Small Rice Cooker - Mini Rice Cooker - Travel Rice Cooker

South Beach Miami on a Budget


Mini rice cooker for travel

If you are like me and prefer to stay at the hostel with a kitchen or just rent a room for a month, then travel Aroma rice cooker is something you need to know about.

Aroma Housewares Mini 3-Cup (Cooked) (1.5-Cup UNCOOKED) Digital Cool-Touch Mini Rice Cooker. Price: $24.00.

This travel rice cooker is small (6.75 x 6.25 x 7.25 inches), inexpensive, easy to use, and easy to clean. You can cook anything in this rice cooker - legumes, veggies, pasta, fish, or eggs. It is a perfect portion of one person. Need to cook for two people? Then cook it twice! It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare a meal.

A cookbook in a box

The Aroma small rice cooker comes with a cookbook, about ten recipes, enough to spark your curiosity. After trying every recommended dish, I decided to experiment a bit on my own and create new recipes.

Legumes, veggies, soups

I love to eat legumes and vegetables. So, I experimented with yellow moong beans, lentils, wild rice, and buckwheat. I cooked red and green pepper, zucchini, cauliflower, and broccoli. I prepared my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I even made vegetable soup in my small rice cooker.

If you want to heat canned soups or chili, you can do it in this rice cooker.

A few of my favorite recipes are published BELOW.

Small Rice Cooker. Travel rice cooker. Mini Rice Cooker.

What else

I had many rice cookers in my life, but I think this small rice cooker 3-cup is the cutest kitchen appliance I ever had. And it is functional too.

Jessica Gale, hipstyleandvalue.com


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Baked Apple


Ingredients:

  • 1 big apple
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 8 oz of non-fat Greek-style yogurt

Cooking instructions:

  • Cut an apple in small chunks and put in the inner pot.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon on top.
  • Lock the lid and push the switch down to COOK.
  • When cooker switches to WARM, open the lid and stir. Leave it on WARM for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with 8 oz of non-fat Greek-style yogurt.

Baked apple, a yogurt, and a cup of mint tea will make a delicious and healthy breakfast.

Cooked Lentil


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of lentil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of almond flour

Cooking instructions:

  • Put lentil in the inner pot.
  • Add 1 cup of water.
  • Lock the lid and push the switch down to COOK.
  • When the cooker switches to WARM, open the lid and stir. If you feel you want the grains to be softer, add another half cup of water and push the switch to COOK again.
  • When lentil is ready, mix it with almond flour.
  • Serve hot with a cup of coffee or tea.

The hot lentil mixed with almond flour will make a very delicious dessert.

Chicken with Green Pepper


Ingredients:

  • 4 oz of precooked chicken (you can buy a rotisserie chicken in South Beach at Whole Foods store on Alton Road)
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste or 1 medium tomato

Cooking instructions:

  • Cut into small piece chicken, green pepper, fresh tomato.
  • Put everything in the inner pot.
  • Lock the lid and push the switch down to COOK.
  • When the cooker switches to WARM, open the lid and stir.
  • Leave it on WARM for about 5 minutes.

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Hot Buckwheat


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole grain buckwheat (you can buy it in South Beach at Whole Foods store on Alton Road)
  • 1 and a half cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
  • a pinch of salt

Cooking instructions:

  • Fry the buckwheat grain in a frying pan for 2 minutes.
  • Put all buckwheat in the inner pot and add 1 and a half cup of water.
  • Lock the lid and push the switch down to COOK.
  • When the cooker switches to WARM, open the lid and stir. If you feel you want the grains to be softer, add another half cup of water and push the switch to COOK again.
  • Leave it on WARM for about 5 minutes.
  • Add grapeseed oil, salt and enjoy.

You can have glass of almond or soy milk with a hot buckwheat.

Cooked Vegetables


Ingredients:

  • 1 and a half of fresh vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, broccoli)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
  • A pinch of salt, and spices (we like the "21 Seasoning Salute" from Trader Joe's
  • A few cubes of tofu (optional)

Cooking instructions:

  • Put all fresh vegetables in the inner pot
  • Add 1 cup of water, salt and spices
  • Lock the lid and push the switch down to COOK.
  • When the cooker switches to WARM, open the lid and stir.
  • Leave it on WARM for about 5 minutes.
  • Add grapeseed oil, and enjoy.

More delicious and healthy recipes for the small rice cooker enthusiasts are coming soon!


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Last updated on Aug. 20, 2020.


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