If you’ve ever struggled to make rice, you know how hard it can be to get it just right. What if you could not only do that, but do it every time? And what if it was easy?
Why Making Great Rice is So Hard
There are lots of ways you can make rice. You can steam it, boil it, microwave it. All of those options are tricky because of evaporation. You have to play with water/rice ratios and carefully calculate how much water will evaporate during cooking, and that changes depending on how much rice you are making.
It’s Easy with the Instant Pot
The Instant Pot is great for cooking all kinds of things, from soups to stews and roasts – heck – even yogurt and cheesecake – but it really excels at making rice. Why? The secret is in the pressure. Because the rice is cooked under pressure, evaporation becomes a non-issue. In fact, when it comes to remembering water to rice ratios, there is only one ratio you need to remember: 1 to 1. And with the Instant Pot, this is true no matter WHAT kind of rice you’re cooking. Brown rice, white rice, long-grain rice, basmati, jasmine, you name it. All that will differ is cooking times, but even that is simple. If you’ve made it this far, you’ll want to keep reading!
Why Brown Rice Takes Longer to Cook
So you’ve got the ratio part down now – rice in the Instant Pot is ALWAYS cooked at a 1:1 ratio. But if this thing makes it so easy, why isn’t the cooking time always the same? Well, that’s because brown rice hasn’t had its hard outer bran layer removed by processing. So it takes longer to cook the same amount of moisture into the rice. Now if you were doing this on the stove top, that would mean you’d need to change the water to rice ratio, because more water would evaporate during the longer cooking time. Not so with the Instant Pot. There really are only two times you need to remember. For white rice, you’ll push the rice button, and for brown rice, you’ll cook for about 28 minutes.
How to Make Any Kind of Rice in the Instant Pot
The ONLY instructions you will ever need to make perfect rice:
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! This is ALL you need to know to cook delicious, beautiful rice – EVERY time:
Now walk away. It really is that simple. You can release the pressure and eat right away, or let it release on its own. Both are fine.
Of course, to stick to the main point, only rice and water were used here. You can add oil, salt or garlic and replace the water with broth and it will taste better, but it will still cook the exact same way.
So there you have it. Perfect rice every time in the Instant Pot!
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Review of The Instant Pot Duo60 6QT Cooker:
Love this thing!!!
The IP DUO60 takes the guess work out of cooking. No need to be intimidated by this pressure cooker, because it’s all automated. And the fact that it is also a slow cooker, steamer, sautee pan, rice cooker, yogurt maker and warmer inspired me to put away some other appliances to save space in my kitchen. Once you use this product, you won’t say it’s the best way to cook rice. You’ll say it’s the only way to cook rice. Easy, fast, consistent and simple!