Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice

No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy Indian basmati rice. Make Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice in 25 mins! Easy, no soaking, set it & forget it.

No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy Indian basmati rice. Make Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice in 25 minutes! No soaking, half the cooking time. No need to tend the pot, just set it and forget it. Oh, YES!

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After conducting 2 rice experiments with Instant Pot Rice and Instant Pot Brown Rice, readers have been asking us about cooking Basmati Rice in pressure cooker.

What is Basmati Rice?

Basmati rice is a popular long grained rice traditionally from the Indian subcontinent. They’re extremely aromatic with a light nutty flavor.

What we look for in Perfect Basmati Rice?

As we often mentioned, everyone has different preferences over the same dish. For us, we love al dente and fragrant rice. So, our perfect basmati rice have to be:

  • Al dente
  • Long
  • Separate (not sticky or broken)
  • Fluffy (but not soft or mushy)
  • Just enough moisture
  • Aromatic, Fragrant
  • Full of nutty flavors

How to make Perfect Basmati Rice?

There are many discussions around the best way to make perfect Basmati Rice. Besides using a high quality basmati rice, the most important factors for making amazing basmati rice:

  • Soaking
  • Rinsing
  • Water-to-rice ratio
  • Cooking method
  • Cooking time

So time for another little experiment to find the Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice!! 😀

No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy Indian basmati rice. Make Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice in 25 mins! Easy, no soaking, set it & forget it.

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Ingredients for Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice

  • 1 cup (210 grams) Indian basmati rice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water

Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice Experiment 

We conducted 5 tests with Indian basmati rice using different amounts of liquid, cooking time, and pressure release methods in our Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. Find the full experiment details and results below the recipe. 🙂

 Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice Recipe Experiment Detailed and Results Chart

Since we’re al dente fans, our perfect Indian basmati rice is Test 3’s results – fully cooked, firm with a bite, yet has a tint of softness. But if you prefer softer basmati rice, follow Test 5’s ratios and pressure cooking methods.

  • Softer Rice: If you enjoy softer rice, increase the liquid amount rather than cooking time.
  • Rinsing the Rice: If you’re rinsing the rice, it’ll throw off the rice-to-water ratio. So, be sure to reduce 3 tablespoons of water from the 1 cup of water stated in the recipe.

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No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy Indian basmati rice. Make Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice in 25 mins! Easy, no soaking, set it & forget it.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Rice, Side Dish, Super Easy
Cuisine: Indian
Serving: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (210 grams) Indian basmati rice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
Instructions
  1. Pressure Cook the Basmati Rice: Place 1 cup (210 g) of basmati rice and 1 cup (250 ml) of water into the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure using Manual/Pressure Cook button for 6 minutes (Please see experiment chart to find your preferred texture). Turn off the heat and do a 10 minutes Natural Release. Release the remaining pressure (if any) and open the lid carefully.
  2. Serve: Fluff the rice with the rice spatula or fork, then serve with your favorite main dish. 🙂
Notes
Rinsing rice: After rinsing the rice before cooking, be sure to drain well and ensure the water-to-rice ratio is accurate. (Roughly reduce 3 tablespoons from the 1 cup of water)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 211 g Calories: 338 Fat: 0.6g Carbohydrates: 74g Sodium: 8mg Protein: 6.6g Cholesterol: 0mg

Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice Experiment

We tested 5 batches of Indian Basmati Rice using different amount of rice, liquid, and cooking method & time. Here are the results!

Instant Pot Basmati Rice Test 1

  • Basmati Rice: 230 grams of Indian basmati rice
  • Liquid: 1 cup (250 ml) of water
  • Cooking Method & Time: High Pressure for 4 minutes +  10 minutes Natural Release
  • Result: rice is undercooked – texture is slightly hard and chewy

Instant Pot Basmati Rice Test 2

  • Basmati Rice: 1 cup (210 grams) of Indian basmati rice
  • Liquid: 1 cup (250 ml) of water
  • Cooking Method & Time: High Pressure for 4 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release
  • Result: rice is undercooked – texture is still slightly hard and chewy

