I wrote previously about how I've been baking in my rice cooker. I tried another recipe, this time for a full meal, earlier this week. Raku recently introduced me to farro, and I'm in love. It's a grain, bigger than rice, with a nutty flavor and a great chewy texture. I bought some at an Italian grocery and when I saw a rice cooker recipe for Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms and Farro I knew I had to try it.
You just combine all the ingredients in the rice cooker (after marinating the chicken), and turn it on.
I was worried I was going to end up with some gross half-cooked chicken, or some other sort of disaster. But when it finished there was a completely cooked meal waiting for us.
So, here's my final review. The mushrooms and farro were great, but the chicken was overcooked. It's possible that this is my fault because I bought really small chicken breasts that were already pounded pretty thin. A regular one might have come out perfectly. When I try it again I'll post an update. Otherwise I think the chicken could do with some garlic and salt in the marinade, but overall I'd recommend it.