Instant Pot Rice


I had heard great things about Instant Pots but I didn’t realize how much I would LOVE it. It comes on sale every once in a while on Amazon so if you watch carefully you can save quite a bit of money on them.

I don’t follow all the recipes that out there so I know I’m not taking full advantage of it. I just do my regular recipes in it and it saves me so much time. Rice is one of them. I don’t feel like it’s too much quicker than doing it on the stove but I really like the results. Doing Brown Rice or Wild Rice is really where it saves time but you need to do the Multi-grain mode on those. You just follow the same instructions but push the multi-grain button instead.

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I’m sure there is a quicker and faster way to make rice but I like to do it this way.

I sautee the rice in a little oil and it helps the pan heat up so it’ll get it’s pressure quicker. I do the same method on the stove but that’ll have to be another video.

My favorite rice to use is Uncle Ben’s Parboiled Rice. I found that the Walmart version of it so just as good and a fraction of the cost.

instant pot rice-sauteed in pan

It’s amazing how perfect it turns out every time.

instant pot rice-cooked in pot

We ate this rice with some sweet and sour meatballs but this is the basic rice recipe for any time of rice we make. Just add a few different spices to change it up a bit but that’s not even completely necessary.

instant pot rice-cooked in bowl

Instant Pot Rice

1 ½ cups Rice (I like to use Parboiled Rice)
1 ½ tsp. Oil (I use Olive Oil)
2 ½ Water
Chicken Bouillon according to directions for 2 ½ cups (I like to use Shirley J’s brand)
½ tsp. Salt
⅛ tsp garlic powder
⅛ tsp onion powder

1-Make sure you have all your ingredients and clean your work area.
2-Pour the rice and oil in the Instant Pot and set the pot on to sautee.
3-Stir the rice until it gets opaque or more solid in color.
4-Once a majority of it becomes opaque, add the water chicken bouillon, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
5-Stir it around until it comes to a boil.
6-Put the lid on and make sure the top is set to seal, not vent.
7-Turn the instant pot off then push the rice button. It should automatically get set to 12 minutes. There is no start button so just let it sit for 3 seconds and it will start.
8- Once the timer and beeped, let it go to “keep warm” mode for about 8-10 minutes.
9-Switch it to vent to release the pressure in the pot.
10-Remove the lid and your rice is ready to eat.
11-Eat, Share, Enjoy!!!