BacDavid BacDavid posted May 21st, 2009 at 3:21 pm to Bread & Milk. Viewed 1102 times. Answered 42 times.

Do you want to know how to bake good coffee cake in a rice cooker?

Tired of messing with an oven that lacks a temperature control, my brilliant, intuitive wife has figured it out. Here's the recipe. Post a note if it works for you too. David

Rice Cooker Coffee Cake (25 minutes)

A/ Mix well the following dry ingredients:

1.25 cups Flour
3/4 cup sugar (brown and/or white)
1 pkg of 3-in-1 instant coffee mix (or 2 teaspoons of plain instant coffee)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of cinnamon
handful of raisins

B/ In a separate large mug/cup mix:

1 egg
1/4 cup of salad oil
3/4 cup of milk

Combine wet and dry ingredients, mix well. Pour into a lightly greased, teflon-coated, medium-sized rice cooker bowl.

Push cooker button to ‘cook.’ In a few minutes, the rice cooker will automatically turn to 'warm' setting. When it does so, set timer for 12 minutes.

At the end of 12 minutes, open the cooker lid briefly to let out steam, then again push the 'cook' button. Reset timer. After 10 more minutes, extract the cooked coffee cake from the rice cooker.

(For a crustier cake, turn it out upside down into an oiled and heated frying pan to brown the top for 3-5 minutes)

Your cake should be quite moist already but a little butter would make it even better.

Hanoi 21 May 2009

Last answered by TscTempest about 87 months ago.

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pippasweetie wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 3:25 pm
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natinnam wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 3:26 pm
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Pippa i think you might of opened whole can of worms here !!

dawnation wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 3:27 pm
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umm, is this a riddle?

dawnation wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 3:29 pm
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*head swimming at list of ingredients and trying to figure out where to get what*

sounds great - can't i just get it delivered?

pippasweetie wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 3:33 pm
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Uh oh, really, am I being dumb arse - is it a joke???

Or are you concerned about the plethora of recipes that will flood in? I have been meaning to share a recipe I found recently that I think some NH would like and the ingredients are accessible - Choc cheesecake with crushed OREO base !

About time there were more things to do with Oreos, I think they breed in supermarkets here.

Now THAT is a can of worms ;-)

natinnam wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 5:10 pm
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Jaspas use to do (or maybe still do) a Mars Bar cheese cake, if your OREO one can come close, PM it to me Pls.

granteralus wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 11:48 am
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What else can be cooked in rice cookers??

Grant wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 11:54 am
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No, seriously, great for steaming vegies. Just need that suspended tray thingamyhooverwhatsit

dawnation wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 am
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ooh yeah I do that too - any veggies in the thingamyhooverwhatsit always turn out good. can reheat veggies that way too - put it after rice has cooked for about 5 minutes on warm and presto! - better than microwaving.

boum wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 pm

You can do risotto in a rice cooker...sooo much easier than standing over the saucepan for half an hour.
1. Cook up the ingredients you want in the risotto (eg. chicken/mushrooms/red onion)
2. Add 1 tblsp melted butter and 1 tblsp of olive oil to 2 cups of aborio rice in the rice cooker, mix.
3. Add three cups of stock and the cooked ingredients to the rice. Turn cooker on and have 3 (or more) glasses of wine while you wait for excellent risotto!

cliffhanger wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 3:40 pm
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You guys are so on to something here. Can we have a recipe section on TNH? It is possible to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner (OK a chicken, not a turkey), including pumpkin pie in one of those little toasterovens. I did it. Just takes some timing, since only thing at a time will fit.

Grant wrote on May 24th, 2009 at 1:55 pm
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TscTempest wrote on May 24th, 2009 at 2:10 pm
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That's why there's a Cooking Club! :-D

Seriously, I often steam fish as the rice is cooking. You can also do stuffed cabbage/vine leaves, stuffed tomatos and stuffed mushrooms with great effect. You can also do soups and stews, and potroast - if you're careful

Good Thread :-D

VNBritExpat wrote on May 24th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
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Potroast? a ricecooker?
Now that, I need the instructions for!
If there's an upcoming event at the cooking club demsontrating this, I'm there!!!

BacDavid wrote on June 22nd, 2009 at 9:46 am

So -- has anyone tried the rice cooker chawklit cake recipe? How did it turn out for you? BacD

TscTempest wrote on June 28th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
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From Atomic's link in the Breadmaker Question, here's the video - Fantastic!

