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ARC-616SB
Instruction Manual
“America’s Favorite Rice Cooker™”
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Sensor Logic® Rice Cooker & Food Steamer
Congratulations on your purchase of the Aroma® 12-Cup Sensor Logic® Rice Cooker & Food Steamer! In no time at all, you’ll be making fantastic, restaurant-quality rice at
the touch of a button. Whether long, medium or short grain, this cooker is specially calibrated to prepare a variety of rice, including tough-to-cook whole grain brown rice,
to fluffy perfection.
Your new Aroma® rice cooker is also ideal for convenient, one-pot meals for the whole family. Use the “Steam” function to prepare healthy meals by locking in the natural
flavor and nutrients of food without added oil and fat— for meals that are easy as they are nutritious. Or cook delicious and tender homemade roasts, stews and more
with the “Slow Cook” function. It sets from 2 to 10 hours to easily prepare all of your family’s slow-cooked favorites. Aroma’s patent-pending Sauté-Then-Simmer™ (STS™)
is ideal for Spanish rice, risottos, pilafs, packaged meal helpers, stir frys and more. It sautés foods at a high heat and automatically switch over to its simmer mode once
liquid is added. The “Soup” function is great for preparing savory stews and stocks. And the “Oatmeal” function does the trick when it comes to cooking hearty oatmeal
and porridge. The “Cake” function lets you whip up cakes and other sweet desserts with ease, eliminating the need to closely monitor “baking” so you have more time.
Once your rice cooker is finished cooking your desired meal or dessert, it will automatically switch to its “Keep Warm” setting, so there’s no need to worry about overcooking.
This manual contains instructions for using your rice cooker and its convenient pre-programmed digital settings, as well as all of the accessories included. There are also
helpful measurement charts for cooking rice and steaming. Several delicious recipes are included at the back of this manual, and even more are available online at www.
AromaCo.com.
For more information on your Aroma® rice cooker, or for product service, recipes and other home appliance solutions, please visit us online at www.AromaCo.com.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Basic safety precautions should always be followed when using electrical appliances, including the following:
1. Important: Read all instructions carefully before first use.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use the handles or knobs.
3. Use only on a level, dry and heat-resistant surface.
13. Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance containing rice, hot oil
or other liquids.
14. Do not touch, cover or obstruct the steam vent on the top of the rice cooker as it
is extremely hot and may cause scalding.
4. To protect against fire, electric shock and injury to persons, do not immerse
cord, plug or the appliance in water or any other liquid. See instructions for
cleaning.
15. Use only with a 120V AC power outlet.
5. Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is used by or near
children.
17. The rice cooker should be operated on a separate electrical circuit from other
operating appliances. If the electrical circuit is overloaded with other appliances,
the appliance may not operate properly.
6. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow unit to cool
before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning the appliance.
16. Always unplug from the base of the wall outlet. Never pull on the cord.
18. Always make sure the outside of the inner cooking pot is dry prior to use. If
the inner pot is returned to the cooker when wet, it may damage or cause the
product to malfunction.
7. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Contact Aroma®
19. Use extreme caution when opening the lid during or after cooking. Hot steam will
customer service for examination, repair or adjustment.
escape and may cause burns.
8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Aroma®
20. Rice should not be left in the inner pot with the “Keep-Warm” function on for
Housewares may result in fire, electrical shock or injury.
more than 12 hours.
9. Do not use outdoors.
21. To prevent damage or deformation, do not use the inner pot on a stovetop or
burner.
10. Do not let cord touch hot surfaces or hang over the edge of a counter or
table.
22. To disconnect, turn any control to “OFF,” then remove the plug from the wall
outlet.
11. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
12. Do not use the appliance for other than its intended use.
23. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, cook only in the removable inner cooking
pot provided.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Short Cord
Instructions
1.
DO NOT DRAPE CORD!
Grounding Instructions
A short power-supply cord is
provided to reduce the risks
resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over
a longer cord.
2. Longer extension cords are
available and may be used if
care is exercised in their use.
3. If a longer extension cord is
KEEP AWAY
used:
From children!
a.
The marked electrical
rating of the extension
cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.
b. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled by children or tripped over unintentionally.
c.
The extension cord should be a grounding-type 3-wire cord.
2
This appliance must be grounded while in use to protect the operator from
electrical shock. The appliance is equipped with a 3-conductor cord and a
3-prong grounding-type plug to fit the proper grounding-type receptacle. The
appliance has a plug that looks like sketch A. An adapter, sketch B, should be
used for connecting sketch-A plugs to two-prong receptacles. The grounding
tab, which extends from the adapter, must be connected to a permanent
ground such as a properly grounded outlet box as shown in sketch C using a
metal screw.
