How to Cook Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot

How to Cook Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot

Cooking Rice in the Instant Pot is very simple. We will show you the steps and easy tips on how to PERFECTLY cook the rice in the Instant Pot with minimal effort and measures.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Japanese
Keyword How to Cook Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot, Instant Pot Rice
Servings 4 servings
Calories 399 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Rinse and drain the rice well.
  2. Add about 2 cups of water to the inner pot of the pressure cooker.
  3. Add the rice, salt and the two cups of water to an Instant Pot safe dish/pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Add a long legged trivet to the Instant Pot. Add the pot with the rice onto the trivet. Cover with aluminum foil and pinch a few times with a fork. If using the same pot that I did, it comes with a steamer lid.
  5. Cook:
  6. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure. Open the lid.
  7. Remove the pot with the rice, let it rest covered for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Before serving, fluff the rice with a fork.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.