I have a rice cooker that I love. It is a Zojirushi rice cooker that I have had for several years and it makes the best rice ever. I love it. I gave my parents one for a gift several years ago and they love it too.
However, the rice takes awhile to cook. Even white rice takes a about an hour in it. Yes, it is great rice, but if I forget to start it in time, dinner ends up being late.
The last few months, life has been crazy, and I have forgotten to start the rice several times. Those times are when my Instant Pot was the perfect solution for cooking rice.
The Instant Pot works great for cooking rice because it is so quick and easy. It is ready in around twenty minutes depending on the amount of rice you are cooking. It is quick and easy to make and turns out perfect every time.
I have only tried regular long grain white rice in it. I have not tried brown rice in it because my husband doesn’t like brown rice. Yes, I know it is healthier, but he really doesn’t like it, so I stick to regular long grain white rice most of the time. I am sure though the Instant Pot works just as well for brown rice.
I would love to hear your thoughts on cooking rice in the Instant Pot. Have you tried it?
Need more Instant Pot Recipes?
- 2 cups long grain white rice
- 2 cups water
- Rinse rice. Don't skip this step. It really does cook better when you rinse it.
- Pour rice in the Instant Pot.
- Pour water over rice.
- Lock the lid and set the steam valve to sealing.
- Press the rice button for the rice setting.
- Once done let rest for 10 minutes.
- Carefully release any pressure that is left.
- Open the Instant Pot and serve rice.
You can vary the amount of rice and water for more or less rice using the 1:1 ration. Use equal amounts of long grain white rice and water. The minimum amount recommended is 1 cup.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g