The easiest way to meal prep a big batch of brown rice is in the Instant Pot! The grains come out perfectly cooked every time – tender without being mushy or losing it’s texture. You can even double the recipe to make double the rice (such a time saver if you’ve got a lot of mouths to feed)!
Some meal prep looks like fully prepared meals, divvied up evenly into neat little containers, each totally ready to grab and eat throughout the week. Like these favorite fully prepped recipes:
- Meal Prep Burrito Bowls
- Black Rice + Butternut Squash Bowls
- Easy Overnight Oats
- Berry Green Smoothie Meal Prep Bags
But other meal prep looks like just making big batches of ingredients that you can use to get a jumpstart on meals you’ll make throughout the week. And that’s the kind of meal prep recipe that this is today!
The kind where you maybe don’t know what you’ll be in the mood to eat later on in the week – but you DO know you want to (1) keep your options open and (2) have some building blocks available so dinner comes together quickly. Whatever it is, whenever it is. You’ll be ready.
It’s why I really like to cook big batches of protein or grains all at one time. And I love that I’ve found a way to do it in my Instant Pot so that I can retire another appliance (BYE-BYE rice cooker!!) and make some more space in my apartment-sized kitchen.
It feels like I get more consistent cooking results making it in the instant pot than on the stove top, plus I like that I don’t have to watch the pot to make sure it doesn’t bubble over….