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8 Other Foods You Can Cook Using A Rice Cooker (Aside From Rice)

Turns out rice cookers can do much, much more than cook rice!

This home appliance’s name may be a dead giveaway about what it is and what it can do. If you ask the experts, however, you will learn that the humble rice cooker actually has a lot of neat tricks up its sleeve.

Yes, your rice cooker can actually do more than cook you rice! As you will read below, you can use it for much, much more. If you’re a a new housewife or a college kid trying to add a little variety to your limited kitchen skills, we suggest you scroll down right now.

Here are 8 other foods you can prepare with a rice cooker:

#1. Hard-Boiled Eggs

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With your rice cooker’s steam basket, you can easily make hard-boiled eggs. Just leave the eggs for 20 to 25 minutes.

#2. Oatmeal

Another simple meal you can prepare, oatmeals are perfect for breakfast – or even as a snack! Just read the instructions on the oatmeal’s packaging and pour the oats and water into the pot. Stir as needed. Afterwards, serve the oatmeal in a bowl and add a few slices of apple, banana, or any other fruit of your choice.

#3. Mashed Potatoes

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For this one, you can either put the potatoes in your steamer or in the pot. Cook them until they’re tender and then mash with butter and milk.

#4. Steamed Vegetables

Save time by cooking your vegetables and rice at the same time. Just place your choice of veggies on the steam basket. Once cooked, you can eat the steamed vegetables as is or you might want to slice them into tiny pieces and then have them mixed with your rice.

#5. Chocolate Fondue

Surprise, surprise! Yes, the rice cooker can also make you a choco fondue. Just melt your chocolate using your pot and you’ll have a yummy treat ready in no time.

#6. Macaronic and Cheese

No need to bug your mom to make you some mac and cheese. Your trusty device can do it all for you. After cooking the pasta, just add the ingredients and you’ll be good to go.

#7. Steamed Artichokes

Before cooking, remove the artichokes’ spiky parts from the leaves and them trim its stems. Next, put water into your pot and then steam your artichokes for at least 30 minutes. They’re already cooked once you can pull the leaves off easily.

#8. Big Pancakes

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What’s better than a pancake, you ask? Huge ones, of course! Now you can make your own giant pancakes by pouring the pancake batter into the pot. Serve with butter, syrup, fruit, or anything else that fits your preference.

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Teacher Who Tried To Simulate Dictatorship In Classroom Gets Defeated By Students

“They fought for their rights. They won.”

Sometimes teachers will go above and beyond their duties to make sure their students learn an important lesson. However, a class of teenagers somehow managed to school their own instructor about something she never expected. A teacher tried to simulate dictatorship in her classroom to prepare the class for a book study. The response of the teens simply blew her away.

Diana Leygerman shared her story to prove that "the teens will save us." As a teacher, she must introduce the George Orwell dystopian novel 1984. But before she does so, Leygerman runs a simulation where she turns the classroom into "a totalitarian regime." The scheme worked for several years but things took an interesting turn in 2018.

The simulation enlisted the help of other teachers and became a school-wide effort.

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Why 1970s Men’s Fashion Should Go Away For Good

These pics made my eyes bleed!

When it comes to the world of fashion, you can count on one thing: old trends never go away for good. As time has proven again and again, certain trends from the past have a way of returning in very interesting ways - such as mixing its 'retro' qualities with modern sensibilities.

Case in point, tie dye just made a grand comeback in 2019 and many popular brands (Chuck Taylor, Nike, Urban Outfitters, etc) are all aboard the hype train, releasing new products like tie dye-themed sneakers, backpacks, shirts, jumpsuits, and more. Needless to say, fashionistas are absolutely crazy about the idea and that's clearly evidenced by the products' sales.

Despite that fact, however, we think you will still agree with us when we say there are previous fashion trends that deserve to be left exactly where they are - buried and forgotten in the past. Case in point, these fashion items (if you can call it that) for men from the 1970s are total disasters we sure hope they never see the light of day again. Like ever! ...

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73-Year-Old Mayor Marries Filipino Bride Four Decades His Junior Who He Met Online

“After getting on so well over FaceTime and Whatsapp, it seemed it was time for me to go and meet her in person.”

They say age is just a number and it shouldn’t be a bother when you’re in a relationship. However, whether we like it or not, a lot of people will still judge couples with huge age gaps.

So when a 73-year-old civil leader marries a Filipino bride four decades his junior, it raised a lot of eyebrows. Widower Kit Owen then admitted that he met his wife, Aiza, who’s in her 30s, online.

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