Can I cook paella in an Instant Brands rice cooker?

Many people wonder if they can cook paella in an Instant Brands rice cooker. The answer is yes! With the right ingredients, you can make a delicious paella in no time. Here's how:

1 cup of arborio rice
2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup of white wine
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
12-15 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4-5 mussels or clams (optional)
Saffron (pinch)
Paprika (pinch)
Garlic powder (pinch)
Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Turn on the Instant Brands rice cooker and select the sauté function.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the inner pot.
  3. Sauté the onion and red bell pepper for 2 minutes until they are soft.
  4. Add arborio rice to the pot and stir until it is coated with oil.
  5. Pour white wine into the pot and stir until it has been completely absorbed by the rice.
  6. Add chicken or vegetable broth to the pot along with saffron, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
    The ratio should be 1:2 for arborio rice to liquid used for cooking it.
    The best way is not add all liquid at once but rather keep adding when needed - every time you see that most liquid has been absorbed by rice add more so that there will be enough moisture all through cooking process as this will ensure your paella does not get too dry or too mushy but just perfect!
    The lid should be closed during this process!
    The total cooking time can take up to 20-25 minutes.
  7. Once the rice is almost cooked, add frozen peas and shrimp to the pot.
  8. If you are using mussels or clams, add them now too.
  9. Close the lid and let everything cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque, the mussels or clams open up, and rice is fully cooked.

Paella is a delicious Spanish dish that can be made in an Instant Brands rice cooker with ease. The Instant Brands rice cooker is a versatile kitchen appliance that can make cooking paella and other dishes quick and easy.

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