Rice Cooker Shoyu Gohan
I always liked the idea of a meal cooked in a rice cooker. I also wanted to make a healthier version that was diabetic friendly. In this version, I used brown rice, splenda instead of sugar and low-sodium shoyu (soy sauce).
I also used the white meat from a rotisserie chicken and fresh shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, carrots and cilantro. The sky is the limit here in terms of what you can put in this extremely easy, healthy one-pot meal!! I used my new Tiger rice cooker and I love it!!
- 3 cups washed brown rice. (you can use any variety.
- 1 Can chicken broth. You can use low sodium or stock to reduce the sodium.
- 3 Tablespoons low-sodium Aloha shoyu
- 3 Tablespoons Mirin (you can use cooking wine instead of mirin)
- 1-1.5 cups shredded chicken (from rotisserie chicken or your deli)
- 1 Carrot sliced or use mini carrots
- 1 Can Waterchestnuts
- 1 handful of cilantro chopped
- Pepper to taste
- 4 packets splenda sweetener
- 1 cup water
Place all ingredients in rice cooker and turn on. Its that easy. If you have a Zojirushi rice cooker, set the settings to brown rice and when cooking time is up, fluff rice with a fork and eat!
If you are cooking with a standard rice cooker, allow rice to set for 15 minutes after it turns off, then fluff rice with fork. This allows the rice to fully cook and any excess liquid to be re-absorbed into the rice.
If you haven't heard of the Zojirushi Rice Cooker, I would highly recommend this amazing appliance. It has very advanced technology that will give you the perfect rice for any situation including sushi, pre-washed rice, brown rice, mixed white and brown rice. I just got one and I love it!!