This may come as a shock, but despite what its name implies, the Asian household essential is more versatile than meets the eye. From enormous Japanese pancakes to poached pears, here are five unorthodox desserts that can be made using your rice cooker.
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1. Giant Japanese Pancakes
The best thing about making pancakes in a rice cooker is that it makes life much easier. No more waiting for bubbles to form on the surface of your pancake or prematurely checking its underside only to break it in half. Pancake batter is simply poured into the rice cooker and begins to cook with the push of a button. Once the pancake firms up, all that's left is to invert it onto a plate to reveal a gorgeous golden-brown surface. Try it out yourself with this recipe on Kirbie’s Cravings.