Aroma ARC-1030SB Rice Cooker User Manual

Instruction Manual
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ARC-1030SB
Rice Cooker • Food Steamer • Slow Cooker
Congratulations on your purchase of the Aroma® 20-Cup Digital Rice Cooker, Food Steamer and Slow Cooker. 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 all varieties of rice, including tough-to-cook whole grain
brown rice, to fluffy perfection.
In addition to rice, your new Aroma® Rice Cooker is ideal for healthy, one-pot meals for the whole family. The convenient steam tray inserts directly over the rice, allowing you
to cook moist, fresh meats and vegetables at the same time, in the same pot. Steaming foods locks in their natural flavor and nutrients without added oil or fat, for meals that
are as nutritious and low-calorie as they are easy.
Aroma®’s Sauté-Then-Simmer™ Technology is ideal for the easy preparation of Spanish rice, risottos, pilafs, packaged meal helpers, stir frys and more stovetop favorites!
And the new Slow Cook function adds an extra dimension of versatility to your rice cooker, allowing it to fully function as a programmable slow cooker! Use them together for
simplified searing and slow cooking in the same pot.
But it doesn’t end there. Your new rice cooker is also great for soups, stews, stocks, gumbos, jambalaya, breakfast frittata, dips and even desserts!
Several delicious recipes are included at the back of this manual, and even more are available online at www.AromaCo.com. 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.
For more information on your Aroma® Rice Cooker, Food Steamer and Slow 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.
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® customer service for examination, repair or adjustment.
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.
19.Use extreme caution when opening the lid during or after cooking. Hot
steam will escape and may cause scalding.
8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Aroma®
Housewares may result in fire, electrical shock or injury.
20.Rice should not be left in the inner cooking pot with the Keep-Warm function
on for more than 12 hours.
9. Do not use outdoors.
21.To prevent damage or deformation, do not use the inner cooking pot on a
stovetop or burner.
10.Do not let cord touch hot surfaces or hang over the edge of a counter
or table.
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.
22.To disconnect, turn any control to OFF, then remove the plug from the wall
outlet.
23.To reduce the risk of electrical shock, cook only in the removable inner
cooking pot provided.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
DO NOT DRAPE CORD!
Short Cord Instructions
1. 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.
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
3. If a longer extension cord is used:
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 counter top
or tabletop where it can be pulled by children or tripped over unintentionally.
KEEP AWAY
FROM CHILDREN!
Polarized Plug
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other); follow the instructions below:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
2
THIS APPLIANCE IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
PARTS IDENTIFICATION
Digital Controls
Steam Vent
Lid Release
Button
Handle
Keep
Warm
Lid
Condensation
Collector
Keep
Warm
Digital Display
POWER/KEEP WARM
The POWER button turns the rice cooker on and off.
The KEEP WARM button is perfect for keeping food warm
and ready to serve. The rice cooker automatically switches
over to Keep-Warm once rice is finished cooking.
DELAY TIMER
The DELAY TIMER button allows for rice to be ready right
when it’s needed. Add rice and water in the morning and
come home to delicious rice ready to eat!
WHITE RICE
The WHITE RICE button cooks restaurant-quality rice
automatically.
BROWN RICE
The BROWN RICE button is ideal for cooking brown rice and
other tough-to-cook whole grains to perfection.
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Control Panel
Slow
Cook
SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™
Aroma’s patent-pending Sauté-Then-Simmer™ Technology is
able to sauté foods at a high heat and automatically switch
over to its simmer mode once liquid is added. It’s perfect for
Spanish rice, chili, risotto, stir frys and much more!
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.
Inner Cooking Pot
Steam Tray
Measuring Cup
Serving Spatula
Slow
Cook
SLOW COOK
The SLOW COOK button transforms the rice cooker into a
3-quart programmable slow cooker. Set it to cook from 2
to 10 hours for all your slow cooked favorites!
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
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
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 it 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.
HELPFUL
HINTS
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 or 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
7
8
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Sauté
-then-
-then-
Simmer™
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Sauté
-then-
Sauté
Simmer™
-then-
Simmer™
Slow
Cook
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Close the lid securely.
