Whether you’re cooking a whole chicken, making some yogurt, or simmering a quick soup, the Instant Pot can save you a ton of time and cleanup in the kitchen. It’s an electric, programmable pressure cooker, but this small appliance is a new favorite in every cook’s kitchen because it’s so much more than a pressure cooker.
It seems like it can do anything and once you get the hang of it, it’s incredibly easy to use. That being said, it does have a lot of buttons. Have you figured them all out yet? Here are 6 of our favorites!
This is the only fully automated program; you can’t adjust the pressure or the time because it automatically adjusts depending on the weight of the rice you put in. You can cook as little as one cup of rice in your Instant Pot. 2 cups of rice will take about 12 minutes. Most rice is cooked at a 1:1 ratio, but refer to your manual as some varieties differ. Rice is the only button that is preset to Low Pressure. To use it, you just put in your rice and water, close up the pot, and select the “Rice” program. It will automatically choose a cooking time based on the amount of rice you put in.