Rice cookers are an amazing kitchen appliance that can be used to prepare various items of delicious meals. Not only for cooking rice but this machine is also useful to steam veggies, meats or eggs.  Hard-boiling eggs in the rice cooker is not that much difficult. With some easy steps, anyone can prepare this healthy and simple item. In this article, I’d like to share a step by step instruction on how to boil eggs in rice cooker. If you are not comfortable with your old cooking method, just follow the article to make it easier.

How to Boil Eggs in Rice Cooker | The Easiest Way

It is easy to make hard boiled eggs in rice cooker with proper instruction. There are some easy steps you can follow to steam eggs in rice cooker.

Boiling Eggs with the Steamer Basket

A steamer basket or rack is not necessary to boil the eggs in the rice cooker. Follow these steps right below to steam or boil your eggs perfectly.

  • Step-01

Firstly, add eggs into the rice cooker inner pot. Then add 3 cups of water of sufficient amount of water until eggs are covered by the water.

How to Boil Eggs in Rice Cooker

  • Step-02

Now close the lid and turn on the rice cooker. Boil the eggs for 15-25 minutes depending on how much hard or soft boiled eggs do you want. For soft boiled eggs, it will take only 15 minutes and for extreme hard boiled eggs, it will take 25 minutes. I’ll boil for 20 minutes because I don’t want too much soft or too much hard boiled eggs.

boiling eggs in rice cooker

  • Step-03

After 20 minutes, turn off and unplug the rice cooker. Then place boiled eggs into the ice water as soon as possible and wait for 1 minute. It will help to stop cooking immediately as well as peel the egg shell easily.

boiled eggs in the ice water

  • Step-04

Now eggs are ready to peel off the egg shell/skin.

How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs?

I assume that you all know how to peel boiled eggs but still I’m going to share the easiest method to peel an egg. This method is only for those who don’t know how to peel a hard-boiled egg.

At first, crack the fat end and then crack the opposite end of the egg. In the fat end, there is always a small bubble that will help to crack and peel the shell.

how to peel hard boiled eggs

Now tap on the sides of the egg or press and roll it on a hard surface. This will crack the shell and you can peel easily. Please see the video above to see the process.

how to peel an egg

And here is the result!

how to peel a boiled egg

Boiling Eggs with the Rice

The great thing about using a rice cooker is that you can cook both eggs and rice at the same time. With these following steps, you can get a complete meal in one go.

  • Step-01

Wash both the eggs and rice before you start your cooking. This helps to remove any dirt particles from the meals. It is completely optional, you can skip it if you’re in a hurry.

  • Step-02

Fill the inner pot of the cooker with the appropriate amount of water. The amount of water depends on how many cups of rice you are making. You will need to add a half cup more of water to boil the eggs with your rice.

  • Step-03

Place the eggs onto the rice grains, ensure that the eggs stand upright, so the bottom of them is down. As I mentioned before, this will help to balance out the yolks and be the ideal finish if you are making deviled eggs.

  • Step-04

Cover the cooker with the lid and press the cooker button to start the cooking process. It is recommended to not to lift the lid while cooking or else it may escape the steam.

Finishing the Task

Once your cooking is done, remove the eggs from the cooker using metal or plastic tongs, one by one. Place them immediately into a bowl of cold water. This helps make peeling soft boiled eggs easier. Allow the eggs to cool completely in the ice bath. Serve the boiled eggs immediately or store them in the refrigerator.

How to Boil Eggs in Rice Cooker

How to Boil Eggs in Rice Cooker?

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The simple and easiest way to boil eggs in the rice cooker.


  • 6 Eggs
  • Water


  1. Add eggs into the rice cooker pot.
  2. Add water.
  3. Cover the lid and turn on the rice cooker.
  4. Boil for 15-25 minutes (15 min for the soft boil and 25 min for
    hard boil)
  5. Turn off the rice cooker and place boiled eggs into ice


Note 1: Add a sufficient amount of water so that eggs will be covered by the water.

Note 2: For a very soft boil egg, cook for only 10-12 minutes. And for an extreme hard boiled egg, cook for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/7/2021

Final Words

In conclusion, there are two types of rice cookers are available, electric and not-electric rice cooker. The electric rice cooker works great to boil the eggs. It’s always recommended to check the user manual that comes with your gadget to ensure you are using it safely. If you don’t have the user manual, however, you can find a copy of the instructions on the manufacturer’s website.

Asma Sheikh

Hello, This is Asma Sheikh. Founder and Editor of Cookware Ninja. I'm a passionate cooker, recipe maker and writer. I love to try new recipes every day. And the interesting facts about my kitchen is, I have more than 10 different cookware sets and more than 15 individual frying pans, pots, skillets, Dutch ovens, etc. Follow Me On Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. To know more about me, please check about me section.

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