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Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Rice Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Did you know you can make rich, creamy macaroni and cheese using your rice cooker? It’s quick to make and perfect when you don’t have access to a stove!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (3oz)
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add the macaroni and water to the rice cooker. Cover with the lid and turn the rice cooker on. Mine just has a simple on/off button but if yours has a timer, set it for 5 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes, stir to ensure the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom. It will likely need to cook for a total of 7 minutes, but taste it until it’s al dente.
  3. The water will evaporate as the pasta cooks so there won’t be much water left once the pasta is al dente. Add the milk, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese.
  4. Stir until combined. Add salt to taste.

Keywords: rice cooker macaroni and cheese