VitaClay Smart Organic Multicooker, Rice Cooker 101, Tips and Shortcuts
VitaClay Smart Organic Multicooker, Digital Express, Rice Cooker 101
For models VM7900 and VF7700 models only.
TIPS & SHORTCUTS:
Please note: Cooking in VitaClay must have a liquid (water or clear broth) to present at all times or no "dry cooking" should be done in any VitaClay pot. Please ensure adequate liquids throughout the cooking cycle, as burning or "going dry" can compromise the integrity of the clay. For detailed directions, click here for our recommended cooking chart.
How long does this cooker take to cook the slowest cooker recipes?In30 minutes to 2 or 3 hours in the "Slow cooking" setting!
What is the correct ratio to cook rice or millet under the "Rice cooking" function?
The correct ratio of water to millet or other rice should be 1 up to 1.5 cups per cup of rice or millet, or quinoa, or brown rice. However, If you use 3+ cups water to 1 cup of millet or any grains to achieving creamier results, please choose "Stew" setting to cook for 30 minutes ONLY, leaving in Warm for additional 10-20 minutes for a softer texture.
HOW DO I APPLY THE TIME CONVERSION FROM TRADITIONAL SLOW COOKER RECIPES INTO VITACLAY SMART ORGANIC MULTICOOKER RECIPES?
To convert cooking time from conventional slow cooker recipes into VitaClay ® slow cooking, the rule of thumb is if the conventional slow cooking time is set on ‘high’ for 4 hours (divided by 2), or on ‘low’ for 8 hours (divided by 4), the VitaClay® Rice/Slow Cooker multicooker will only take 2 hours.
How long does this cooker cook chicken? 2 hours for 3-4 pounds of a whole free-range organic chicken. Or 30 to 40 minutes for 1 pound of breast or boneless chicken.
How long does this cooker cook a roast?1.5 to 3 hours depending on the size of roast or lamb or beef, add 1 cup of liquid
How long should I cook bone broth? Chicken soup or bone broth for 2 to 3 hours on the "Soup" setting. Beef bone broth for 4 to 5 hours on the "Soup" setting. Let the bone broth settle in "Warm" for additional overnight, or 8 to 9 hours to further gel or create more collagen (optional). Click here to view what a farmer says about
What if I want my food to cook all day long while I am away from home?VitaClay cooks at 4 X faster than a conventional slow cooker. With automatic "Warm" (up to 12 hours) feature, your foods won't be soggy with better texture and it would stay warm when you are!
How long does this cook for my beans? For soaked beans, the liquid ratio is 3 to 1 for cooking 1 to 1.5 hours on "stew", or 4 to 1 for cooking for 2 hours on the "Soup" setting. For dry beans, the liquid ratio is 6 to 1 to cook for 2-3 hours on "soup".
What's the minimum cooking volume in this cooker? 1/4 of the pot.
Is the clay pot oven and microwave safe?Yes!
Is the clay potstove-top safe?No.
How to cook "Porridge"in my VitaClay? for rice or grains based porridge, use "soup" to cook 1.5 to 2 hours. Adding milk has to be at serving time as it may cause overflow or food burning.
How do I cook my Steel cut or roll cut oats?Add 1 cup oat and 4 cups water, set on "Stew" for 30 minutes (optional: add 30 minutes in WARM for softer texture and you may add milk to your serving bowl to avoid burnt in pot or overflow). Note: please do not use "Rice cooking" for oatmeal as as burning or "going dry" can compromise the integrity of the clay.
How do I select each cooking function? Continue to press Rice Cooking or Slow cooking key until a proper function is choose, then press "Hour" or "minute" key to choose cooking time within 7 seconds. Within a few seconds, cooker will start cooking immediately. Note: On Rice cooking, you do not need to set on timer as it is fully automatic.
How do I steam my fish or veggies?Add 1 cup of water, a steam tray or a ceramic bowl, load veggies or fish on top. Set on "Stew" for 30 minutes. Another option to steam is to add ingredients on top of rice at last 10 minutes of rice cooking. Let it simmer in "Warm" for additional 10-15 minutes. Note: If you like to steam for an hour, add 2 more cups of water before cooking.
For the first time use, do I have to season the pot? How do I clean the cooker? No, you do not need to season the pot. You may use mild soap or baking soda to clean. You may boil a half pot of water for 1 hour to sterilize. That's it!