I am not the cook in the family, but I do occasionally have to do the cooking. To that end, there are some kitchen gadgets I could never live without. Number one is our rice cooker.
We used to have a small rice cooker, perfect for two people, but when it dies, we bought an industrial sized one that also doubles as a steamer. Most of the time, we make the minimum amount of rice required by the cooker, but its nice to have the option for more for lunches and dinner guests. We’ve never used the steaming function, though.