Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

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The fresh and intoxicating flavor of my Instant Pot jasmine rice recipe is guaranteed to elevate any aromatic Asian dish.

Like my other Instant Pot rice recipes, cooking jasmine rice in a pressure cooker is practically foolproof; it’s extremely quick and simple to prepare. Using the Instant Pot gives you perfectly cooked, fluffy grains of rice every time.

Cooking this recipe in the Instant Pot is much the same as using a standard rice cooker. An Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, however, is a much more versatile device that allows you to pressure cook many meals, not just jasmine rice.

Jasmine rice, also known as Thai rice, is a fine, long-grain rice variety grown in North-East Thailand, on the borders of Cambodia and Laos.

This rice is prized for its soft, slightly sticky texture as well as a natural and subtle flowery fragrance.

This rice recipe works perfectly with a wide array of Instant Pot foods, such as cashew chicken, saag paneer, and other fragrant and intense dishes that need something fresh and light for balance.

This recipe is oil and gluten-free and uses only 3 ingredients that you’re guaranteed to have in your pantry already. All you’ll need is a bag of rice and some tap water!

This Instant Pot jasmine rice recipe is a brilliant low-calorie diet recipe.

Read on for my top rice cooking method and more tips for perfect jasmine rice!

How to Make Jasmine Rice

Gather your ingredients for the recipe.

use a measuring cup to measure your ingredients

Rinse the rice under cold water until all the starch is removed and the water runs clear. The water should not be milky or cloudy.

Place the rinsed rice in the Instant Pot and add fresh, clean water.

The rice to water ratio should be 1:1.

  • If you like softer rice, 1 ¼ cups of water is recommended.
  • If you prefer firm rice, 1 cup of water is recommended.

Add salt and other preferred seasonings. Any Asian seasoning mix will complement this rice recipe well.

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Cook the rice at High Pressure for 4 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle is done, leave the Instant Pot to perform a natural release of pressure for 10 minutes.

Then release the remainder of the steam manually by moving the steam release handle to ‘venting’.

You can use the rice setting on your Instant Pot rice cooker, however, I think cooking rice manually is best.

When releasing steam pressure ensure you are using a tea towel or mitt to avoid steam burns.

Once all the steam is released, open the pressure cooker lid and fluff the rice. Serve the cooked rice hot.

I Want to Make 1 Cup of Jasmine Rice. What Should I Do?

If you want to cook just 1 cup of jasmine rice, then you will need to add just 1 cup of water.

To make perfect Instant Pot jasmine rice in this rice cooker, I use water to rice ratio of 1:1. So that’s 1 cup of water for every 1 cup of rice.

The Instant Pot cooking time should be the same for any amount of jasmine rice, even up to 5 cups of rice.

Cooking time can change if you’re using a different type of rice, such as brown or wild rice. Water-rice ratio stays the same.

Keep reading to discover my method for cooking other types of Asian rice.

Should I Rinse the Rice Before Cooking?

Yes, rinse the rice before cooking. I recommend rinsing for all of my Instant Pot rice recipes.

Rice is covered in starch, which makes your rice water look milky and can cause the rice to stick inside the Instant Pot. Rinsing reduces the likelihood of this happening.

The best way to rinse your rice is to put it in a bowl or sieve and rinse it a few times with cold tap water until the rice water runs clear. I’d recommend rinsing for 5 minutes, or up to 10 minutes if you have time.

How to Rinse Rice

How Do I Prevent the Rice From Sticking Together?

The best way to prevent jasmine rice from sticking together is to rinse it beforehand.

This removes most of the starch coating the rice which, if unrinsed, can cause the rice to go gloopy or very sticky.

To further unstick your jasmine rice you can also add in a little oil before pressure cooking. I find that coconut oil pairs very well with jasmine rice. It really enhances the flavor of the rice.

Remember, jasmine rice is meant to be a little bit sticky so don’t panic if you open the Instant Pot and it doesn’t fall into individual grains like other types of white rice.

I Want to Make a Different Type of Rice. What Should I Do?

As well as making this perfect Instant Pot jasmine rice recipe, you can make any favorite rice side dish in the pressure cooker. You can use the same 1:1 rice to water ratio as you would to cook jasmine rice.

There are many types and shapes of rice you can make easily in your Instant Pot:

Basmati Rice

Plain white rice that cooks very well in an Instant Pot. Basmati is such a versatile grain that you can pair it with a large variety of recipes.

My favorite recipes to cook alongside basmati rice are curries and a deliciously warming beef chili.

