Jasmine rice, also known as Thai rice, is a fine long-grain rice variety grown northeast of the border between Thailand and Cambodia.
It’s prized for its soft, slightly sticky texture as well as its natural subtle fragrance. In addition to its natural aroma, this rice is also naturally gluten-free!
This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe is so easy to make—it’s practically foolproof. Using your pressure cooker guarantees perfectly cooked, fluffy grains of rice every time.
Should I Rinse the Rice Before Cooking?
Although it’s not completely necessary, I would definitely recommend rinsing the rice before cooking for the best results. Rinsing removes excess starch molecules from the surface of the rice, which if not rinsed off may cause your rice to form clumps or result in a gummy texture.
Will the Rice Stick Together?
The best way to prevent rice from sticking together is to rinse it beforehand. You can also add a little oil—I find coconut oil pairs very well with Jasmine rice. It really enhances the flavor of the rice itself.
Can I Add Seasoning to the Rice?
The basic ratio for the perfect rice is 1:1 so it is very easy to remember. You can make the rice with just plain water or you can use seasoned stock. You can also add in whatever spices you desire—try some cumin or star anise!
What Should I Serve With This Dish?
Jasmine Rice goes very well with many other recipes, particularly Asian inspired dishes that have a good amount of sauce. This recipe is the perfect accompaniment to chicken recipes like cashew chicken, chicken and broccoli or orange chicken.
Try these meatballs served over Instant Pot Jasmine Rice, too!
After the rice is ready, do not leave the Instant Pot lid open. Take some (or all..) rice and then close the lid.
If you won’t do it, the remaining steam would go and the rice would stick to the bottom.
How to make Jasmine Rice
Gather your ingredients:
Combine rice and water. Add salt or spices as desired
Lock the lid into place. Cook the rice on High pressure for 4 minutes. After the cooking cycle is done, let the pressure release naturally, for 10 minutes.
Fluff the rice and serve.
- 2 cups Jasmine rice
- 2 cups water
- Spices: salt or cumin or chicken base or anything you like to taste
- Optional: Rinse out Jasmine rice until the water is clear.
- Place rice, water and spices in the Instant Pot inner pot.
- Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes on High Pressure. Make sure steam release handle is in the 'Sealing' position.
- Once done, Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, release the remaining steam manually by moving the valve to 'Venting'.
- Open Instant Pot and fluff rice with fork.
- Serve hot.