The Rice-Cooker Oatmeal Fiasco

Since I don’t have access to my slow cooker, I’ve been trying off and on for several months to develop a recipe for rice-cooker oatmeal. The first recipe I tried, Closet Cooking’s “Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal,” worked remarkably well in the rice cooker. I reduced the recipe by half to serve two,…

How to Make Good Brown Rice

I live in company housing at my current job, and the rice cooker (suihanki, 炊飯器)belongs to my employer. It was waiting for me when I moved in, and it will remain after my contract ends. It’s a humble 3-cup cooker with only a few settings: white rice (hakumai, 白米); quick-cook (haya-taki, 早炊); cake (kéki, ケーキ),…