Persian Rice

Persian long-grain rice looks as exotic as it smells. Its sharp yellow color will brighten up any stew.

It’s got a fruity, zesty flavor as it uses apricots and lemon. You can use both these elements when cooking Persian rice in your Instant Pot.

Brown Rice

Brown rice is one of the more nutritious rice varieties because of its whole-grain make-up. That’s why it takes a little longer.

It’s a complex carb, so it is low carb and a little healthier than white rice, which is why I love it so much.

Wild Rice

Wild rice, much like brown rice, is whole-grain.

A packet of wild rice includes multiple varieties of rice in one, which means it’s got a much deeper, complex flavor. It’s also a complex carb, which means you can munch on a little more with a little less guilt.

Sushi Rice

Sushi rice is amazing since once you’ve got the right consistency, you can mold it into any shape.

It’s really fun to make sushi rice with the kids, and then create animals, numbers or other shapes from rice.

Check out this table for cooking time for different types of rice. Click on the recipe name for full instructions.

You can also check out our Instant Pot Rice Calculator, which will help you to get a perfectly cooked rice :]

 

Rice Type
How to cook
Basmati Rice
  • 6 minutes on high pressure.
  • Full natural pressure release.
Wild Rice
  • 15 minutes on high pressure.
  • Full natural pressure release.
Brown Rice
  • 15 minutes on high pressure.
  • Full natural pressure release.
Persian Rice
  • 4 minutes on high pressure.
  • 10 minutes natural pressure release.
  • Quick pressure release.
Sushi Rice
  • 8 minutes on low pressure
  • Quick pressure release
  • Transfer to a bowl
  • Mix with wine vinegar, rice vinegar and sugar.

You can find all my Instant Pot rice recipes on my blog, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Can I Add Seasoning to the Rice?

My favorite Instant Pot method for cooking jasmine rice is to replace the water with seasoned stock.

To make a stock simply combine your favorite seasonings and spices with water. Cook this mix in the Instant Pot with the rest of the recipe.

If you want, you can use jasmine rice to make Instant Pot fried rice, by adding carrots, peas and eggs.

Which Spices to Use for Jasmine Rice?

You can use only salt and pepper get a natural taste. I would recommended it if you are serving the rice with stew or stir fry.

If you do like to add spices, you can use any seasonings you like.

I recommend trying cumin or star anise for an even more authentically Asian flavor. Any chicken base or Asian spice mix will go perfectly.

Anyway, this is definitely one of my favorite Instant Pot recipes since it’s easy and useful :]

The Best Main Dishes to Go With Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

 

Main Dish
What You’ll Need
Why I like it
Instant Pot Cashew Chicken
  • Chicken
  • Soy sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Cashews
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Brown sugar
  • Lemon juice
Cooking chicken recipes in Instant Pot helps to release all the wonderful chicken juices, creating super moist and rich recipes.

Cashew chicken is a Chinese takeout staple and this easy Instant Pot recipe means you can now make it in the comfort of your own home – no need to order in!

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
  • Beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Green onion
Delicious recipe I adapted for my Instant Pot.

Together with the Jasmine rice, It looks like a fancy dish in Asian restaurant!

Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli
  • Chicken breasts
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chicken stock
  • Soy sauce
  • Broccoli
This is one of my all-time favorite Instant Pot recipes.

The color is wonderful and the taste is even better!

You can also make this dish with beef.

Instant Pot Asian Marinated Beef Spare Ribs
  • Beef spare ribs
  • Lemon juice
  • Hot sauce
  • Honey
  • Coconut aminos
  • White wine vinegar
Using the Instant Pot method to cook beef spare ribs makes the meat practically fall off the bone – it’s delicious!

You can check out my blog to find the full recipes for each of these Instant Pot dishes.

Alternatively, take a look at my other socials where there are loads more meal and recipe inspirations from other Instant Pot fanatics, that you can pair with your jasmine rice in the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups jasmine rice rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • Spices to taste

Instructions

  • 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 the steam release handle is in the ‘sealing’ position.
  • Once done, Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, pressure release the remaining steam manually by moving the steam release handle to ‘venting’.
  • Open Instant Pot and fluff rice with fork.
  • Serve rice hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal Carbohydrates: 74g Protein: 7g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 11mg Potassium: 106mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Calcium: 29mg Iron: 1mg

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9 thoughts on “Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

  1. I was afraid to make it since I had my family come to dinner and I forgot the natural release and quick release after 11 minutes instead of 10 but the rice was very good and I will make it again for sure.

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