Instant Pot White Rice Recipe

Instant Pot White Rice – How To Cook Rice In A Pressure Cooker

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Instant Pot white rice always comes out perfectly cooked and fluffy! Learn how to to cook rice in the Instant Pot pressure cooker for perfect results every single time.

Instant Pot White Rice

Instant Pot pressure cooker is amazing for cooking rice! When you learn how to cook rice in your Instant Pot, you will no longer need your rice cooker!  Instant Pot white rice is just as good as rice cooker white rice, and making it is so easy and effortless!

Instant Pot White Rice Recipe

You can cook any type of rice in your Instant Pot – white or brown.  Brown rice takes a longer time to cook then white, so if you are looking for brown rice instructions please check out my guide for Instant Pot brown rice.

White Rice To Water Instant Pot Ratio

Instant Pot White Rice Water Ratio

This rice-to-water ratio depends on whether or not you rinse your rice before cooking. I’m really lazy so I never rinse my rice :)  When the rice is rinsed, the rice is wet so it already includes some water and the ratio has to be adjusted.

Perfect Rice

For unrinsed (dry) white rice, the Instant Pot rice-to-water ratio is 1 cup of unrinsed rice to 1 1/4 cup of water.

For rinsed (wet) white rice, the Instant Pot rice-to-water ratio is 1 cup of unrinsed rice to 1 cup of water.

 

Instant Pot Perfect Rice

Instant Pot White Rice Cooking Time

White rice cooks takes 5 minutes of cooking in Instant Pot on High pressure, followed by 10 minutes natural pressure release.  This means you need to use the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button on default High pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes.  After the rice is done cooking, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then open the valve and release the remaining pressure.  Perfect white rice will be ready!

Instant Pot White Rice Cooking Time

You might be wondering why I’m using the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button instead of the obvious “Rice” button on the Instant Pot.  That’s because the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” option is much faster!

Pressure Cooker White Rice

The “Rice” button is programmed to cook on Low pressure and takes 12 minutes to cook rice instead of 5.  All things being equal, I’d rather spend 5 minutes on cooking rice then twelve :)

How To Cook Rice In Instant Pot

If you like this Instant Pot white rice recipe, you will also love these other easy and yummy recipes:

Cilantro Lime Rice – add the same ingredients to your Instant Pot to make this Chipotle-style cilantro lime rice!

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli – make perfectly cooked steamed broccoli in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – making mashed potatoes has never been easier! You don’t even have to drain them!

How To Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In The Instant Pot – from frozen to delicious dinner in just 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Meatballs – so juicy and tender! Instant Pot is perfect for making meatballs in tomato sauce!

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Instant Pot White Rice

Cooking rice in the Instant Pot is easy and effortless! Instant Pot white rice is so fluffy and tasty, simply perfect!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice unrinsed
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Put rice, water and salt in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set the valve to Sealing position.
  • Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button, and set the time to 5 minutes on High pressure.
  • When the rice finishes cooking and timer beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then open the valve to release the remaining pressure.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

Notes

If you rinse your rice, the ratio of rice to water for the Instant Pot is 1:1.
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