put a steamer basket above with rice, a bit of liquid and some butter in a bowl. You really have to try it first to get a good sense of the timing on the rice, so probably not this time. Got it...it will be a rice-free dinner anyways. Japanese folks need a break from it every now and then. Poaching goes along with the clay pot idea I was going to throw out. I had forgotten about those. Do you mean one of those schlemmertopf things? That could work...but not sure if I could find one around here....and the small oven is a problem too.