Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

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Oct. 30, 2012

If you have a rice cooker (and I hope you do because it is one of the great kitchen time savers), this recipe is going to change you and your kid's world! All you have to do is put all of the ingredients into the rice cooker and let it do all the work for you

Ingredients

Macaroni pasta 2 Cup (32 tbs) (or rotini, faralle or bite size pasta)
Low sodium chicken stock 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Whole milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cheese 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (3 cheese blend of cheddar, mozzarella and monterey jack)

Directions

MAKING

1. In a rice cooker cook pasta, chicken stock and salt for 15 minutes.

2. Pour in milk and cheese, stir it gently and close the lid. Let it cook for an additional 20 minutes.

SERVING

3. Serve hot with any sauce of your choice.

TIPS

- Rice cookers can cook at different heats, so make sure to check the mac & cheese after if cooks for 30 minutes once or twice.

- Option: You can also add a cup of finely chopped broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, butternut squash or frozen peas.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 317Calories from Fat 125

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 583 mg24.29%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet