Rice Cooker Pizza




About: I get restless, so I make things.

Quick, easy, delicious, freezable pizza buns, steamed in a rice cooker!

These healthy whole wheat pizza buns can be filled with your favorite toppings.

Make them in a college dorm room, or in your office.

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Step 1: Ingredients

1 package active dry yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2  tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

2 cups shredded mozerella
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 cups of your favorite pizza toppings

Step 2: Make the Dough

1. Mix warm water, yeast, sugar and oil. Let stand for about 10 min. Mixture should be bubbly.

2. Add salt and flour. Mix until the dough sticks together. Knead dough until it becomes smooth, about 10 min. Add water as needed.

3. Put the dough in a bowl, cover with and cloth and allow to rise for about an hour, or until it doubles in size. Placing the dough in a warm spot will help the dough rise faster. Prepare the filling while the dough is rising.

4. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and form balls.

Step 3: Prepare the Filling

1. Chop your favorite toppings into small pieces, this will be the bun filling.

2. Stir shredded cheese and tomato sauce into chopped topping mixture.

Step 4: Fill the Buns

1. Roll each piece out until it is 4-5 inches in diameter.

2. Place 2 tablespoons of topping in the middle of the dough.

3. Pull the side up, twisting to seal the dough.

Step 5: Steam the Buns

1. Place the buns, seam down on small wax paper squares in the preheated rice cooker.

2. Steam for 15-20 min. Add water to rice cooker as needed

Step 6: Enjoy!

These buns are easy to pack for lunches. They freeze and reheat in the micowave beautifully!

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    12 Discussions


    For those who don't have a rice cooker, try using a colander on top of a pot of boiling water.


    5 years ago

    If I wanted to make white dough would I just use regular white flour instead of the wheat?

    1 reply

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Are you putting something in the rice cooker to set the balls on?
    They appear to be sitting higher in your cooker than mine would.
    I can't see pouring water around them to steam them with them sitting on the bottom.
    Great idea.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Rice cookers are allowed in dorm rooms... wanted to give students a new option. We tried baking half, but the steamed buns were far better.