A Frittata Recipe for the Rice Cooker

Make a delicious frittata in your rice cooker! This easy recipe has become one of my family’s favorites. When I fix this, there are no left-overs.

frittata with potatoes and spinach made in rice cooker in metal bowl with wooden spatula lifting a piece; on wooden table with a leafy green garnish

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A Frittata Recipe for the Rice Cooker
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A Frittata Recipe for the Rice Cooker
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  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk,
  • 1 Box frozen spinach
  • 2-3 left-over baked potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese or mozzarella
  • seasoning salt
  • cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Parmesan cheese grated
  1. Place enough oil in the Rice Cooker to cover the bottom of the pan liberally. Turn on high. Slice the cold potatoes, sprinkle them with seasoning salt and Parmesan cheese, and place them in a layer on the bottom. Allow to cook at high while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  2. Place frozen spinach in the microwave in a covered bowl with a few teaspoons of water. Microwave around 4-5 minutes. Remove carefully and drain off the water, pressing the water out of the spinach with a slotted spoon or spatula. Add 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, 1 cup of cheese, and mayonnaise. If you like, you can add around 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Mix well and spread across the top of the potatoes. Be sure the unit is on High.
  3. Mix three eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour over the other ingredients. Again, hit the cook button so it is cooking on high. Sprinkle a little parsley and garlic salt over the top. When the eggs are almost done, sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese over the top. Allow to cook longer until almost firm. I let mine sit 30 minutes or more on warm setting to "settle" before we eat it. It could be eaten sooner.
  4. Serve in slices like pizza or pie.
Recipe Notes

We eat this with a chili sauce; I make my own with ketchup seasoned with chili powder.

Looking for more savory egg recipes? Whip up some of these for breakfast:

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About Lynne Jaques

Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!

22 thoughts on “A Frittata Recipe for the Rice Cooker”

  1. As someone living far away from home with only a malfunctioning stove and a rice cooker in hand, this is just in time. Thank you very much for the recipe and for the fact that you have a recipe measurement converter ( oh boy, I hate doing the Math.)

    And since I only have the rice cooker, I might just blanch the spinach in the microwave before cooking the fritata itself.

    Again thanks! Looking forward for more recipes like this.

  2. One of my favorite dishes and a novel way to cook as I am not that patient waiting for the frittata to set under the grill.
    Also it seems like a less messy way to cook as the trick is for the ingredients to slowly cook and bind together.

    A good dish to make if you are mutli-tasking, which is nearly always.

    • I could not agree more Bella. I am always multi-tasking and cooking it this way is a great idea. The spinach is what makes this a special dish for me, you absolutely have to use fresh spinach.

      • Right! I’m thinking of using several different kinds of cheeses! Can hardly wait to surprise my mom with breakfast tomorrow morning…

  3. I have to admit that I’m not huge on eggs, so immediately I’m turned off at the idea of frittatas. That said, the portion of potatoes and cheese in this makes it pretty tempting. Maybe for brunch someday!

  4. Oh I am a big fan of frittatas! This looks great. I’ve never thought to use my rice cooker for anything more than rice. This recipe will help me get more use out of it. Do you make your own ketchup from scratch? Or mix seasonings into pre-made ketchup? I’ve had flavored ketchups at restaurants that I’d like to attempt to recreate.

  5. This recipe’s simply divine! I can’t wait to give it a shot using our own rice cooker. I wonder if it’d be okay to use a quick melting cheese, though. I’m all right with mozzarella but the taste usually fizzles off (especially when grated) after it’s cooked.

  6. I have always wanted to try cooking a frittata but I currently don’t have an oven. Reading the title of this article made me excited. I have tried cooking a few things in my rice cooker aside from rice (tried making banana cake before in it), but never thought I can use it to make a frittata.

    I think I will experiment with this recipe. It sounds like another breakfast dish that well work with my family. It looks like it so easy to make.

  7. We have a rice cooker but I’ve only ever used it for rice!

    I admit I’m not a huge fan of frittatas as they can be a bit heavy and dry for me but slow cooking it may make this something I could really enjoy – I’ll certainly give it a go!

    Wayz12, how did baking a cake in the rice cooker turn out?

  8. This is such a creative way to cook eggs and to use the rice cooker. I love to cook eggs for breakfast, but scrambled eggs and toast gets pretty boring. This looks great and I bet there are a million ways to change it up to add a little variety, like using different vegetables or different seasonings.

  9. I have never indulged in a frittata before but from the look of things, something ought to be worked out,the recipe has been noted down and a date has been set when the famous frittata will be ‘created’….my stomach growls on and on till that special day 🙂

  10. Interesting idea to use this in a rice cooker! I usually baked mine in the oven, and frittatas are great because they can be so versatile. I like to add a bit of meat such as bacon, sausage or pepperoni to mine.

  11. I have yet to make a frittata, but this looks delicious and easy to make. And I like the idea of adding meat to it like I just read here in the reply section. I don’t have a rice cooker, so I’ll have to improvise, but I don’t think that will be a problem. I have a large 13” Magnalite skillet that should do the trick right on the stovetop.

  12. I would never have thought of making a frittata in the rice cooker! That’s certainly an innovative use for it and I love finding out ways to make the most out of my kitchen gadgets. The great thing about frittatas is that you can use anything you have leftover, virtually everything tastes great in them.

  13. I am a huge fan of using gadgets for unexpected recipes & creations. This is a perfect example of how you do not necessarily have to follow gadget rules. The only thing I would change is to add more Parmesan cheese. Parmesano Reggiano being the undisputed king of all cheese.

  14. This looks delicious! This is a killer combo for me potatoes + eggs = love, love, love! I’m the one who don’t like my greens. I wonder what can be used as substitute for spinach. This is definitely something I would truly enjoy eating! Copied the recipe.

  15. I’m going to be completely honest when I say this recipe has me sitting here skeptical but completely in awe. I’m absolutely intrigued by this cooking method and I can’t wait to prove the negative thoughts in my head wrong. I love the addition of the mayo to the spinach. While I do try and limit my intake of it I am a may freak and think it adds so much depth and flavor! Very cool recipe that I can’t wait to try for sure!

  16. Mmm, I love frittatas, and usually have all of these ingredients on hand. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe out, and I’m sure it will be a hit in my household. I think this is a good one for the Summer, since it doesn’t involve using the oven, which warms the house up way too much in the already oppressively hot Texas Summers.

  17. This looks like a delicious dish. Sadly we no longer have a rice cooker. I was using it and it wasn’t broken so I don’t know why it was thrown out. I atleast know there are other things you can do with a rice cooker.

  18. Mmmmm! I want this right now! I think if I make this at home, I’ll end up eating all four servings. Oh well, I’m just going to have to make double. LOL. Thank you very much for the recipe Lynne. It looks so easy to make and simply scrumptious looking! I’m giving it a try and letting you know how it goes.

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