Pandora's Feast - Veggie Rice Cooker Dish

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is from wikicookbooks. I have never tried it but here for safe keeping. Pandora's Feast is a complete vegan meal that can be served several times a week due to the ease with which it can be modified. The meal is easy to prepare in a rice cooker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the brown rice and water to the rice cooker. If you have "Thai sweet black rice" or "Chinese forbidden black rice", replace about 10% of your brown rice with this and your finished product will be a lovely purple and will have a different taste.
  2. The beans should either be pre-soaked (preferred) or from a can. Drain, rinse, and add these to the rice cooker. If you're presoaking, the beans need about 8 hours to soak.
  3. If using, add the garlic the cooker.
  4. If using, add the sweet potato, squash, beet or potato, chop into cubes 1cm x 1cm for optimal cooking.
  5. On a fuzzy logic cooker, set the cooker to the brown rice setting and turn it on. For an on/off cooker, turn it on.
  6. If using, chop the kale.
  7. In about 20–40 minutes, your cooker will complete cooking the rice. When the cooker is finished, open the lid, add the kale, and wait about another minute or two.
  8. Open and serve. Top with oil, yeast, soy sauce and/or sesame seeds, to taste.


Most Helpful

This turned out perfectly! For my first time making it I followed the recipe closely - but I did rinse and drain the rice first. I'm in Korea so the rice here is a little different (it's short grain and rather glutenous): brown and black rice have to be rinsed. It was very good as is, but I think could be seasoned to taste very easily in any direction - basil, cajan, curry... I also think a splash of a nice quality vinegar would be nice. And next time I will use more garlic - I used 1 close this time. Very easy and very fast - oh, and the veggies cooked perfectly! Bonus!

kittygodiva2000 September 06, 2009

This was delicious. I just added 2Tbs of forbidden rice to the 1 cup of brown rice (the whole 10% thing was too much to think about). I used sesame oil for the garnish. My only problem was that my rice cooker took so long my stomach thought my throat was cut! The kale was a nice crunch addition. The recipe also had great visual appeal - wish I had thought to take a picture.

bebefisher March 09, 2012

This was easy, delicious and nutritious. My only complaint is that the rice at the bottom burnt. I'll have to experiment with adding less water --- or more water --- or less food. Either way, it was still a good meal, especially for a week night. Thank you for posting!

Prose May 08, 2007

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