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Rice Cooker “Fried Rice”

Steamed Chicken Fried Rice and Quinoa


Rice Cooker Fried RiceI am thrilled to announce that I have re-invented my family fried rice recipe.  Fried rice is an all time family favorite here. It is right up there with my spaghetti bolognese in terms of a crowd pleaser. 

You can find our regular fried rice recipe at Childhood 101.  It is also one of the recipes in my e-book Family Food – The Dinner Edition.

My re-invention of fried rice includes:

  • Quinoa
  • From my garden – baby broccoli, fresh herbs and chilli (for the adults)
  • Steamed Chicken – cooked in the rice cooker
  • Using the rice cooker to cook the meal – who would have thought!?

If you are a regular reader, you may have noticed that I tend to go off on tangents (or themes) that I am interested in. This Winter I have been obsessing with Italian food after our trip to Italy. I have also documented a number of my favorite slow cooker recipes that I created using the slow cooker gifted to me by my mum.

This is another of those tangent recipes – The lovely people at Kambrook sent me a Rice Cooker that includes a steamer. In true Kyrstie form I have been testing it out non stop. Now I am sharing some of my favorite meals made with it with you.  I started off with this Rice Cooker Risotto.

With the exception of the egg, this meal was cooked entirely in the rice cooker – which in hindsight I could have done first and then set it aside until required…I love that you can cook ingredients in the pot prior to adding the rice, which it then automatically cooks.

*This recipe is based on this machine. Verify your rice cooker has these functions or adapt process and timing as required.

Rice Cooker "Fried Rice"
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Shredded streamed chicken fried rice with quinoa. Healthy, easy and fast in one pot, what is not to like about this recipe? This recipe is based on cooking it in a rice cooker. Check your machine's suitability prior to following this recipe or adjust accordingly and cook rice and quinoa as per packet instructions and other ingredients in a wok or pan.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
  • 1 cm ginger - grated
  • 2 garlic cloves - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • handful mushrooms - chopped
  • ⅓ cup peas
  • ½ capsicum - diced
  • ½ zucchini - diced
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • handful of baby broccoli
  • 2 cups rice
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 200-250 grams chicken breast sliced into strips
  • coriander to serve
  • soy sauce to serve
  • freshly sliced chilli to serve (optional)
  1. To the rice cooker bowl add the ginger, garlic and oil
  2. Turn on the machine and cook for 2 min then stir
  3. Add the vegetables, stir and cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add the rice and quinoa, water and sauces
  5. Place the sliced chicken into the steamer once the above ingredients are in the bowl and cook on auto (approximately 15 minutes)
  6. Cook the egg in a pan and chop into pieces
  7. Shred the chicken add it with the egg to the rice and vegetables
  8. Serve with soy sauce and fresh coriander
What are your favorite fried rice ingredients? Have you tried cooking it in the rice cooker?

*I was not paid, or required by Kambrook to write this post.  As mention, I was gifted the rice cooker. Opinions are my own and based on my experience of using the machine.





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  • Merryn@merrynsmenu August 8, 2013, 3:42 pm

    I love this idea! I often cook a rice risotto in the rice cooker but have not thought to go this extent with vegies and chicken as well as quinoa. Just wonderful and I love your photographs 😀

  • Jenny August 11, 2013, 12:50 pm

    I am in the process of getting a rice cooker, so this will be a great one to start with.

    • Kyrstie August 11, 2013, 7:34 pm

      Hi Jenny, I am finding it very versatile. Thanks for visiting.

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