Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Cooked jasmine rice in a brown bowl with fork on side
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You're going to love the ease of this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice. It's the perfect rice recipe, even for beginners! No matter if you want a bowl of rice to eat alone or pair with other delicious foods, this simple recipe is just where to start!

With just three simple ingredients and only 20 minutes of time, you can enjoy every bite and already plan the next time you're going to make it!

Cooked jasmine rice in a brown bowl with fork on side

Like the other Instant Pot rice recipes you'll find here, this one is just as simple. I love knowing that I can cook rice without burning it or making it turn into mush. There's nothing worse than mushy rice! Nothing!

I also love that making the rice in the Instant Pot is really fast and simple to do. I used to use a rice cooker all the time, but now that I have this pressure cooker option, I'll never cook my rice any other way.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe 

Jasmine rice in the Instant Pot is one of those full-proof recipes. With fast and easy instructions, you can't go wrong! This is a great side dish or a fun way to add some good carbs to your meals.

  • You only need 3 ingredients and less than 30 minutes of time
  • It makes a large amount of rice to feed a crowd
  • You'll never have to worry about overcooked rice that is tough or hard!

Recipe Ingredients

ingredients needed to cook jasmine rice in the instant pot

Rice - Make sure that you use jasmine rice for this recipe. Other rice can be used as well, and I go into further explanations below.

Water - Tap water is perfect!

Spices and herbs - These will be whatever you want them to be. You can add garlic powder, onion powder, or even some cayenne pepper. Anything that you want to add is perfect. (and changing up the spices is a great way to change up the flavor every time you make this dish)

How to Make Jasmine Rice

Since you just need simple ingredients, gathering them all shouldn't be hard to do!

Step One: Make sure that you rinse the uncooked rice until cold water. This removes the starch. You'll know that you can stop rising once the water runs clear.

Step Two: Add the rice to the Instant Pot and add in water. You'll be adding a 1:1 ratio of water to rice, so it's actually easy to remember.

Step Three: Add any seasonings that you'd like.

Instant Pot rice recipes

Step Four: Cook the rice at High Pressure for 4 minutes.

Step Five: Once the cooking cycle is done, do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. Release the rest of the steam after the ten minutes has passed by moving the steam release handle to venting.

Step Six: Once all the steam is released, open the pressure cooker lid and fluff up the rice with a fork.

Variations

The only real way to change up the flavor of this pressure cooker rice is to change up the seasonings and flavor.

With this variety option, you can literally make your cooked rice taste differently every single time.

Helpful Tips

  • Fluffing the rice is key when you take off the Instant Pot lid. You can use a fork to fluff the rice.
  • Use a spoon to scoop the rice out of the cooker and then fluff it again to get into the bowl. Fluffing helps to make sure that the rice doesn't get sticky and helps to release the heat of the rice as well.
  • If you like softer rice, use 1 ¼ cups of water instead.
  • If you prefer firm rice, use 1 cup of water with the rice.

How to Rinse Rice

To get rid of excess starch, you need to rinse the rice before cooking it. This simple video below shows that it's not a hard process to do at all.

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FAQs

How do you not make sticky rice?

If you don't want the cooked rice to become a sticky mess, rinsing it beforehand is key.

Getting rid of the excess starch will make the rice light and fluffy.

If you still notice that the rice is sticky even after rinsing it, you can always mix in a little oil before cooking it in the pressure cooker. Coconut oil adds a nice flavoring to mix in with it.

Do you have to rinse rice before cooking it?

Yes, you must rinse uncooked rice. If you fail to do this step, you can still cook and eat the rice, but it's going to be very sticky.

Can I cook a smaller amount of rice in the Instant Pot?

Yes, you can cook smaller amounts of rice in the pressure cooker. To do so, just remember the 1:1 ratio rule. For one cup of cooked rice, you'll need one cup of water added.

What other rice varieties can be cooked in the Instant Pot?

The great thing about cooking rice in the Instant Pot is that you can cook all different varieties. Below are some other types of rice that you can easily cook.

Basmati Rice

This Instant Pot Basmati Rice recipe is the perfect side dish.

Persian Rice

This would be great rice to cook up and use in my Instant Pot Lamb Stew recipe.

Brown Rice

You're going to love how simple this Instant Pot Brown Rice recipe is to make. It's a great healthy substitute to use.

Wild Rice

Pair up the wild rice with this Instant Pot Flavorsome Wild Rice Soup!

Sushi Rice

If you're a sushi fan, you can make the perfect sushi rice in your Instant Pot.

I also recommend that you check out our Instant Pot Rice Calculator, which will give you great tips on how long to cook rice, how to measure rice, etc.

Rice Cooking Times and Tips

This simple table below gives a quick snapshot of rice varieties and rice cooking times. As you can see, all are very quick and easy to do.

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

The Best Main Dishes to Go With Jasmine Rice

Rice is the perfect side dish for so many meals! Below I've broken it down for you in a simple-to-see format that will hopefully prompt you to add rice more into your weekly meal planning.

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

 

Cashew chicken is a great dish to make at home because you get the added benefits of cashews, chicken, and rice!

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
  • Beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Green onion

 

Making Mongolian Beef at home is a great way to make your own restaurant-quality dish.

Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli
  • Chicken breasts
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chicken stock
  • Soy sauce
  • Broccoli

 This fast and simple recipe is loaded with protein and veggies! You can also make this dish with beef.

More Recipes Using Rice

Here are some other great recipes that use rice as one of the main ingredients!

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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is the perfect side dish. With simple ingredients, you can change up the flavor and taste every time!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Start by rinsing off the uncooked rice until the water runs clear.
  • Place the uncooked rice, water and spices into the Instant Pot.
  • Put on the lid and cook for 4 minutes on High Pressure.
  • Once done, do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, pressure release the remaining steam manually by moving the steam release handle to venting.
  • Take off the lid and fluff the cooked rice using a fork.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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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Notes

  • Fluffing the rice is key when you take off the Instant Pot lid. You can use a fork to fluff the rice.
  • Use a spoon to scoop the rice out of the cooker and then fluff it again to get into the bowl. Fluffing helps to make sure that the rice doesn't get sticky and helps to release the heat of the rice as well.
  • If you like softer rice, use 1 ¼ cups of water instead.
  • If you prefer firm rice, use 1 cup of water with the rice.
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13 thoughts on “Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

  1. I have never washed jasmine rice, and it only gets sticky if it's overcooked. I set my instant pot to 2 minutes and by the time depressurizes it's perfect.

  2. The best way to cook rice is in a bowl with the correct amount of water. Place this on the trivet in the inner pot - easy clean up and cooks perfectly.

  3. 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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