Do you know how many whistles for rice in pressure Cooker should you wait for? You’re being clever I can tell. Who else would think about cooking rice in the pressure cooker?
Even the sound of it seems like it’s a fairly complicated process if you haven’t done it before. But, don’t worry; let’s make it as easy for you to understand.
Pressure cookers cook food with air pressure accelerated by heat. Rice is very easy to make anyway you make it.
A pressure cooker for rice sounds like over qualifications. But, there are certain benefits to it no less. If anything, it is faster than any other way. All you need to do is to wait for the right number of whistles.
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Step by Step
The time it will take: Soaking 30mins, Preparation 1min, Cooking 20mins- Total: Less than an hour.
Note: If you are soaking for just 15-20 mins then add 2 cups of water. If you are soaking for 30 mins and more add 1.5 cups. For cooking, add 1 cup (230g) rice and 1 cup (250ml) cold water in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
- First thing first, you have to soak the rice grains in water. Soak the rice up to 30 minutes.
- Drain the rice with a strainer and discard the water.
- Combine 1 cup of water in the pressure cooker with the rice.
- Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles for white rice. 7 whistles for Brown Rice.
- Allow the steam to escape and the pressure to fall.
- Then, separate the rice grains with a fork.
In addition, you can add Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp, Cardamom – 5, Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch, Cloves – 4 to enhance the rice taste and smell.
Health Benefits of Rice
Mostly, Asians have rice as the standard meal. People, who eat rice for a meal, cannot think of meals without rice in the menu. It makes a very healthy diet as well.
Rice can lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Since fiber makes you feel full, you may find it easier to maintain weight.
Also, brown rice contains vitamins and minerals that help the blood transport oxygen and perform other vital functions.
How to wash the Lid and the Whistle of the pressure cooker
The Lid Hand-wash lid with warm, soapy water: If you allow your Instant Pot to cool naturally, the lid will normally be rather clean, with condensation water only.
Most of the time, you won’t need to unscrew anything to wash it. Just, simply wipe dry with a dry cloth.
The Whistle soak the whistle in a bowl of antiseptic mouthwash for 30 to 60 minutes, then rinse the whistle with cool water and let it dry thoroughly.
Both metal and plastic whistles also can be cleaned by soaking them in a combination of lukewarm water and baking soda.
Now you know how many whistles for rice pressure cooker to wait for. It depends on what kind of rich you got in the cooker.
Remember to rinse the rice which will help quicken the process. So, now that you know how to do it. It is easy right? I told you so.