NOTE
6
Slow
Cook
Plug the power cord into a wall
outlet.
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM
button to turn on the rice cooker.
Press the WHITE RICE or BROWN
RICE button, depending upon the
type of rice being cooked.
• Brown rice requires a much longer cooking cycle than other rice varieties due to the extra bran layers on the grains. The Brown Rice
function on this rice cooker allows extra time and adjusted heat settings in order to cook the rice properly. If it appears the rice cooker is not
heating up immediately on the Brown Rice setting, this is due to a low-heat soak cycle that preceeds the cooking cycle to produce better
brown rice results.
TO COOK RICE (CONT.)
9
10
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
11
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
The rice cooker will now begin
cooking. The cooking indicator light
will illuminate.
12
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
The rice cooker will countdown
Once rice is finished, the rice cooker
the final minutes of cook time (12
will beep and automatically switch to
minutes for white rice and 25 minutes Keep-Warm.
for brown rice).
For better results, stir the rice with
the serving spatula to distribute any
remaining moisture.
13
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
• Rice should not be left in the rice cooker on Keep-Warm for more than 12 hours.
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
NOTE
When finished serving rice, turn
the rice cooker off by pressing the
POWER/KEEP WARM button twice
and unplug the power cord.
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: 30-35 Min.
BROWN RICE: 100-105 Min.
3 Cups
Line 3
6 Cups
WHITE RICE: 32-37 Min.
BROWN RICE: 102-107 Min.
4 Cups
Line 4
8 Cups
WHITE RICE: 34-39 Min.
BROWN RICE: 110-115 Min.
5 Cups
Line 5
10 Cups
WHITE RICE: 38-43 Min.
BROWN RICE: 114-119 Min.
6 Cups
Line 6
12 Cups
WHITE RICE: 40-45 Min.
BROWN RICE: 116-121 Min.
7 Cups
Line 7
14 Cups
WHITE RICE: 41-46 Min.
BROWN RICE: 118-123 Min.
8 Cups
Line 8
16 Cups
WHITE RICE: 43-48 Min.
BROWN RICE: 120-125 Min.
9 Cups
Line 9
18 Cups
WHITE RICE: 44-49 Min.
BROWN RICE: 123-128 Min.
10 Cups
Line 10
20 Cups
WHITE RICE: 46-51 Min.
BROWN RICE: 125-130 Min.
HELPFUL
HINTS
8
• Rinse rice before placing it into the inner cooking 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 for
when rice will be needed that night. See “To Use The Delay Timer” on page 9 for more details.
• This chart is only a general measuring guide. As there are many different kinds of rice available (see “About Rice” on page 25), 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
Keep
Warm
10
Sauté
-then-
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Simmer™
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
-then-
Sauté
-then-
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Press the DELAY TIMER button.
Each press increases in one hour
increments. It may be set to have
rice ready in 1 to 15 hours.
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Simmer™
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Sauté
Keep Warm
Once the needed time is selected,
press the WHITE RICE or BROWN
RICE button, depending on the rice
being cooked.
The digital display will countdown
from the time selected.
HELPFUL
HINTS
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
• Due to the longer cooking time needed, brown
rice may only be delayed for 2 hours or more.
NOTE
11
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Slow
Cook
Once rice begins cooking, the
cooking indicator light will
illuminate.
• 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
Keep
Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Sauté
Slow
Cook
Sauté
-then-
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
The rice cooker will countdown
the final minutes of cook time
(12 minutes for white rice and 25
minutes for brown rice).
Once rice is finished, the rice cooker
will beep and automatically switch to
Keep-Warm.
For better 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.
NOTE
10
When finished serving rice, turn
the rice cooker off by pressing the
POWER/KEEP WARM button twice
and unplug the power cord.
TO SLOW COOK
1
2
3
4
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
-then-
Keep
Warm
Simmer™
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Slow
Cook
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Add food to be slow cooked to the
inner cooking pot.
5
Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
Close the lid securely.
Plug the power cord into an
available outlet.
6
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Sauté
-then-
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
NOTE
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM
button to turn the rice cooker on.
Press the SLOW COOK button. The
digital display will show a flashing 1
to represent one hour of slow cook
time.