THIS APPLIANCE IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
PARTS IDENTIFICATION
Digital Controls
Steam Vent
Keep Warm
Lid Release
Button
Lid
Digital
Display
Handle
Control
Panel
Power/Keep-Warm Button
The POWER/KEEP WARM button serves two purposes. One press of
the POWER/KEEP WARM button will turn the rice cooker on. A second
press will set the rice cooker to its “Keep Warm” setting.
Delay
Timer
Delay Timer
The DELAY TIMER sets up to 15 hours for rice ready when it’s needed.
Add rice and water in the morning and set the timer for mealtime at
night.
Steam
Steam
The STEAM button is perfect for healthy sides and main courses. Set
the time food needs to steam, it will begin to countdown once water
reaches a boil and shut off once time has elapsed.
Slow
Cook
Slow Cook
The SLOW COOK button sets to slow cook from 2 to 10 hours and is
great for homemade roasts and stews.
Menu
The MENU button allows the rice cooker to be set to one of its 6
specialized cooking functions: White, Brown, STS™, Soup, Oatmeal and
Cake.
Start
The START button begins cooking on the selected function.
The WHITE function cooks restaurant-quality white rice automatically.
STS™: Aroma’s patent-pending Sauté-Then-Simmer™ Technology will
sauté foods at a high heat and automatically switch over to its simmer
mode once liquid is added.
The OATMEAL function is perfect for preparing a hearty breakfast classic.
The BROWN function is ideal for cooking brown rice and other tough-tocook whole grains to perfection.
Inner Cooking Pot
Steam Tray
Measuring Cup
Serving Spatula
The SOUP function is great for preparing savory soups and delicious
stews.
The CAKE function “bakes” cakes and other treats.
3
BEFORE FIRST USE
1. Read all instructions and important safeguards.
2. Remove all packaging materials and check that all items have been received in good condition.
3. Tear up all plastic bags as they can pose a risk to children.
4. Wash steam vent and all other accessories in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
5. Remove the inner cooking pot from rice cooker and clean with warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly before returning to cooker.
6. Wipe body clean with a damp cloth.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
• Do not immerse the rice cooker base, cord or plug in water at any time.
NOTE
4
TO COOK RICE
1
2
3
4
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
Oatmea
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Using the provided measuring cup,
add rice to the inner cooking pot.
NOTE
Rinse rice to remove excess starch.
Drain.
• Before placing the inner cooking pot into the rice
cooker, check that the cooking pot is dry and free of
debris. Adding the inner cooking pot when wet may
damage the rice cooker.
Fill with water to the line which
matches the number of cups of
rice being cooked. For example, if
cooking two cups of uncooked rice,
water should be filled to line 2 in the
inner pot.
HELPFUL
HINTS
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Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
• If you misplace the measuring cup, a ¾ standard US cup is an exact
replacement.
• To add more flavor to rice, try substituting a favorite meat/vegetable
broth or stock. The ratio of broth/stock to rice will be the same as
water to rice.
• For approximate rice cooking times and suggested rice/water ratios,
see the “Rice/Water Measurement Table” on page 8.
5
TO COOK RICE (CONT.)
5
6
Close the lid securely.
Connect the power cord to the rice
cooker and plug into an available
outlet.
7
Press the POWER/KEEP-WARM
button to turn on the rice cooker.
8
Press the MENU button to cycle
to the “White” or “Brown” function
depending on the type of rice being
cooked. The indicator light will
confirm which function is selected.
• Brown rice requires a longer cooking cycle than white rice due to the extra bran layers on the grain. If it appears the rice cooker is not immediately
cooking this is due to the a low-heat soak cycle that precedes cooking to produce fluffier grains.
NOTE
6
TO COOK RICE (CONT.)
9
10
11
12
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brow
STS™
Oatm
eal
Press the START button to begin
cooking the rice. The digital display
will show a “chasing” pattern and the
indicator light will become solid to
indicate that it is cooking.
13
The rice cooker will countdown
the final minutes of cook time (12
minutes for “White” and 25 minutes
for “Brown”).
14
Once rice is finished, the rice cooker
will beep and automatically switch to
“Keep-Warm.” The digital display will
show the number of hours the rice
cooker has been on “Keep-Warm,”
beginning with “0.”
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For best results, stir the rice with
the serving spatula to distribute any
remaining moisture.
• Rice should not be left in the rice cooker on “Keep-Warm” for
more than 12 hours.
When finished serving, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
KEEP WARM button once to change
it from its “Keep Warm” setting and
then press and hold again until the rice
cooker powers off.
Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet first, then from the rice
cooker.
NOTE
7
RICE/WATER MEASUREMENT TABLE
UNCOOKED RICE
RICE WATER LINE
INSIDE POT
APPROX. COOKED
RICE YIELD
COOKING TIMES
2 Cups
Line 2
4 Cups
WHITE RICE: 50-55 Min.
BROWN RICE: 80-85 Min.
3 Cups
Line 3
6 Cups
WHITE RICE: 52-57 Min.
