Yes, the Instant Brands rice cooker is not just for cooking rice, it can also cook a variety of different grains such as quinoa, mixed grains, and more. In fact, the Instant 20-Cup Rice Cooker, Rice and Grain Multi-Cooker with Carb Reducing Technology without Compromising Taste or Texture from the makers of Instant Pot includes 8 different cooking presets to make cooking effortless. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to use your Instant Brands rice cooker to cook other grains.
Step 1: Measure out the grain you want to cook. Use the measuring cup that came with your Instant Brands rice cooker or a separate measuring cup to accurately measure out the amount of grain you want to cook.
Step 2: Rinse your grain. Rinse your grain under cold water until it runs clear. This helps remove any dirt or debris that may be on the grains and ensures they cook evenly.
Step 3: Add water or broth to your inner pot. The amount of water you need will depend on the type and amount of grain you are cooking. Check the user manual that came with your specific model for recommended ratios.
Step 4: Add in any additional ingredients such as spices or vegetables if desired.
Step 5: Close and lock your lid securely on top of your inner pot.
Step 6: Select the appropriate preset or set manual mode according to what you're making (i.e., quinoa). Set it up by pressing buttons until numbers match up with duration found in recipe books/online guides (if there aren’t any specific timings mentioned).
Step 7: Press start and let it work its magic!
The result will be perfectly cooked grains every time.
Instant Rice Cookers Buying Guide
Instant’s Rice Cookers bring best-in-class technology to cooking rice and grains. Our rice cookers are lightweight, compact countertop-friendly design fits any size kitchen. Choose between our 8-quart Zest to our 20-quart Multigrain Cooker.
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Instant 20-Cup Rice Cooker Rice and Grain Multi-Cooker with Carb Reducing Technology
This Instant 20-Cup Rice Cooker is a multi-functional cooker with Carb Reducing Technology, 8 cooking presets and all the necessary accessories.
This Instant 20-Cup Rice Cooker is a great option for those looking for an easy to use multi-cooker. It has 8 smart cooking presets and Carb Reducing Technology which can reduce carbs and sugars in rice up to 40%, without compromising taste or texture. It also has a sleek and compact design, making it perfect for any countertop or pantry. Additionally, it comes with the necessary accessories such as a multigrain spoon and measuring cup, making meal prep even easier. Finally, all of its parts are dishwasher safe for hassle free cleaning.
Why People Love This
- 6Qt capacity ideal for cooking rice for a larger group
- Non-stick coating and stainless steel knob on lid make cleanup easy
- 1500 Watts of power and adjustable temperature range of 77°F - 203°F ensure perfect results
- Easy to use with no instructions required - even for sticky rice!
- Carb and sugar reduction due to removal of starch from rice, makes it guilt free to eat