• 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.
• If recipe calls for ingredients to be seared or browned
use Saute-Then-Simmer™ to sear meat then switch to
Slow Cook to finish cooking.
11
TO SLOW COOK (CONT.)
7
8
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
9
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Slow
Cook
Once the needed cooking time is
selected, the rice cooker will beep to
indicate it is setting at the displayed
time. It will beep once more and the
display will stop flashing to indicate
it has set.
12
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
When finished serving, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
KEEP WARM button and unplug the
power cord.
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Sauté
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Open the lid to check food for
doneness. If fully cooked, remove
food for serving.
12
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
-then-
-then-
11
Keep
Warm
Sauté
Sauté
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Each press of the SLOW COOK
button will increase the slow cook
time by one hour, up to 10 hours.
After 10 hours, it will cycle back to
one hour.
10
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
The rice cooker will begin to
slow cook. The digital display will
countdown in one hour increments
from the selected time.
Slow
Cook
Once food is finished, the rice
cooker will beep and automatically
switch to Keep-Warm.
TO USE SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™
1
2
3
4
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Slow
Cook
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Add ingredients to be sautéed/
browned to the inner cooking pot.
Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
Plug the power cord into an available
outlet.
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM
button to turn on the rice cooker.
• 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.
CAUTION
X
13
TO USE SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™ (CONT.)
5
6
Keep
Warm
7
8
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Press the SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™
button to begin sautéing.
9
Using a long-handled wooden
spoon, stir ingredients until sautéed/
browned to the desired level.
Add other called for ingredients and
liquid to the inner cooking pot.
10
11
Keep
Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Sauté
Sauté
-then-
Slow
Cook
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
After a few minutes, the rice cooker
will automatically switch to its
Simmer mode.
14
Once the meal has cooked, the rice
cooker will beep and automatically
switch over to Keep-Warm.
When finished serving, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
KEEP WARM button twice and
unplug the power cord.
Close the lid securely and allow the
rice cooker to cook.
TO SAUTÉ ONLY
1
2
3
4
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Slow
Cook
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Add ingredients to be sautéed/
browned to the inner cooking pot.
Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
Plug the power cord into an available
outlet.
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM
button to turn on the rice cooker.
• 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.
CAUTION
X
15
TO SAUTÉ ONLY (CONT.)
5
6
Keep
Warm
7
8
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Sauté
-then-
Keep Warm
Simmer™
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Press the SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™
button to begin sautéing.
16
Using a long-handled wooden
spoon, stir ingredients until sautéed/
browned to the desired level.
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM
button to switch the rice cooker to
Keep-Warm.
When finished sautéing, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
KEEP WARM button twice and
unplug the power cord.
TO STEAM
1
2
3
Keep
Warm
4
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Cooker
• Slow r
Rice CookerSteame
Food
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Keep Warm
Using the provided measuring
cup, add 3 cups water to the inner
cooking pot.
HELPFUL
HINTS
Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
Place food to be steamed onto the
steam tray.
Sauté
-then- ™
Simmer
Slow
Cook
Place the steam tray into the rice
cooker.
• 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 steaming tables on page 22.
17
TO STEAM (CONT.)
5
6
7
8
Keep
Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Sauté
Simmer™
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Close the lid securely.
Plug the cord into an available
outlet.
9
10
Keep
Warm
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM
button to turn on the rice cooker.
11
12
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Each press of the STEAM button
will increase steaming time by one
minute, up to 30 minutes. After 30
minutes, it will cycle back to five
minutes.
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Keep
Warm
Sauté
-then-
Slow
Cook
18
Press the STEAM button. The digital
display will show a flashing 5 to
represent five minutes of steam time.
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Once the needed time is selected, the The cooking indicator light will
rice cooker will beep to indicate it is
illuminate to indicate it has begun
setting at the displayed time. It will
steaming.
beep once more and the display will
stop flashing to indicate it has set.
Slow
Cook
Once the water reaches a boil, the
digital display will countdown in one
minute increments from the selected
time.
TO STEAM (CONT.)
