Getting started with your Instant Rice Cooker + Steamer 12 Cup / 2.8L

Mastering Perfect Rice in Just Four Simple Steps!


Your Rice Cooker explained
1.1 Product explained
Rice Cooker What's in the box
2.1 Clean before use

Wash the Inner Cooking Pot and accessories with hot water and soap, dry thoroughly. Wipe the interior with a damp cloth and use a soft clean cloth to dry. 

2.2 Using the Lid

Watch the video to learn how to use the lid correctly. 

3.1 White or Brown Rice 

Watch the video to learn how to white or brown rice. 

Programme  Minimum Dry Rice  Maximum Dry Rice  Rice to Water Ratio 
White Rice  1 cup*  4 cups*  1 cup rice to 1.5 cups water 
Brown Rice  1 cup*  3 cups*  1 cup rice to 1.2 cups water 

* Please measure in the Rice Cup included with the Cooker and not a standard measuring cup 

3.2 CarbReduce

Watch the video to learn how to use the CarbReduce programme 

Carbohydrate reduction is optimised when cooking batches of 2 dry cups of rice or less. To maximize this benefit, we recommend doing 1–2 dry cup volumes, which equates to 4–8 servings. 

3.3 Steam

Watch the video to learn how to Steam. 

3.4 Slow Cook

Watch the video to learn how to Slow Cook. 

3.5 Sauté

Watch the video to learn how to Sauté. 

3.6 Warm

Watch the video to learn how to reheat or keep food warm. 

3.7 Delay Start

Delay Start can be set from between 10 minutes (00:10) and 24 hours (24:00). 

(Not available with the Sauté Smart Programme) 

4.1 Downloadable recipe eBooks 

Join the Instant Pot UK Facebook Community to access our growing collection downloadable Recipe eBooks. 

The eBooks can be found in the files section of the community. 

4.2 Full recipe collection 

Tried and tested recipes to try at home 

Extra product information


Clean your Rice Cooker after each use. Always unplug the unit and let all parts cool to room temperature before cleaning. Before use or storing, make sure all surfaces are dry.

The cooking pot, CarbReduce steam basket, inner lid cover, measuring cup and rice spoon are all dishwasher safe.

If the rice cooker base and power cord need cleaning, WIPE ONLY with a damp cloth.

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