How to Cook Rice in an Instant Pot

See how to cook rice in an Instant Pot that's perfect every time! Easy pressure cooker method with conversions for brown, long grain white, basmati, & jasmine rice.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Rice

White, brown, jasmine, or basmati rice Oil Water Salt

Step 1:

Measure and rinse rice. This is more about the method/ratios than an actual rice recipe. I'll show you how much of each item I typically use. I usually start with 1.5 cups of rice. I use long grain white rice in this case, but basmati rice, jasmine rice, brown rice, etc. can be used as well.

Step 2:

Add water, oil, and salt to the rice. Here's the secret to cooking perfect Instant Pot rice: use a 1:1.25 ratio of cups of rice to cups of water. That means, if you're using 1.5 cups of rice, you'll mix just shy of 2 cups water into your cooker with the rice. (The ratio doesn't have to be perfectly measured, you can kind of round and guesstimate).

Step 3:

When I prepare Instant Pot rice, I use the manual setting (high pressure) with the timer set for 8 minutes for white rice, basmati rice, or jasmine rice and 15 minutes for brown rice. And yes, I use this high pressure/timer setting no matter how much rice, whether you have half a cup of rice or 3 cups of rice.

Step 4:

Finally, simply fluff the rice with a fork. I do usually add a little bit of butter to keep the rice from sticking together. This gives the rice a little bit of flavor. I also turn the warm setting off as soon as I take the lid off. It tends to make the rice stick to the bottom of the pan if you don't. You can either take the inner pot out of the Instant Pot or put rice in another dish at this point.

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