Instant Pot Pressure Cook-all

We have that one as well and we love it. It was also used on Iron Chef Gauntlet the other day and now I feel it's been given the official seal of approval.

KrazyTaco[FO] wrote:

This is the rice cooker we use: Zojirushi Rice Cooker. We go through 50 lb bags of rice like it's going out of style though. We had a cheap single toggle rice cooker for a while and it almost caught on fire, so we decided to not do that again.

Trigger pulled. Man, I will likely catch hell for this at home. The rationale is that my wife asked if we have a rice cooker. I told her the Instant Pot is not really a rice cooker. She has been making quinoa like it is going out of style.

Hopefully the quality of the product will convince her, and if she likes oatmeal i def recommend giving that a try too.

I'm currently using a cheap rice cooker that does an ok job, but I really want one of these, and that's a good sale price ...

bhchrist wrote:
KrazyTaco[FO] wrote:

This is the rice cooker we use: Zojirushi Rice Cooker. We go through 50 lb bags of rice like it's going out of style though. We had a cheap single toggle rice cooker for a while and it almost caught on fire, so we decided to not do that again.

Trigger pulled. Man, I will likely catch hell for this at home. The rationale is that my wife asked if we have a rice cooker. I told her the Instant Pot is not really a rice cooker. She has been making quinoa like it is going out of style.

The InstantPot still makes some pretty darn good rice. Though I understand if you’d want even better.

Delbin wrote:
bhchrist wrote:
KrazyTaco[FO] wrote:

This is the rice cooker we use: Zojirushi Rice Cooker. We go through 50 lb bags of rice like it's going out of style though. We had a cheap single toggle rice cooker for a while and it almost caught on fire, so we decided to not do that again.

Trigger pulled. Man, I will likely catch hell for this at home. The rationale is that my wife asked if we have a rice cooker. I told her the Instant Pot is not really a rice cooker. She has been making quinoa like it is going out of style.

The InstantPot still makes some pretty darn good rice. Though I understand if you’d want even better.

My wife is Japanese and she scoffs at me like a gaijin heathen when I suggest cooking our rice in the Instant Pot instead of our Zojirushi deluxe rice cooker. I'll have to try it sometime when she's out of town, and never tell her.

Godzilla Blitz wrote:
Delbin wrote:
bhchrist wrote:
KrazyTaco[FO] wrote:

This is the rice cooker we use: Zojirushi Rice Cooker. We go through 50 lb bags of rice like it's going out of style though. We had a cheap single toggle rice cooker for a while and it almost caught on fire, so we decided to not do that again.

Trigger pulled. Man, I will likely catch hell for this at home. The rationale is that my wife asked if we have a rice cooker. I told her the Instant Pot is not really a rice cooker. She has been making quinoa like it is going out of style.

The InstantPot still makes some pretty darn good rice. Though I understand if you’d want even better.

My wife is Japanese and she scoffs at me like a gaijin heathen when I suggest cooking our rice in the Instant Pot instead of our Zojirushi deluxe rice cooker. I'll have to try it sometime when she's out of town, and never tell her.

Care to risk her wrath and give us a side-by-side comparison?

Godzilla Blitz wrote:

My wife is Japanese and she scoffs at me like a gaijin heathen when I suggest cooking our rice in the Instant Pot instead of our Zojirushi deluxe rice cooker. I'll have to try it sometime when she's out of town, and never tell her.


This week I went with the Aroma Professional Plus ARC-5000SB 20-Cup cooker from Costco, $29.99 as an even cheaper and more blasphemous alternative. I figured if it doesn't get the job done I'll return it and get an InstantPot. So far I've only made a few batches of brown rice and some chicken w/ steamed vegetables. Kid tested, single dad approved.

Delbin wrote:
Godzilla Blitz wrote:
Delbin wrote:
bhchrist wrote:
KrazyTaco[FO] wrote:

This is the rice cooker we use: Zojirushi Rice Cooker. We go through 50 lb bags of rice like it's going out of style though. We had a cheap single toggle rice cooker for a while and it almost caught on fire, so we decided to not do that again.

Trigger pulled. Man, I will likely catch hell for this at home. The rationale is that my wife asked if we have a rice cooker. I told her the Instant Pot is not really a rice cooker. She has been making quinoa like it is going out of style.

The InstantPot still makes some pretty darn good rice. Though I understand if you’d want even better.

My wife is Japanese and she scoffs at me like a gaijin heathen when I suggest cooking our rice in the Instant Pot instead of our Zojirushi deluxe rice cooker. I'll have to try it sometime when she's out of town, and never tell her.

Care to risk her wrath and give us a side-by-side comparison?

Humm. Come to think of it, she's heading out of state next weekend with our daughter for a soccer tournament. *evil smile*

Think of all the sleepless nights you'll have, tossing and turning, wracked with shame and guilt.

I cook all of our rice in the Instant Pot. What am I missing?

DSGamer wrote:

I cook all of our rice in the Instant Pot. What am I missing?

For me, mostly the convenience of letting the rice sit for upwards of 48 hours while still having access to the instant pot for other things. Also the set it and forget it nature of a rice cooker, where you make some in the morning (or evening or whenever) and it's just available whenever you need rice.

If you only make rice once or twice a month it probably isn't worth it. If you're like me and make rice at least every other day, I consider it a necessity.

DSGamer wrote:

I cook all of our rice in the Instant Pot. What am I missing?

The Japanese rice cookers excel at making a particular sort of sticky but not too sticky short grain sushi-type white rice that is the ideal thing to eat with Chinese, Japanese, and other east asian food. I've never used a device that did it better. I haven't tried to do this with an Instant Pot but the key thing that the Zojirushi controls is the moisture content in the cooker while the rice cooks. It's not completely sealed the way the Instant Pot is ... and my experience with moisture control with the IP makes me feel like it might not do this particular thing right. So I have not messed with it much since we've had a Zoji rice cooker for a decade or more anyway.

OTOH if you have a well tuned scheme for this there is no reason to get another gadget.

If you only make rice once or twice a month it probably isn't worth it. If you're like me and make rice at least every other day, I consider it a necessity.

That too.

But keep in mind you still have to wash the rice.

The number of people I've had to tell that to well into their twenties is absurd.

The ultimate test would be for you to substitute instant pot for the Zojirushi rice and see if she notices.....................

Oh this could be gold.

groan wrote:

The ultimate test would be for you to substitute instant pot for the Zojirushi rice and see if she notices.....................

In a moment of extreme marital recklessness, I asked my wife if she'd do a blind test of both Instant Pot rice and regular rice cooker rice. She's extremely confident that she could easily tell the difference.

To be honest, I'd bet it'd be pretty easy too, until you got the water content and rice amounts right in the Instant Pot. I think I'd need a few test runs with the Instant Pot first.

I'm not quite at the Challenge Accepted level yet, but it's getting closer.

Oh, and I made French Onion Dip Sandwiches tonight in the Instant Pot. Yum!