September 29, 2014

Rice Cooker Breakfast Burritos + Panasonic Rice Cooker Giveaway

Egg Burrito in a Rice Cooker

One of the few kitchen appliances I’ve never purchased is a rice cooker. I am pretty good at cooking rice on the stovetop so it never seemed crucial to have one. Would we eat more rice if I had one at the ready all the time? Probably. So when Panasonic asked me to test out a SR-DF101 rice cooker and participate in their #RiseandShine Better Breakfast Month I figured it was a good idea. It was the perfect opportunity to finally test this appliance everyone loves and see just how versatile it is.

Mexican Rice Breakfast Burrito

Since the challenge focused on all breakfast foods I decided to make breakfast burrito wraps. I know a rice cooker can always get rice done, but using it for breakfast was an intriguing idea. I wasn’t sure about the eggs, but a little research showed that lots of people puts eggs in their rice cooker and it works. Thankfully they were right!

Mexian Rice Breakfast Burrito 2

During my experiment I was very pleased to find the SR-DF101 very easy to use. I am not an appliance novice, but I still get wigged out when something is so complicated I have to refer to the manual a thousand times just to turn it on. True to the booklet, I simply pressed a button and the rice cooked up tender and fluffy.

Panasonic Rice Cooker

We had a lot of fun adding up some flavor to our rice to make the burritos. I used tomatoes, chiles, and chicken stock for the liquid, and added spices and salt for extra kick. I cracked the eggs in right after the machine finished cooking and flipped to “keep warm” mode. They cooked on the “keep warm” feature on top of the rice for 10 minutes and set perfectly! To finish the burrito I scooped an egg and some rice on top of each tortilla and wrapped them up. They made the perfect easy breakfast that would be delicious any day of the week.

Panasonic SR-DF101 Giveaway

To get you to add a little more pep to your breakfast routine and join the #RiseandShine Better Breakfast challenge Panasonic is giving away a SR-DF101 Rice Cooker to one lucky reader! Here is how to enter:

1) Leave a comment sharing your favorite rice dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

2) For an EXTRA entry tweet a photo of your dish and tag @TheNaptimeChef and @HomePanasonic with the hashtag #risendshine

3) Contest runs from September 29th at 7am through October 6th at 7am. Winner will be announced in the October 10th newsletter so be sure to subscribe! (upper right hand corner!)

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Panasonic. The photos and opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make The Naptime Chef possible.)

Rice Cooker Breakfast Burritos
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  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 small can diced green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 ½ cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tortillas


  1. Add the rice, tomatoes, chiles, salt, red pepper, and chicken stock to the bowl of the rice cooker and stir to incorporate. Press the "White Rice" button on the rice cooker and allow the machine to cook. The light will switch to "Keep Warm" when it is finished. At that point, open the machine and crack the eggs on top of the rice and close the lid. Allow the eggs to cook for 10 minutes to set. Reopen the lid and scoop the rice and egg into each tortilla.


  • Larissa B

    I make my version of Red Beans and Rice at least once a week! I make extra rice and use the leftovers to prepare Rice Pudding for breakfast!

  • Pam Armstrong Ledford

    Gumbo. Then make rice pudding with the leftover. 🙂

  • Mary Hoffman

    Fried rice, good breakfast, lunch or dinner

  • Sadia Khan

    We love fluffy white rice with dal for lunch, biryani for dinner.

  • Yvonne

    I love rice pudding.

  • Jessie Oleson Moore

    I am a huge fan of the breakfast burrito but sometimes all the potatoes are too much. I love the use of rice–much more burrito-esque yet fancied up– and the clever way of making them. You’re awesome. 🙂

  • alinna satake

    rice pilaf!

  • Robin Chesser

    My favorite rice dish is rice pudding, I can eat it as breakfast or dessert. It’s such a comforting feeling to eat it.

  • Amy R

    mexican cheesy rice….yum!

  • sara

    We love spanish rice casserole. It’s a one hit wonder in our family.

  • TaraO

    I LOVE cashew chicken with white rice!

  • Felicia Johnson

    I prefer to make Spanish rice with my tacos! For an extra kick, I add jalapeños.

  • latanya t

    I like brown rice with veggies in it.

  • Karen D

    I love a porcini risotto, Spanish rice, and rice pudding. Rice porridge is also a favorite.

  • christophersorel

    Pluff which is a tatar dish with meat, carrot, beef and garlic. YUM

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  • Greg Allbee

    For a quick dinner sometimes I like to make a quick bowl of either a bean-rice-veggie taco salad, or a “Buddha bowl” with rice, veggies and tofu.

  • D Schmidt

    My favorite rice dish is defnitely Paella, its a family favorite.

  • Lisa Pero

    Chicken Tikka Masala w/ Basmati Rice

  • Michelle Myers

    I love breakfast burritos! Can’t wait to try this recipe. I also enjoy making a lot of Asian food, just don’t make it enough because making rice is still a challenge to me.

  • Chris Nguyen

    I love congee for breakfast!

  • Marissa

    It’s almost the time of year for my favorite… foraged chanterelle risotto with leeks and bacon! So good.

  • Rust

    Gumbo — spicy chicken and andouille sausage with white rice.

  • Marcie Smith

    I LOVE leftovers for breakfast…. my favorite is when we have leftover rice… stir fry it with some eggs, thin sliced rare steak (or any other left over meat in the fridge), scallions and a handful of mung bean sprouts… breakfast is served and pass the ponzu and sriracha!

  • robin goudy

    When I was a kid (many moons ago) when my mom had leftover rice, she would warm it up the next morning and put milk, cinnamon, and sugar on it and we would have it for breakfast.Not very exciting, but it brings back warm memories…

  • Karen Lynch

    We eat rice all the time as a side dish, my husbands favorite as part of a meal with cream of mushroom soup and chicken where it bakes in the oven.

  • seasonic

    I love rice pilaf with chicken or turkey.

  • I like veggie fried rice.

  • ilonaskitchen

    love pork fried rice!

  • Nancy L S

    We love honey-orange chicken with rice and sesame seeds

  • Anne

    Although I often serve rice as a side dish, one dinner in which it’s absolutely necessary is my spouse’s favorite: I make an oniony white sauce and add cooked chicken and vegetables (broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, or whatever I have leftover), and flavor it with thyme or tarragon. It’s a simple meal, enhanced by the rice, which absorbs some of the sauce and is an integral part of the dish.

  • barbara n

    I love fried rice! I try it make it healthier with brown rice!

  • susitravl

    Mushroom Risotto is my favorite, even though it takes forever to make.

  • miranda

    I like rice pilaf

  • gary

    Fried rice is always good

  • bill

    I like rice pudding

  • Karen D
  • Annette

    I like to toss leftover rice in a stir fry with leftovers from the fridge like chicken and vegetables. It’s so easy and yummy.

  • Amanda

    My favorite thing to do with the rice from my rice cooker is my girls fav dinner, chicken and cashews with brown rice.

  • sara rai

    Shrimp mixed with vegetables fried rice is our family favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to win:)

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