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    Help with my Aroma Rice Cooker?

    The book that came with my aroma Rice Cooker says to use the cup provided to make rice, and says that it is not actually 1 cup. I am trying to figure out amounts to make rice for 25 in my rice cooker and I don't have the original cup that came with the machine. Can anyone tell me how much rice fits in one of their "specialized" cups??? I don't have a scale to use, so I'd need in regular cup amounts , if possible. Thanks!!! Darla


    Do you have good luck doing a huge batch like that, and how long does it take when you do big quantities. My friend says it takes a lot longer when the machine is full. My party is Friday. I want to do Gail's Rice Pilaf, but I might have to just stick to plain rice. Thanks in advance for your help.
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    One rice-cooker cup is a standard 3/4 cup.

    At the risk of overkill, here are the two recipes I keep in MasterCook, copied from my Aroma rice-cooker cookbook. There's a fair amt of repetition b/w them, but since you don't have your book, it'll give you all the info you need (and maybe more!); I left them intact despite the repetition b/c I don't have time to fiddle with them, but also it'll give you complete info to print off if you want to keep it w/your cooker. Here you go:


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Rice-Cooker White Rice

    Recipe By :Fast and easy!
    Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:05
    Categories : Bread (Misc) or Starch Entertaining
    Fast or Easy Family Meal Make Ahead/NO last-min prep
    Rice Cooker Side Dish

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 1/2 cups white rice -- long-grain and long-cooking (NOT instant)
    15 ounces water, approximately (to appropriate line
    inside rice cooker; see Directions)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The rice quantity above is
    the volume measure in a STANDARD measuring
    cup, based on the 6-fluid-ounce capacity
    of the little measuring cup included with
    the rice cooker. (See Notes section and
    Directions.)

    RICE & WATER MEASUREMENT CHART
    # rice-cooker cups rice = Line # waterline
    inside pot = # standard measuring cups
    approximate yield, as shown below:
    2 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 2 = 4
    standard cups cooked rice
    3 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 3 = 6
    standard cups cooked rice
    4 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 4 = 8
    standard cups cooked rice
    5 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 5 = 10
    standard cups cooked rice
    6 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 6 = 12
    standard cups cooked rice
    7 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 7 = 14
    standard cups cooked rice
    8 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 3 = 16
    standard cups cooked rice

    Measure out the desired number of full-to-the-top rice-cooker cups of rice
    into a strainer. Rinse the rice.

    Pour rinsed rice into rice-cooker container. Carefully add water to the
    correct line, to match the number of rice-cooker cups of rice measured.

    Very important: DRY OFF the outside and bottom of the rice-cooker
    container.

    Assemble cooker and turn it on.

    When cooker switches to "keep warm" setting, let rice sit and steam for
    5-15 minutes more before lifting the lid.

    NOTE: To prepare rice ahead of time for cooking later, follow Steps 1-3,
    but don't press "cook." Set the timer for the desired number of hours
    until the rice is to be ready; then press "cook."

    Description:
    "Perfect rice!"
    Source:
    "Aroma Rice Cooker instruction book"
    S(Internet address):
    ""
    Yield:
    "4 cups"
    Start to Finish Time:
    "0:45"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 127 Calories; trace Fat (1.7%
    calories from fat); 2g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg
    Cholesterol; 3mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch).

    Serving Ideas : Serve it with a rice paddle or nonstick spoon only, right from the cooker on the "keep warm" setting.

    Try not just white or brown rice, but basmati, wild rice, black rice, Arborio, risotto, saffron rice, whole grains such as barley . . . anything except for instant rice.

    NOTES : The rice-cooker measuring cup holds 6 fluid ounces (not by
    weight, but by volume); it's not the same as a standard
    measuring cup. One rice-cooker cup (12 standard fluid
    ounces if using regular measuring cups) makes about 2 cups
    of cooked rice.

    8 servings (2-rice-cup quantity) is the minimum rice
    quantity for the Aroma rice cooker, which can make 4-16
    cups of rice. The 8-serving amount of white rice takes
    about 33 minutes to cook, plus the standing time of 5-15
    minutes before lifting the lid.



