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 Post subject: Can Pilaf style rice be done in Instant Pot?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:36 pm 
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Has anyone used the rice function on the Instant Pot to make pilaf or fried rice? I am thinking I could use the Saute function first, then the rice one when ready to cook the rice. Any thoughts? TIA

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 Post subject: Re: Can Pilaf style rice be done in Instant Pot?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:16 pm 
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Theoretically, it should work. Depends on how hot the saute mode gets.

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 Post subject: Re: Can Pilaf style rice be done in Instant Pot?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:11 pm 
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The sauté mode has 3 heat levels - the normal, which is hot enough to brown the meats; the low, which is good for cooking onions and the like, though can still be a bit hot for garlic, if left too long; and the high, which browns meat almost too fast, so it might be good for fried rice, though I haven't tried that. I made a sort of vegetarian style jambalaya once, using the low sauté for the veggies, and the rice mode to finish, and it came out great, though the pot had a scattered spotting of burned rice on it.

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Man, all this talk of instant pot makes me want to have one.


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I just tried one cup of basmati brown rice this morning using 1.25 cups of water (with a pinch of salt) for 22 minutes and then manual release after 10. I wasn't sure whether to follow the settings for basmati or for brown, so I winged it. I am so pleased,it came out perfect.:D

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 Post subject: Re: Can Pilaf style rice be done in Instant Pot?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:45 pm 
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I was just reading a recipe this morning from today's Oregonian newspaper in which the writer recommends Sukoyaka Genmai (a quick-cooking short-grain brown rice) which I'd never heard of. Anyone here familiar with this?


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