Cooking on the road

One of great parts of traveling the country playing music is getting to sample the great regional cuisine and find fun local places to eat. However there are many nights where you are just going out to eat because you have to and you end up eating sub par diner hamburgers day after day. Kris and Maz started brining a rice cooker on the road and now we’ve all converted to cooking on the road.


This is the cooking kit I’m using this tour. So far it’s been quite successful. So far we had: Trader Joe’s Indian curry over rice, teriyaki marinated squash over rice, pork and beans with corn over rice and spicy tuna and avocado over rice. It’s basically a game of how many ways you can eat rice.



The number one On Ensemble road meal is definitely a package of Mori Nu organic silken tofu with rice and furikake. It’s simple but pretty hard to beat. The Mori Nu tofu is the perfect road staple it doesn’t need to be refrigerated until you open it the package is very compact and it tastes delicious.



My other road staple has become a jar of Nutella. It also doesn’t need to be refrigerated and it’s a perfect way to improve free hotel breakfasts. Tired of the same waffles and instant eggs? Just get a banana and make a banana Nutella sandwich. Awesome. I’ve also taken to bringing a package of starbuck via on the road to fortify weak hotel coffee.


6 Responses to “Cooking on the road”

  1. Tadashi says:

    Are you steaming vegetables by putting them in the rice cooker before the rice is done? That was one of the ways, we worked on one pot cooking when we were camping out.

  2. Jacqui says:

    Just posted a link to this article on my facebook page :)
    Sounds like you could make use of an eCookbook I’ve put together called the ‘Art of Roaming Cooking’ (which you can download for free for just another week.
    I’ve also heard you can cook many other things in a ricecooker other than just rice…..I might investigate that a bit more and if I find anything I’ll let you know :)

    • shoji says:

      Hey Jacqui – that sounds ebook sounds great! If you have any suggestions for foods that don’t take a ton of space and don’t need to be refrigerated I’m all ears!

  3. Rekha says:

    Nice to see this post. After reading the above reply you gave to Jacqui I thought of inviting you to my blog, I have toasted bread and made many stir-fry using a few homemade instant mix in the rice cooker. Some recipes are adapted for Indian cooking. Do give a visit.

    • shoji says:

      Hi Rekha thanks for stopping by. I bookmarked your blog. Lots of useful recipes and great source of inspiration for the trails of cooking in a hotel room! Great stuff!

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