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Parboiled rice is one of my favorite types of rice. Parboiled rice is similar nutritionally to brown rice making it a better choice over white rice (source). The process needed to create parboiled rice gives the rice it’s own unique texture and flavor. If you have never tried instant pot parboiled rice, I would highly recommend it. I no longer purchase traditional white rice.
I’ve already shared how easy it is to make jasmine rice in an electric pressure cooker. In keeping with the same theme, today I’ll share how quickly you can make parboiled rice in your Instant Pot.
Parboiled rice is one of my favorite types of rice to cook in the Instant Pot. Parboiled rice is nutritionally similar to brown rice. Learn how to make parboiled rice in your Instant Pot perfectly every single time.
- 4 cups parboiled rice
- 4 cups water
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- pinch of salt
Next fill the liner with water and swish the rice around to help loosen any starch.
Drain and repeat the process several times to rinse off all of the starch from the rice until the water is no longer cloudy. Drain a final time. (rinsing the rice before cooking helps the rice not stick to the bottom of the Instant Pot when it cooks)
Next, measure 4 cups of water using the same measuring device you used to measure the rice. Add the water to the rinsed rice.
Give a slight stir, then add 2 tbsp of unsalted butter and a pinch of salt.
Place the liner pot back into the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. Lock the lid and set the valve to sealing.
Then, on your Instant Pot press the white rice pre-set button. Check the settings to make sure the Instant Pot is set to 12 mins on High Pressure. Make the necessary adjustments if this is not the case. Press the white rice button again to turn off the warming feature.
Once cooking has completed, use the quick release valve to release the pressure. Once all pressure is released, remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
After fluffing the rice with a fork, then you can use the rice paddle to remove the cooked rice from the Instant Pot.
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I purchased an Instant Pot several years ago. It has quickly become one of my most used small appliances in my kitchen, along with my KitchenAid. The reason for this is because the Instant Pot is able to replace several small appliances. My rice cooker and slow cooker were donated not long after I started using the Instant Pot. I found that I no longer needed these appliances. I think an Instant Pot and a KitchenAid Stand Mixer are two small appliances every home chef needs in their kitchen.