BROWN RICE: 85-90 Min.
4 Cups
Line 4
8 Cups
WHITE RICE: 55-62 Min.
BROWN RICE: 90-95 Min.
5 Cups
Line 5
10 Cups
WHITE RICE: 60-65 Min.
BROWN RICE: 95-100 Min.
6 Cups
Line 6
12 Cups
WHITE RICE: 62-67 Min.
BROWN RICE: 100-105 Min.
* Cups referrenced are with the included measuring cup. The measuring cup included adheres to rice cooker industry standards and is not equal to a standard
U.S. measuring cup. The included measuring cup is equal to a standard ¾ US cup.
HELPFUL
HINTS
8
• Rinse rice before placing it into the inner pot to remove excess bran and starch. This will help reduce browning and sticking to the
bottom of the pot.
• Want perfect brown rice without the wait? Use the “Delay Timer.” Simply add rice and water in the morning and set the “Delay Timer” to
the number of hours when rice will be needed. See “To Use Delay Timer” on page 9 for instructions.
• This chart is only a general measuring guide. As there are many different kinds of rice available (see “About Rice” on page 29), rice/water
measurements may vary.
TO USE THE DELAY TIMER
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “To Cook Rice” beginning on page 5.
8
9
Press the DELAY TIMER button.
Each press increases in one hour
increments. It may be set 1 to 15
hours in advance.
NOTE
Once the needed time is selected,
press the MENU button to cycle to
the “White” or “Brown” function
depending on the type of rice being
cooked. The indicator light will
confirm which function is selected.
• Due to the longer cooking time needed, the “Brown Rice”
setting may only be delayed for 2 or more hours.
• The “Delay Timer” will only work with the “White” and
“Brown” functions.
10
11
Press the START button to set the
delayed time. The digital display will
show the amount of time remaining
before rice begins cooking and the
indicator light will become solid.
Once the set time has elapsed, the
digital display will show a “chasing”
pattern.
HELPFUL
HINTS
• If you misplace the measuring cup, a ¾ standard US cup is an
exact replacement.
• To add more flavor to rice, try substituting a favorite meat or
vegetable broth or stock. The ratio of broth/stock to rice will be the
same as water to rice.
9
TO USE THE DELAY TIMER (CONT.)
12
13
14
15
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brow
STS™
Oatm
eal
The rice cooker will countdown
the final minutes of cook time (12
minutes for “White” and 25 minutes
for “Brown”).
Once rice is finished, the rice cooker
will beep and automatically switch to
“Keep-Warm.” The digital display will
show the number of hours the rice
cooker has been on “Keep-Warm,”
beginning with “0.”
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Wa
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For best results, stir the rice with
the serving spatula to distribute any
remaining moisture.
When finished serving rice, turn
the rice cooker off by pressing the
POWER/KEEP WARM button once
to change it from its “Keep-Warm”
setting and then press and hold again
until the rice cooker powers off.
16
• Rice should not be left in the rice cooker on “Keep-Warm” for more than 12 hours.
NOTE
Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet first, then from the rice
cooker.
10
TO SLOW COOK
1
2
3
4
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
Oatmea
l
Add food to be slow cooked to the
inner cooking pot.
5
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Place the inner cooking pot into the
slow cooker.
Close the lid securely.
6
NOTE
Press the POWER/KEEP-WARM
button to turn the rice cooker on.
Connect the power cord to the rice
cooker and plug into an available
outlet.
Press the SLOW COOK button.
• Before placing the inner cooking pot into the rice cooker, check
that the cooking pot is dry and free of debris. Adding the inner
cooking pot when wet may damage the rice cooker.
11
TO SLOW COOK (CONT.)
7
8
9
Use the UP (▲) or DOWN (▼)
buttons to set the time. These
buttons will adjust cooking time in
one hour increments between 2 and
10 hours.
Press the START button to begin
slow cooking at the selected time.
The digital display will show the
remaining cooking time and the
button’s indicator light will become
solid to indicate that it is cooking.
The rice cooker will begin to slow
cook. The digital display will count
down in one hour increments from
the selected time.
11
12
13
10
Once the selected time has passed,
the rice cooker will beep and switch
to “Keep-Warm” mode. The digital
display will show the number of
hours the rice cooker has been on
“Keep-Warm,” beginning with “0.”
Slow
Cook
Menu
Cake
Soup
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Bro
Oatme
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STS
White
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Ke
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War
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Tim
Open the lid to check food for
doneness. If fully cooked, remove
food for serving.
12
When finished serving, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
KEEP WARM button once to change
it from its “Keep Warm” setting and
then press and hold again until the
rice cooker powers off.
Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet first, then from the rice
cooker.
NOTE
• Do not leave food on
“Keep-Warm” for more
than 12 hours.
