Find a Rice Cooker With a Steam Basket
I'm all about killing two birds with one stone (or feeding two birds with one scone), which is why I'm obsessed with my Cuisinart 4-Cup Rice Cooker ($41). When I do opt for a grain, it's usually quinoa. I can cook big batches of quinoa to perfection in this bad boy and can't go wrong.
The best part? This rice cooker comes with a steamer basket on top. So while my quinoa is cooking, it's also steaming broccoli, carrots, brussels sprouts, or whatever other veggie I'm in the mood for.