I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth saying again… I love my rice cooker! Ever since I got it, I haven’t made that nasty minute rice at all. :P It has a vegetable steamer, but that’s tricky. I like my fresh veggies barely steamed – just enough to liven up the color and bring up the temperature but also leave them crisp and fresh. If I put them in at the beginning, they get a little too soft (still better than frozen). If I add them near the end, I let steam escape. I think I’ll try to sneak them in real fast once to see if it works.
To wash it down … a nice cold brew choice that brings memories of “home” (St. Louis)!