TO STEAM
1
2
3
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Steam
Steam
Menu
Start
Brown
Soup
l
NOTE
Menu
White
STS™
Oatmea
Using the provided measuring
cup, add 3 cups water to the inner
cooking pot.
4
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Brown
Soup
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Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
• If too little water is added, the rice cooker will stop
prematurely.
• Before placing the inner cooking pot into the rice
cooker, check that the cooking pot is dry and free of
debris. Adding the inner cooking pot when wet may
damage the rice cooker.
White
STS™
Oatme
HELPFUL
HINTS
Place food to be steamed onto the
steam tray.
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Place the steam tray into the rice
cooker.
• If you misplace the measuring cup, a ¾ standard US cup is an exact replacement.
• Smaller foods may be placed on a heat-proof dish and then placed onto the steam
tray. Parchment paper or aluminum foil may be used as well. Place the paper/foil in the
center of the steam tray and ensure it does not create a seal along the bottom of the
steam tray. For best results, it is recommended to puncture small holes in the paper/
foil.
• For suggested steaming times and water amounts, see the meat and vegetable
13
steaming tables on page 19.
TO STEAM (CONT.)
5
Close the lid securely.
9
Use the UP (▲) or DOWN (▼) buttons
to set the time. These buttons will
adjust cooking time in one minute
increments between 5 and 30
minutes.
14
6
7
8
Connect the power cord to the rice
cooker and plug into an available
outlet.
Press the POWER/KEEP-WARM
button to turn the rice cooker on.
Press the STEAM button. The digital
display will show a flashing 5 to
represent five minutes of steam
time.
10
11
12
Press the START button to begin
steaming at the selected time. The
digital display will show the remaining
cooking time and the button’s
indicator light will become solid to
indicate that it is cooking.
Once the water reaches a boil, the
digital display will count down in one
minute increments from the selected
time.
Once the selected time has passed,
the rice cooker will beep and switch
to “Keep-Warm” mode. The digital
display will show the number of
hours the rice cooker has been on
“Keep-Warm,” beginning with “0.”
TO STEAM (CONT.)
13
14
15
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
Oatme
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Check steamed food for doneness. If When finished serving, turn the rice
Unplug the power cord from the
finished steaming, carefully remove
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
power outlet first, then from the rice
the steam tray. It will be hot.
KEEP WARM button once to change
cooker.
it from its “Keep Warm” setting and
then press and hold again until the rice
cooker powers off.
15
TO STEAM FOOD & SIMULTANEOUSLY COOK RICE
To steam while cooking rice, begin cooking rice by following steps 1 to 9 of “To Cook Rice”
on page 5.
10
11
12
13
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
Oatme
al
Place food to be steamed onto the
steam tray.
NOTE
16
Using caution to avoid escaping
steam, open the lid.
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Place steam tray into the rice
cooker.
• Do not attempt to cook more than 4 cups (uncooked) of rice if steaming and cooking rice
simultaneously. The steam tray will not fit properly if more than 4 cups of rice are cooked.
• Food can be steamed at any time while rice cooks, however for best results food should
be steamed toward the end of the rice cooking cycle. This will allow for rice and steamed
food to be ready at the same time. See the “Rice/Water Measurement Table” on page 8
for approximate rice cooking times.
• Before placing the inner cooking pot into the rice cooker, check that the cooking pot is dry
and free of debris. Adding the inner cooking pot when wet may damage the rice cooker.
HELPFUL
HINTS
Close the lid securely.
• Refer to the steaming tables for meats and
vegetables on page 18 for hints and approximate
steaming times. See the “Rice/Water Measurement
Table” included on page 8 for approximate rice
cooking times.
TO STEAM FOOD & SIMULTANEOUSLY COOK RICE (CONT.)
14
15
Slow
Cook
16
17
Allow the rice cooker to continue
cooking rice.
Once the selected time has passed,
the rice cooker will beep and switch
to “Keep-Warm” mode. The digital
display will show the number of
hours the rice cooker has been on
“Keep-Warm,” beginning with “0.”
Slow
Cook
Steam
Steam
Menu
Start
Brown
Soup
al
Menu
Start
White
STS™
Oatme
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White
Brown
STS™
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Using caution, open the lid to check
food for doneness.
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Soup
Oatme
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If food is finished steaming, carefully
remove the steam tray. It will be hot.
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Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brow
STS™
Oatm
eal
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Soup
Cake
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Keep
Wa
rm
For best results, stir the rice with
the serving spatula to distribute any
remaining moisture.
When finished serving, turn the rice
Unplug the power cord from the
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
power outlet first, then from the rice
KEEP WARM button once to change
cooker.
it from its “Keep Warm” setting and
then press and hold again until the rice
cooker powers off.
NOTE
• Rice should not be left
in the rice cooker on
“Keep-Warm” for more
than 12 hours.
17
STEAMING TABLES
When steaming, Aroma® recommends using 3 cups of water with the provided measuring cup.