TscTempest wrote on June 28th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
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* Trying to insert the embeded code for the video didn't work for some reason. Think it might have messed up the page format on this Q...

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TscTempest wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 am
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Just thinking about the potroast instructions and funny enough I found a pig!

Baked in a Rice Cooker


1. What did the girls do with the pig?
2. What did they do with the final product?

tctaft wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 am
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I think there might be a cook book in the rice cooker. Maybe even a TV show. I figured those things must be good for more than steamed rice, which makes me gag at the very thought of it. "Phuc The Rice Cooker" - OK .... I offered the name. You guys can do the rest!

TscTempest wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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The Cookbook




NickinNam wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 12:37 pm

This book is currently getting a big media push because it was written by Roger Ebert, the famous film critic. It is kind of a bizzare concept because Ebert got jaw cancer and can't actually eat anything he makes. He eats what he can through a straw.

But evidently, the recipes are very good. A cookbook by a guy who can't eat. Amazing.

TscTempest wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 3:13 pm
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Here's a simple Pot Roast Recipe.

TscTempest wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 4:28 pm
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And a free

TscTempest wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 4:31 pm
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Panasonic Cookbook.

Rice Cooker Recipes.

Grant wrote on March 3rd, 2011 at 4:41 pm
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What sort of Rice Cooker from hell is that? Recipe for Chicken Marsala requires 4 chickens. That's a bloody big cooker. Searing a chicken in a rice cooker would take a bit of skill too....


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emhanoi wrote on October 11th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I like the cake recipe but where do you buy baking soda & baking powder? Does it have a different name on the package or will it be imported? Oooh cake sounds good!:)

TscTempest wrote on October 12th, 2011 at 12:16 am
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buy baking soda, and baking powder? In all of the usual suspects in Tay Ho and elsewhere...

emhanoi wrote on October 22nd, 2011 at 11:42 am

I havent found any baking powder or baking soda at Fivimart or Big C. Where are all these usual places you speak of?

TscTempest wrote on October 22nd, 2011 at 2:18 pm
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You could try,

L's Place
Oasis Deli
Hung Long
Mini Foodshop
Annam Gourmet
Quang Ba Minimart

You could also try
Western Canned Foods (BS Mart)

TscTempest wrote on October 22nd, 2011 at 3:17 pm
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Thought You guys might like this recipe:

Beer Braised Baby Back Ribs Recipe for the Rice Cooker

Yes! You can make great BBQ ribs in a rice cooker. Try this tasty baby back bbq ribs rice cooker recipe.

1 slab of baby back ribs -- cut in 4 pieces
1 teaspoon of your favorite seasoning salt
1 tablespoon olive oil -- optional
12 ounces beer
1 cup stock
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce

1. Wash and pat dry the slab of ribs. Season ribs with salt rub.
2. Turn on rice cooker and add oil. Add ribs and brown on meat side.
3. Add beer, stock, and barbecue sauce. Press cook and let cook for 1 hour.

Serving Suggestion
Put 4 ears of corn in your rice cooker steamer basket during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Corn on the cob and baby back ribs...what could be better?


emhanoi wrote on October 22nd, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Wonderful, Thanks for the info and the recipe :) I'll check those places out.

emhanoi wrote on October 23rd, 2011 at 10:11 am

Oh, where do you buy stock? Can you buy real stock here or is it just the cube kind? Ive been looking for it for a long time but havent come across it :)

NickinNam wrote on October 23rd, 2011 at 12:12 pm

You make "real" stock by simmering onion skins, carrot ends, celery trash, and any other vegetable waste you have along with thyme, bayleaf and parsely for a few hours.

Why buy something you can make out of trash?

TscTempest wrote on October 23rd, 2011 at 3:17 pm
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Canned Chicken or beef "Broth" can be bought in many of the stores listed above, along with stock cubes and Knorr's tinned stock powders. On the odd occasion you might find something in a tetra brick, but it's in tins and "usually" available.

If you buy whole chickens from naturally Vietnam, it's easy enough to simmer the carcass overnight to make a nice chicken stock. Beef bones are next to impossible to get as the Pho shops seem to have some sort of monopoly on them. You can buy shanks, trotters, shin beef, ox tail etc, which can all be used for stock.

Shellfish and prawns are readily available which you can easily turn into a fish stock. And there are excellent organics around from which the trimmings make excellent vegetable stock.

...And stock pots are available in abundance.