Instant Pot Basmati Rice Test 3*

  • Basmati Rice: 1 cup (210 grams) of Indian basmati rice
  • Liquid: 1 cup (250 ml) of water
  • Cooking Method & Time: High Pressure for 6 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release
  • Result: fully cooked, al dente (firm, slightly soft and not chewy)

Instant Pot Basmati Rice Test 4

  • Basmati Rice: 1 cup (210 grams) of Indian basmati rice
  • Liquid: 1 cup (250 ml) of water
  • Cooking Method & Time: High Pressure for 10 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release
  • Result: similar result as Test 3 (increasing cooking time at this point didn’t seem to make a difference in texture, like our brown rice experiment)

Instant Pot Basmati Rice Test 5*

  • Basmati Rice: 1 cup (210 grams) of Indian basmati rice
  • Liquid: 1 1/4 cup of water
  • Cooking Method & Time: High Pressure for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release
  • Result: more moist and slightly softer & fluffier than Test 3 or 4’s results
No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy Indian basmati rice. Make Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice in 25 mins! Easy, no soaking, set it & forget it.
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  1. You’re instant pot rice recipes are my “go to” for rice. My only problem is sometimes not knowing what kind of rice I have. I bought some “Mothers” brand, and had to google it to know it is a basmati. Your recipes have improved my rice cooking, Thank you!

  2. Just cooked basmati rice, actually any kind of rice for the first time in an instant pot. I followed your instruction. Rice came out great. In fact, I have never had such a nice, al dente basmati from home before.

  3. I have had my instant pot for 6 months now and have cooked some amazing things. The one thing I have had issues with is rice. I have followed other directions to a tee and have always ended up with rice soup, until now. First time following these simple directions and I had the most perfect basmati rice ever. If you can tell me the same instructions will work for yellow rice I will be set on all meal planning.
    Thank you so much for your advice

  4. Please help! I have cooked basmati rice with chicken ( I cook the chicken with onions and tomatoes first and then add water and rice to it) but every time I get the”burn” notification. What am I doing wrong.

    1. Hi Meagan,

      Late Reply (We were on a trip to Asia)! Thank you for your kind words & question 🙂

      Laying chicken breasts on top of the rice will work just fine.

      Please take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Hi Heather,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  5. Perfect rice! I needed the Basmati rice for a copycat lime and cilantro rice recipe from a well known Mexican restaurant. I added a bay leaf to the water and rice when it cooked, rinsed it with hot water after it was finished, and added the other ingredients (per the reicipe). Tastes great! I also went with 7 minutes cook time because I could decide if I wanted Test 3 or 4. Thanks so much for bringing this information to us!

  6. Hi! So glad I came across this article. I have 15 guests coming over for lunch and I need to make basmati rice. For Method 5, how many cups of rice and how many cups of water should I use? I’m assuming the cooking time will still be 6 mins and 10 mins of NR? Thank you!

    1. Hi Atul,

      Welcome to our site and thank you so much for your question 🙂

      Depending on how many big eaters, I will say 7 – 8 cups of rice.

      The water will also be 7 – 8 cups. For making a large batch, it is important to measure the ingredients precisely.

      Cooking time will be the same 🙂

      Please take care & have a wonderful weekend
      Jacky

  7. Sorry for the haphazard comment. Thank you for the reply. I was scrambling to make rice to feed my “I am not hungry but now I am screaming starving” two year old triplets and accidentally put in three cups of wet rice. Don’t know why I was going to make rice as they don’t eat it or really much of anything but they say my responsibility as a parent is just to put healthy options in front of them theirs is to decide to eat or not. Either way, it makes for a long day. Thank you for your recipes. The ease and accuracy of the recipes have been the only reason we don’t eat boxed or microwave meals. ? Any tips on getting them to eat rice or recipes that have worked for other toddlers I would welcome!

  8. Hello! Love your site and recipes and the fact that you guys experiment for us so we don’t have to! Thanks! You mentioned in a comment that if you soaked the rice then it would come out a little fluffier and softer, which makes sense. With that in mind, if we still wanted to go for al dente as per your no.3 test but wanted to soak 2 cups of the rice and 2 cups water for say between 15 and 30 minutes, what do you think of soaking the rice (15 to 30 min) then HP for 5 minutes , instead of the 6, and NR for 10 ? Do you think that would produce a perfectly cooked pot of rice? Thanks for your response and keep up the good work!

