Rice cooker builds flavor for one-pot meals

The Aroma NutriWare Rice Cooker uses a saute function to help develop flavor. The countertop appliance can also steam food.

The Aroma NutriWare Rice Cooker allows users to develop flavor by browning foods directly in the cooking vessel.
The Aroma NutriWare Rice Cooker allows users to develop flavor by browning foods directly in the cooking vessel. Amazon

One-pot meals are perhaps the finest invention of humankind. Sure, the wheel may have been important, but you can't eat one. Now at the end of a long day, all we need to do to create a hot and healthy meal is to set some food in a pot over heat and soon a meal will be made. However, just throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot can have mixed results; it would be nice if the meal was flavorful too.

The Aroma NRC-687SD-1SG NutriWare Rice Cooker and Food Steamer is a one-pot appliance that offers the ability to build flavor as you go. Featuring a saute function, the high heat afforded by the function allows for browning meats and vegetables. When liquid is added, the machine automatically switches to a simmer.

Combining a rice cooker, a food steamer, and a saute pan into one countertop appliance allows for convenient usage for a variety of situations. Capable of producing batches of cooked rice anywhere from 4 cups to 14 cups in size, the unit is ideal for individuals as well as families.

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    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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