This $30 Rice Cooker (and Steamer) From Amazon Saved Me So Much Time in the Kitchen

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After a long day of work, the last thing I want to do when I come home is cook a meal. Although whipping up a healthy dinner may not be my specialty, it doesn't mean I don't need to cook. To make my life easier, I recently bought this Aroma Housewares Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer ($30), and now I can't imagine living without it.

Originally, I was just looking for a rice cooker, but when I saw this was also a food steamer, I was instantly sold. I can cook my favorite brown or wild rice in several different serving sizes (depending on the amount of people) because it can prepare anywhere from two to eight cups. Simultaneously, it can also make a batch of freshly steamed vegetables. To add some protein, I can even add meat or fish to complete my dish.

The easy-to-use device comes with a digital program display and it has a 15-hour delay timer so you can prep your meal before work and come home to it ready. It includes a BPA-free steam tray, measuring cup, and serving spatula, all of which are dish-washer safe — making clean up just as simple. So if you're looking to save time on meal prepping or family dinners, give this cooker a try! It comes in both white and stainless steal.