Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Make Instant Pot Jasmine Rice in about 20 minutes for perfectly cooked sticky rice anytime. No more boiling or microwaving when you can just put rice and water in your Instant Pot and get the best jasmine rice ever!

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Anytime I need rice for a recipe, I make this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice and know it’s going to be perfect every time. It only takes a few minutes to cook and a few more to rest and you have delicious rice for any meal! You are never going to want to cook rice any other way. This recipe will work with any type of electric pressure cooker, not just the Instant Pot.

How to Make Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Rinse the rice in a strainer under running water for a minute or two until the water is clear. Jasmine rice does not need to be soaked or it will be soggy.

Add the rice and water to the Instant Pot and stir it around to combine. Secure the lid and seal the steam valve.

Pressure cook on HIGH for 7 minutes. Remember it will take a few minutes for your electric pressure cooker to warm up.

When the timer goes off, allow the steam to naturally release for 10 minutes then manually release the rest of the steam.

Fluff the rice with a fork and leave the lid on askew and the Instant Pot on warm until ready to serve. Store any leftovers covered in the fridge for 4-5 days.

What is Jasmine Rice?

Jasmine rice is sometimes confused with basmati rice but they are not the same. Jasmine rice is a sticky, slightly sweet, and soft rice that comes from Thailand originally. Basmati rice is firmer and a little drier. Both are aromatic kinds of rice and both are delicious.

Do I rinse or soak Jasmine Rice?

There is no need to soak jasmine rice before cooking it in the Instant pot, just give it a rinse. Place the rice in a strainer and put it under running water for a minute or two until the water is clear. Soaking jasmine rice for a long period of time will make it soggy and clumpy.

Do I Add Salt or Oil to Jasmine Rice?

This is completely optional and up to the user. I do not add salt or oil when making jasmine rice in my Instant Pot, but you definitely can. Some people also add butter in place of oil. Again this is totally optional. See the measurements in the recipe card.

Why not use the Rice Button on the Instant Pot?

The RICE button on the Instant Pot is best used for white rice because it has been specifically calibrated for white rice only. The good news is, you can use the manual pressure cook setting and make other types of rice in the Instant Pot.

Can I Cook other Types Of Rice in the Instant Pot?

You can use this method for jasmine, brown, or wild rice. Brown rice should be set to 8-10 minutes and wild rice should be set to 10-12 minutes. Everything else is the same.

Can you Freeze Cooked Rice?

Yes! You can store cooked rice in the freezer for up to 6 months in a freezer-safe container. Cooked rice will also last in the fridge in a covered container for 4-5 days.

Tools Needed to Make Rice in an Electric Pressure Cooker

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a bowl of jasmine rice made in an electric pressure cooker

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is the easiest rice you will ever make and it only takes about 20 minutes!
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Steam Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 213kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil (optional)

Instructions

  • Rinse the rice in a strainer under running water for a minute or two until the water is clear. Jasmine rice does not need to be soaked or it will be soggy.
  • Add the rice and water to the Instant Pot and stir it around to combine. Secure the lid and seal the steam valve.
  • Pressure cook on HIGH for 7 minutes. Remember it will take a few minutes for your electric pressure cooker to warm up.
  • When the timer goes off, allow the steam to naturally release for 10 minutes then manually release the rest of the steam.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and leave the lid on askew and the Instant Pot on warm until ready to serve. Store any leftovers covered in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Notes

  • Store any leftover rice covered in the fridge for 4-5 days. You can also freeze cooked rice for up to 6 months. 
  • This recipe will work with any type of electric pressure cooker, not just the Instant Pot. 
  • Always read the instruction manual that came with your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker and follow all safety guidelines.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 2mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

sticky rice in a bowl made in the instant pot

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