Any recipe that includes rice as the main ingredient is going to be the much healthier option, especially compared to ones that include pasta or other grainy foods. Rice is low in fiber, but its other nutrients vary depending upon the type of rice. The best kinds to eat are brown rice or wild rice. They can even aid in weight loss because rice makes you feel fuller faster, which prevents you from overeating. Many people who are bodybuilders or personal trainers stick to diets based around rice as the staple carbohydrate source in most meals.
Usually, you would cook rice in a rice cooker, but most people aren’t aware that it’s much easier to cook it using a pressure cooker. It is not only easier; it takes less time and is considered the healthier cooking method by a long shot. If only more people knew how much time they could be saving.
It is always better and healthier to cook your rice in a pressure cooker rather than a traditional rice cooker. It takes almost half the amount of time, and your rice will come out tasting softer and fluffier. There is a whole science behind how pressure cooking literally changes the physical structure of rice in a way that helps your body digest it easier. Instant Pot (a lead selling pressure cooker brand) has a great article on their website that further explains the exact science. It is truly interesting how a pressure cooker does this. There’s so much to gain from pressure cooking.
Rice cookers usually have an outlet for a small amount of steam to be released as the rice cooks. If too much steam were to get out, the rice wouldn’t cook properly. Pressure cookers have a more secure system, which releases absolutely no steam or pressure. Locking lids and pressure regulators help to ensure this. The cooking time is practically cut in half in a pressure cooker.
Since the steam is 100% contained inside the cooker, foods like rice, vegetables, and meats don’t lose any of their vitamins or nutrients during the cooking process. Other kitchen appliances, not just rice cookers, tend to cause foods to lose a lot of their nutrient content.
Here are a few pressure cooker rice recipes that you can use at home, including instructions for cooking plain old white rice.
Cook time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
This Mango Sticky Rice recipe is a sweet but healthy treat to try at home. Use a coconut milk that is all-natural and unsweetened, artificial additives are never good to consume.
Cook time: 45 minutes (including 10 minutes of prep time)
For coconut sauce:
There are all sorts of tasty meals that you can cook with a pressure cooker. Some other fun things to try are chili, chicken, baby back ribs, pot roast, turkey breast and so on. Cooking rice is just one of the many ways you can use it. Most pressure cookers can act as not only a pressure cooker, but also as a slow cooker or canner.