Rice Cooker Fish

Rice Cooker Fish
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For here in Thailand, think Pangasius, which is already boneless and skinless, or go with Barramundi but you will have to fillet those yourself. This is a quick meal to put together. This uses the common Cook/Warm rice cooker with a steamer basket. If you don't have a steamer basket, just continue reading to see how to do that. This is perfect for a small rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Rice Cooker Fish
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For here in Thailand, think Pangasius, which is already boneless and skinless, or go with Barramundi but you will have to fillet those yourself. This is a quick meal to put together. This uses the common Cook/Warm rice cooker with a steamer basket. If you don't have a steamer basket, just continue reading to see how to do that. This is perfect for a small rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the fish, Pangasius would be perfect but you can use any boneless and skinless fillets you prefer. Cut each fillet in half. For this recipe, 3-4 fillet pieces would fit in an even layer in the steamer basket.
  2. Rinse and add rice to your rice cooker pot, add water (chicken broth would be ideal here but not required) per your cooker's manufacturer suggestion (normally first knuckle up from your index finger tip). If you wish to steam a vegetable, like broccoli with the rice, add a pinch more liquid. Set the rice cooker to Cook.
  3. While the rice (and maybe vegetable) is cooking, place a sheet of foil in the steamer basket and push down to form an edge so no oil leaks out. Rub the olive oil on both sides of the fish, season with salt and pepper as desired, place fish on the foil, fold the foil over the steamer basket. IF YOU DO NOT have a steamer basket that came with rice cooker, prepare the foil the same way, making sure there is raised sides all the way around to prevent the oil from going into the rice. At about 15 minutes into cooking the rice, add the steamer basket to the cooker or add the foil pouch directly on top of the rice, and let the cooker switch to Warm setting, a lot of this depends on your rice cooker and how long it takes to cook 1 cup of rice. If the fillets are think, put this in a few minutes earlier.
  4. When the cooker switches to Warm, remove the fish and check that, it should easily flake with fork indicating it is done.
  5. Scoop out some rice into a small bowl, place a plate over the bowl, invert the plate while hold the bowl as well, place a fillet on top, place vegetables on the side, serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)

Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds really good. A basic Cook and Warm rice cooker is perfect for this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds really good. A basic Cook and Warm rice cooker is perfect for this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Marinade
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Prepare the marinade and pour over the chicken in a shallow bowl, turn the chicken often and marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. With a wok or skillet, heat the oil then cook the garlic and ginger until fragrant then add the mushrooms, chicken and the marinating sauce, salt, sugar, and white pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside, remember, it will get steamed. Now add the rice into the wok or skillet and stir until the oil is combined throughout the rice.
  3. Pour the skillet or wok contents into your rice cooker, add the water as needed by the manufacturer of your rice cooker (normally first knuckle up from your index finger tip). Drizzle in the sesame oil. Set the rice cooker to Cook.
  4. When the rice cooker switches to Warm, wait another 15 minutes before opening, then open, fluff with a plastic spoon, serve.
Recipe Notes

The chicken, maybe 35 Baht, everything else is very cheap and probably on hand. For 3 servings, this is about 35 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Saffron Rice (Rice Cooker)

Saffron Rice (Rice Cooker)
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This is Indian in nature, if you have never used saffron, understand it is the most expensive spice in the world, this is not cheap, and top dollar is paid for this spice. I will use my small rice cooker for this.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Saffron Rice (Rice Cooker)
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This is Indian in nature, if you have never used saffron, understand it is the most expensive spice in the world, this is not cheap, and top dollar is paid for this spice. I will use my small rice cooker for this.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Add the stock into a small pot and place over high heat and bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. To the hot stock add the saffron, turmeric, cumin, garlic, chili, and fish sauce and mix well.
  3. Add the dry rice to the rice cooker pot then pour in the stock mixture. Stir, cover, and set to Cook mode.
  4. When the rice cooker switches to Warm, fluff the rice with a fork. Taste for saltiness, add fish sauce to adjust, and if too salty, add a squeeze or two of lemon or lime juice.
  5. Serve as a side dish with any Asian or Indian dish.
Recipe Notes

