VitaClay Smart Organic Multicooker, Rice Cooker 101, Tips and Shortcuts

Rice Cooker How To Use: VitaClay Troubleshooting 101

VitaClay Smart Organic Multicooker, Digital Express, Rice Cooker 101

For models VM7900 and VF7700 models only.

TIPS & SHORTCUTS: can be used as trouble shooting guide...

  • 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 in the manual.
  • How long does this cooker take to cook the slowest cooker recipes? In 30 minutes to 2 or 3 hours in the "Slow cooking" setting!

  • How can I set on cooking time on rice function? 

    Rice cooking time is determined automatically depending amount of rice and water amount. Therefore, you do not need to set on rice cooking time. Avoid excessive water to rice ratio in order to use your rice cooker properly. 

  • The best way to cook various of white rice is to use the right amount of water to rice ratios on White (regular) rice settings-

  1. Use the same measuring cup when measuring rice/grain and water
  2. Rinse your rice
  3. Short or medium grain white rice - Liquid per 1 Cup of Rice/Grain: 1 cups; Long grain white rice, or jasmine white rice - Liquid per 1 Cup of Rice/Grain: 1 1/4 cups
  4. Basmati white rice - Liquid per 1 Cup of Rice/Grain: 1 1/2 cups
  5. Select function: White (regular) rice cooking
  • The best way to cook various of wholegrain, wild rice or brown rice and wholegrains mix is to use the right amount of water to rice ratios on Brown rice settings-

  1. Use the same measuring cup when measuring rice/grain and water
  2. Rinse your rice
  3. Liquid per 1 Cup of Rice/Grain: 1 1/2 (for short grain brown rice) to 1 3/4 or 2 (for long grain brown rice) cups of water 
  4. Select function: Brown rice cooking
  • What is the correct ratio to 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 to avoid rice stick or burn to the bottom?

    To achieve the best results for how to use VitaClay for cooking rice, we suggest that you allow the rice to remain in the Warm mode for 10-20 minutes before serving. (This allows the rice to “release” from the bottom of the clay pot.)


      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? 1 hour to cook a whole chicken up to 4 lbs with a cup of water on "stew", or 2 hours for a full pot of chicken soup; 20 to 30 minutes for 1 pound of breast or boneless chicken, or 40-60 minutes for drumsticks or wings. 

    • 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 to cook for 1 to 1.5 hours on "stew", or 4 to1 for cooking for  2 hours on the "Soup" setting. For dry beans, the liquid to dry bean 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 (as a rice cooker, etc) oven and microwave safe? Yes!
    • Is the clay pot (as a rice cooker, etc) stove-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.
    • When you push rice, the digital reader just spins in a circle. Is that normal? 

      Yes, it is a normal operation. There will be no timer display instead, your rice cooker display will be looping while it is cooking and determine the time automatically based on your water to rice ratio and amount.

    • My cooker (VM7900) light for the Start/Cancel never turns off, or it keeps flashing- 

      When the red button (Start/Cancel key) light flashes, it means your rice cooker is in a waiting state, until you choose any cooking function, the red button light will become solid-- meaning your cooker is in a cooking state. You may unplug the power cord when the cooker is not in use as always. 

    • 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!

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