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14
15
Keep
Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Cooker
• Slow r
Rice CookerSteame
Food
Keep
Warm
Keep Warm
Once the selected time has passed,
the rice cooker will beep and switch
to Keep-Warm mode.
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
-then- ™
Simmer
Slow
Cook
Check steamed food for doneness.
If finished steaming, remove food
immediately to avoid overcooking.
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
When finished steaming, turn the
rice cooker off by pressing the
POWER/KEEP WARM button twice
and unplug the power cord.
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TO STEAM FOOD &
SIMULTANEOUSLY COOK RICE
Follow steps 1 to 9 of “To Cook Rice” beginning on page 5.
10
11
12
13
Keep
Warm
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Sauté
Slow
Cook
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Cooker
• Slow r
Rice CookerSteame
Food
Keep
Warm
Keep Warm
Place food to be steamed onto the
steam tray.
NOTE
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Using caution to avoid escaping
steam, open the lid.
• Do not attempt to cook more than 8 cups (uncooked)
of rice if steaming and cooking rice simultaneously.
• It is possible to steam at any point during the rice
cooking cycle. However, it is recommended that you
steam during the end of the cycle so that steamed food
does not grow cold or become soggy before the rice is
ready.
Sauté
-then- ™
Simmer
Slow
Cook
Place steam tray into the rice
cooker.
HELPFUL
HINTS
Close the lid securely.
• Refer to the steaming tables for meats and vegetables on page
22 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
16
17
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Cooker
• Slow r
Rice CookerSteame
Food
Keep
Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Cooker
• Slow r
Rice CookerSteame
Food
Keep
Warm
Sauté
-then- ™
Simmer
Sauté
-then- ™
Simmer
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Using caution, open the lid to check
food for doneness.
If food is finished steaming, remove
steam tray.
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Keep
Warm
Allow the rice cooker to continue
cooking rice.
Once rice is finished, the rice cooker
will beep and automatically switch to
Keep-Warm.
• Rice should not be left in the rice cooker on Keep-Warm for more
than 12 hours.
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
NOTE
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
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 twice
and unplug the power cord.
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STEAMING TABLES
When steaming, Aroma® recommends using 3 cups of water with the provided measuring cup.
Meat Steaming Table
HELPFUL
HINTS
NOTE
22
Vegetable Steaming Table
MEAT
STEAMING TIME
SAFE INTERNAL
TEMPERATURE
VEGETABLE
STEAMING TIME
Fish
25 Min.
140°
Asparagus
9-11 Minutes
Chicken
30 Min.
165°
Broccoli
6-8 Minutes
Pork
30 Min.
160°
Cabbage
5-7 Minutes
Medium = 25 Min.
Medium-Well = 30 Min.
Well = 33 Min.
Carrots
11-13 Minutes
Beef
160°
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 COOK SOUPS, STEWS OR CHILIS
1
2
3
4
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
-then-
Simmer™
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
Keep Warm
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Add ingredients to the inner cooking
pot.
Place the inner cooking pot into the
rice cooker.
Close the lid securely.
Plug the cord into an available
outlet.
• The rice cooker will not switch to Keep-Warm mode until all liquid is boiled away. Follow the recipe carefully and do not leave the rice cooker
unattended.
CAUTION
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TO COOK SOUPS, STEWS AND CHILIS (CONT.)
5
6
Keep
Warm
7
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
8
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Simmer™
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Sauté
Keep Warm
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM
button to turn on the rice cooker.
9
Press the WHITE RICE button to
begin cooking.
10
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Slow
Cook
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Once cooking is complete, press
the POWER/KEEP WARM button
to switch the rice cooker to KeepWarm mode.
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Keep Warm
When finished serving, turn the rice
cooker off by pressing the POWER/
KEEP-WARM button twice and
unplug the power cord.
The cooking indicator light will
illuminate.
Using caution to avoid escaping
steam, open the lid and stir
occasionally with a long-handled
wooden spoon.
TO CLEAN
1
2
3
4
Keep
Warm
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Remove the steam vent.
5
Remove the condensation collector.
Soak the inner cooking pot and all
accessories or wash them in the
dishwasher.
Wipe rice cooker body clean with a
damp cloth.
