AROMA ARC-914SB Rice and Grain Cooker Instruction Manual

AROMA ARC-914SB Rice and Grain Cooker

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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.
  4. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plug or the appliance in water or any other liquid.See instructions for cleaning.
  5. Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is used by or near children.
  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.
  8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Aroma® Housewares may result in fire, electrical shock or injury.
  9. Do not use outdoors.
  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 anything other than its intended use.
  13. Use only with a 120V AC power outlet.
  14. Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance containing rice or hot liquids.
  15. 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.
  16. Always unplug from the base of the wall outlet. Never pull on the cord.
  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 rice cooker may not operate properly.
  18. Always make sure the outside of the inner 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.
  20. Food should not be left in the inner pot with the Warm function on for more than 12 hours.
  21. To prevent damage or deformation, do not use the inner pot on a stovetop or burner.
  22. To disconnect, turn cook switch to Warm then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  23. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, cook only in the removable inner pot provided.


Short Cord Instructions

A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from it being grabbed by children, and becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.

Spilled food can cause serious burns. Keep appliance & cord away from children.


  • Drape cord over edge of counter.
  • Use outlet below counter.
  • Use extension cord.

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.


Parts Identification


CookSimply press the switch down to begin cooking food

WarmAutomatically switches to Warm; perfect for keeping rice at ready to serve temperatures.



  • 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.
  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 and dispose of them properly as they can pose a risk to children.
  4. Remove the inner pot from the cooker and clean with warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly before returning to the cooker.
  5. Wash all accessories in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  6. Wipe the rice cooker body clean with a damp cloth.


Helpful Hints: The provided rice measuring cup is the equivalent to 3/4 standard US cup.

  1. Remove the inner pot when the cooker has completely cooled.
  2. Hand wash the inner pot and accessories or place on the top rack of the dishwasher.
  3. Wipe the rice cooker’s body clean with a damp cloth.
  4. Thoroughly dry cooker body, inner pot, and all accessories. Reassemble for next use.


Note: Because rice varieties may vary in their makeup, result may differ.

  • Rice is too dry/hard after cooking.If your rice is dry or hard/chewy when the cooker switches to Warm, 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 thoroughly. Press the switch down to Cook. When cooker switches to Warm, carefully open the lid and stir the rice to check the consistency. Repeat as necessary until rice is soft and moist.
  • Rice is too moist/soggy after cooking.If your rice is still too moist or soggy when the cooker switches to Warm, use the serving spatula to stir the rice. This will redistribute the bottom (moist) part of the rice as well as release excess moisture. Close the lid and let rice sit on Warm for 10-30 minutes as needed, stirring periodically to release excess moisture.


Caution: The rice cooker will not switch to Warm mode until all liquid hos evaporated. Follow your recipe carefully and do not leave the rice cooker unattended.Do not use the provided serving spatula to stir hot soup, chili, or stew. 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 cooking.


  • Before placing the inner pot into the cooker, check that it is dry and free of debris. Adding the inner pot when wet may damage the cooker.
  • Food should not be left in the cooker on Warm for more than 12 hours.
  1. Using the provided measuring cup, add rice to the inner pot.
  2. Rinse rice to remove excess starch. Drain.
  3. For white rice, fill with water to the line which matches the number of cups of rice being cooked. For brown rice, refer to the “Rice ft Water Measurement Table” on page 8.
  4. Place the inner pot into the rice cooker and close the lid securely.
  5. Plug the power cord into an available 120V AC wall outlet.
  6. Press the Cook switch down to begin cooking.The Cook indicator light will illuminate as the rice cooker begins cooking the rice.
  7. When rice is ready, the Cook switch will automatically flip up and switch to Warm mode.
  8. For best results, stir the rice with the serving spatula to distribute any remaining moisture.
  9. When finished serving rice, unplug the power cord to turn the rice cooker off.


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.

  1. Add ingredients to the inner pot.
  2. Place the inner pot into the rice cooker and close the lid securely.
  3. Plug the power cord into an available 120V AC wall outlet.
  4. Press the Cook switch down to begin cooking.The cook indicator light will illuminate as the rice cooker begins cooking.
  5. Using caution to avoid escaping steam, open the lid and stir occasionally with a longhand led wooden spoon.
  6. Once food is fully cooked, push the cook switch up to switch the rice cooker to Warm mode.
  7. When finished serving, turn the rice cooker off by unplugging the power cord.

Rice & Water Measurement Table

Uncooked Rice* 

White Rice: Water Line (inside pot) Brown Rice: Water With Measuring Cup* Approx Cooked Rice Yield*

Cooking Times

1 Cup Line 1 1¾Cups 2 Cups White Rice: 19- 24 MinBrown Rice: 28-33 Min.
2 Cups Line 2 3 Cups Cups White Rice: 23-28 M in.Brown Rice: 32-37 M in.
3 Cups Line 3 4¼ Cups 6 Cups White Rice : 27-32 M in.Brown Rice: 40-45 Min.
4 Cups Line4 8 Cups White Rice : 32-37 Min.Brown Rice:

Cups referenced are with the included measuring cup(1 Rice Measuring Cup = 3/, US Cup)


  • Brown rice takes longer to cook and requires more water than white rice due to the extra bran layers on the grains. The water lines in the inner pot are meant for white rice only. Please see the chart above for brown rice water ratios.
  • Brown rice, wild rice and rice mixes vary in their make-up. Some variations may require longer cooking times and/or additional water in order to achieve optimum results. Refer to the individual package instructions for cooking suggestions.
  • Do not place more than 4 cups of uncooked rice (3 cups of brown rice) into this appliance at one time. The maximum capacity of this unit is 4 cups of uncooked rice (3 cups of brown rice) which yields 8 cups of cooked rice (6 cups of brown rice).
  • The included measuring cup adheres to rice industry standards (180ml) and is not equal to one US cup. The chart above refers to cups of rice/water according to the measuring cup provided.



