Instant Pot Rice is the easiest way to cook up white, basmati, or jasmine rice. This is the perfect recipe for bowls, burritos, and more!
No need to worry about making perfect rice- just let your favorite pressure cooker or Instant Pot do the work! Serve it takeout-style with some Orange Chicken or Easy General Tso’s Chicken or have some copycat Chipotle with some Slow Cooker Barbacoa.
Instant Pot Rice
For the longest time, my only surefire way of getting passable rice was using the boil-in-a-bag, 10 minute stuff. Cooking rice from scratch on the stovetop always confused me: I’d follow the recipes to the letter and still get some gummy mess in the end. However, once I found Instant Pot Rice, my troubles seemed to vanish. The pressure cooker could do most of the work and I could work on whatever else I was serving up for dinner that night. Whether I was serving up some Mexican food or some Chinese or Japanese cuisine, I could feel safe knowing that my Instant Pot Rice was going to be perfect every single time!
More Simple & Easy Instant Pot Recipes
For a perfect hard boil, you need Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs! Easy to cook and easy to peel- perfect for deviled eggs or all sorts of salads.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is the creamiest and tastiest corn you’ll ever have. Super easy to cook up with a short ingredients list, it’s great with any sort of meal and perfect for those summer grill-outs!
I love a good baked potato, and few get as fluffy and soft as Instant Pot Baked Potatoes. Cooking your potatoes in a pressure cook is quick, easy, and saves yourself the oven-space for other sides and mains.
How to cook Rice in Instant Pot
Wash your rice to remove excess starches.
Combine rice, water, and salt in the pressure cooker.
Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes, then quick release after 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving.
Why do you wash rice?
Once you’ve washed your rice and combined all your ingredients in your Instant Pot, set it for high pressure and let it cook for 4 minutes. 4 minutes might seem really short, but it’s not done cooking after those 4 minutes! Letting it sit for 10 minutes before releasing the pressure allows something real special to happen to rice: it gets steamed. If you’ve ever wondered how most restaurants and cooks get their rice perfect, they’re probably letting their rice steam after cooking. This step ensures that it’s fully cooked and that it stays fairly moist.
After letting your rice steam for a bit, crack open the lid to your pressure cooker and use a fork to fluff up your rice. Once fluffed, your rice is ready for use! Add it to a favorite burrito or enjoy a bowl of it with any of your favorite toppings.
Instant Pot Rice
- 1 cup White Rice long grain
- 1 1/4 cup Water
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Rinse rice in cold water, then drain.
- In the Instant Pot, combine the rinsed rice, water, and salt. Stir.
- Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
- After cooking is finished, allow the rice to sit for 10 minutes before doing a quick pressure release.
- Fluff rice with a fork.