How to make pot-in-pot rice in your Instant Pot–this method for cooking rice is perfect when you want to cook rice, along with your main dish, but in a separate vessel.
How to make pot-in-pot rice video
Today I’m showing you a trick I use all the time! Making rice in my Instant Pot at the same time as something else. The rice turns out great and you don’t need to get out a separate pot to cook the rice on the stove. Winning! Instead of me typing out the words to explain how this works I just made a video to demonstrate how I make pot-in-pot rice.
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Pot-in-Pot Rice Cooking Tips
- White Rice, Jasmine, Basmati, all work well for recipes that call for less than a 15 minute cooking time.
- Brown Rice and Wild Rice are sturdier and take longer to cook. If your recipe calls for at least a 22 minute cooking time you can use one of these types of rice.
- If your rice isn’t quite done when you open the pot then cover the rice and allow the rice to steam, while you are tending to your main course.
- See the printable rice cooking chart below for rice to water ratios and cooking times. If you like a firmer rice, use less water. If you want a softer rice, use more water. I’d start experimenting with just a tablespoon at a time.
- I like to use my stainless steel pan* to cook my rice in. Sometimes I use a Fat Daddios cake pan*. Glass and Pyrex pans don’t work as well, as they need a longer cooking time.
Instant Pot Recipes that use Pot-in-Pot Rice
What Equipment Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot pot-in-pot rice I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. You can use your 8 quart Instant Pot as well. A 3 quart will not work with this as you’d have to have a tiny inner pot.
In the video I used my silicone sling from the OXO brand*. It’s my favorite!
Instant Pot Rice Cooking Times
I’ve made a free printable rice cooking times cheat sheet for you! I hope you find it handy. I keep mine in the kitchen so that I can easily find the water to rice ratio and how many minutes I’m supposed to cook the rice for. You can easily print this cheat sheet by clicking here. For pot in pot rice the times can be longer than what it is indicated in the chart below. Just make sure the cooking time is at least what is indicated in the chart. For a softer rice use the ratios below for a firmer, drier rice use 2-3 Tbsp less water than what is indicated below.
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