Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Aroma Rice Cooker & Food Steamer

When I received my Aroma Rice Cooker & Food Steamer I knew it was going to be a much loved appliance because we have rice almost every day! What I didn't realize was how much I would love the steamer function. Let me pause and tell you all about this fantastic appliance before I resume to glow over the steamer function.

I am all about easy in the kitchen because I like to start things and carry on with my day. Cooking rice is one of those things that you can walk away from, as long as you remember to come back! I often get wrapped up in other things and end up with burnt rice stuck to the bottom of my pot. Thankfully I've had no more burnt rice since I started using the Aroma Rice Cooker & Food Steamer. It is so easy to use, you just use the provided measuring cup to measure out your rice, rinse the rice, fill it to the appropriate water line and set the cooker!

It has white and brown rice settings so that no matter which you are working with it will come out perfectly. The best part for me is that when it is finished it switches to warm - no more burnt rice. You can even set it on a delay so not only do you not have to be there to stop it you don’t even have to be there to start it!

Slow cooking is another almost daily chore as we often have some variety of dried beans with our evening meal. Yes, before you ask, I typically burn the beans at least once a week because I forget to come back and add more water. It’s just as easy to use this feature, add your food, water and set the timer. I've been using the slow cooker feature with great ease and no forgotten beans. When I remember to look in on them all I find are perfectly cooked beans ready for me add to our meal.

Fresh vegetables ready to be steamed.

My favorite function is the food steamer! I had no idea how tasty vegetables could be cooked! We sometimes eat our vegetables raw because they taste better like that, or so we thought. Traditional cooking spoils the flavor (and also removes some of the nutrition), but steaming locks in the flavor perfectly. I can’t even express how impressed me and my husband were with our fist lunch of steamed vegetables.

Set and forget! 

We have been using the steamer function everyday without fail. It has even inspired us to try new seasonal vegetables just to see how lovely they are steamed! It’s so easy to do, you just add water to the main cooking pot and put your vegetables in the steamer tray, set the cooker, and walk away. When you come back you will be greeted by tender tasty vegetables. If you want those lovely vegetables served with rice you can do both simultaneously! Isn't that just awesome?

Perfectly Steamed Vegetables

It’s really a snap to clean as well since all of the parts are removable. You just hand wash them with your dishes and wipe the outside of the machine with a damp cloth.

Everything about the Aroma Rice Cooker & Food Steamer makes my day in the kitchen easier and tastier! It is my new favorite appliance. If you are looking for a gift for the foodie on your list this would be perfect! Take a browse around the Aroma Housewares website I'm sure you will find the perfect appliance for you or someone you love!

Disclosure: I was given the products I reviewed; no other compensation was received. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours.

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy to read this review, as I was considering asking my soon to be MIL for this as one of my Christmas presents. Now that I now how well it works, it's definitely going on my wish list. Thanks for the great review.