    1. Hi Christian,

      thank you so much for your kind words and question 🙂

      The softness mostly comes from the amount of liquid.

      I recommend reducing the amount of liquid by 1/4 cup as the rice has already absorbed some liquid.

      Please Take care & have an amazing week
      Jacky

    1. Hi Carol!

      Hope you are enjoying the summer weather. Happy to hear from you again 🙂

      Thank you so much once again for your kindness and support. We truly appreciate it.

      take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  9. Hi! If I want to cook a second dish after the rice, should I keep it in the inner pot with the silicone lid? If without the lid, how can I reheat the basmati keeping it fluffy? Tks!

    1. Hi Clarissa,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      You can cook the rice and a dish at the same time using the pot in pot method.

      If you are reheating leftover rice, you can sprinkle some water to the rice surface to make it fluffy.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  10. Hello! I used method 5, 6 minutes, with 500g of rice which turned out perfect. I repeated it with 1 kg, which was the limit of the instant pots capacity. But the bottom was slightly burnt and the rest too mushy. The only change I made was putting much hotter water in from the start. Does that make a difference?
    Is it just too hard for the ip to handle that amount well? Maybe I need to teduce time for a minute and water too at that size? Thanks for advice.

    1. Hi Omar,

      thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      It probably took too long to get up to pressure that caused the bottom to be slightly burnt.

      I would recommend trying it again with cold water and see what happens.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    2. Thanks for all this useful info! Could someone let me know what the yield is for using two cups of rice to two cups of water using method 3 or 4. How much can you make in a 6 quart instantpot without having the sticking/burning on the bottom problem.

    3. Hi Linda,

      thank you so much for your question 🙂

      2 cups of rice will yield roughly 6 cups (4 – 6 servings)

      We have tested up to 3 cups without any problem.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  11. Thanks for the article.
    I’m researching whether to buy an “Instant Pot” primarily for cooking Basmati rice. Could you clarify whether it’s possible to program the machines to follow your recipes automatically? (E.g., have it cook rice at high pressure for x minutes then automatically switch to natural release of pressure? Does it have a “Keep Warm” function, like a rice cooker?)
    Thanks, Jon

    1. Hi Jon,

      thank you for your kind comment 🙂

      You will have to input the cooking time, but it will cook at high pressure and then natural release. There is a keep warm function as well.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Hi Cindy,

      Thank you for your question 🙂

      Brown Basmati rice will take roughly 18 – 20 minutes and natural release to cook.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  12. Just made a double batch following the #3 method. 2 cups rice, 2 cups water. 6 min HP 10 NR and it came out just as you said, perfect! Thank you 🙂

  13. New subscriber and new iP owner.
    Tried the basmati rice directions and I had rice sticking on bottom of pot. Do you recommend butter or oil?
    Also, the Test 5 chart and the Test 5 directions still show different cooking time 6min, 5min.
    Aj

    1. Hi Aj,

      thank you for your question.

      Butter or oil will work fine. Make sure to use the Manual/Pressure Cook button.

      Happy New Year to you and your family
      Jacky

  14. I had a layer of rice stuck to the bottom of my pot 🙁 the rest of it was really good though!
    I followed the recipe to a T using the 6 minute high pressure cook and then 10 minute NPR with heat / keep warm turned off. I normally don’t rinse my rice when I cook it on the stobe, so it didn’t even occur to me to do that, as this is my first time making basmati in the IP. Is that maybe where I went wrong? Any ideas would be much appreciated 🙂 thanks so much for all the time you take to figure out what works best for so many recipes and to reply to comments and questions!!! 🙂 you guys are my go-to IP gurus!

    1. Hi Liz,

      thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      Here are few things that I can think of:

      1) Make sure to use the manual/pressure cook button to cook the rice.
      2) The rice should be fluff immediately after natural release.
      3) The water and rice ratio could have been slightly off.

