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Easy Chinese American dinner rolls in the rice cooker

 We've been stuck at home for a while now so have been looking into some new recipes.

As the summer gets really hot here I wondered if I could cook things in the instant cooker instead of the toaster oven. 

Here's a quick and easy 

Ingredients list: 

2 eggs

1 TSP instant yeast 

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk (we substitute with soy milk)

2 cups flour 

1.5 TBP oil (I use coconut)


Knead the dough for at least 20 minutes

Put it in a container and seal it to let it rise for 20 minutes

Put it sealed into a rice cooker for 40 minutes.