Oil-free and only 3 ingredients, making this recipe a no-brainer. Recommended for Instant Pot beginners and those of you who like fast recipes.
I want to make 2 cups of rice. What should I do?
If you are using 2 cups of rice, just add 2 cups of water. The 1:1 ratio is perfect for making rice in the Instant Pot. Cooking time should be the same, even for larger amounts.
I want to make a different type of rice. What should I do?
Rice-water ratio stays the same – 1:1
Regarding cooking time:
Jasmine Rice – same time. Click here for Instant Pot Jasmine rice recipe.
Persian Rice- same time.
Brown Rice – 15-25 minutes. Click here for Instant Pot brown rice recipe.
Wild rice mix – 25-30 minutes.
Sushi rice- different method. Click here for Instant Pot Sushi rice recipe.
Should I use the Instant Pot Smart Cooking program?
You also have an option of smart cooking, that can be done by clicking the button that says “rice”. However this program is suitable for parboiled or long-grain white rice and anyway making rice is quite easy so no need to use it in my opinion.
Speaking about the pressure release, always use a natural pressure release, as this step will avoid the problem of tie sticking to the bottom of the inner pot. If you are in a rush, do a natural release for 10 minutes, and then do a quick pressure release.
This recipe is very to make and you will get the perfect rice each and every time. Sometimes when we cook the rice over the stove, it can become sticky and\or stick to the pot. With the Instant Pot, it never happens and you will always have a perfect fluffy rice, ready to serve as a side dish or use in some other recipes, like rice balls.
Should I rinse the rice before cooking?
It is recommended to rinse it to remove the starch that can make the rice sticks. In order to rinse the rice, just put it in a bowl and rinse it a few times until the water is clear.
How To Make Basmati Rice
Gather your ingredients:
Rinse rice under cold water until the starch is removed. The water should not be milky. Place the rice into the Instant pot. Add water.
Add salt and lock the lid into place.
Cook the rice in a High-pressure setting for 3 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is done, release pressure naturally. Fluff the rice and serve.
- 1 cup basmati rice rinsed
- 1 cup water
- salt to taste
- Add water, rice and salt and mix a little
- Close the lid and cook for 3 minutes on high pressure .
- Once done, let the pressure release naturally. It takes between 15-25 minutes.
- Open the lid, fluff the rice and serve.