      Happy New Year to you and your family
      Jacky

  15. When you say “turn the heat off,” do you mean keep it on Cancel/Keep Warm (where it defaults to when it’s finished), or push that button again to turn it completely off? Thanks!

    1. Hi Cassandra,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      The pot can be in keep warm mode or turned off for the natural release. The keep warm mode will not kick in until the temperature is roughly 158F (70C).

      Happy New year to you and your family!
      Jacky

  16. I have several diabetics in my family so we are always looking for ways to enjoy ‘low carb’ carbs! I read an article recently about a study where coconut oil was added to the rice and then the rice was refrigerated for 12 hours and the calorie/carb count of the rice was reduced by 50%!!! The study used 1 tsp coconut oil per 1/2 cup of rice. Below is more information about the cooking method used, but my question is how can I do this in the Instant Pot? Will the amount of water change? Will the ‘pressure’ of the Instant Pot spread the coconut oil around once it liquifies, or would the coconut oil need to be heated and spread around the rice/water mixture before sealing the instant pot.

    I would love to see you write an article/recipe for a Low Carb Rice!

    Sudhair James, one of the researchers behind the method, presented his preliminary research at the National Meeting And Exposition of the American Chemical Society, saying:

    “What we did is cook the rice as you normally do, but when the water is boiling, before adding the raw rice, we added coconut oil – about 3 percent of the weight of the rice you’re going to cook. After it was ready, we let it cool in the refrigerator for about 12 hours.”

    1. Hi Jody,

      thank you so much for your question 🙂

      1 tsp coconut oil will not affect the cooking time or water ratio too much. I would just place the coconut oil in the Instant Pot and liquify it with the saute less button.

      Then I would add in the rice and give it a quick stir before adding the water.

      This is an interesting study. I will have to look more into it!

      Happy New Year & We wish you and your family a super healthy year in 2018!!
      Jacky

  17. Does your rice stick to the pot?
    my first try was 1:1 rice/water and used the rice button.. came out like your 1 and 2 tests describe. so not ideal.. I like how your #5 sounds. do you add anything to your rice.. oil/butter.. my rice stuck to the pot.. my old rice cooker doesn’t have that issue as it has a non stick pot. Is sticking normal?

    1. Hi Will,

      Sticking is not normal.

      You will want to use the Manual/Pressure Cook button as the rice button only cooks at Low pressure and will require different water/rice ratio.

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
      Jacky

  18. I want to try to make a basmati rice recipe called jeweled rice. The water is first used to soa saffron and then put in for cooking. That part seems easy enough for putting in the IP. But the rice is cooked with various dried fruit such as diced apricots, raisins, cranberries and some nuts. I’m wondering if the fruit and nuts would in any affect the cooking -I was going to use your test 3 version. As usual, I greatly admire your scientific approach to recipes. You are a genius.

    1. So delighted to hear from you Adele!

      Hope you have been doing well 🙂

      the dried fruit shouldn’t have any affect on the cooking time.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  19. I’ve been reading about soaking rice for 30 min or more before cooking. Have you tried this and if so does it make a better rice?

    1. Hi Jenny,

      So nice to hear from you 🙂

      By soaking the rice for 30 minutes, it will make the rice slightly softer in texture.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  20. I just made a double batch (2 cups rice to 2 cups water) following your method #3 (6 minute cook, 10 minute NR, then open and fluff). PERFECTION! It turned out exactly how I like my basmati.
    Thank you for taking the time to present 5 methods, and the wonderful tutorial. I took a pic to share, of the rice, and homemade side dishes (saag paneer and tandorri porkchop), but I don’t see a way to post that here, so I’ll just say Thank you!
    My poor rice cooker will be neglected now because your IP method (I have a DUO60) is flawless AND fast.
    :^D

  21. Thank you for this! I have a Nesco pressure cooker and opted for the “Test 5” rice. My kids and I like our rice fluffier and more moist.

    The Test 5 instructions produced PERFECT rice. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  22. Having made basmati rice several times in my Instant Pot and had good results, but being dismayed by the rice sticking to the bottom of the pot, tonight I decided to use my little steel bowl in a “Pot in Pot” method with 1 cup of water in the bottom of the big pot. I did use 1-1/4 cup of water and one cup of rice in the small bowl with 6 minutes at high pressure and 10 minutes natural release. The result was perfect rice, and no sticking. ???

