Rice cookers can do so much more than just make rice. (No offense to rice intended, of course, because it’s delicious.)
Here are 13 mouthwatering vegan recipes that you can make with this multipurpose appliance:
1. Banana Bread Oatmeal
Everyone loves banana bread, which is why this banana bread oatmeal by Oh My Veggies is a brilliant idea. With just a few healthy ingredients like cinnamon, maple syrup, and bananas, it’s really a vegan breakfast of champions.
2. Pasta and Veggies
This Veggie Primer recipe is so easy that you can pretty much toss the ingredients into the rice cooker and go about your business. After just 40 minutes, you’ll have a vegan feast waiting for you.
3. Chocolate Cake
How gorgeous is this cake? All you need are a few key ingredients like dark cocoa powder, flour, and sugar, and your rice cooker will do the rest of the work.
4. Steamed Veggies with Quinoa and Sesame Ginger Dressing
Feel the power of steamed veggies with this super-healthy recipe by Vegan Yack Attack. Rich with red Inca quinoa, kale, green cabbage, carrots, and green beans, your rice cooker never had it so good.
5. Lentil Bolognese
The lentils in this sauce, courtesy of Veggie Primer, provide a hearty heft, while the peppers, onions, garlic, and spices add a flavorful kick.
6. Vegan Frittata
Chow Vegan hits one out of the park with this guest blog and recipe for Vegan Miam. Chickpea flour, silken tofu, and nutritional yeast help to create the texture of this frittata, which makes a great breakfast or a dinner entrée.
7. Carrot Cake
Rice cooker carrot cake? We can’t even. It’s both a sight and taste to behold, thanks to the vegan baking blog Bakecetera.
8. Mac and Cheese
Kitchen Gadget Vegan presents this comfort-food favorite, made with melty, rich cashew cheese and traditional elbow macaroni.
9. Mushroom Risotto
You just can’t go wrong with this Italian classic, flavored with white wine, veggie broth, olive oil, and lemon juice, courtesy of Make Real Food.
10. Kimchee Rice and Beans
You have to love a recipe with only two steps in the instructions. This awesomely healthy bowl by Glue & Glitter is chock-full of avocados, pinto and black beans, and plenty of kimchee.
11. Rice Pudding
The beauty of rice pudding—this one courtesy of The Tomato Tart—is that you can eat it for dessert, breakfast, or a snack. I mean, really, who’s keeping track?
Tofu ricotta, shiitake mushrooms, and your choice of kale, spinach, or zucchini make this lasagna by Chow Vegan a hearty multilayered masterpiece.
13. Spiced Lentils and Rice
FatFree Vegan Kitchen serves up this spicy staple dish, with cinnamon and cloves for an extra flavor kick.
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