Aroma Rice Cookers

Aroma rice cookers are not only capable of cooking  rice but they are also capable of making  one dish meals all in the same pot.  These days with busy life styles it can be difficult to cook healthy meals quickly for our families.  The aroma rice cookers with the steaming baskets take the hassle right away.

What Can Aroma Rice Cookers Make?

The aroma rice cookers can make multiple things, they are good for so much more than just rice. Below are just some of the things you can prepare with your rice cooker/steamer in one:

  • Both brown & white rice
  • Steam veggies
  • Entrees that are in pouches (such as frozen that typically would go in the oven)
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Pork
  • Seafood
  • Beef
  • Risotto
  • Soups & Stews


How Do The Aroma Rice Cooker/Steamers Work?

  1. The rice cookers have a pot inside the units that set on top of a hot plate.  When the water is added to the inner pot, the heated plate brings the water to the boiling point.  
  2. The boiling water becomes absorbed into the food, rice etc., and excess water that isn’t absorbed into the foods is turned into steam.
  3. The pots have a sensor on them that automatically shuts off when the water rises above the boiling point, 221* fahrenheit.  
  4. When the pot senses that it is above the boiling point, it automatically reduces the temperature to the “keep warm” temperature.
  5. This keeps your foods from burning and keeps it warm until you are ready to serve.


Things to Remember When Cooking With The Aroma Rice Cooker/Steamers:

When you are cooking brown rice, it is recommended that you soak it in warm water before it is cooked.  With the cool touch Aroma rice cookers, you can put the brown rice into the inner pot with water and it will soak it for you before it starts to cook.  After it is done soaking in the boil bath, it will automatically turn on and start the cooking cycle.

The measurements for cooking your rice with the Aroma rice cookers is 6oz of dry rice for 1 cup of cooked rice.

In the pot style Aroma cookers, your white rice will take about 10 minutes for every 6oz that you add.  Brown rice will take about 20 minutes for every 6oz of dry rice to make 1 cup of cooked. The brown rice takes longer because of the boil bath before starting to cook.  With the Aroma cool touch rice cookers, the rice will take about 2 hours.

Another question that many people have is whether to add the rice or the water first to the rice cookers.  You will add your rice first, there are lines of measurements inside of the pots.  After you add your rice, fill to the line, (depending on how much you are making), with the water.  This will make sure that your rice is cooked perfectly and doesn’t come out soggy.

How Does The Aroma Rice Cooker Make Rice & Steam Food at The Same Time?

To be able to cook both rice and steam your foods at the same time, you will need one of the units that have the steamer tray with it.  Not all of the Aroma rice cookers come equipped with the steamer tray.

To cook both your rice and steam your veggies and/or meat at the same time is fairly simple.

  1.  Add your rice and then your water into the inner pot.
  2.  Your Aroma rice cooker/steamer units will come with a cooking guide to tell you how long your other foods will take.  Just follow the instructions and cooking times that are given for what you are going to add to the steamer units.
  3. When the time comes to add your veggies or meats to the rice cooker, place them onto the steamer tray, open the rice cooker and place the steamer tray into the unit.  Close the top of the unit and it will continue to cook/steam your food.
  4. Unplug your Aroma rice cooker and remove your foods when it’s time for you to eat.
  5. The Aroma rice cookers do not have an on/off switch, so you will need to always unplug them when you are done cooking.


Cooking Guides For The Aroma Rice Cookers & Steamers:

Depending on the pot that you are purchasing, the pot style or the cool touch, the cooking times will vary.  The cooking times for the brown rice will differ but the white rice cooking times are the same with both units.

Aroma does not recommend that you cook less than 2 cups of rice in your rice cooker at a time.  This will ensure that you get your fluffy rice every time.

Below is the cooking guides for white rice.  Remember that you are using 6 oz of rice or 3/4 of a cup when it states 1 cup of rice.  I know it sounds strange, but this is how it is measured and honestly I really don’t know why.  If anyone else knows, please leave a comment below and share with us!

