We normally use boiling water to make hard boiled eggs but there is another easier and hassle free method that you might be interested to try. I learned how to cook hard boiled egg using rice cooker from an email forwarded to me recently. I don’t know where the original source of this email is from but the method works really well when I tried it! The best thing is the egg will not crack if you use rice cooker to cook it and the time taken is also faster than using boiling water. As you only use a very small amount of water, very little energy (electricity) is needed to generate the steam that cooks the eggs. Therefore this method saves energy, money, time and water!
1) First wet some tissue papers (3 to 4 pieces) and put them at the base of your rice cooker pot. Then put the eggs on top of the wet tissue papers.
2) Set the rice cooker to ‘cook’ just like you are cooking rice. When the light turns green, the eggs will be ready. Do not open the rice cooker cover yet. Leave the eggs in the hot rice cooker for another 2 minutes to ensure that they are perfectly cooked.
Then........I made some stripes on the eggs using dark soya sauce and put them in my ‘Tau Eu Bak’ (Soya Sauce pork belly). I told my kids that these are dinosaur’s eggs! Unfortunately, my kids didn’t believe me but they were very happy to eat the ‘dinosaur’ eggs. Gosh, it is not easy to bluff little kids nowadays! ROLF!