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 post to make it easier.
How to Boil Eggs in Rice Cooker | The Easiest Way
It is easy to hard boil eggs in the rice cooker with proper instruction. There are some easy steps you can use your rice cooker to prepare your favourite eggs.
Boiling Eggs with the Steamer Basket
A steamer basket or rack will make it easier to boil the eggs in the rice cooker. Follow these steps right below to steam or boil your eggs perfectly.
Firstly, add about 2 cups of water into your rice cooker. When you’re “steaming” your eggs, there is no need to worry about covering your eggs with water.
Insert the steam basket or rack inside the rice cooker. Some rice cooker models come with a steamer basket which works well to steam meals such as veggies, eggs or meat. If you have one with your rice cooker place it into the cooker to steam or boil the eggs. However, if your appliance doesn’t come with a steamer don’t worry just place the eggs into the cooker, make sure there is enough water to cover the eggs.
Next, place the eggs onto the steamer basket inside the cooker. Ensure that the eggs stand upright, so the bottom of them is down. This will help to balance out yolks and be the ideal finish if you are making deviled eggs. However, you can either boil one or a dozen eggs, the result will be the same.
Now, close the lid of the rice cooker and let the eggs cook.
Not: never lift the lid on during the cooking process, or else all of the steam will escape.
Press the cooker button and set the timer for 25 minutes. However, if you want your eggs more or less done you can set your own cooking time.
Boiling Eggs with the Rice
The great thing with using a rice cooker is that you can cook both the eggs and rice at the same time. With these following steps, you can get a complete meal in one go.
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.
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.
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.
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 a 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 cool completely in the ice bath. Serve the boiled eggs immediately or store them in the refrigerator.
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.