Aroma Pot Style & Cool Touch Unit Cooking Time For White Rice:
Aroma White Rice Pot & Cool Touch Cooking Guide
The Aroma Pot Style & Cool Touch Cooking Times For Brown Rice:

Below are the cooking times for the brown rice.  Remember that the brown rice needs to soak in a boil bath before starting the cooking process.  The reason for this is because the brown rice has extra layers of bran on the rice so it needs the extra time if you want it to be fluffy and perfect.

Aroma Pot Brown Rice Cooking Guide
Aroma Cool Touch Brown Rice Cooking Guide








Below are the cooking times for steaming your veggies and meats using the steamer tray that is included with some of the Aroma rice cookers.  You will put the steamer tray into the unit while your rice is cooking.  Remember that the rice will generally take longer than your rice to cook so it typically will need to be added after your rice has started cooking.

Aroma veggie & Meat Steaming Guide











If you are thinking that you may want to purchase an Aroma Rice Cooker or an Aroma Rice Cooker with a Steamer Basket then read on.

Below I will show you the different sizes of the rice cookers. I will also let you know if they have a steam basket, how much rice it can cook and the prices of them.

If you see an Aroma Rice Cooker/Steamer, that you like or would like to read more about, there will be a link that you can click. The links will take you to Amazon where the particular product is listed allowing you to read reviews from others and learn a little bit more about it before purchasing.

There are sizes ranging from the ability to cook 3 cups of rice to the option of cooking as much as 32 cups of rice with the Aroma rice cookers.  I’m going to start with the smallest ones and work up to the largest styles.

 1.  Aroma Housewares Mi- 1 1/2 Cup (uncooked) 3 Cup (cooked) Digital Cool Touch Mini Rice Cooker:

Price:  $27.36
Steamer Basket:  No
How Much Does it Cook:  Up to 3 cups of cooked rice
Learn More About This Product: Click Here

A little more about the Aroma housewares Mi 3-cup cooked 1.5 cup uncooked digital cool touch mini rice cooker:  This is the smallest rice cooker that is made by Aroma.

This model does not have a steamer tray available but it is capable of cooking more that just rice.  You can make chili, soups, stew and even cook frozen meals that are in a pouch, instead of turning on the oven.


 2.  Aroma Simply Stainless 3 Cup Uncooked 6 Cup Cooked Rice Cooker:

Price:  $33.30
Steamer Basket:  No
How Much Rice Does It Cook:  Up to 6 cups of cooked rice
Learn More About This Product: Click Here

A little about the Aroma simply stainless 6 cup rice cooker: This Aroma model rice cooker can cook up to 3 cups of rice at a time, (3 cups uncooked = 6 cups cooked).

You can also cook soups, stews, chili, oatmeal, risotto and even heat frozen pouch meals in this unit. This unit does not have a steaming tray in it for steaming foods while your rice is cooking.

3.  Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD 8-Cup (cooked) Digital Cool Touch Rice Cooker & Steamer

Price:  $29.92
Steamer Basket:  Yes
How Much Does it Cook:  Up to 8 cups cooked rice
Learn More About This Product: Click Here

A little more about the Aroma Housewares 8 cup rice cooker:

The Aroma housewares ARC-914SBD 8-cup rice cooker comes with a steamer tray. This is the cool touch model so you will need to refer to the cool touch cooking times above for this model. The cool touch models have longer cooking times for your brown rice.

This model is capable of cooking both rice and your meats and veggies in the steamer trays so you can make an entire one pot meal.

This model also has a quick rice function that will cut cooking time by half if you need your rice cooked quickly. There is also a 15 hour delayed timer so that you can have your food start cooking so that it’s ready when you get home.

This model is also dishwasher safe so cleanup is a breeze on those busy nights.

