Home cooking recipes are all the rage these days, as most folks are staying indoors during the circuit breaker period (Dalgona coffee, anyone?). And you may have come across netizen Leslie Koh’s insanely viral recipes on Facebook, where he whips up popular dishes like muah chee, char kway teow and mac & cheese using only a rice cooker.

He shares the #RiceCookerMan recipes on his eponymous public Facebook page, which has attracted a huge following eager to try out his foolproof, step-by-step pictorial recipes (which anyone can do, even if you have only ever cooked instant noodles). “I always make my recipes as simple as possible, with just a few ingredients,” he tells 8days.sg.

The 34-year-old works full-time as a financial consultant, and tinkers with his recipes as a hobby. He had picked up cooking as a way of spending time with his sister. “We came from a single-parent family, and cooking keeps us bonded,” he explains. The siblings started experimenting with making their meals in a rice cooker out of financial necessity. “My dad had to work two jobs to support us, so my sister and I were alone at home most of the time. We had to fend for ourselves. Eating out is expensive, and there are certain things we couldn’t cook with a normal stove, like claypot rice, ’cos buying a claypot is also expensive. So we thought, why not use a rice cooker?” says Leslie.

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