Meat Steaming Table
HELPFUL
HINTS
NOTE
18
Vegetable Steaming Table
MEAT
STEAMING TIME
SAFE INTERNAL
TEMPERATURE
VEGETABLE
STEAMING TIME
Fish
25 Min.
140°F
Asparagus
9-11 Minutes
Chicken
30 Min.
165°F
Broccoli
6-8 Minutes
Pork
30 Min.
160°F
Cabbage
5-7 Minutes
Medium = 25 Min.
Medium-Well = 30 Min.
Well = 33 Min.
Carrots
11-13 Minutes
Beef
160°F
Cauliflower
7-9 Minutes
Corn on the Cob
12-16 Minutes
Green Beans
9-11 Minutes
Peas
4-6 Minutes
Potatoes
28-33 Minutes
Spinach
2-4 Minutes
Squash
9-11 Minutes
Zucchini
9-11 Minutes
• Since most vegetables only absorb a small amount of water, there is
no need to increase the amount of water with a larger serving
of vegetables.
• Steaming times may vary depending upon the cut of meat being
used.
• To ensure meat tastes its best, and to prevent possible illness, check
that meat is completely cooked prior to serving. If it is not, simply
place more water in the inner cooking pot and repeat the cooking
process until the meat is adequately cooked.
• Altitude, humidity and outside temperature will affect cooking times.
• These steaming charts are for reference only. Actual cooking times
may vary.
TO USE SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™
1
2
3
4
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
Oatmea
l
Add ingredients to be sautéed/
browned to the inner cooking pot.
5
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Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
Connect the power cord to the rice
cooker and plug into an available
outlet.
6
NOTE
Press the MENU button to cycle to
the “STS™” function. The indicator
light will confirm which function is
selected.
Press the POWER button to turn on
the rice cooker.
Press the START button to begin
sautéing. The digital display will show
a “chasing” pattern and the indicator
light will become solid to indicate that
it is cooking. Using a long-handled
wooden spoon, stir ingredients until
sautéed/browned to the desired level.
• Before placing the inner cooking pot into the rice cooker, check that
the cooking pot is dry and free of debris. Adding the inner cooking pot
when wet may damage the rice cooker.
CAUTION
X
• Do not use the provided serving
spatula to sauté. It is not intended
to be used in contact with high
temperatures. Use a long-handled
wooden or heat-safe spoon to stir
food while sautéing.
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TO USE SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™ (CONT.)
7
8
9
10
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brow
STS™
Oatm
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Add other called for ingredients and
liquid to the inner cooking pot.
11
Close the lid securely and allow the
rice cooker to cook.
12
After a few minutes, the rice cooker
will automatically switch to its
“Simmer” mode. The rice cooker will
countdown the final minutes of cook
time starting at 12 minutes.
Once the meal has cooked, the rice
cooker will beep and automatically
switch over to “Keep-Warm.”
• Food should not be left in the rice cooker on “Keep-Warm”
for more than 12 hours.
NOTE
When finished serving, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
KEEP WARM button once to change
it from its “Keep Warm” setting and
then press and hold again until the
rice cooker powers off.
20
Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet first, then from the rice
cooker.
HELPFUL
HINTS
• If sautéing only, after food has been sautéed/browned to
the desired level, press the POWER/KEEP WARM button to
switch the rice cooker to its “Keep Warm” setting to keep
sautéed food warm and fresh for serving.
TO USE THE SOUP FUNCTION
1
2
3
4
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
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Add ingredients to the inner cooking
pot.
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Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
• The “Soup” function is a programmed cooking setting that operates
for 35 minutes before switching to the “Keep-Warm” setting.
• Before placing the inner cooking pot into the rice cooker, check
that the cooking pot is dry and free of debris. Adding the inner
cooking pot when wet may damage the rice cooker.
Close the lid securely.
Connect the power cord to the rice
cooker and plug into an available
outlet.
• The “Soup” function is also great for stews and chili.
HELPFUL
HINTS
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TO USE THE SOUP FUNCTION (CONT.)
5
Press the POWER/KEEP-WARM
button to turn the rice cooker on.
9
6
Press the MENU button to cycle to
the “Soup” function. The indicator
light will confirm which function is
selected.
10
7
Press the START button to begin
cooking on the selected function.
The digital display will show a
“chasing” pattern and the indicator
light will become solid to indicate
that it is cooking.
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The rice cooker will countdown the
final minutes of cook time starting at
10 minutes.
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HELPFUL
HINTS
Once food is finished, the rice cooker
will beep and automatically switch to
its “Keep Warm” setting. The digital
display will show the number of hours
the rice cooker has been on the “Keep
Warm” setting,” beginning with “0.”
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When finished serving, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/ Unplug the power cord from the
KEEP WARM button once to change power outlet first, then from the rice
it from its “Keep Warming” setting
cooker.
and then press and hold again until
the rice cooker powers off.
