I made Cod with Garlic and Fennel, brown rice and broccoli all in a rice maker. And at one time. Whaaaaaaat? I know, crazy.
An entire meal, using only one kitchen appliance, and practically NO dishes. (<– every man’s dream) I used Hamilton Beach’s Rice and Hot Cereal Cooker, which allows you to make rice AND steam food!
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I have a confession. I have never owned a rice maker.
It’s horrible, I know. I love love love brown rice and I grew up in a family that made rice practically every day. However, when I moved away, I never bought one.
During my senior year of college, my roommate asked me to watch her rice so it didn’t boil over. I was like, “Huh? How could rice boil over?”. And then, she showed me the pot on the stove. I had never even seen rice cooked over the stove! A confused and bewildered Asian, I made sure the rice didn’t boil over. In the end, it was burnt on the bottom and a mess she scrubbed later. I didn’t want any part of this. So without a rice cooker, I didn’t made rice.
Until recently, when Hamilton Beach launched this genius rice maker– you can make your rice on the bottom and steam veggies/fish on the top. Seriously, genius.
There is a basket that sits at the top of the pot– it serves as a colander to rinse your rice, and also as a holder for steaming.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used this rice maker since I’ve gotten it. I have made lots of brown rice, steamed broccoli, sweet potatoes, reheated food, and now, steamed cod!
Cod is one of my favorite fish. It is very light, flakey and is packed with protein. PACKED. A 4 oz portion boasts 27g of protein! Also, it just tastes super clean and hearty.
I steamed some cod with some roasted fennel and garlic and it was SO EASY. Unbelievably easy.
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Steamed Cod with garlic and fennel
- 1 cup brown rice
- 4 oz. cod
- 1 fennel bulb
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- Rinse brown rice and add water amount according to package directions. Start to cook.
- Chop fennel and roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Place roasted fennel at the base of the basket.
- Place cod on fennel, and top with chopped garlic.
- Place broccoli florets in basket.
- When rice has only 8 more minutes to cook, place basket in rice cooker.
- Allow to steam for 6-8 minutes, or until fish is cooked through.