Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki and Rice – Pot-in-Pot Method
So what is the best thing about using the Instant Pot for dinner? Dinner is ready in minutes!
This week our Instant Pot Friday recipe uses a method called Pot In Pot (PIP). For those who have not yet tried this, you will find it life changing.
Many Instant Pot recipes calls for the main course to be served over or with rice. Unfortunately, that requires that the rice be cooked on the stovetop or in a rice cooker.
One of the main selling points of this extremely popular kitchen appliance is that has multi-functional use. So when a recipe calls for rice to be served with it, isn’t it a terrific idea to have them all cook at the same time, and in the same pot?
That is why the Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki and Rice recipe uses the pot in pot method.
While your chicken is cooking in the bottom of your pot, your rice is placed in an oven safe container and cooks right above it.
I have found that this taller and sturdier trivet acts as the perfect shelf to allow the PIP method to work. It allows enough room at the bottom of the pot for the main course, and also leaves enough room to cook the rice.
The Secret To Perfect Rice
It is important to use long grain white, Jasmine, or Basmati rice with this recipe. The cooking time is perfect for the rice to come out nice and fluffy.
Brown rice takes longer to cook and isn’t a good substitute in this Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki recipe.
It is also important to rinse and drain your rice in a colander before adding it to your oven safe dish.
This releases the starches so that your rice doesn’t stick together. Add a little extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt and you are ready to go!
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We also make a traditional Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry recipe for those who don’t own an Instant Pot.
Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think!
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