I’ve talked in other posts about using my Instant Pot for rice. I know when I bought my Instant Pot there weren’t clear instructions for how to make basics like rice and quinoa. I decided to share my instructions for how to make brown rice in the instant pot.
When I made my most recent batch of rice in the instant pot I made a little over a cup of dry brown rice/quinoa. Quinoa requires less cooking time, but it still cooks perfectly with this recipe because it is mixed with the brown rice. I use like to use quinoa with brown rice because it adds extra protein and fiber. White rice also requires less cooking time, so I recommend using your rice button on the Instant Pot if you are making white rice.
What you need…
- Brown Rice(I used a cup, but you can use more with the same time and it will work)
- Quinoa(I used about 1/4 cup, but you can use more or less depending on your preference)
- Water(I use equal amounts grain and water plus a little bit more)
- Cooking Spray(optional, but once you see why I use it you will never skip it again)
- Salt(I didn’t really measure)
Begin by measuring out the amount of brown rice and quinoa you want to use. If you use more than a cup you will be able to use the same amount of cooking time. I wouldn’t recommend using less than a cup.
Next, measure out your water. I like to use just a little bit more water than rice. Most of the time, you use more water than rice, but because the water doesn’t evaporate you don’t need to use as much water.
Before adding the water and rice to the pot, spray the bottom with cooking spray. It will save a lot of clean up time because the rice won’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
After you spray the bottom of the pan add the rice, quinoa, water, and salt. Close the lid and press the “Pressure Cook” button and set the time to 15 minutes.
Once the 15 minutes is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then hit the quick release. Fluff the rice with a fork and you’re done! I’ve read that about 1/3 of a cup of cooked rice makes one serving. Using this amount of rice will typically last me about a week.