The internet has this way of convincing me that I can do anything, like make a pancake cake in my Japanese rice cooker. I saw this simple instruction and thought, I can do that! I have a Japanese rice cooker, which my mom hates but somehow forgot she’s the one who bought it for me!
After assembling the ingredients and thinking, oh I can be fancy and add dried craisins and crushed pineapple, I mixed it in the rice cooker metal bowl and turned it on. Like Iggy Azaela in the kitchen! If she had just received a lobotomy and sang, “I’m so fan… what’s going on here?”
The first problem was that the rice cooker’s lever would flip up into the “warm” setting, meaning it was done. But it was still a battery mess inside so I rigged it to stay on. Then it started steaming. And shortly after I could smell the burning, something the recipe didn’t tell me would happen.
I looked inside and could tell it was already done so I turned it over onto a large cutting board and ta-da!
Totally nailed this! Great job, Mona on proving that you are a high-functioning adult who can do things in a rice cooker. The easiest of the cooking appliances. I could have used the 45 minutes to make this and done something else, like make a vision board with Oprah magazine cut outs that read: “Live your best life! Unless you decide to bake something!”
Once I posted this to facebook, the response was tremendous and one of my favorite comics and people in this world, Jeffrey Robert, said: “It looks just like the photograph! Except, not the photograph of the rice cooker pancake.” But it made me think, I might have failed at a pancake cake, but totally succeeded in this:
Presenting the Game of Thrones cake. All you need is a rice cooker and very skewed sense of your cooking abilities and you can go anywhere in the seven kingdoms!
Have you tried cooking something other than rice in your rice cooker? What am I doing wrong? Please don’t mention, “Well, how much time do you have, Mona? I have a long list.” I’m already way ahead of you, friend.