Saffron is the pricey item but just a small bit is used, this is an expensive spice regardless of your location. Overall, this is still a low cost dish.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Steamed Salmon in Lime Sauce (Rice Cooker)

Steamed Salmon in Lime Sauce (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds very good, when I make this I will use my steamer basket in my rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
1 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Steamed Salmon in Lime Sauce (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds very good, when I make this I will use my steamer basket in my rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
1 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salmon
For the Lime Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat your steamer, rice cooker or pot with a steamer insert.
  2. Rinse the salmon steaks, pat dry, and sprinkle salt on both sides. Divide the prepared vegetables for the Salmon into two parts. On a heat proof plate that will fit in your steamer, add one part of the veggies, place the salmon on top, place the second part of the veggies on top of the salmon. Top with the 3 remaining lime slices.
  3. When your steamer is hot, quickly, but carefully plate the plate in the steamer, a pair of steamer handles to lift the plate would be ideal. Cover and let steam for 5-10 minutes or until the salmon is just cooked through and flakes with a fork.
  4. While the salmon is steaming, prepare the lime sauce by mixing all the Sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. When the salmon is cooked, quickly open the steamer and lift out the plate, pour out the water that collected on the plate, then pour the sauce over the salmon and place the plate back in the steamer for 5 more minutes.
  6. Remove from the steamer and serve.
Recipe Notes

For 69 Baht per fillet, this is about $2.03 per serving. High cost but I think ok for a once in a while, healthy meal.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Yellow Rice III (Rice Cooker)

Yellow Rice III (Rice Cooker)
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Another variant to yellow rice, this is also turmeric based not saffron, and is a straightforward base recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Yellow Rice III (Rice Cooker)
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Another variant to yellow rice, this is also turmeric based not saffron, and is a straightforward base recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Add rice to your rice cooker, then add the turmeric, salt, and oil, stir until the rice is lightly coated with the oil and is yellow.
  2. Add the water, cover, press Cook and when it switches to Warm, fluff with a fork, serve as a side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Replace the water with chicken stock.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Persian Dill Rice (Rice Cooker)

Persian Dill Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds like a great alternative to plain white rice, I will have to make this.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
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Sounds like a great alternative to plain white rice, I will have to make this.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Add everything except the water to your rice cooker, mix together to coat the rice with oil and everything is mixed in well.
  2. Stir in the water, cover, and press Cook. When the cooker switches to Warm, open, fluff with a fork and serve as a side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Add 1/2 teaspoon of chicken stock powder to the first items added to the cooker.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Easy Spanish Rice (Rice Cooker)

Easy Spanish Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds good, I am always looking for good side dishes with rice, and this sounds very good. On my to cook list although I will modify this to my smaller 1 liter rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Easy Spanish Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds good, I am always looking for good side dishes with rice, and this sounds very good. On my to cook list although I will modify this to my smaller 1 liter rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place the rinsed rice in the bottom of the rice cooker and then add the diced tomatoes, water, onion, and spices. Stir a little on the top to dissolve the spices.
  2. Set your rice cooker to Cook setting, when it switches to Warm, fluff with a fork and test for salt, add as needed.
  3. Serve as a side dish or in tortillas.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Yellow Rice II (Rice Cooker)

Yellow Rice II (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds like a good change up from plain white rice, on my to make list.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
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Sounds like a good change up from plain white rice, on my to make list.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Rinse the rice 2 or 3 times, drain, and place in the rice cooker pot. Add the spices and stock, stir then cover and switch the cooker to the Cook setting.
  2. When the cooker switches to Warm, open, remove the bay leaf and garlic cloves, stir in the butter, cover for an additional 10 minutes.
  3. Serve as a side dish with chicken or fish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Steamed Salmon (Rice Cooker)

