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Cooking whole grains in the Instant Pot takes a bit of practice, but we’ve got you covered. Here’s a chart to have handy so you can have whole grain perfection at your fingertips.
For each cup on grain in the first column, use the appropriate amount of liquid noted in column two, along with the indicated time and appropriate release method (natural or quick). We’ve also indicated the approximate yield of cooked grain. Make sure to rinse the grains well in cool water and drain before starting.
Your Instant Pot Guide to Cooking Whole Grains
|1 Cup Grain||Cups Liquid||Pressure/Cooking Time||Release||Yield in Cups|
|Brown basmati rice||2½||High/22 minutes||NR 10 min||3|
|Buckwheat||1¾||High/5 minutes||NR 10 min||3¼|
|Farro||2½||High/20 minutes||NR 10 min||3|
|Freekeh (cracked)||1⅔||High/5 minutes||QR||3|
|Long grain brown rice||1½||High/22 minutes||NR 10 min||2½ to 3|
|Short grain brown rice||1¾||High/22 minutes||NR 10 min||3|
|Steel Cut Oats||2½||High/4 minutes||NR 20 min||3½|
|Quinoa||1½||High/1 minute||NR 10 min||2½|
QR= Quick Release
For more tips and tricks, check out 7 Instant Pot Tips the Manual Doesn’t Tell You. Or if you’re looking for accessories for your IP, read The Accessories You Really Need for Your Instant Pot.