So, Reddit is enjoying itself with rice cooker pancakes all of a sudden, and not being able to actually have pancakes right now, it got me to thinking: What about rice cooker quiche? I finally have all of the ingredients assembled, so… here’s what happened!
First stop was to cook the bacon and the italian sausage (they’re going into separate quiches), and I decided to bake the bacon this time, instead of pan-frying. Turned out rather well, I think!
Next, the sausage, which I broke up very nicely, thanks to that slightly odd-looking pink contraption. Thanks, mom (it was a gift, and a very good one, from Pampered Chef)!
Now, I moved on to the fun stuff — the egg mixture! I tried with 4 eggs and heavy whipping cream, but it seemed like I’d put in more cream than I intended, so…in went another egg.
I didn’t add a lot of salt because I knew I’d be adding some parm cheese in, but did crack quite a bit of pepper in(yum).
I had a jar of salsa that I’d almost finished — it had maybe 1/4 cup left in it, so I tossed a tablespoon of butter in there and tossed it in the microwave to melt the butter, then into the bowl.
Lastly, I tore up 4 pieces of bacon, and then stirred everything together before transferring it to the rice cooker pan.
Ok, so.. my rice cooker is not the best (it’s a 6-cupper, too.. so rather on the small side), and not the worst. Sadly, it doesn’t have a handy-dandy timer on it, like some fancier ones I’ve seen, but it does the job. I knew I’d have to babysit this first pot, and I’m glad I did.
That bar pops up when the cooker thinks it’s job is done. And it won’t push back down for anything, unless you let it sit in warm for about 2 minutes. All-told, I think I pushed that bar down 4 times .. for a total cook time of about 30 minutes.
This is the beauty that greeted me after about 30 minutes. It’s fluffy-looking, and smells amazing. I knew that I needed to let it cool down and set though.
I was so excited to test it out, though.. I didn’t let it set as much as I should have. Next time, I will behave! Promise!
The pan was still pretty warm (ok, ok.. it was hot!) when I flipped the whole thing onto a plate. I think if I had let it cool, this part would have been a bit easier on me.. but I was impatient, so I tilted the bowl, and with a knife ‘helped’ the quiche down onto the plate.
And this is why we put on our patient panties and leave shit alone to do it’s thing. SHEESH. So, one side of it broke up a bit, but it wasn’t terrible at all. Especially because the other side looks SO PRETTY ZOMG.
I think I’m going to take 5 minutes off of the cook time, and add 20 minutes of Rachel leaving it alone time.. the top was this lovely brown, but it could have been lighter, and less-cooked and it would have still been pretty.
Finally, I cut into my cute little quiche, and served myself up a slice.
Absolutely AMAZING. The parm gave it a nice saltiness, the bacon was heaven, and the butter and cheese made it so satisfying.
I’m going to make as many of these as I can stand to, and the next batch is going to be with the spicy Italian sausage!