Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

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This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe is an easy and fool-proof way to make a delicious pot of perfect, fragrant rice every single time!

Jasmine rice cooked in an instant pot in a bowl
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  1. Ingredients in Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
  2. Don’t Use the “Rice” Button
  3. Reheating Rice
  4. Recipe Tip
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This Instant Pot method for Jasmine Rice makes the best, fluffiest rice every time. I have tried stove top methods, rice cooker methods and even microwave methods, but none of them make the perfect Jasmine Rice like this recipe!

Ingredients in Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

  • Jasmine Rice – Jasmine rice is a variety of long grain rice commonly used in Thai food and other cuisines of Southeast Asia. It is very fragrant and goes great with aromatic dishes like curries.
  • Water – Filtered water is best for making rice. If you want to add more flavor to the rice, then use chicken broth or vegetable broth instead.
  • Salt – The salt is optional – it just adds flavor to your rice.
An Instant Pot with four minutes on the timer

Don’t Use the “Rice” Button

Don’t use the rice button on your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. The rice function may work well enough for white rice varieties but won’t work for any other variety. The “rice” function is programmed to “low” pressure and cooks for 12 minutes which gets the job done but tends to make the rice more sticky (in my opinion). Set your cooking time manually on high pressure for the times suggested above and your rice will simply turn out better. 

Reheating Rice

You can store leftover rice in the fridge. It will stay good in the refrigerator for about a week. You can also store it in the freezer. My favorite way to use up leftover rice is to make fried rice, stir fry, or Mexican rice. I just heat a little oil in a skillet and toss the rice with some seasonings or other ingredients while heating. The oil keeps the rice from sticking together and gives it the perfect texture for these types of recipes. However, if I just want to reheat the rice as is, I simply heat it in the microwave. Sprinkle a little water over the rice and cover with a lightly damp paper towel. Then heat for 45 seconds at a time until hot, fluffing with a fork between each time.

Recipe Tip

A chart showing the times for cooking rice in the Instant Pot

Here is an easy cheat sheet (below) that you can print off and store next to your Instant Pot. Simply right click on the image and click “Save Image As”. From there you can save the image and then open it on your desktop to print. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

What is the ratio of water to rice in an Instant Pot?

The rice-to-water ratio always seems to be the biggest debate when cooking rice. When cooking rice on the stovetop or even in a rice cooker more water may be needed, but not with an Instant Pot. A 1:1 ratio of rice to water is perfect. Nothing more, nothing less. Remember, the rice is being pressure cooked so all that steam and water is staying inside the pot, not evaporating out. I also love this ratio because you can really use anything you want to measure. No measuring cups? No problem. Just use a mug or glass to measure equal measurements.

Should you rinse rice?

Rice can be so dirty and can be covered in excess starch and I believe rinsing is necessary. Rinsing doesn’t take that long and it is totally worth the extra step. I like submerging the rice in water in the Instant Pot pot/liner and agitating the rice with my hands. Then I drain off the water continually and repeat until the water runs clear. You can also put the rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse until the water runs clear. Either way works. Just drain off all the excess water completely before adding the water for cooking. 

How much rice can I cook?

I usually only like to fill my Instant Pot so it is about half full. This allows room for the rice to expand and also makes it so the water doesn’t sputter out too much before the Instant Pot seals. No matter the size of the Instant Pot or the amount of rice, the cooking time will remain the same. 

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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

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This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe is an easy and fool-proof way to make a delicious pot of perfect, fragrant rice every single time!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Natural Release 10 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Instant Pot
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • Instant Pot (or Pressure Cooker)

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place 2 cups of rice in the Instant Pot insert and cover with water. Agitate the rice with your hand and drain off the water. Repeat until water runs clear.
    Rinsed jasmine rice in an instant pot bowl
  • Drain off all the water, then add 2 cups of water to the rice.
    Jasmine rice covered with water in an instant pot
  • Cover the Instant Pot with the lid and turn knob to the sealing position. Pressure cook on the Manual setting on high pressure for 4 minutes. Natural pressure release 10-12 minutes, then quick release by turning the valve to the venting position.
    An Instant Pot with four minutes on the timer
  • Uncover and fluff rice with fork before serving.
    Cooked Jasmine rice in an instant pot

Notes

  • My favorite way to use up leftover rice is to make fried rice, stir fry, or Mexican rice. I just heat a little oil in a skillet and toss the rice with some seasonings or other ingredients while heating. The oil keeps the rice from sticking together and gives it the perfect texture for these types of recipes.
  • It’s easy to give your rice a little flavor by switching out the water for broth and by adding a few easy ingredients such as finely chopped onion or garlic.
  • Drain off all the excess water completely before adding the water for cooking. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 2gCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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