TscTempest wrote on October 23rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm
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But for the sake of this thread,

Basic Vegetable Stock

1/2 small onion roughly cubed
1 sprig celery chopped
1 small carrot peeled & cubed
1 bay leaf
8-10 black peppercorns
4-8 stems fresh parsley
5 cups water

1. wash and prep veggies
2. place all ingredients and water into the coking pan
3, place inner cooing pan into the rice cooker, close lid and push the "Cook" button to start
4. after cooker turns to warm, let stand unopened for 10-15 min
5. remove inner cooing pan, strain the stock and discard veggies
6. Use stock immediately, refrigerate for unto one day in an air tight container, or freeze.

Basic Chicken Stock

1/2 fresh chicken with skin and bones
10 cups cold water
1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme, parsley)
6 -10 peppercorns
1 onion chopped
1/2 carrot chopped
1-2 rib celery chopped

1. wash and dry chicken, cut into pieces and set aside
2. place chicken pieces in the inner cooking pan, fill with cold water, place in rice cooker, close the lid and Press the "Cook" button to start
3. bag the bouquet garni in a spice bag with peppercorns
4. when the stock begin to boil, (10-15min) skim the top carefully add the bouquet garni and vegetables and top up with water if necessary to keep bones covered, close lid and click start again
5. when the cooker turns to Keep Warm mode, allow to stand unopened for 20 min.
6. filter stock through fine cheesecloth and discard solids
7. cool stock in an ice bath and refrigerate overnight
8. remove solidified fat from top of stock. Fat can be stored separately.
9. Stock will keep for up to two day in fridge, and 3-4 months in freezer. Defrost in refrigerator and boil for two minutes prior to use.

[source: Rice Cooker Creations.]

emhanoi wrote on October 23rd, 2011 at 5:55 pm

awesome, I'll check those stores out & also maybe make some homemade broth myself :) cheers!

NickinNam wrote on October 24th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Broth and stock are different. Stock is cooked for a long time and very very concentrated. Broth is not.

Basically, stock will turn into a jelly in the refrigerator. Broth will remain liquid.

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TscTempest wrote on June 1st, 2012 at 11:04 am
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread, because this is what I'm making today:

Rice Cooker Kidney Bean & Lamb Stew

This recipe uses a simple rice cooker as the main cooking pot.

4 lamb chops on the bone
1 tin red kidney beans
½ red onion
½ leak
6 dry shitake mushrooms
2 large cloves garlic
1 tsp Desert Flakes
1 tsp Savory (or Rosemary)
½ tsp crushed black pepper
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2-3 cups hot water
1 cup dry wine

1. Wash the lamb chops and pat dry with paper towel
2. Brown the chops well on both sides. You are not cooking them here, just aiming for a good crust
3. Slice the red onion and fry
4. Shred leak, and garlic and place into the rice cooker pan
5. Rehydrate the shitake mushrooms in one cup of hot water, remove from the water, add the water to the rice cooker pan, shred the mushrooms and also add to the pan
6. Open the tin of kidney beans and add the entire contents to the rice cooker pan
7. Add the wine, seasoning and sauces to the rice cooker pan and mix everything well
8. Place two chops into the rice cooker pan cover with some fried onions and then the next two chops and the rest of the onions, top up with hot water to cover the chops
9. Place the pan into the rice cooker and switch the cooker onto “High”
10. Bring the cooker to a boil and switch the cooker to “Warm” then, every 15 to 20 minutes switch the cooker back to “High” and bring to the boil again, switch back to “Warm” and repeat until the meat is done; OR after bringing to the boil, switch the cooker to "Warm" and leave unopened for 1 hour, open check adjust, bring back to boil then set to "Warm" for 30 min to 1 hour or until hunger takes over.
11. Serve with warm crusty bread, or rice, or mashed potatoes and a malty beer

Its been on for half an hour so far and its smelling real good right now.

Rupert wrote on June 1st, 2012 at 11:26 am

now I'm really hungry after reading through this thread...

missmolly wrote on June 1st, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Sounds amazing - I could even be tempted to eat at home for a change

TscTempest wrote on June 1st, 2012 at 1:06 pm
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Oh, it was good, very, very tasty.

Here's a picture...

You can see more, detailing the cooking at my blog, Rice Cooker Kidney Bean & Lamb Stew.

TscTempest wrote on June 1st, 2012 at 1:09 pm
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... Sieben Zwerge! ... I'm sick of this... what's happened now with posting pictures in threads... seems like many have disappeared from old threads... grumble, grumble, grumble...

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