Quick & Easy One-Pot Meat
A rice cooker is the secret weapon to make delicious rice everyday in my family. Fluffy? Chowey? No problem! A mixed sausage and veggies rice? I did it right there! It looks good and it tastes very delicious! When you don’t have too much time or sometimes you feel lazy, wouldn’t it be nice that all you need to do is just mix all your favorite ingredients in the pot and wait for the music ringtone to alert you that dinner is ready! Currently I’m using a Japanese-made Zojirushi rice cooker. What I like the best about it is that it can cook porridge without mess. That means it can cook soup too! It’s a super useful tool for a quick & easy meal!
Wash rice in the inner removable pot and soak in water while you prepare other ingredients (the markings on the wall help
with measuring proper amount of water).
- 2 smoked sweet apple sausage shown here (could be any uncooked/cooked sausage you like)
- 1 cup of frozen corns & peas
- 2 fresh carrots (chopped)
- 2 tablespoonfuls of olive oil
- 1 teaspoonful of salt, and
- 2 cups of white rice (the rice cooker came with 1 or 2 measuring cups usually)
Rice cookers come in different sizes with different functions, but the new “Induction Heating Pressure rice cooker” does the best job in my view. The guide that come with the cooker together with the markings on the inside wall give accurate instructions as to how much water to go with how much rice and what type of cooking method to choose. Very easy to operate.
press the MENU button to set to MIXED for this recipe
all ingredients together
Add all ingredients to the pot and stir till they are well mixed. CAUTION: if veggies are part of the mix then the amount of water needed to cook rice recipe should be reduced accordingly to make sure the rice will still be fluffy not soggy when it is done. For 2 cups of rice here, I add water slowly till the water level reach a little more than 1.5-cup marking. Then mix all other ingredients. Check to make sure the MENU is set to MIXED and press the big COOKING button. The whole cycle is about 45 minutes. Go read or sit down for some tea! When the music ringtone is up dinner is ready! Yum Yum!