4.  Aroma Housewares Professional 12 Cup Cooked Rice Cooker-Food Steamer-Slow cooker

Price: $56.08
Steamer Basket: Yes
How Much Does it Cook: 12 Cups of Cooked Rice (6 cups uncooked rice)
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More about the Aroma housewares professional 12 cup rice cooker-food steamer-slow cooker:  this is the smallest of the professional rice cooker series made by Aroma.  This machine offers you the ability to cook rice, steam meats and veggies or use it as a slow cooker.

With all of the capabilities that this Aroma rice cooker model offers you it’s a fantastic price. Cook white rice, brown rice, steam foods, cook oatmeal, cakes, soups or use it as a slow cooker all with a simple press of a button on the control pad.

Not only can you cook your rice and steam your meats and veggies with this product, you can cook anything that you would in your crockpot/slow cooker with this Aroma rice cooker model.

5.  Aroma Housewares NutriWare 14-Cup Digital Rice Cooker & Food Steamer

Price: $52.93
Steamer Basket: Yes
How Much Does it Cook: 14 Cups of Cooked Rice (7 cups uncooked)
Learn More About This Product: Click Here

A little more about the Aroma housewares NutriWare 14-cup digital rice cooker-food steamer:  this Aroma rice cooker model will also saute’ your food in the steamer basket after everything is cooked.  If you would like the ability to cook your rice and steamed veggies or meats in a sauce of your choice before serving, this machine is capable of doing that for you.

There are easy to  push buttons that allow you to cook white or brown rice, saute’ & then simmer, steam or simply keep your foods warm, all with the push of a button.

This is a compact model with a lot more to offer you than simply cooking rice.

6.  Aroma ARC-988SB Rice Cooker 16 Cup

Price: $45.96
Steamer Basket: Yes
How Much Does it Cook: 16 Cups (8 cups uncooked)
Learn More About This Product: Click Here

A little more about the Aroma ARC-988SB Rice Cooker: there are easy to push buttons that will cook, white and brown rice, along with a quick rice function, which cuts your cooking time of the rice by 50%. Along with the rice functions you can saute’, simmer, slow cook, make soup and even a cake, all with the ease of a button.

You can use this machine as a slow cooker along with cooking rice or steaming your veggies and meats, not at the same time but this is definitely a space saver combining a slow cooker with the rice cooker, steamer into one machine.

7.  Aroma Housewares ARC-980SB Professional 20-cup (cooked) Digital Rice Cooker, Multi Cooker

Price: $50.26
Steamer Basket: Yes
How Much Does it Cook: 20 Cups of Cooked Rice (10 cups uncooked)
Learn More About This Product: Click Here

A little more about the Aroma housewares ARC-980SB professional 20-cup digital rice cooker, multi cooker machine: As the name says, this machine does more than just cook rice, steam veggies and proteins. This machine allows you to program your foods to start cooking up to 15 hours a head of time.

Along with the delayed timer, you are able to saute your foods with an automatic simmer function as soon as any liquids are added to them. The rice pot inside this cooker converts into a 4qt slow cooker to cook anything you would in your crock pots.

There is also the saute’ then simmer function in this model as well as the stay warm automatic switch when your foods are cooked to perfection.

8.  Aroma Housewares 32-Cup Pot Style Rice Cooker

Price: $39.90
Steamer Basket: No
How Much Does it Cook: 32 Cups of Cooked Rice (16 cups uncooked)
Learn More About This Product: Click Here

Some more about the Aroma housewares 32 cup pot style rice cooker this is the largest rice cooker available at least with the home models. You can cook 32 cups of rice perfectly with little effort and as little as 4 cups.

You can also cook oatmeal, chili, soups and stews with this rice cooker. There isn’t a steamer tray in this machine, so you won’t be able to steam your vegetables and proteins for one dish meals as you can with many of the other models.

If you have purchased and used any of the Aroma rice cookers with or without the steamer function, we would love to hear your thoughts about them below so that you can help others with their search about the products.

If you have any questions at all, please leave them below and I will do my best to help you out with answers!

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