Hawaii’s Rice Cooker Cookbook released

Hawaii’s Rice Cooker Cookbook shares a mother and daughter’s perspective of an island family table through the lens of an everyday household appliance — the automatic rice cooker.

Introduced in the 1950s, the electric rice cooker has become the workhorse of island kitchens. Surprisingly multi-purpose, readers will be amazed by the versatility of this seemingly one-note cooker.

Hawaii’s Rice Cooker Cookbook written by Malia and Jade Ogoshi includes over 120 recipes showcasing family favorites with some surprise dishes drawn from different places and times. Some are fast and simple recipes for time-constrained weekday meal preparation and others are for when culinary experimenting is possible.

Recipes include favorites such as Chicken Hekka, Vegetable Curry, homemade Mochi (Japanese rice cakes), Chili Pepper Water (the ultimate lu‘au table condiment), and even a Calamansi Cake.

The 184-page hardcover cookbook will be available at most retail stores selling books throughout the state by mid-November.