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If we had a dime for every trendy grain bowl recipe we saved on Pinterest or Instagram, well, let’s just say we’d be able to buy more than a few delicious Sweetgreen Harvest Bowls.

But after putting NutriBulletis new EveryGrain cooker to the test, we can save this money, because making rice, quinoa, oatmeal and other grains at home has become extremely easy, efficient and convenient. And did we mention that you can steam vegetables too? If you’re looking for a small, space-saving appliance that will not only limit cleaning but also control your power supply, you might want to take a look at this multitasking cooker.

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The company known for its personal and full-size blenders, juicers, air fryers, and recently coffee makers, now offers a space-saving grain cooker that can be used to prepare rice (white, brown, jasmine – you name it), quinoa, oats, and ancient grains (think farro, spelled, or millet) all in one convenient machine. And as a bonus, it can also be used to steam vegetables, shrimp or fish.

Using the stovetop is easy: just grab the included plastic spoon to add your cereal and water, select one of six auto cook programs (white rice, brown rice, cereal, oats, quinoa or steam) and press start. When 10 minutes remain in the cycle, a timer will appear and countdown.

Do you want to fix it and forget about it? Use the delayed start timer to delay the cooking process for up to 12 hours – perfect for waking up to fresh oatmeal or coming home from work with ready-to-serve rice. When cooking is complete, the machine goes into “keep warm” mode for up to three hours, with a timer telling you how long your food has been sitting.

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And, perhaps the coolest part, the cooker includes a steamer basket so you can use it to steam vegetables – or even fish – either on their own, using a spoon of water, or (our preferred) with your beans simultaneously.

Measuring 10.8 inches in diameter, 8.6 inches high and 11.4 inches deep, and weighing just 8 pounds, it’s easy to find room to store the EveryGrain Cooker in a cabinet, and it doesn’t Really doesn’t take up a lot of counter space if you choose to leave it out for frequent use. It comes with a black cooking base, 10-cup non-stick pan and plastic steamer basket, rice scoop and measuring spoon and includes a one-year limited warranty as well as a recipe guide that includes measuring and cooking / steaming times.

Getting started right out of the box is a snap with the NutriBullet EveryGrain Cooker. After unpacking, just quickly wash the parts in soapy water (or throw the plastic parts in the dishwasher), open the lid with the push of a button, place the jar in the base and you are ready to roll. Then add your ingredients, select your settings and hit start. In about 30 to 60 minutes your food will be ready.

The stovetop lets you use up to five tablespoons of dry grains at a time, making it ideal for big batches – or a lot of leftovers. Included guide provides grain / water ratios for 15 food options ranging from white rice and quinoa to amaranth, oats, jasmine rice and buckwheat, plus preferred cooking method, portion size , automatic cooking time and yield per spoon.

The spoon makes measuring easy, but we also like the option of pre-labeled water levels labeled in the inner pot that let you know how much liquid to add for two, three, four, or five scoops of different grains.

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True to its name, we found EveryGrain to work wonderfully on anything we tested, including white rice, brown rice, quinoa, and oats. Everything turned out to be light and fluffy, with little to no grip to the pot, even after sitting warm for an hour. We have also achieved excellent results with the steam function. We added broccoli, cauliflower and green beans to the basket halfway through the cereal cycles and made some soft veg ready to be added to our bowl without needing to take out a separate pan that will later need to be hand washed. Steaming vegetables alone, with just a spoonful of water, worked well too.

Speaking of washing, the plastic steamer basket, rice scoop, and spoon are all dishwasher safe, but the pot should be hand washed. With very little food stuck to the pot, it was a cinch.

If your family eats a lot of rice, oatmeal, or other grains, you will save a lot of time and space with the NutriBullet EveryGrain Cooker. Rather than pulling out a pot in the morning to make oatmeal, pulling out the rice cooker for dinner, and messing up another pot and metal steamer to cook vegetables, this little device has it all.

Plus, rather than picking up fast food on the way home from soccer practice, my teenager started adjusting the stove to make quinoa and steamed veg for a healthy bowl of cereal. And if that’s not reason enough to recommend the EveryGrain Cooker, we don’t know what it is.


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