  • Drizzle in some vegetable oil and vegetable stock enough to reach the measuring indicator of Jasmine 2 cups in the rice cooker pot.
  • Then, add in all the vegetables into the pot together.
  • Stir until nicely mixed, then cook it in the rice cooker using ‘Mixed Rice’ setting.
  • Once the rice cooker is done, crack in an egg and throw in some spring onions, close the lid and let it cook with the leftover heat for about 10 minutes before tossing.
  • Serve warm.

2. Kimchi Stew

Kimchi Stew - 4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker
Kimchi Stew – 4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker

I love Korean’s stews and often find myself making it more often than usual when I’m chasing my Korean dramas. Since the Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker is a multi-cooker appliance too, it has a ‘Soup’ function for you to actually make stews too! What impresses me is that since it has a sensor inside the rice cooker, once you get it simmering, everything is automatic. I don’t have to worry if it will boil over pot or the heat is too small anymore. Fuss-free and easy. And the fact that once it’s done, my stew could kept warm in the rice cooker, I could have it anytime of the day!

Kimchi Stew

Servings 3 People

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 stalk of spring onion thinly sliced
  • Half large chili thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 2 handful of kimchi roughly chopped
  • 200 grams of enoki mushroom
  • 125 grams of tau kwa firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp of oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp of gochujang
  • 3 cup of vegetable stock
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Preheat your rice cooker using the ‘soup’ function.
  • Drizzle in some vegetable oil and stir fry garlic, spring onion and large chili until fragrant.
  • Then toss in the onions and stir fry until the vegetable is softened.
  • Add in your chopped kimchi and give it another stir.
  • Combine gochujang, oyster sauce and vegetable stock into the rice cooker.
  • Then followed by your ingredients, enoki mushroom and tau kwa.
  • Let it stew for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve.

 

3. Claypot Mushroom Rice

Claypot Mushroom Rice - - 4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker
Claypot Mushroom Rice – 4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker

Do you know with the Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker, you can actually make claypot rice? Those crispy burnt sides that you would get from a traditional claypot, you can actually simply make it in this rice cooker! How amazing is that! With a single button, I didn’t need to fuss to take out my claypot and cook in front of the hot flame. The fact that it uses induction heating element, it allows the pot to heat up the pot really quickly and really hot that it gives you an even layer of crispy brown edge that you are looking for.

Claypot Mushroom Rice

Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 rice cups of jasmine rice
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 2 tsp of garlic
  • Half large chili thinly slices
  • 1 tsp of oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp of dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of shaoxing wine
  • 2.5 rice cups vegetable stock
  • 100 grams of bunashimeji mushroom
  • 150 grams of baby mushroom king oyster
  • 65 grams of ham cubed
  • 1 tbsp of dark soy sauce

Instructions

  • Add jasmine rice into the pot and wash for at least 3 times, removing any dirt.
  • Toss in some ginger, garlic and large chili.
  • Drizzle in shaoxing wine, sesame oil, dark soy sauce and oyster sauce together before adding your vegetable stock until it reaches the measuring indicator of Jasmine 2 cup in the rice cooker. Stir well.
  • Select ‘Claypot’ mode and let the rice cooker going until it starts to beep in the middle of cooking.
  • While your rice cooker is cooking, combine the ingredients together, chopped mushrooms, ham and dark soy sauce. (I’m using two types of mushroom today).
  • Once your rice cooker has beeped, transfer the ingredients into the rice cooker and let it finish cooking in it.
  • Once it is done, mix well and serve warm.

 

4. Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu - - 4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker
Mapo Tofu – – 4 Simple Rice Cooker Recipes with Tefal Xpress IH Rice Cooker

It is super easy to make Mapo Tofu in the rice cooker! You know how it can be quite spicy to stir-fry chili oil and mala paste? Doing it in the rice cooker, you could simply shut the lid to prevent the spiciness aroma from spreading across your kitchen. What’s more important is that also get peace of mind when stewing the tofu in the gravy afterwards since the rice cooker itself will monitor the temperature, you don’t have to worry if it will dry out. Just set the timer and let it braise for 5 to 10 minutes while you get your things done!

Mapo Tofu

Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 600 grams of chinese silken tofu (2 blocks)
  • 2 tbsp of mala paste
  • 1 tsp black bean paste
  • 2 tsp of garlic minced
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 1 tbsp of shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 150 ml of water
  • 1 tsp of cornstarch
  • Spring onion for garnishing

Instructions

  • Preheat your rice cooker using the soup function.
  • Stir fry some mala paste, garlic, ginger, and black bean paste until aromatic.
  • Drizzle in some shaoxing wine, sesame oil, and light soy sauce.
  • Dilute cornstarch with some water in a separate saucer.
  • Stir in water, and cornstarch slurry into the rice cooker pot.
  • Transfer your silken tofu in and braise for about 5 to 10 minutes until the tofu has absorbed the color and flavor of the stew.

For more info about this rice cooker, click here.

 This article is brought to you by Tefal Singapore

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