I have a steamer type rice cooker, where water is needed outside the inner pan to steam the pan and cook the rice. The set came with an aluminum-based shallow pan that I could use to steam vegetables and raw fish or meat. The shallow pan is now in bad shape and I am looking for an alternative.

I came across stoneware bowls and cake pans that may be a good substitute but have no experience putting either in the rice cooker. Personally I prefer a stoneware bowl for its smaller size.

Q1. Can I put a stoneware bowl as an "inner pan" in my steamer-type rice cooker to steam and cook the raw ingredients? If yes, could I place the bowl directly at the bottom of the cooker or do I need a rack of sort to place the bowl on?

Q2. Would food stick to the stoneware ?


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