7 dishes you can make in a rice cooker, that aren't rice. Rice cookers are a kitchen staple for many households, but few people know how versatile an appliance they truly are . From banana bread to chicken dinners, here are 7 recipes you can make in a rice cooker that don’t involve rice! . 1. Rice Cooker Oatmeal. It saves time and makes clean up a whole lot easier! Add some cinnamon and brown sugar to sweeten your oatmeal. 2. Rice Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs. Most rice cookers come with a steamer tray that is especially handy for boiling eggs. 3. Rice Cooker Banana Bread. Just coat the inside of your rice cooker with cooking oil, pour your batter into the rice cooker, push a button and wait! . 4. Rice Cooker Mac ‘N Cheese. When making mac ‘n cheese from scratch in your rice cooker, use vegetable broth for added flavor! . 5. Rice Cooker Hummus. Your rice cooker can produce delicious hummus just fine, no fancy food processor necessary. 6. Rice Cooker “Roasted” Chicken. Technically you can't “roast’ something without a fire, but you can cook an entire chicken in a rice cooker! . 7. Rice Cooker Steamed Shrimp. All you need is water, your rice cooker, and plenty of raw shrimp. Bon appétit!