    Also, Bartenders Friend did a great job of getting the rice “stains” out of my steel bowl. ???

  23. Test # 3: Have you rinsed the rice before
    Sorry but I am confused.
    1.Is 1 cup 210 g rice basmati = 250 ml?
    2. NR 10 minutes: is it at off or at keep warm?
    PS:I am a french person!
    Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Cecilia,

      Thank you for your questions 🙂

      1) 210g Basmati rice is 1 cup of rice. When you fill a glass measuring cup. 210g of Basmati rice will fill to the 250ml line.
      2) For natural release, you can turn it off or keep it at keep warm mode.

      Take care & have fun cooking!
      Jacky

    1. Hi Karen,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      Adding salt will not have any effect on the cooking time. The rice will taste better with salt as seasoning.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  24. (original question):
    I have the 8Qt IP. I only need to make the single portion: 1cup rice/1cup water. However, I’m concerned about how thin the resultant layer is, this being an 8Qt pot. I have a 3 cup size stainless steel bowl. Would it be ok to place the stainless bowl in the dry IP, pour the 1 cup of water and 1 cup of rice into the stainless bowl, and then proceed using the suggested cooking time? Or, will that in some way damage the pot?

    Or, because I have the 8QT pot, am I stuck with a 2 Cup water/2 Cup rice minimum?

    Thank you!
    —————
    Thanks for the quick response. – but, I just want to make sure I understand your response:

    “…place the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot into the Inner pot and layer the stainless bowl filled with 1 cup of water and rice on top of the trivet…”:

    a. Does that mean layer both 1 cup of water AND 1 cup of rice into the stainless bowl that’s sitting on the trivet, OR does that mean layer a total of 1 cup of rice+water (1/2 cup of each) in the stainless bowl that’s sitting on the trivet?
    b. Cooking times remain the same as with the 6Qt pot?

    Thank you….!

    1. Hi Simon,

      It’s great to hear from you again.

      a. Does that mean layer both 1 cup of water AND 1 cup of rice into the stainless bowl that’s sitting on the trivet, OR does that mean layer a total of 1 cup of rice+water (1/2 cup of each) in the stainless

      You will want to place 1 cup of water at the bottom and 1 cup of water into the stainless bowl.

      b. Cooking times remain the same as with the 6Qt pot?

      I would add one minute pressure cooking time (7 minutes).

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  25. I have the 8Qt IP. I only need to make the single portion: 1cup rice/1cup water. However, I’m concerned about how thin the resultant layer is, this being an 8Qt pot. I have a 3 cup size stainless steel bowl. Would it be ok to place the stainless bowl in the dry IP, pour the 1 cup of water and 1 cup of rice into the stainless bowl, and then proceed using the suggested cooking time? Or, will that in some way damage the pot?

    Or, because I have the 8QT pot, am I stuck with a 2 Cup water/2 Cup rice minimum?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Simon,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      For the 8QT, you will probably want to use at least 1.5x of the recipe.

      You can use the Pot in Pot method with a stainless bowl. Pour 1 – 1.5 cup of water into the DUO80, place the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot into the Inner pot and layer the stainless bowl filled with 1 cup of water and rice on top of the trivet.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  26. Hi,
    The chart lists a 24 minute cooking time, but the recipe says to cook for six minutes, then natural release after ten minutes. What am I missing? I am attempting Basmati for the second time and trying to make a good insta-impression on the family.

    1. Hi Mark,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      The 24 minutes cooking time includes the get up to pressure time, 6 minutes pressure cooking time and the natural release time as well.

      Take care & have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  27. What is the stovetop rice:water ratio for your basmati rice? Mine is 1 cup rice : 2 cups water. I’m just wondering if you need so much less water or if I have some different rice.

    1. Hi Gray,

      For stovetop, it will take 1 cup rice :2 cup water as the water/steam will not get trapped in as cooking in a pressure cooker.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  28. Thank you Love your instructions, I’m cooking the Basmati Rice, but do you know what is the yellow stuff they put on top of the Rice?

