Simple creamy mac n cheese in a rice cooker

Macaroni and cheese—also called mac and cheese in the USA, and macaroni cheese in the UK—is a dish of cooked macaroni pasta and a cheese sauce, most commonly cheddar

Yum Asia Creamy simple mac and cheese

Elbow macaroni is ideal for this simple dish but you can use rotini, penne, shells, or whatever smaller pasta you have on hand. Experiment with different types of cheese (sharp, medium, Italian blend, jalapeno cheese) to add some variety to your cooking – all made in a rice cooker!

AuthorHungry PandaCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time40 mins

 2 cups uncooked macaroni
 2 cups chicken stock or 2 cups water
 1 cup heavy cream or 1 cup half-and-half (milk/cream)
 1 ½ cups shredded mixed cheeses (mild cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey jack, fontina)
 2 tbsp butter
 ¼ tsp salt and pepper
 1 pinch cayenne pepper
 1 stick parsley

1

Put the macaroni, stock and salt into your rice cooker.

2

Close the lid and press WHITE RICE or PASTA option

3

When the rice cooker switches to keep warm, add the cream, cheese, cayenne pepper and stir with paddle.

4

Close lid and leave on KEEP WARM until ready to serve. Stays terrific for hours and is best if left for at least 30 minutes on this setting.

5

Serve with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and parsley on the top for decoration.

6

*If larger serving is desired you can double or triple recipe but you may need to add an additional 1/2 cup of liquid if the pasta is not cooked enough,.

Ingredients

 2 cups uncooked macaroni
 2 cups chicken stock or 2 cups water
 1 cup heavy cream or 1 cup half-and-half (milk/cream)
 1 ½ cups shredded mixed cheeses (mild cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey jack, fontina)
 2 tbsp butter
 ¼ tsp salt and pepper
 1 pinch cayenne pepper
 1 stick parsley

Directions

1

Put the macaroni, stock and salt into your rice cooker.

2

Close the lid and press WHITE RICE or PASTA option

3

When the rice cooker switches to keep warm, add the cream, cheese, cayenne pepper and stir with paddle.

4

Close lid and leave on KEEP WARM until ready to serve. Stays terrific for hours and is best if left for at least 30 minutes on this setting.

5

Serve with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and parsley on the top for decoration.

6

*If larger serving is desired you can double or triple recipe but you may need to add an additional 1/2 cup of liquid if the pasta is not cooked enough,.

Mac and creamy cheese

HANDY TIP – Easy to store this one in the fridge for a couple of days and reheat when you need it. Try different toppings such as bacon (non veg), panko crumbs or similar to liven it all up.