Rice cookers can make more than just rice, but (unsurprisingly) they do make rice really well. If you’ve grown bored of serving your standard boiled rice with dinner, however, know that there are some super-easy ways to elevate that old favourite.
One of our favourites is simply throwing a tomato into the mix.
How to make tomato rice in a rice cooker
The below video walks you through the process, but in a nutshell, you want to chuck a whole tomato on top of your rice (with as much water as your rice cooker’s manufacturer recommends), along with a little oil and some salt and pepper.
From here, you’ll cook the rice as usual and, when it’s done, stir, stir, stir, to get all of that juicy, umami-rich, tomato goodness distributed throughout. You can then eat it on its own, serve it as a side, mix in some sort of protein and veggies, or top it with an egg.
(You should definitely top it with an egg.)
Check out the full video on tomato rice below:
It’s simple, it’s easy as a recipe can possibly be and it’ll taste damn delicious. This quick hack is also a great way to use up some of those fresh tomatoes you promised yourself you’d use but have been sitting at the bottom of the fridge for days.
Whole Tomato in Rice Cooker = Simple Delicious Rice Dish [Strictly Dumpling]
This article has been updated since its original publication date.