You’ve recently bought a new rice cooker and you’re so excited as you can make the fluffiest rice using the rice cooker within a few minutes, ain’t ya? But wait! Do you know what Flash Rice option on a rice cooker works for? Maybe, don’t! And that’s exactly why you are over here. I got you!

Well, this might have happened to most rice lovers reading this article right now. As it’s a new function added by Aroma on a rice cooker, many people aren’t yet aware of it. Don’t ya worry my friend!

Just sit tight and read on. In this post, I’m going to let you know the exact answer to this question:  What is Flash Rice on a rice cooker? So without further ado, let’s get straight into it!

What Is Flash Rice On A Rice Cooker?

Well, the new Flash Rice function is a button on some of the Aroma Rice Cookers, for example, the ARC-150SB and the Arc-914SBD. The manufacturer explains that it speeds up the cooking time for white rice. Though it’s mainly used for making white rice, you can also use it to make sushi rice and brown rice in both small and large batches.

Simply put, using this function your rice will be ready much quicker.  Aroma describes it as “A great time-saving option for rice in a flash.” And it’s an excellent option for cooking rice within a short time when you’re in a hurry.

To use Flash Rice, instead of pressing White Rice, press the Flash Rice option. Then the countdown will appear on the display for the final 3 minutes of the cook cycle.

White rice uncooked cups*Cooking time with Flash Rice function
●      1 Rice Cooker Cup*●      18-23 Min.
●      2 Rice Cooker Cups*●      21-26 Min.
●      3 Rice Cooker Cups*●      23-28 Min.
●      4 Rice Cooker Cups*●      27-32 Min.

* Cups referenced are with the included measuring cup.
Cup = ¾ US Cup.

Aroma Housewares 20 Cup flash rice Cooked

Some instructions to remember while cooking rice using Flash Rice function as follows:

  • Due to bubbling or foaming, it is not recommended to cook brown rice using the Flash Rice function. Use White Rice instead.
  • Cooking times are approximate. Altitude, humidity, and outside temperature will impact the cooking time.
  • Don’t open the lid during the cooking cycle frequently, because it results in losing heat and steam. Plus, cooking time will also be extended if you open the lid before the rice has finished cooking.

How long does Flash Rice take to cook?

The “flash rice” function keeps its promise as it only takes around 28-30 minutes to cook 4 cups of long-grain white rice, which is 8-11 minutes faster than the old model, keeping the rice’s flavor and texture perfect.

Is using the Flash Rice function any worse than the regular rice cooking function?

In fact, I haven’t experienced anything wrong with this Flash Rice function. The quality of rice will also be perfect just as you desire. Therefore, I think I will undoubtedly use the Flash Rice function all the time.

Plus, the Flash Rice function saves cooking time by up to 50%. It is ideal for oatmeal, jambalaya, chili, soups, and many more, as well.

Final Thoughts

Okay, now that you’ve got a clear idea about what the Flash Rice option on a rice cooker is. Hopefully, you’ll be able to make use of this new option for preparing your white rice within lesser time.

And, did I miss Something in this article? Let me know in the comment box below so I can update the article further. Happy cooking, thanks!!!