NOTE
• Using caution to avoid
escaping steam, open the
lid and stir occasionally
with a long-handled
wooden spoon to assist
with cooking.
• Food should not be left in
the rice cooker on “KeepWarm” for more than 12
hours.
TO USE THE OATMEAL FUNCTION
1
2
3
4
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
Oatmea
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Follow instructions on oatmeal
packaging and mix oatmeal with
water. Add oatmeal mixture to the
inner cooking pot.
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Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
• Before placing the inner cooking pot into the rice cooker, check
that the cooking pot is dry and free of debris. Adding the inner
cooking pot when wet may damage the rice cooker.
Close the lid securely.
Connect the power cord to the rice
cooker and plug into an available
outlet.
• The “Oatmeal” function is also great for other types of
porridge.
HELPFUL
HINTS
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TO USE THE OATMEAL FUNCTION (CONT.)
5
Press the POWER/KEEP-WARM button
to turn the rice cooker on.
9
6
Press the MENU button to cycle to the
“Oatmeal” function. The indicator light
will confirm which function is selected.
10
7
8
Press the START button to begin cooking The rice cooker will countdown the
on the selected function. The digital
final minutes of cook time starting at
display will show a “chasing” pattern and 12 minutes.
the indicator light will become solid to
indicate that it is cooking.
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HELPFUL
HINTS
Once oatmeal is finished, the rice cooker
will beep and automatically switch to its
“Keep Warm” setting. The digital display
will show the number of hours the rice
cooker has been on the “Keep Warm”
setting,” beginning with “0.”
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When finished serving, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
KEEP WARM button once to change
it from its “Keep Warm” setting and
then press and hold again until the rice
cooker powers off.
Unplug the power cord from the power
outlet first, then from the rice cooker.
NOTE
• Using caution to avoid
escaping steam, open the
lid and stir occasionally
with a long-handled
wooden spoon to assist
with cooking.
• Oatmeal should not be
left in the rice cooker on
“Keep-Warm” for more
than 12 hours.
TO USE THE CAKE FUNCTION
1
2
3
4
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
Oatmea
l
Follow instructions on cake mix
packaging or recipe to mix liquid
ingredients and cake mix. Add cake
mix into the inner pot.
5
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM
button to turn the rice cooker on.
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Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
Close the lid securely.
Connect the power cord to the rice
cooker and plug into an available
outlet.
6
Press the MENU button to cycle to the
“Cake” function. The indicator light will
confirm which function is selected.
NOTE
• Before placing the inner cooking pot into the rice cooker, check
that the cooking pot is dry and free of debris. Adding the inner
cooking pot when wet may damage the rice cooker.
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TO USE THE CAKE FUNCTION (CONT.)
7
Press the START button to begin
cooking on the selected function.
The digital display will show a
“chasing” pattern and the indicator
light will become solid to indicate
that it is cooking.
11
Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet first, then from the rice
cooker.
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8
9
10
Once cake is finished, the rice cooker Remove the cake carefully by
The rice cooker will countdown the
final minutes of cook time starting at will beep and automatically switch to inverting the inner pot onto a flat dish
its “Keep Warm” setting. The digital
or surface. Turn the rice cooker off
10 minutes.
display will show the number of hours by pressing the POWER/KEEP WARM
the rice cooker has been on the “Keep button once to change it from its
Warm” setting,” beginning with “0.”
“Keep Warm” setting and then press
and hold again until the rice cooker
powers off.
NOTE
• Cake should not be left in the rice cooker
on “Keep-Warm” for more than 12 hours.
Remove cake immediately for best results.
HELPFUL
HINTS
• Check cake for doneness by placing a toothpick
into the cake. If it comes out clean the cake is
ready!
TO CLEAN
1
2
Remove the steam vent.
3
Handwash the inner cooking pot and
all accessories or wash them in the
dishwasher.
Wipe rice cooker body clean with a
damp cloth.
4
Thoroughly dry rice cooker body and
all accessories.
5
Slow
Cook
Steam
Menu
Start
White
Brown
STS™
Soup
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Reassemble for next use.
NOTE
• Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or products that are not considered safe to use on
nonstick coatings.
• If washing in the dishwasher, a slight discoloration to the inner pot and accessories may occur. This is
cosmetic only and will not affect performance.
• Any other servicing should be performed by Aroma® Housewares. Contact Aroma® customer service at
1-800-276-6286, Monday to Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM PST.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Because rice varieties may vary in their make-up, results may differ. Below are some troubleshooting tips to help you achieve the
desired consistency.
Rice is too dry/hard after cooking.
If your rice is dry or hard/chewy when the rice cooker switches to “Keep-Warm” mode, additional water and cooking
time will soften the rice. Depending on how dry your rice is, add ½ to 1 cup of water and stir through. Close the lid
and select the “White” function. When rice cooker switches to “Keep-Warm” mode, open the lid and stir the rice to
check the consistency. Repeat as necessary until rice is soft and moist.
