Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Rice cooker cheese cakeDSC_3932

Whoever first thought about making cheese cake in a rice cooker was brilliant! Although I can not claim this is the best cheese cake ever, but for someone who does not have an oven, it has decent flavor. I read the rice cooker cheese cake recipe in a local Japanese newspaper a few years ago and have kept it in my recipe file ever since. Now that I don’t have an oven, I remembered the recipe. But Voila! The recipe is in one of the boxes I packed for kitchen remodeling!  I didn’t waste time looking, I just Googled it in Japanese and found several at cookpad.com - the Japanese version of allrecipes.com.

Just for this one time I’m glad that I didn’t have a IH (Induction heat) rice cooker which is the latest, high-tech and high performing rice cooker. Time to make this cheese cake differs from one rice cooker to another. I pushed the ‘cook’ switch three times to completely bake and it is more difficult to do with IH model won’t allow you to re-bake-Request denied is what the rice cooker is saying.

The recipe is simple and simpler if you mix all the ingredients in the rice cooker. I am trying  to avoid washing dishes as much as possible because of the sink situation yet I used the other bowl to combine first afraid that I will scratch rice cooker inner pan which is more expensive.  The cake out of the rice cooker is warm, fluffy and good but it’s best to eat after chilled over night. Lucky me, I had blueberries and made sauce in the microwave. It was not bad at all.

Ingredients for cheese cake

Special equipment-3 or more cup rice cooker
  • Cream cheese 1 box 226g room temperature
  • Sugar 80g
  • Heavy cream 200ml
  • 3 eggs
  • All-purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  • Lemon juice 1 TablespoonDSC_3868
  1. Put cream cheese in a large bowl and stir until creamy with wooden spoon. If the cheese is too stiff to handle, warm up in a microwave for about 10 seconds or so.
  2. Add rest of ingredients in and mix well
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture into the rice cooker and cook.DSC_3884
  4. After cooking is done, check doneness by inserting wooden skewer. Push the button again if it’s not cooked. Like I said I had to push it three times. DSC_3891
  5. Turn it over onto a plate.DSC_3893DSC_3902 

We had snow today. I brought out a plate of cheese cake and took photos. DSC_3939DSC_3906DSC_3908DSC_3912DSC_3916

My neighbor across the street told me about strange mushroom growing on her fence. I went to see and here are some pictures I took. They are like little alien village. They are only about an inch tall.DSC_3945DSC_3946DSC_3950

Her back yard backs up to green belt and is so serene. DSC_3954DSC_3964DSC_3959

Our remodeling project is underway. Make-shift kitchen(s) have some challenges.DSC_3861DSC_3862DSC_3874This looks like jelly fishes in the ceiling.

DSC_3923My husband made curry rice other day in the crock pot. We ate left overs for the next three days.DSC_3840 We made a pantry under the dining table.DSC_3967Sink area A.K.A. powder room.

I will post more photos of remodeling project next Tuesday.


  1. No oven, so you "bake" with a rice cooker! You never cease to amaze me.

    1. Ha,ha,ha. I like the way you said it. Thank you so much for your comment.

  2. That is cool! I'll have to try it.

  3. Remodeling is never easy but it can be fun and exciting too!
    The cheese cake sounds delicious and to cook that in rice cooker is amazing.

    1. Thank you so much! You're so nice! Yes! I'm looking forward to the day I can start cooking in my new kitchen.

  4. thanks, honey, for always finding a way to feed me great food!

  5. うちのはIHだから駄目かしらね。チーズケーキを炊飯器で作るなんて便利~!お菓子作り苦手だから、こういうレシピ大好き!




    1. なみちゃんの言ってること分かるよ。 出来たら、バスルームで洗い物したくな~い!
      ご主人がお留守で、大変そうね。特に小さいお子さんがいるとね。 がんばってね!

  6. Wow I have to try this one. My oven is pretty small and never bake 'anything' with satisfying result. I love cheese. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Tataya, Thank you for the comment. I can't believe it has been almost a year since we remodeled the kitchen. I'm so grateful that we have a fully function kitchen now.