It’s the second day of spring, and here in Maryland we are celebrating with a snowstorm! What better way to spend the day than in our jammies and dying Easter eggs!
This year, holidays have been extra fun with Drew because we have been able to incorporate little activities to celebrate them. I wanted to give dying eggs a go with him, but I was worried about the potential mess. I stumbled across the rice method while perusing Pinterest and decided to give it a whirl. It was perfect for him right now!
Obviously, we started with hard boiled eggs. I used my instant pot to do this, and it made it super quick and easy. If you have an Instant Pot and haven’t tried this yet, you will definitively want to give it a try!
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
1. Place the trivet the bottom of the pan and place eggs on top. We only did 8 but you can do more!
2. Pour in 1 cup of water.
3. Set for 8 minutes on manual. After the 8 minutes are up, let them rest for 2 minutes before releasing the pressure. (Note, it will take a little longer than 10 minutes total because of the time it takes to build up the pressure before it starts the 8 minutes of cooking time)
4. After the pressure has been released, carefully remove the eggs and place them in an ice bath. After they chill for a few minutes, go ahead and dry them off. You’re ready to dye them!
How To Use Rice To Dye Easter Eggs
You will need:
– 1/4 cup of dry rice for every different color
-lidded container for each different color
Add 1/4 cup of rice into each lidded container. Add several drops of food dye.
Shake it up to distribute the dye.
Do all of your colors.
The you just add an egg one at a time to the container, put on the lid and shake away!
After we shook them, I would brush off any rice that stuck to them and let them dry in a paper towel. I did find that I needed to add more food dye between eggs to keep the colors richer and more saturated.
They turned out pretty good, and they weren’t messy. Total win in my book!