I get cravings for risotto at odd hours, which is annoying because risotto typically takes a while to make and a lot of effort to stir. So when that craving arrives around 10 p.m. on a weeknight, no bueno. That's why I started looking into risotto shortcuts.
Enter the rice cooker.
Seems like this concept would be a no-brainer because risotto is rice, and a rice cooker is made to prepare rice. But, the intricacies involved in cooking risotto always just made me assume that this machine wasn't ideal for making it. I was wrong. Sue me.
In my research, I also found some other unique uses for a rice cooker, which leads me to believe that I should try a few and post the results on this here blog--since many of you, like me, think that a rice cooker is only good for one thing...cooking rice. Not so!