    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Rice-Cooker Brown Rice

    Recipe By :Fast and easy!
    Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:05
    Categories : Bread (Misc) or Starch Entertaining
    Fast or Easy Family Meal Make Ahead/NO last-min prep
    Rice Cooker Side Dish

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 1/2 standard cups brown rice, at 3/4 standard cups per
    rice-cooker measuring cup -- long-grain and long-cooking (NOT instant)
    15 ounces water, approximately (to appropriate line
    inside rice cooker; see Directions)
    6 ounces water (which is the extra described below
    for brown or wild rice)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The rice quantity above is
    the volume measure in a STANDARD measuring
    cup, based on the 6-fluid-ounce capacity
    of the little measuring cup included with
    the rice cooker. (See Notes section and
    Directions.)

    RICE & WATER MEASUREMENT CHART
    # rice-cooker cups rice = Line # waterline
    inside pot = # cups approximate yield, as
    shown below:
    2 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 2 = 4
    standard cups cooked rice
    3 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 3 = 6
    standard cups cooked rice
    4 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 4 = 8
    standard cups cooked rice
    5 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 5 = 10
    standard cups cooked rice
    6 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 6 = 12
    standard cups cooked rice
    7 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 7 = 14
    standard cups cooked rice
    8 rice-cooker cups rice = Line 3 = 16
    standard cups cooked rice

    *** NOTE: When cooking brown or wild rice,
    add an extra 1 rice-cup (6 ozs.) water to
    the amounts listed above. That is, add
    only ONE extra 6-oz. cup no matter how
    many cups of brown rice you're making. ***

    Measure out the full-to-the-top rice-cooker cups of rice into a strainer.
    8-serving recipe = two rice-cooker cups = 1 1/2 standard measuring cups.
    Rinse the rice.

    Pour rinsed rice into rice-cooker container. Carefully add water to the
    "2" line, to match the two rice-cooker cups of rice measured. (The "2"
    line is about 15 fluid ounces of water; it's easiest to just go by the
    rice-cooker line.) ADD EXTRA WATER as noted for brown or wild rice.

    Very important: DRY OFF the outside and bottom of the rice-cooker
    container.

    Assemble cooker and turn it on.

    When cooker switches to "keep warm" setting, let rice sit and steam for
    5-15 minutes more before lifting the lid.

    NOTE: To prepare rice ahead of time for cooking later, follow Steps 1-3,
    but don't press "cook." Set the timer for the desired number of hours
    until the rice is to be ready; then press "cook."

    Description:
    "Perfect rice!"
    Source:
    "Aroma Rice Cooker instruction book"
    S(Internet address):
    ""
    Yield:
    "4 cups"
    Start to Finish Time:
    "1:10"
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories
    from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol;
    2mg Sodium. Exchanges: .

    Serving Ideas : Serve it with a rice paddle or nonstick spoon only, right from the cooker on the "keep warm" setting.

    Try not just white or brown rice, but basmati, wild rice, black rice, Arborio, risotto, saffron rice, whole grains such as barley . . . anything except for instant rice.

    NOTES : The rice-cooker measuring cup holds 6 fluid ounces (not by
    weight, but by volume); it's not the same as a standard
    measuring cup. One rice-cooker cup (12 standard fluid
    ounces if using regular measuring cups) makes about 2 cups
    of cooked rice.

    8 servings (2-rice-cup quantity) is the minimum rice
    quantity for the Aroma rice cooker, which can make 4-16
    cups of rice. The 8-serving amount of brown rice takes
    about 50 minutes to cook, plus the standing time of 5-15
    minutes before lifting the lid.

    Oh, to answer your question! Do NOT increase all the water as much as you increase the rice, when making large quantities. I think I have notes in the above recipes to that effect. Cut the water back a bit; don't scale it up to the same degree as the rice. The warm rice will hold, and if it's a little dry or underdone you can always add more water--but too much water = mushy rice that can't be fixed. I don't think it takes longer, though, but plan on finishing it early, just in case, since rice holds well. Good luck!
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    Thank you , thank you. I think I'm about ready for the big party. Merry Christmas! Darla
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