Since moving to South Korea I have met many wonderful people and made a lot of great friends, however, none can compare to the friendship I now share with my rice cooker! I realize that may sound like I have a no friends and am just trying to make up for it with a clever post, but I assure you this is not the case!
So, if you are living and working abroad, chances are that you have a very small kitchen with a very small counter and only 1 burner to work with (if you happen to have two, I envy you!). I have been asked on several occasions about how I make this kitchen set up work since I cook most of my food at home. Well, this is why I have come to depend so greatly on my rice cooker. Besides making just rice, which by the way you can increase the nutritional value of simply by using brown rice instead of white, it cooks so many other things! Here is a brief list: rice, lentils, banana bread, bread, pizza crust, oatmeal, and cobbler.