A Christmas dinner menu in Japan typically consists of the now long tradition of grabbing some KFC and a slice of Christmas cake. That means most rice cookers have the day off (unless you happen to own a truly awesome one that makes curry and rice at the same time).

Japanese Twitter user Mugi Rice (@HG7654321) may have give us all a reason to fire up our rice cookers this holiday season, however, with an incredibly simple easy-made rice cooker for Christmas roast beef!

Mugi Rice provided pictures and an easy-to-follow recipe based off the following shortlist of ingredients:

Beef Round Block, 300-500g (10-17oz)

2 tablespoons of butter

Salt and pepper to taste

First, fill the rice cooker halfway with water and heat it up in the keep warm mode. Take the beef thigh block out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for an hour or two.

Grill the room temperature beef block with salt and pepper, then place it in a freezer bag with a heatproof temperature of 100℃ along with 2 tablespoons of butter.

When closing the freezer bag, the key is to close the bag in a way that allows air to escape.

Once the mouth of the freezer bag is closed, place it into the rice cooker's water that has been pre-warmed.

Source: @HG7654321

Source: @HG7654321

After 30 minutes in the rice cooker, cool the freezer bag in ice water.

Use a knife to cut it into desired sizes and you're done! While coloring may depend on your grilling, Mugi Rice's instructions result in an easy-to-make serving of roast beef that's perfectly cooked.

Source: @HG7654321

Source: @HG7654321

Of course, the holiday season doesn't have any monopoly on our appetite for roast beef, so the next time you feel a craving for some, maybe give this easy rice cooker recipe a try!

By - grape Japan editorial staff.