Steamed Salmon (Rice Cooker)
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Canned salmon here for me is pricey, about $4.50, and that is the small can, I have never seen a large can of salmon here. Frozen Norwegian salmon fillets, about 140-160 grams each are just over $2 each, so in addition to just a steamed fillet for dinner, the fillets can be steamed and used in recipes calling for canned salmon. Steamed salmon seemed to be the answer to that. This is a 2 in 1 recipe, one if you want steamed salmon for a dinner (seasoned) and one for just steamed to use in another recipe, such as salmon patties or a salmon pasta salad. I use a rice cooker with a steamer basket to cook these when I make them.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 minutes
Steamed Salmon (Rice Cooker)
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Canned salmon here for me is pricey, about $4.50, and that is the small can, I have never seen a large can of salmon here. Frozen Norwegian salmon fillets, about 140-160 grams each are just over $2 each, so in addition to just a steamed fillet for dinner, the fillets can be steamed and used in recipes calling for canned salmon. Steamed salmon seemed to be the answer to that. This is a 2 in 1 recipe, one if you want steamed salmon for a dinner (seasoned) and one for just steamed to use in another recipe, such as salmon patties or a salmon pasta salad. I use a rice cooker with a steamer basket to cook these when I make them.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 minutes
Ingredients
To Serve Steamed Salmon
To Cook for another recipe
Servings: servings
Instructions
To Serve
  1. You can use the small fillets, a large fillet, or the steak cuts. I leave the skin on and will remove the skin and bones after they are steamed. If using frozen, thaw, remove from the package, quick rinse. For fresh, quick rinse.
  2. For each fillet, if there is thin ends, just fold them to make a more uniform thickness, this is to ensure even cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. You can use a rice cooker with a steamer basket, or a pot with steamer insert and tight fitting lid. Lightly oil the steamer basket or insert. Use either method, heat the ingredients except the salmon to a boil.
  4. Simmer the liquid for 20 minutes to allow the flavors to blend, then quickly open the rice cooker or pot, place the salmon in, and close, steam for 5-6 minutes, don't peak, just let them steam. End result is a pale orange color. If you have not done this before, target internal temp is 63 C or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove skin, it will easily pull right off.
  5. Serve with a green salad and bread for a light, nutritious meal.
To Use in another recipe
  1. Add water that is below the steamer basket in a rice cooker or below a steamer insert in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Place the skinned salmon fillets, folded as needed, in the steamer when the water is boiling and steam for 5-6 minutes, don't peak, just let them steam. End result is a pale orange color. If you have not done this before, target internal temp is 63 C or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the steamer and allow to cool to room temp.
  3. Figure three 140-160 gram fillets to equal about a standard can (not a tuna fish size can), about 2 cups of cooked salmon.
  4. Once cooled, flake or chunk with two forks. There, you just made a large can of salmon. Use in recipes calling for canned salmon.
Recipe Notes

Each salmon fillet (140-160 Baht) is 69 Baht, about $2. Using 3 fillets of this size is $6 per large can, not $4.50 per small can like tuna. Still costly, but much better than the small cans, and better taste. I will make this soon and give better numbers on the cost but for right now, this is fairly accurate.

For 3 servings, this is about $2 per serving. For serving when 3 fillets are steamed and used as a large can of tuna, the price per serving will be less.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Cilantro Lime Rice (Rice Cooker)

Cilantro Lime Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds good and I am always looking for ways to change up the rice. This would be a great side dish with chicken or fish.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Cilantro Lime Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds good and I am always looking for ways to change up the rice. This would be a great side dish with chicken or fish.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice according to your rice cooker instructions. After it has finished cooking, fluff with a fork.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, oil, and salt. Drizzle over the fluffed rice and add the cilantro, mix together until the cilantro and dressing is evenly distributed.
  3. Serve as a side with chicken or fish, as a taco, in a burrito, many options.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.