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!
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. 🙂
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.
Pressure Cook Basmati Rice: Place 1 cup (210g) basmati rice and 1 cup (250ml) cold water in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
Serve: Fluff the basmati rice with the rice spatula or fork, then serve with your favorite main dish. Enjoy~ 🙂
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)*Rate the Recipe: If you've tried the recipe, don't forget to Rate the Recipe in the Comments Section. Thank you!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Rice, Side Dish
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