sounds like in this case "quick and easy" will very likely be synonymous with "bland and terrible"
Maybe...but here's an example of a quick and easy recipe from their website:
Prep: 10 min. Total: 40 min. Yield: Serves 4.
1 lb. spicy smoked sausage
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 1/2 cups rice
4 cups chicken broth
1 4-oz. can diced green chilies
2 tbsp. Creole seasoning
Cut the smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, then into 1/4" half circles. Add all ingredients to the inner pot and mix well. Place inner pot in the rice cooker and close the lid. Press White Rice/Cook. The rice cooker will automatically switch to "Keep-Warm" mode once the meal is ready.
Now I'm not saying that's going to be the best meal in the world or that it's even Jambalaya. Substitute out the sausage and shrimp (I would think the shrimp would overcook) for chicken and you have a fairly healthy meal...especially if you use brown rice.
On weekends I love to cook...and I mean real cooking. During the week I normally eat something like a sandwich, frozen food/leftovers or salads. For an easy meal, I've made rice in a cooker and then dropped in Cream of Mushroom Soup with ground chicken. It's a hot meal that takes almost no effort. That's all I'm looking for...something simple that can cook while we're at the park and be ready when we get home.
If the food tastes like crap, then it will just be exclusively a rice cooker.