Can you make yogurt in a rice cooker?

After having lots of success making yogurt in my crock pot, I"ve started feeling selfish. I have a crock pot, và most people don"t. How will the crockpot-less enjoy fresh, homemade yogurt? It"s basically the same feeling I get when I think about poor kids in North Korea without iPhones. Such a travesty.So I mix out for alternative methods with the conviction of a Southern Baptist missionary. Yogurt just needs a warm incubator khổng lồ ferment for a few hours. Crock pots work well because of the ceramic insulation that helps keep the yogurt at a relatively constant và warm temperature for 8+ hours. After clicking around, I found that people use all kinds of crazy methods khổng lồ incubate. Oven pilot lights. Heating pads. Insulated beach coolers filled with warm water. Then it occurred khổng lồ me. Rice cookers are essentially crock pots. Everyone in Korea has a rice cooker. Even if you don"t eat rice. They just come with the apartment. Eureka~

The only problem with using a rice cooker is that the vessel for cooking is metal. Metal gives inconsistent results to yogurt. I"ve found that it can make the yogurt thinner and runnier. To giảm giá khuyến mãi with this, I use a ceramic bowl và place it in the rice cooker. It provides more insulation và makes deliciously thick yogurt each time.

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I"ve already posted about making yogurt in a crock pot, & it"s the same process though I"ve tweaked it here and there lớn make it more time and cost efficient. Equipment và Ingredients1 liter milk (any milk will work)1/2 cup yogurt or 1 container (85 g) of Denmark Plain Yogurtthermometer (I use a candy thermometer which goes up to 100°C that I bought at the bakery market in Bangsan Market near Euljiro/Jongno-3-ga for 3,500 won. You can also buy them online at the baking school.)rice cookerceramic/glass bowl that fits inside your rice cooker (microwave safe)blanket or thick towelHeat your milk to lớn 181°F (83°C). I"ve done this by heating it in the rice cooker (2-3 hours), on the stove vị trí cao nhất (15-20 minutes) & in the microwave (under 10 minutes). Microwaves target the water molecules in whatever it"s heating so it has several advantages over other methods. Obviously, it"s faster. It also doesn"t leave the scummy residue on the pot that heating over the stove top does. The only downside to microwaving is knowing exactly how long to lớn microwave for. With the other two methods, you can watch the thermometer. With the microwave, you"ll have lớn stop and kiểm tra frequently. Get to lớn know your microwave và after the first few times, you"ll know exactly how long khổng lồ heat your milk.

Let the milk cool lớn 110°F (43°C).
You can wait 3-4 hours for this to lớn happen or put your milk container into an ice bath lớn speed the process up. Once it"s at110°F (43°C), it"s time to "pitch" the yogurt.

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Inoculate. Take out about a cup of the warm milk. Whisk in the yogurt into the cup of milk. Then whisk the milk/yogurt mixture back into the milk.Incubate. Place the bowl of the inoculated milk into the rice cooker and cover the rice cooker up with a thick towel or blanket. Wait 8+ hours.Set the yogurt. After eight hours, you should have yogurt. Khổng lồ set it và stop the fermentation, put the yogurt in the refrigerator for another 8 hours.