Out of 23 Ratings

Owner's of the Cuisinart Cookware CRC-400 gave it a score of 4.7 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.7 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.52 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.7 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.74 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.68 out of 5
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Allow your rice to rest on the "Warm" Setting for
5 to 10 minutes before serving for best results.
Do not remove the cover and peek.
After rice “rests” for 5 to 10 minutes, open Rice
Cooker cover and stir rice gently with rice paddle
or a wooden spoon. If rice is not ready to serve,
re-cover and let stand on "Warm" until ready.
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 car-
rots, 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 texture.
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
according 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 1/4 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 Cooker Bowl
with nonstick cooking spray, but this step is not
necessary, as it has a nonstick coating.
When rice is placed in the Rice Cooking Bowl,
level it off to a flat layer that covers the entire
bottom of the bowl, to insure 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 vegeta-
bles, seafood and some meats while cooking the
rice. Use our recipes as a guide, then create
your own combinations.
When steaming vegetables, clean them and
trim to similar size. Follow Vegetable Steaming
Guide for steaming vegetables alone. To steam
vegetables while preparing rice, use Vegetable
Steaming Guide to time when to add vegetables
in steaming tray to the Rice Cooker. Most
vegetables can be added about 10 minutes
before rice has finished cooking.
When steaming meats such as poultry or
sausage, cut all into small, similar sized pieces
(such as “finger strips” or 1-inch slices). Arrange
in a single layer in the steaming tray that has
been sprayed with Cooking Spray.
When steaming shrimp, scallops and other
seafood, arrange in a single layer in the
steaming tray that 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 steam
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
steam burns.
One cup of uncooked rice makes approximately
three cups of cooked rice.
1 Rice Cooker Cup (filled to the top) =
3/4 Cup = 12 Tablespoons
To use your Cuisinart
Rice Cooker:
1. Carefully unpack the Rice Cooker.
2. Rinse the nonstick cooking pot, steaming tray
and lid in warm, soapy water. Rinse well and
dry thoroughly.
3. Wipe all interior and exterior surfaces of the
Rice Cooker base with a soft, damp cloth.
4. Place cooking pot in base of unit.
5. Place steaming tray in cooking pot with open
part facing down.
6. Place the lid on top of the cooking pot.
7. Do not plug in unit. Your Rice Cooker is now
ready for use.
Cooking Rice
1. Make sure your Cuisinart
Rice Cooker is
2. Place cooking pot into the stainless steel
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