Rice Cooker Mac N Cheese

During a recent visit to YouTube Space LA, I teamed up with the talented Beth Aweau of CookingandCrafting to make gourmet mac and cheese recipe in a rice cooker. For this rice cooker mac n cheese recipe, I used a mixture of gourmet cheeses, including blue cheese, but you can use whatever sounds good to you. Be sure to check out Beth’s recipe for fried rice in a rice cooker here

Rice Cooker Mac N Cheese

Rice Cooker Mac N Cheese


  • 2 cups cavatappi or elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream or 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mixed cheeses (2 ounces blue cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Place pasta and broth into rice cooker. Close lid and press cook on the brown rice setting.
  2. When rice cooker is done and turns to warm setting, add the cheese, cream and other ingredients. Stir with paddle. Close lid and allow a few minutes for cheese to melt through and heat up, around 10 minutes.

Recipe by Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com