ONE POT MEAL MAKING LIFE EASIER
I am writing this because I have been looking for quick and easy clean up for a quick one pot meal other than using my Slow Cooker. I own two Zojirushi Rice Cooker models. medium and small. When I looked online I did not see anything particular to the Zojirushi Rice Cooker for cooking stew and soup recipes.I think this is because Zojirushi has a slow cooker appliance that is probably as well crafted as their Rice Cooker. By the way, the Rice Cooker does have a Porridge setting, but I was not sure it would do well with stew – soup type meals. Good news is it does work well for this purpose.
I have found blogs that talk about using other brand Rice Cookers to make things other than grains.
Bottomline is that I have put in ingredients for a stew, some of which (the meat) is precooked. I am not sure if putting in raw meat would work. Maybe something light and shredded. I can report that fresh vegetables, previously cooked meat, bones, and meat gelatin makes a delicious quick one pot meal. The greens, onions, potatoes, squash, carrots, etcetera all come out tender and the broth is delicious.
I do have an All Clad Slow Cooker and I find it great for cooking meat dishes (or bean) overnight, or in a few hours. The Zojirushi is a big help for cooking a meal that you do not have to watch. Set on the Porridge Setting, it will be ready in over an hour and stay warm to be ready when you are. Again, I was concerned that the Porridge setting on the Zojirushi would not cook the food well enough. This is not the case. All is superiorly tender and the flavor is really good.
Also, the Zojirushi is much better crafted in every way than the All Clad Slow Cooker. My bet is that the Zojirushi Slow Cooker is a better bet than the All Clad, or any other out there.
Hope it makes your life easier as it has mine.