Ever wondered How to Cook Pasta in the Instant Pot? We’re sharing everything you need to know to make virtually any shape of pasta quickly in the Instant Pot!
Do you normally add oil in with your boiling pasta? If yes, it’s safe to add it in here too.
If using gluten-free pasta, especially brown rice pasta, let the pressure naturally release for only 2 minutes. Gluten-free pasta appears to have the biggest problem with starchy water releasing from the pressure knob. Because of this, you’ll need to close the valve usually at least once or twice when you are releasing the pressure, to prevent the starch water from spraying out of the release valve, so the overall cooking time will increase a bit since it takes longer to release the pressure.
In addition, gluten-free pasta leaves very starchy water behind. For most recipes, it is too starchy, and the pasta should be rinsed before using. But this is based on your preference.
If your pasta is too long to fit in the Instant Pot, such as spaghetti, simply break it in half.
This recipe was tested on 3 different Instant Pots. We know that there are a few models out there with a different pressure release valve that has a plastic cover on it. We have not tested this recipe with that valve, and are unsure of how it works. This recipe relies on the ability to control the pressure release, as needed.
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