We all have those kitchen appliances that are underutilized or we've been led to believe are only made for one purpose. The rice cooker is probably top of the list for a small appliance that has been treated as a one-trick pony.
But you needn't confine it to those tiny grains. Some of the most inventive non-rice recipes cooked in a rice cooker have come from adventurous, creative cooks or simply out of desperation. Think of all those university students who get tired of eating in the communal dining centre and want to cook their own food. With no stove, a rice cooker can become the vessel of ingenuity.
In the slideshow below, we look at 13 quick and easy recipes you can make in your rice cooker.