• The rice cooker will switch to the Warm cycle
when it has finished cooking. At this time, you
may stir in chopped raw vegetables such as green
onions, slivered snow peas, shredded carrots, or
even grape tomatoes to add texture to the dish
– they will warm while the rice is resting, and if
served in 5 to 10 minutes will retain their unique
• The rice cooker can be used to prepare com-
mercially packaged pilafs, rice and grain mixes.
Some packages will come with generic rice
cooker instructions, or they may be found on the
websites of the manufacturers. If the package
has a sautéing step, do it right in the rice cooker
bowl. Turn on, add specified amount of butter or
oil, add rice/vegetables/meat and sauté accord-
ing to package instructions, with the lid on. Add
liquid and continue to cook. If the rice is too wet,
allow it to remain on Warm for 15 to 20 minutes
before serving. If it is too chewy, add up to ¼ cup
more liquid and let stay on Warm until liquid is
absorbed (about 15 to 20 minutes).
• When measuring rice with your rice cooker cup,
level it off with a table knife or spatula as you
would flour for baking.
• If desired, you may spray your rice cooking bowl
with nonstick cooking spray, but this step is not
necessary, as it has a nonstick coating.
• When rice is placed in the cooking bowl, level it
off to a flat layer that covers the entire bottom of
the bowl, to ensure that it cooks evenly.
• The water you use for cooking rice should be
the same water that you drink. If you do not like
the taste of your tap water, use bottled or filtered
water. The taste of the water will affect the taste
of the rice.
• For best results, use cold water. Cooking times
will vary depending on the temperature of the
water being used.
• Liquids other than water may be used to cook
rice. Use low-fat, low-sodium meat or vegetable
stocks/broths. Fish stock or clam broth may be
used for seafood-flavored rice.
• One to two teaspoons of unsalted butter, olive,
vegetable or nut oil will help keep grains of rice
separate and prevent boiling over.
• If your recipe calls for salt, add and swirl in with
the rice paddle or a wooden spoon after adding
liquid — then level the rice as evenly as possible.
• The rice cooker can be used to steam vegetables,
seafood and some meats while cooking the rice.
Use our recipes as a guide, then create your
• When steaming vegetables, clean them and
trim to similar size. Follow Steaming Guide (page
7) for steaming vegetables alone. To steam veg-
etables while preparing rice, use steaming guide
to time when to add vegetables to steaming tray.
Most vegetables can be added about 10 minutes
before rice has finished cooking.
• When steaming meats such as poultry or sau-
sage, cut all into small, similar sized pieces (such
as “finger strips” or 1-inch slices). Arrange in a
single layer in the steaming tray, which has been
sprayed with cooking spray.
• When steaming shrimp, scallops and other sea-
food, arrange in a single layer in the steaming tray,
which has been sprayed with cooking spray.
• When using your rice cooker, plug it in and
arrange it on the counter away from the wall
and not under hanging cabinets, to prevent
• The steam vent in the cover should always be
placed facing the back of the rice cooker. Lift
the lid from the back to the front to prevent
• One cup of uncooked rice makes approximately
three cups of cooked rice.
• 1 rice cooker cup (filled to the top) = ¾ cup =
To use your Cuisinart
1. Carefully unpack the cooker.
2. Rinse the nonstick cooking bowl, steaming tray
and lid in warm, soapy water. Rinse well and
3. Wipe all interior and exterior surfaces of the rice
cooker base with a soft, damp cloth.
4. Place cooking bowl in base of unit.
5. Place steaming tray in cooking bowl with open
part facing down.
6. Place the lid on top of the cooking bowl.
7. Do not plug in unit. Your rice cooker is now
ready for use.
1. Make sure your Cuisinart
2. Place cooking pot in the stainless steel housing.
3. Measure desired amount of raw rice with the
measuring cup provided. Rinse rice if needed.
See Guide for Cooking Rice (page 6) for
4. Choose one of the following ways to add water
or stock for cooking:
a. Using the measuring cup provided for rice,
measure the appropriate amount of water
using standard liquid measuring cup.
See Guide for Cooking Rice.
b. Using the water line inside the cooking pot,
add water to the rice inside the bowl up to