If your rice is still too moist or soggy when the rice cooker switches to “Keep-Warm” mode, use the serving spatula
to stir the rice. This will redistribute the bottom (moistest) part of the rice as well as release excess moisture. Close
Rice is too moist/soggy after cooking.
the lid and allow to remain on “Keep-Warm” mode for 10-30 minutes as needed, opening the lid and stirring
periodically to release excess moisture.
The bottom layer of rice is browned/
caramelized.
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The bottom layer of cooked rice may become slightly browned and/or caramelized during cooking. To reduce
browning, rice should be rinsed before cooking to remove any excess starch. Stirring rice once it switches to
“Keep-Warm” will also help to reduce browning/caramelizing.
ABOUT RICE
Courtesy of the USA Rice Federation
Rice is the perfect foundation for today’s healthier eating. It is a nutrient-dense complex carbohydrate that supplies energy, fiber, essential vitamins and minerals
and beneficial antioxidants. Rice combines well with other healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood, poultry, beans and soy foods.
Nearly 88% of rice consumed in the U.S. is grown in the U.S. Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Missouri produce high-quality varieties of
short, medium and long grain rice as well as specialty rices including jasmine, basmati, arborio, red aromatic and black japonica, among others.
There are many different varieties of rice available in the market. Your Aroma® Rice Cooker can cook any type perfectly every time. The following are the commonly
available varieties of rice and their characteristics:
Long Grain Rice
This rice has a long, slender kernel three to four times longer than its width.
Due to its starch composition, cooked grains are more separate, light and
fluffy compared to medium or short grain rice. The majority of white rice is
enriched to restore nutrients lost during processing. Great for entrees and
side dishes— rice bowls, stir-fries, salads and pilafs.
Brown Rice
Brown rice is a 100% whole grain food that fits the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for
Americans recommendation to increase daily intake of whole grains. Brown rice
contains the nutrient-dense bran and inner germ layer where many beneficial
compounds are found. Brown rice is available in short, medium and long grain
varieties and can be used interchangeably with enriched white rice.
Medium Grain Rice
When compared to long grain rice, medium grain rice has a shorter, wider
kernel that is two to three times longer than its width. Cooked grains are
more moist and tender than long grain, and have a greater tendency to
cling together. Great for entrees, sushi, risotto and rice puddings.
Wild Rice
Wild rice is an aquatic grass grown in Minnesota and California and is a frequent
addition to long grain rice pilafs and rice mixes. Its unique flavor, texture and
rich dark color provide a delicious accent to rice dishes. Wild rice also makes
a wonderful stuffing for poultry when cooked with broth and mixed with your
favorite dried fruits.
Short Grain Rice
Short grain rice has a short, plump, almost round kernel. Cooked grains are
soft and cling together, yet remain separate and are somewhat chewy, with
a slight springiness to the bite. Great for sushi, Asian dishes and desserts.
For recipes and rice information visit the USA Rice Federation online at www.usarice.com/consumer.
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ABOUT RICE
Courtesy of the USA Rice Federation
Did You Know?
•
Rice is the primary dietary staple for more than half of the world’s population.
•
U.S. grown rice is the standard for excellence and accounts for nearly 88% of the rice consumed in America. It is grown and harvested by local farmers in
five south-central states and California.
•
Rice contains no sodium, cholesterol, trans fats or gluten, and has only a trace of fat. One half-cup of rice contains about 100 calories.
•
Research shows that people who eat rice have healthier diets than non-rice eaters and eat more like the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans
recommendations.
•
Whole grains like brown rice help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, and aid in weight management.
•
Brown rice is a 100% whole grain. One cup of whole grain brown rice provides two of the three recommended daily servings of whole grains.
•
Eating rice triggers the production of serotonin in the brain, a chemical that helps regulate and improve mood.
•
September is National Rice Month - promoting awareness of the versatility and the value of U.S. grown rice.
For recipes and rice information visit the USA Rice Federation online at www.usarice.com/consumer.
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RECIPES
Mushroom Risotto
Ingredients
2 tbsp
1 cup
2 cups
½
2
1 cup 2 tbsp
Olive Oil
Sliced Mushrooms of Your Choice
Arborio Rice
Onion, Diced
Garlic Cloves, Crushed
White Wine
Butter
3 cups
½ cup
½ cup
¼ cup
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Chicken Stock
Heavy Cream
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Chopped Italian Parsley
Salt and Pepper
Set the rice cooker to the Sauté-Then-Simmer™ (STS™) function
and add olive oil, garlic, mushrooms and onion. Sauté until
onions are soft for about 8 minutes. Add rice and stir. Add wine
and cook until mostly absorbed by rice. Add the chicken stock
and close the lid. Once the rice cooker beeps, add the cream,
parmesan cheese, butter and parsley. Stir to combine and taste.