    1. Hi David,

      thank you for your comment and question.

      If you are talking about Indian cuisine, it is a spice called turmeric 🙂

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Hi Noreen,

      I just did a test with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of basmati rice. Some rice was stuck to the bottom. I am pretty sure the reason is too much liquid was absorbed before the DUO80 can get up to pressure.

      I would think cooking 2 cups of rice with 2 cups of water will prevent that. If all else fail, you can use the pot in pot method with a stainless bowl.

      Take care & have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  29. I really like this recipe but I have only made 2 servings in the past. I now need to make it for 6 servings. Other than increasing the volume of rice and water, do I need to adjust the cooking time?

    1. Hi Gary,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      The cooking time will not need any adjustment as long as the measurement is precise.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Hi Kelley,

      thank you for your question.
      I believe you are using a rice measuring cup.

      The 1 cup we are using is the standard 250ml measuring cup.

      Happy New Year & Have Fun Cooking!
      Jacky

    1. Hi Barbara,

      thank you for your questions 🙂

      Yes, the recipes can be applied to most of the electric pressure cookers in the market!

      Happy New Year & Have Fun Cooking
      Jacky

  30. Thank you for the clear recipe! I am wondering if the instructions or cooking time might differ if I double or triple the recipe?

    1. Hi Beca,

      thank you for your question.
      The cooking time and instructions will stay the same. Just double the ingredients 🙂

      Happy New Year & Have Fun Cooking
      Jacky

  31. Thank you for this very thorough test. Have you conducted a similar test of brown basmati, which I assume takes much longer to cook?

  32. If I wanted to make some chicken at the same time as this would the instructions still be the same for pot in pot using a metal bowl not a glass bowl.

  33. Holy crap! This is by far the best Basmati rice I’ve ever had! I was cooking a south Indian dish, so I rinsed the rise, and used just over 3/4 cups of water (following the method exactly) and it was perfect. I’m never pressing that horrible rice button again! Thanks!

  34. how do you keep the rice in instant pot more than 1 day?
    I want to leave rice for couple days like I normally do with my other rice cooker.
    I’ve tried it and it got all dried and stuck on the bottom of it.
    do you know any trick?
    love your recipe. Im a new instant pot user and I visit your website everyday!

    1. Hi Silvia,

      thank you for your kind words and comment 🙂

      Rice cooker usually use a non-stick coating such as ceramic.
      The inner pot of Instant Pot is stainless steel and I think this is one of the main reasons. Maybe the keep warm button is a little too warm as well.

      Instant Pot has recently released a ceramic non-stick inner pot for users. Maybe that will help. You can find it on this page

      Have fun cooking!
      Jacky

    1. Hi Vivien,

      thank you for your question.
      Some people like washing and some people don’t.
      With that said, we wash all our rice before cooking except when we are testing for the exact ratio 🙂

      Have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  35. Would the cooking time ever adjust? I need to have rice for a medium size dinner party (10 people) so I need more than 2 cups. I have the 6qt Instant Pot. Thanks!!

    1. Hi Laura,

      Thank you for your question. 🙂
      The cooking time will stay the same. Be sure to not fill the Instant Pot more than half way full as stated in the Instant Pot user manual (page 3).

      8. For all pressure cooking programs, do not fill the unit over 2/3 full. When cooking foods
      that expand during cooking such as grains, beans, and dried vegetables, do not fill the unit
      over 1/2 full. Overfilling may cause a risk of clogging the pressure release valve and
      developing excess pressure.

      Have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  36. Have you tried using the Rice button. It’s the automatic cooking program button that uses perhaps moisture release or heat to determine that the Rice is cooked. (1:1 ratio, press Rice, then 10 NPR).

    1. Hi Jeannine,
      Thank you for your comment 🙂

      Yes we tried using the rice button for Basmati rice. Since it operates in low pressure mode, some of the rice stuck to the inner pot and was a little undercooked.
      I think the rice button is more suitable for Jasmine rice.

      Have Fun Cooking!
      Jacky

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