Archive | November, 2014

Recipe Rhyme: Rice Cooker Oatmeal

21 Nov

The girls have been wanting to help cook a lot more things lately, but they are still small enough I don’t want them using the stove, so I’ve been getting creative.  We use the crock pot a lot, but I’ve also been experimenting with my rice cooker.  In the past month, I’ve made casseroles, pasta, soup, and oatmeal using it.

My oldest wants to be able to do this on her own, so she asked me to make her some more recipe rhymes. 


Rice Cooker Oatmeal

Put two cups of oatmeal into the pot,

Then four cups of water (it seems like a lot).

Salt, sugar, cinnamon – as much as is tasty,

And stir it with care, don’t be too hasty.

Lid on, button pressed, go and play.

Breakfast will soon be on its way!


This makes enough oatmeal for two adults and three (small) children. If your family needs more or less, you can adjust the numbers as long as you keep the ratio of liquid to oatmeal the same.  The water could be replaced by milk, either in part or entirely, and we use brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup as sweeteners.  Put everything into the rice cooker, then let it cook.  When it dings, it’s done.