6
Keep
Warm
NOTE
Rice Cooker • Slow Cooker
Food Steamer
Sauté
-then-
Simmer™
Keep Warm
Slow
Cook
Cooker
• Slow
Rice CookerSteamer
Food
Keep
Warm
Keep Warm
Thoroughly dry rice cooker body and
all accessories.
• 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.
Sauté
-then- ™
Simmer
Slow
Cook
Reassemble for next use.
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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 press the WHITE RICE button. 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 the
Rice is too moist/soggy after cooking.
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.
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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
Sauté-Then-Simmer™ Risotto
Ingredients
¼ cup
1 large
1 tbsp
1 cup ¼ cup 4 cups 1 cup 3 tbsp ⅓ cup yellow onion, diced small
garlic clove, chopped fine
olive oil
Arborio rice, uncooked
vermouth
chicken broth
whipping cream
butter
Parmesan cheese, shredded
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM button to turn on the rice cooker. Add onion, garlic
and olive oil to inner cooking pot. Press the SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™ button. The
sauté indicator light will illuminate. Add rice and mix with a long handled spoon until
well coated. Add vermouth and stir until liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the chicken
broth and whipping cream; mix well and close the lid securely. Sauté-Then-Simmer™
Technology then will automatically adjust to simmer to cook rice. Once the rice cooker
automatically turns to Keep-Warm, open the lid and stir in butter and Parmesan cheese.
Serves 4 to 6.
Sauté-Then-Simmer™ Spanish Rice
Ingredients
2 tbsp
1
1 2 cups
2½ cups
1 tbsp
Pinch
1 tsp
olive oil (can use up to 1/4 cup)
onion, chopped fine
garlic clove, minced
medium or long-grain white rice
chicken stock (or vegetable stock if vegetarian)
tomato paste
oregano
salt
Press the POWER button to turn on the rice cooker. Add rice, olive oil, onion and garlic
to the inner cooking pot. Press the SAUTÉ-THEN-SIMMER™ button. The sauté indicator
light will illuminate. Using a long-handled wooden spoon, stir ingredients frequently and
allow to sauté for roughly 5 minutes, or until onion is soft. Add remaining ingredients.
Sauté-Then-Simmer™ Technology will then will automatically adjust to simmer to cook
rice. Close the lid securely and allow to cook. Once rice is finished, the rice cooker will
automatically switch to Keep-Warm mode. Serves 4 to 6.
For additional rice cooker recipes, or even to submit your own, visit our website at www.AromaCo.com!
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RECIPES
Green Chile Chicken and Rice
Ingredients
1½ cups
3 cups
2 tbsp
½ tsp
1
1
rice
chicken broth
diced minced onion
salt
10-oz. can chicken breast chunks, with liquid
4-oz. can diced green chiles, with liquid
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM button to turn on the rice cooker. Place all ingredients
in the inner cooking pot and stir. Place inner cooking pot into the rice cooker, cover and
press the WHITE RICE button. Allow to cook until rice cooker switches to Keep-Warm
mode. Add salt to taste. Stir and serve immediately as a main course. Serves 4.
San Antonio Rice
Ingredients
1 cup
1 jar (12 oz.)
1 tbsp
1 cup
½ tsp
½ tsp
1¼ cups
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rice
fresh salsa, mild or hot
vegetable oil
fresh or canned corn kernels
ground cumin
salt
water
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
Fresh minced cilantro, for garnish
Press the POWER/KEEP WARM button to turn on the rice cooker. Add all ingredients
except cilantro to the inner cooking pot, stir, close the lid and press the WHITE RICE
button. When rice cooker switches to Keep-Warm mode, open the lid, quickly stir and
re-cover. Allow to stand for 8-10 minutes before serving. Spoon onto a serving dish,
garnish with fresh cilantro and serve. Makes a flavorful supper or side dish for grilled
chicken or fish. Serves 3-4.
For additional rice cooker recipes, or even to submit your own, visit our website at www.AromaCo.com!
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 continental
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. $14.00 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.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, which may vary from state to state, and does not cover areas outside the United States.
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
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SERVICE & SUPPORT
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:
Place of Purchase:
• Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims.
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