½lb.           spicy smoked sausage½lb.          shrimp, peeled and deveined1               10-oz. can chicken breast1½ cups     rice3 cups        chicken broth1                 4-oz. can diced green chilis2 tbsp         Creole seasoning

Cut the smoked sausage in half, lengthwise, then into¼” half circles.Add all ingredients to the inner pot and mix well. Place inner pot into the rice cooker and close the lid securely. Press the cook switch. Allow rice to cook until the rice cooker switches to Warm. Stir and serve immediately.SERVES 4.

Green Chili Chicken Rice

1 ½ cups    rice3 cups        chicken broth2 tbsp        diced minced onion½tsp          salt1                10-oz. can chicken breast chunks, with liquid1                4-oz. can diced green chilis, with liquid

Place all ingredients into the inner pot and stir until evenly distributed.Place the inner pot into the rice cooker and close the lid securely.Press the Cook switch. Allow rice to cook until the rice cooker switches to Warm. Stir and serve immediately.SERVES 4.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

2 cups    apple juice1 cup     water1 cup     Irish steel-cut oats¼cup    dried mixed fruit, chopped1tbsp    brown sugar1tbsp    butter {optional)¼tsp     cinnamon¼tsp      salt1tbsp     lemon juice1 dash    nutmeg—             milk, for serving

Add ingredients to the inner pot and stir. Place inner pot into the rice cooker and place the lid securely onto the rice cooker. Press the Cook switch. After roughly 10 minutes, carefully open the lid, keeping hands and face away to avoid steam, and stir. Cover and continue cooking until the rice cooker switches to Warm. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.SERVES2-4.

linguine Your Way

4oz.       linguine {about¼ box)16 oz.    jar pasta sauce {of your choice)2 cup      liquid {water or broth)—-         cheese of your choice for garnish (optional)—-         chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Combine all ingredients {except cheese) into the inner pot. Ensure they are evenly mixed. Close the lid and press the Cook switch. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent strands from sticking. Add additional liquid if the sauce becomes too thick. Serve hot with a sprinkling of parsley and grated cheese.SERVES 2.

Ham a Swiss Frittata

6               eggs3 slices     deli ham, chopped¼             medium onion, chopped¼cup        Swiss cheese, shredded—-           pinch of nutmeg—-           pinch of garlic powder

Combine  all ingredients except the Swiss cheese in a large bowl, ensuring that they mix well. Pour the mixed ingredients into the inner pot and top with an even layer of cheese. Press the cook switch. Cook for 12 to 14 minutes. When eggs are set, slide frittata onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges to serve.SERVES 4.

Classic Mushroom Pilaf

1 cup               rice2 tbsp             butter1 small            onion, sliced5 large             mushrooms, trimmed and cut into matchstick-sized pieces1 small            garlic clove¼tsp               cardamom1½ cups          vegetable broth½tsp               salt½cup              green peas

Place butter into the inner pot. Press the cook switch down and the rice cooker will begin to heat. Once melted, add onion and saute for 3 to 4 minutes using a long-handled wooden spoon. Add mushrooms and saute an additional 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and rice and saute until rice is well coated. Add cardamom, broth and salt. Cover and allow to come to a boil, then stir in peas. Re-cover and allow to simmer until the rice cooker completes its cooking cycle. Once the rice cooker switches to Warm, allow to stand 5 minutes, then fluff grains gently with the serving spatula. Serve immediately.SERVES 4.

Game Day Chili Cheese Dip

½              small onion, chopped1 tsp          vegetable oil1               clove garlic, minced1               15-oz. can prepared chili without beans½cup        prepared medium salsa¼cup        black olives, sliced1½ oz.      low-fat cream cheese, cubed1½ oz.      cheddar cheese, grated—-            tortilla chips, for dipping

Place the onion, oil and garlic in the inner pot. Press the cook switch and saute for 3 minutes. Use a large wooden spoon to gently stir as the onion and garlic cook. Add the chili, salsa, olives, cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir to combine all of the ingredients, then close the lid securely and allow to cook for 4 more minutes. Carefully open the lid, keeping hands and face away to avoid steam, and stir the dip. Continue this process until the dip is warm throughout and the cheeses are melted. When done, serve in a large bowl and use the tortilla chips for dipping.SERVES3-6.

One Pot Pasta

2 cups        bow-tie pasta2½ cups     chicken broth1 cup          marinara sauce1 cup         parmesan cheese1 tsp          olive oil—               basil leaves, for garnish

Combine all ingredients except the cheese into the inner pot. Ensure they are evenly mixed. Close the lid and press the cook switch. Allow to cook while occasionally opening the lid and stirring. When the rice cooker switches to Warm, open the lid and stir in the cheese until melted. Serve hot and garnish with basil leaves.SERVES 4

Pineapple Rice Pudding

1¼ cups         vanilla-flavored Rice Dream non-dairy beverage1¼ cups          water4oz.                 egg substitute1 tsp                vanilla extract8oz.                crushed pineapple, with juice¼cup              jasmine rice½cup              sugar1 pinch           salt1tbsp              dark rum (optional)

Pour water and 1 cup of the Rice Dream into the inner pot. Press the Cook switch and the rice cooker will begin to heat. Stir in salt and rice. Cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ¼ cup Rice Dream, sugar, egg substitute and vanilla. Stir pineapple with juice into the rice cooker. Stir in egg mixture and rum (if using). Allow to cook, stirring frequently, until mixture simmers and thickens. Switch rice cooker to Warm. Pour pudding into a large bowl and allow to cool. Pudding will thicken as it cools. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.SERVES4-6.


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