Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rice Cooker Disaster!

So the day after the bulb exploded in my oven, I wanted to make a cake but didn't want to use the oven until the broken bulb was replaced. I am ignorant about electronics and I believe there are loose wires somewhere and didn't want to risk anything. So I read online that you can make a cake in your rice cooker. I checked different blogs and thought I'd give it a go. The only problem is that when you force your rice cooker to stay on "Cook", you will overheat it and blow the fuse, which is what happened to me. I can probably get it fixed but I decided it was time to get a new rice cooker.

Here's cake batter in my old cooker ready to go. I had to keep it on "cook" by taping the button down. I took someone's advice online to do that. Not smart.

Cake came out very moist and nice. Didn't enjoy it as much because I was bummed that I broke the cooker.

Our new cooker. It was time to upgrade to a Zojirushi which is a very well respected brand. It's a japanese brand but the conventional cooker I got was made in Thailand. Since I am Thai, I thought that was a good sign. I ordered it on Amazon and it arrived a couple days later. It's pretty! I grew up using rice cookers with flowers on them.

Make great rice as expected!!!

Made a pot of Thai style rice porridge using steamed rice made with the rice cooker. Perfection!

And fried rice again! So the lesson here is DO NOT make cake in your rice cooker, unless you have one of those fancy micro chip ones with a cake function!


Amey said...

aw geez, sorry about your old rice cooker. That cake sure does look good though. ;)

I've never had a rice cooker. I don't eat that much rice, so I usually just end up making it in a pot. :)

ada amran said...

Hi Kim, pink cake! Can I have the recipe please?

kmouse said...

Hi Ada, I actually used a boxed cake. I think it was Betty Crocker strawberry flavor. I just added 1 cup of applesauce, 1 cup water and 2 tsp vinegar to the batter. No oil!