As I've shared in the last couple posts, I finally got a brand new rice cooker! I've wanted one for quite some time--and no, it's not a modern, over-the top kitchen gadget like the VitaMix or anything, but for me it's done wonders in the last few days. My mama was ever so kind to buy me one last weekend at Macy's, cause hey, it was on sale-- Why not? :)
If you don't already have a rice cooker-- or whatever name they may modernly call it-- you should get one! They are amazing; they've changed my life in the last couple days. Well that's a lie, not my life, but more the delicious meals I've had on my plate. For me, cooking rice or any other grain (I love grains, too) is a very tetius task-- one that sometimes prevents me from cooking grains. But Mr. Black and Decker, Rice Cooker Plus, has proved me wrong. All you do is just put in the grain--for every 1/4 c. add 1 cup water-- liquid and any other spices, turn it to cook and wah-lah, it does all the work in no time for you.
This morning--thanks to my new, fab rice cooker-- I enjoyed a good ol' bowl of steel cut oats. And man, can I just tell you, they were AMAZING!
Into the mix went:
3/4 C. Steel Cut Oats (I made extra for my mama)
3 1/2 Cups Water
2 large cinnamon sticks
More ground cinnamon
A bit of nutmeg
Then I topped mine with flax, fresh blueberries and of course, almond butter.
It was glorious, people, just divine. It tasted like the way grandma used to make it--thick, luscious, cinnamoney with a big touch of love :)
Another rice-cooker creation I had in the last couple days was my thai- curry barley
Made with coconut milk, curry powder, ginger, zucchini and kale. A meal in a matter of 20 minutes.
I just love my new rice cooker-- I makes life a million times easier for me as I don't
always have very much time to cook lovely, nutritious grains. Now I do with the magical wonders of Mr. Black and Decker :)
Have a good Thursday, lovelies! xx