RiceCooker Recipie Mince and peas stew

I have been feeling quite adventurous lately and decided to give rice cooker a try with some recipes . Why you ask , well it is getting warm here and working in the kitchen always ends up taking a shower later . And i am really not happy with that.

So since i have rice cooker in hand and i want to keep my kitchen cooler i made this traditional “Pakistani Recipie” Matar Qeema in the ricecooker .

With my experimental cooking i have to share a few of my Ricecooker cooking friendly notes.

1- Rice cooker has a flip long button (typically a start button )you can keep it pressed to switch to a high mode if you are planning to cook on high and avoid it going to lo heat. PS you will have to manually bring it back to lo heat once gone to high.

2- Do not keep the rice cooker on High heat for a long period i suggest more than 5 mins , practically with my experience meat is half done during this period and then rest can cook while simmering.

3- Keep water right beside your cooking area as water tends to evaporate more quickly in ricecooker.

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Disclaimer : I am no expert in cooking nor electrical gadgets ,rice cooker functioning capacity expert , so i will not take any responsibility if your rice cooker malfunctions while cooking any of my Recipes 🙂 short and sweet! What i share is from my own experimental cooking , and that worked for me just fine.

Recipe

Ingredients

3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil or Butter or Oil
1 large onion chopped finely
2 Tbsp Garlic Chopped1 Tbsp Ginger Chopped
1/2 Cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Garam Masala or Curry Powder
1 Cup Peas
1/2 Cup Carrots Chopped
1/2 KG meat mince

Method

1-Turn on RiceCooker , it might start up on lo heat , press down the button bar to switch to high heat.

2-Add 3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
3-Add in Chopped onions , fry till start to brown .
4-Add in ginger , garlic , tomatoes , spices and a splash of water , close the ricecooker lid. Cook on high for 3-4 mins or until water starts to evaporate.
5-Add meat . Cover and cook for further 3-4 minutes once it is madly boiling , you can press the bar to go on lo just to give rice cooker an electric relief.
cook until all the juices of meat and tomatoes evaporate and oil begin to separate.
you might want to switch again to high for 3-4 mins.

6-Once all the water is evaporated , add the vegetables and around 2 cups water , bring it to boil then cover and leave on lo heat for about 10-15 mins or so .

Serve with Nan or pita bread , i like to have my coffee to go beside this 🙂

 

 

 

 

{Smart Cooking} 15 minutes birthday cake

I am sometimes so forgetful , well not actually forgetful i always have so many things going on constantly in my mind . I do need some organization skill that can put all these thoughts in boxes and in shelves in my brain. And sometime (Mostly) i am falling short on time.

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But !

When its a party and its about the birthday cake you cant have excuses! . This weekend my son had his birthday and despite the fact that i am doing all kind of birthday invites and party printables i was short on time for my sons birthday . So we decided to just cut the cake at home and have a dinner out.

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Hmm but the cake can it be done in half an hour , oh yes …. it was…

Here is how.