Add salt and pepper if needed.
Rum Cake
Ingredients
Cake:
½ box
Glaze:
½ cup
½ cup
½ cup
¹⁄₈ cup
Yellow Cake Mix of Your Choice
Rum to Substitute for Water
Rum
Butter
Brown Sugar
Water
Prepare ½ box of cake batter according to directions, but replace half of the water
amount asked for with rum. Since using half of the cake mix, the water/rum ratio should
also be cut in half. Rinse the inner pot and coat with a cooking spray. Add the batter and
set on cake mode. Wait for cake cycle to finish and remove carefully by inverting onto a
wire rack.
For the glaze, set your rice cooker on Sauté-Then-Simmer™ (STS™) function and add
water, butter, sugar and rum. Stir until sugar has dissolved and butter has melted. With
a toothpick poke holes into the cake and pour the glaze on top, smoothing with a knife if
needed.
For additional rice cooker recipes, or even to submit your own, visit our website at www.AromaCo.com!
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RECIPES (CONT.)
Rice Cooker Cupcakes
Ingredients
1 box 3 3 cups 1 container 6 6 Chocolate Cupcake Mix
Eggs
Water
Any Flavor Frosting
Silicon Cupcake Molds
Paper Cupcake Cups
Mix cupcake mix according to box instructions. Place cupcake cups in molds. Add
cupcake mix. Place cupcakes in steam tray and close the lid. Set to the “Steam” function
according to box baking instructions (30 minutes typically). Using caution, open the lid
and check cupcakes for doneness. If ready, add frosting and enjoy!
Jambalaya
Ingredients
1 lb. 1 lb. 2 cups 1½ cups 4 cups 1 4-oz. can 2 tbsp 32
Spicy Smoked Sausage
Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined
Cooked Chicken, Shredded
Rice
Chicken Broth
Diced Green Chilies
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. Set to
the “White Rice” function. The rice cooker will automatically switch to “Keep-Warm” mode
once the meal is ready.
For additional rice cooker recipes, or even to submit your own, visit our website at www.AromaCo.com!
RECIPES (CONT.)
Chicken Noodle Soup
Ingredients
2 lbs.
1 10 10 8 cups 2 tbsp
2 2 -
Chicken Thighs
Yellow Onion, Cut into Small Quarters
Celery Stalks Cut into Bite-sized Pieces
Carrots Cut into Bite-sized Rounds
Chicken Stock
Olive Oil
Bay Leaves
Sprigs of Thyme
Salt and Pepper, for Added Taste
Add olive oil, onions and celery to the inner pot and place it inside the rice cooker. Select
the Sauté-Then-Simmer™ (STS™) function and cook until fragrant or about ten minutes.
Add chicken thighs and brown on both sides. Add the stock, carrots and herbs, then
close the lid. Set to the “Soup” function and let cook. When the “Soup” function finishes,
remove and shred the chicken with two forks and put it back in the soup. Serve with your
favorite add-ons.
Breakfast Oatmeal
Ingredients
¾ cup 1½ cups
¼ cup
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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
Milk
Brown Sugar
Dash of Salt
Set the rice cooker to its Sauté-Then-Simmer™ (STS™) function and add the milk and
sugar. Stir until milk is warm and sugar has dissolved. Add salt and oatmeal. Close the lid
and set to the “Oatmeal” function. Serve when oatmeal is finished cooking.
For additional rice cooker recipes, or even to submit your own, visit our website at www.AromaCo.com!
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WARRANTY
SERVICE & SUPPORT
LIMITED WARRANTY
Aroma Housewares Company warrants this product free from defects in
material and workmanship for one year from provable date of purchase in
the United States.
Within this warranty period, Aroma Housewares Company will repair or
replace, at its option, defective parts at no charge, provided the product
is returned, freight prepaid with proof of purchase and U.S. $20.00 for
shipping and handling charges payable to Aroma Housewares Company.
Before returning an item, please call the toll free number below for a return
authorization number. Allow 2-4 weeks for return shipping.
This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse, abuse or
neglect on the part of the owner. Warranty is also invalid in any case that
the product is taken apart or serviced by an unauthorized service station.
In the event of a warranty claim, or if service is required for this product, please
contact Aroma® customer service toll-free at:
1-800-276-6286
M-F, 8:30AM-4:30PM, Pacific Time
Or we can be reached online at CustomerService@AromaCo.com.
For your records, we recommend stapling your sales receipt to this page along with
a written record of the following:
Date of Purchase:
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, which may vary from state to
state, and does not cover areas outside the United States.
Place of Purchase:
AROMA HOUSEWARES COMPANY
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, California 92121
1-800-276-6286
M-F, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Pacific Time
Website: www.AromaCo.com
• Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims.
NOTE
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