Perfect Pressure Cooker Rice

Instant Pot Rice: Instant Pot Jasmine Rice, Instant Pot White Rice

No more mushy, hard, or burnt rice! Try this easy fail-proof method to make the perfect Pressure Cooker Rice (Instant Pot Rice). Fragrant and fluffy white rice ready in just 15 minutes. YES please!

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Rice is such an important food in Asian cultures that it has really become a part of our cultural identity.

My dad often jokes that his life is not complete if he goes a whole day without rice. Ha! That’s why you’ll probably find at least one rice cooker in every Chinese home.

When we first got married, we bought a decent Japanese rice cooker for ~$150. We’re quite satisfied with how consistent it is in making fragrant and great tasting rice.

So, we were quite skeptical if the quality of the Instant Pot Rice (Pressure Cooker Rice) can match those from our rice cooker.

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Well, the answer is YES!

The best thing about cooking rice with a pressure cooker is that it’s FAST! The Instant Pot Rice (Pressure Cooker Rice) is done in 15 minutes, ~30 minutes faster than our rice cooker.

If you’re going to use an electric pressure cooker, you’ll love how you don’t need to wait for the water to boil, tend the pot, or stir the rice like you would cooking it in a regular pot. Just set it and come back to perfect pressure cook rice.

Perfect Pressure Cooker Rice, fail-proof method on how to make white rice

Rice usually fails to cook in a few ways:

  • Too watery: this means your rice is under-cooked.
  • Hard, chewy, or burnt: this means you didn’t add enough water or it’s overcooked.
  • Too mushy and sticky: this means you added way too much water.

So, the water-to-rice ratios and the cooking times are the utmost important factors for making perfectly cooked rice. Every grain is different though.

Golden rules for making Perfect Pressure Cooker Rice or Instant Pot Rice (Jasmine Rice):

  • Cooking time (electric pressure cooker): High Pressure for 3 minutes and 10 minutes Natural Release
  • Water-to-rice ratio: 1 cup (250 ml) of water for 1 cup (250 ml) of white rice
    • Instant Pot users: take note that the rice measuring cup that comes with the Instant Pot is only 180 ml

These rules must be followed strictly for the best results.

Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Rice (Instant Pot Rice)


Perfect Pressure Cooker Rice Ingredients

  • 1 cup (230 g) Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • Optional: ¼ – ½ teaspoon fine sea salt/table salt

Instructions for Pressure Cooker Rice (Instant Pot Rice)


Step 1
Rinse Rice


Rinse rice under cold water by gently scrubbing the rice with your fingertips in a circling motion.

Pour out the milky water, and continue to rinse until the water is clear. Drain well.

*Pro Tip: Don’t skip this step as it helps get rid of excess starches on the surface and prevents the rice in becoming gluey.

Step 2
Pressure Cook Rice


Add rice and water in the pressure cooker.

Close the lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 3 minutes, then Natural Release for 10 minutes and release the remaining pressure

Open the lid quickly.

*Pro Tip: Be sure to cook the rice immediately after you pour the water in the Instant Pot – this prevents throwing off the water:rice ratio.

Step 3
Fluff & Serve Pressure Cooker Rice (Instant Pot Rice)


Fluff with a fork and serve warm.

Pressure Cooker Rice (Instant Pot Rice) Tips


1. Double the Recipe: If you want to cook more rice, double/triple the amount using the 1:1 rice:water ratio with the same cooking time.

2. Rice Storage: store white rice in a sealed container in a dry and dark place.

3. Rinse the Rice: It’s important to rinse the white rice under cold water until the water is clear. This will get rid of excess starches on the surface and prevent the rice in becoming gluey.

4. Cook the Rice Immediately: Cook the rice as soon as you pour the water into the pressure cooker. If you let the rice sit in the water, the rice will continue to absorb the water, which will throw off the ratio.

5. If the rice turns out a bit wet when you open the lid, first fluff the rice with a fork to let the moisture escape through the steam. Then let it rest a bit before serving it.

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Instant Pot Rice: Instant Pot Jasmine Rice, Instant Pot White Rice

Perfect Pressure Cooker Rice

No more mushy, hard or burnt rice! Try this easy fail-proof method to make perfect pressure cooker rice (Instant Pot Rice). Fragrant and fluffy white rice ready in 15 minutes.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 -4
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (230g) Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon fine sea salt or table salt optional

Instructions

  • Rinse Rice: Rinse rice under cold water by gently scrubbing the rice with your fingertips in a circling motion. Pour out the milky water, and continue to rinse until water is clear. Drain well.
  • Pressure Cook Rice: Add rice and water to Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Close the lid. Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes, then Natural Release for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure, then open the lid quickly.
  • Optional Seasoning: Add salt to the rice for seasoning.
  • Fluff & Serve: Fluff with a fork and serve warm.
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Recipe Notes:

If you use the rice measuring cup that came with the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker to measure the rice, remember to use the same measuring cup to measure the water as 1 rice measuring cup = 180 ml of rice.

Nutrition:

Serving: 209g | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 66mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: instant pot, instant pot jasmine rice, instant pot recipes, instant pot rice, instant pot white rice, pressure cooker rice, rice, vegan, vegetarian
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Arya

I just discovered this site. The description given here are so well explained that I want to try my hand in cooking. Lol5 stars

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Machew Petallar

Rice is really good!!!!5 stars

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Gerry Grenon

can i use the RICE button for this

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Shylo

I LOVE how easy and good the rice is. Thank you so much for all help and recipes.5 stars

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Miles

What’s the MAXIMUM number of cups of uncooked JASMINE rice (using a regular cup) can I make in a 6 QT Instant Pot? I want to be sure that it comes out perfectly.

How many cups maximum, using an 8 QT Instant Pot?

I have a big party and will be feeding 50 rice-eating guests.

Thank you.

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Miles

Thanks Amy. The measuring cup is not using the measuring rice cup that’s included with the iPot? You are referring to the standard measuring cup?

Adele

When making 8 cups of rice, do you use 8 cups of water?5 stars

Vivian C

Hello! When cooking the rice does it make a difference when you use the “normal”, “more” buttons? I’m confused by these functions? Are the recipes usually assumed to be high pressure with the “normal” setting?

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Natalie

I live around 7000 ft, so I need to change anything to adjust for the altitude?

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Sharon

May I know is it possible to steam cook 2 cups of parboiled rice with 2 cups of water by just using 5 min on high pressure mode then natural release? Water for steaming added until level 2 of inner pot. Thank you

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Hesham

What if I cook it with chicken breasts, does the the water ratio or time change (time should be more in this case for chiclen to cook, right?)

Thnx

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Terry

Comes out great each time!!!5 stars

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