Cooking rice can be a bit tricky, but with an Instant Brands rice cooker, it becomes much easier. The first step is to make sure the inner pot of the cooker is clean and dry before you start.
Next, measure out your desired amount of rice using the cup that comes with the cooker. The markings on this cup correspond to the standard rice measurement for this specific appliance. Once you have measured out your desired amount of rice (let’s say 2 cups), rinse it thoroughly in a fine mesh strainer until the water runs clear. Then, add it to the inner pot of your Instant Brands Rice Cooker.
After you have added your desired amount of water (in general a 1:1 ratio for white or basmati varieties and 1:1.5 or 1:2 ratio for brown varieties), press down on the lid until it clicks into place and turn on your Instant Brands Rice Cooker by pressing down on the “Rice” button once.
While cooking, avoid opening up the lid to check if everything is okay as this can disrupt how long it takes to cook effectively. After about 10-15 minutes (depending on what type of grains you have put in), give it a quick stir with a wooden spoon or spatula and then close back up again quickly so that none of that valuable steam escapes!
Once finished cooking, let sit for about ten minutes before opening up again slowly without burning yourself as steam will be released. Once opened up slowly – you should see perfectly fluffy and tender cooked grains ready for whatever dish is next!
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.
Instant Pot Zest 8 Cup One Touch Rice Cooker
The Instant Pot Zest 8 Cup One Touch Rice Cooker is a great kitchen appliance with multiple features. It has 4 Smart Programs that make cooking rice, oatmeal, and grains easy and fast with one-touch control. The 8 cup capacity is perfect for preparing individual meals or sides while the included steamer tray makes it easy to steam vegetables, fish and more. In addition to its over 10 safety features, it also includes an overheating protection and a safe-locking lid. Finally, by downloading the free app you can access amazing recipes to create delicious meals quickly!
Why People Love This
- Versatile cooking options with customizable temperature settings
- Easy to use and clean
- 1500 watts, 120V
- Temperature range of 77° F - 203° F
- Glossy enamel coated cast iron cooking pot and lid with stainless steel knob