Recipes: rice cooker

Can't Beet It

By Gina Caputo

Can't Beet It
This is a riff on a favorite recipe of mine that I make every week. Sometimes I change up the legume or the greens, other times I change up the grain. This version uses barley, a high-fiber (with decent protein!) grain that is most commonly used in soups but has a nutty flavor that makes it amazing in salads. These salads feel like "shoulder season" salads to me, where I'm ready to move out of the heavier foods of winter but not quite ready for the light salads of summer.

Read more


Walk On The Wild Side

By Gina Caputo

Walk On The Wild Side
Wild rice seems so...rustic. It's hearty and earthy and I don't use it nearly enough. It started there. But the real star of this One Bowl Wonder? THE PEANUT BUTTER-MISO SAUCE. Maybe it's just me but I want this flavor again and again. Next time I'm doubling the amount of sauce so I can put it on other stuff just to see how it holds up. But the pairing of that sauce with sweet potatoes was EPIC.

Read more


Turn Up The Beet

By Gina Caputo

Turn Up The Beet
Beets bring some of that Earth energy to Fall - its time to get grounded! Beets are high in important vitamins and minerals, are thought to support athletic performance, are high in fiber and may support brain health! This One Bowl Wonder by Gina Caputo features the best of beets along with apples, dates and garbanzo beans!

Read more


Thai Chicken Salad

By Gina Caputo

Thai Chicken Salad
I love how Thai food combines things I love like coconut milk, lime and cilantro.  I was craving those flavors and wanted a salad but needed something more substantial than just lettuce so I added some cilantro-lime basmati rice and basically made a chopped Thai salad with peanut sauce on top. It's a keeper!

Read more


When Worlds Collide

By Gina Caputo

When Worlds Collide
This One Bowl Wonder was born of a deep love of both Italian and Indian food! It includes the best of both worlds all living harmoniously (and deliciously) in the same bowl. This accommodating OBW can be made vegan, vegetarian or omnivore and the base can be gluten-free rice, pasta, polenta or even mashed potatoes!

Read more


Spring Cleaning

By Gina Caputo

Spring Cleaning
This bowl is squeaky clean so if you’ve been feeling polluted lately, this healthy bowl is an easy way out. You mix quinoa and steamed cauliflower as a foundation and then bring steamed sweet potatoes and kale to the party. Top if off with a cool and creamy miso-yogurt sauce and sprinkle with hemp seeds that bring protein, fiber and omega fats! Coming clean’s not so bad after all!

Read more


It's All Greek To Me

By Gina Caputo

It's All Greek To Me
This one has been a staple in my kitchen for YEARS after I first had something similar at Boulder's Native Foods restaurant. They discontinued it but I've kept this one alive and well. If you love lemon, you're gonna LOVE this Greek inspired bowl!

Read more


Cherry Oh Baby

By Gina Caputo

Cherry Oh Baby
This gorgeous bowl of goodness is somehow both light AND hearty. Cherries, lentils, farro and walnuts? YES! And the celery keeps it super light and fresh. This is a new one to the OBW rotation and it's here to stay!

Read more

Recent Articles