Surprisingly, instant rice can be cooked using a coffee maker. A person can put the rice into the coffee pot, run the water through the filter, and run the coffee maker for about five minutes to fully cook the rice.
A cook can use about one-half cup of instant rice per person, making sure that the required amount of water does not overfill the pot. The person should not use regular rice in the coffee maker, since regular rice needs to cook for too long for the coffee maker to produce a successful result. A coffee maker can also be used to cook other foods that require basic hot water and a heat source.