Today I will be talking about how to how Aroma rice cooker. Is it worth the hype? And most importantly, is it easy to use?
Cooking white rice on a stovetop can take forever. Especially when you’re cooking brown rice. And there’s no guarantee that it will turn out perfectly soft and fluffy each time.
It’s a common mistake to cook rice too dry and burnt at the bottom of the pan. Worse still is having to eat soggy rice with too much moisture! It’s time to look for something consistent and effective. Trying out Aroma rice cookers is a smart decision. It’s simple to use, versatile, and fit.
So without much ado, let’s learn how to use the Aroma rice cooker right away.
How to Use Aroma Rice Cooker
You can follow this to cook white or brown rice. The first step is to measure the dry rice you want to cook. Most Aroma rice cookers come with a measuring cup, a spatula, and a removable inner cooking pot. This makes it easier to rinse and handle the rice for easy cooking.
Most people skip rinsing the rice before cooking. Do not do this.
Let’s say you want to cook one cup of brown rice in the Aroma rice cooker.
Pour one cup of rice in the cooking pan. Make sure you remove the inner cooking pot from the machine. Place it outside on the countertop to rinse the rice immediately.
Rinse the water a few times to get rid of the starch. You can do this as many times as you want to get rid of the cloudiness from the pot.
Before placing the inner cooking pot into the cooker, wipe the exterior dry. You don’t want water residue around the pot when you turn the rice cooker on.
Most Aroma rice cookers come with proper water markings. This is based on the number of cups of rice you add to the pot. So for one cup of rice, fill the water up to level marking 1. For two cups, fill it up to level marking 2. And so on.
Close the lid after you’ve added salt to the inner cooking pot.
Start the rice cooker and select the appropriate cooking setting. For brown rice, you can select the multigrain/brown option. Or you can select the quick-cooking button for accelerated cooking.
The display will show you a loading LCD pattern. This means the rice is starting to cook. It takes about 10 minutes for the display to flash a countdown timer. This also depends upon the type of Aroma rice cooker you use.
The countdown timer will tell you how many minutes are left until the cooking is done. Once the rice is cooked through, the rice cooker will automatically keep the rice warm. If you’re using a standard rice cooker, without such automated functions, there should be an audible beep noise instead.
The keep-warm functionality is superior and very efficient. It ensures smooth performance while also keeping the rice fresh and fluffy. So even if you don’t want to eat the rice right away. It won’t lose moisture or harden with time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to use the steamer option in an Aroma rice cooker?
Did you know that you can also cook an entire meal in a rice cooker? This includes rice, chicken/seafood, and vegetables.
This is only possible if you have an Aroma rice cooker with a steamer setting.
The steamer insert sits on top of the inner cooking pot. Allowing the steam that radiates through and from the cooking rice up to through the holes of the steam basket. If you’ve ever seen a food steamer, you know what I’m talking about.
Start by cooking the rice (follow the steps above) in the Aroma rice cooker. Once the cooking light is on, wait for the countdown timer to turn on the display. By then, the rice inside the cooking pot has started to boil. So there’ll be plenty of steam already.
Pause the cooking process and gently open the lid. If there’s enough steam in the cooking pot, place the steam insert and add your preferred veggies/meat.
The Aroma rice cooker instructions manual has the proper steaming time for different kinds of foods. This includes chicken, vegetables, seafood, and other steam-able items.
The steam vent on top of the lid will release pressure as it progresses. The steam basket is deep enough to add big sized vegetables like broccoli, sweet potatoes, etc.
Is it possible to just steam veggies in a rice cooker?
What nobody tells you is how you can just steam veggies or meat in an Aroma rice cooker. You can measure how many cups of veggies you need. Add that into the steam basket. But before you put the steam stray inside the pot, add 2-3 cups of water into the cooking pot.
Close the lid and select the “steam” option on your Aroma rice cooker. To increase the steaming time, you can select the proper cooking time. Keep pressing the steam button until you reach the optimal steaming time.
The machine starts counting down until the process is complete. Removed the steamed veggies from the steam basket after you hear the beeping noise.
The Aroma rice cooker manual comes with proper time instructions on different foods. The steaming table lets you know everything about steaming different types of meat and vegetables.
Do not be alarmed if the countdown timer takes a while to start once you press go. This is because the countdown starts only after the water is boiling. Do not open the lid to check if it’s actually cooking.
Aroma rice cookers are easy to use and stay clean. All the parts are dishwasher-friendly unless the Aroma rice cooker manual says otherwise. This includes the cooking pot, steam basket, and spatula.
If you need more help regarding this, you can also refer to the Aroma rice cooker instructions. Using a rice cooker is so much better than stovetop rice cooking methods. It’s faster, safer, and consistent every time.