Throughout Asia, rice cookers are indispensable. This cookbook unlocks the rice cooker's potential for the kitchen. Starting with an explanation of how a rice cooker works and important tips on cooking with one, it proceeds to easy-to-follow charts on how to prepare basic rice, grains, and dried beans. Then it moves on to making a perfect pot of rice, whether it's long-grain white or Bhutanese red. Once the basics are mastered, there are rice-centred meals such as Butternut Squash Risotto, Fruited Pilaf, and Indonesian Rice Bowl. Next, the Cookbook explains how to use the rice cooker to prepare all manner of grain and bean dishes, from Breakfast Barley to Gorgonzola Polenta to Turkey Chili with Baby White Beans. Last, but certainly not least, the book reveals the secrets to making delicious puddings and fruit desserts, preparing and steaming fish, vegetables, tamales, dolmas, dim sum, and more, all made in the rice cooker from start to finish.