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Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Make perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice for a fast side dish that the whole family will love! Made in a flash in a pressure cooker, this delicious rice is great for meal prep and is pairs well with so many dishes. No pressure cooker? You’ll also find stovetop instructions in the recipe.

A white bowl with jasmine rice and small bowls of seasonings with a wooden spoon

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After trying jasmine rice in the Instant Pot for the first time, I quickly gave our old rice cooker away. I loved clearing up precious cupboard space, and you’ll love how simple and easy it is to make.

Rice in the Instant Pot is the perfect recipe for anyone new to pressure cooking. You’ll get perfect results every time and you’ll love that you don’t need to babysit a pot on the stove.

If you are new to pressure cooking and the Instant Pot, check out this post on recipes for Instant Pot beginners.

Jasmine rice has a slightly sweet taste and is a bit sticky no matter how you cook it. It’s perfect with dishes like Instant Pot Teriyaki Beef, Air Fryer Tofu, Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy, Baked Chicken Teriyaki, or Instant Pot Orange Chicken

You can also use jasmine rice for our popular Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Rice, Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice, and Instant Pot Coconut Rice.

How Long Do You Cook Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot?

Depending on how you like your rice, 4-6 minutes works best. If you like firmer rice, 4 minutes is perfect. Want something a little softer, then 6 minutes is your best bet. I find 5 minutes makes the perfect texture every single time.

A 10-minute natural release produces the best results, but I’ll be honest that most of the time I do a quick release and still love the rice. No matter how long you cook it, and how much rice you make, keep a 1:1 ratio of rice to liquid. For every 1 cup of rice you use, you’ll need 1 cup of broth or water.

2 photos of jasmine rice in an Instant Pot

Pot in Pot Rice Method

The pot in pot cooking method produces the same texture as cooking the rice directly in the Instant Pot. But a side benefit is that it’s cooked in a serving dish that you can put directly on the table (along with a hot pad/trivet).

You’ll need: a glass bowl (like this Pyrex) or a stainless steel insert, and a wire trivet (hint: most pressure cookers come with them).

Place 3 cups of water in the insert of your Instant Pot and add the trivet. Mix your rice, water/broth, and salt in a glass bowl.

3 photos showing how to make pot in pot rice in an instant pot

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Cook time will remain the same no matter how much rice you make.
  • Each cup of uncooked rice will yield three cups of cooked rice.
  • Do not use the cup markings on the inside of the Instant Pot to measure your dry rice or water. Use a dry ingredient cup for the rice and a liquid measuring cup for the water/broth.
  • With a stainless steel Instant Pot insert, some rice will stick to the bottom and sides after cooking. Simply soak the insert in warm water for a bit and then clean as usual.
  • For Instant Pot Jasmine brown rice, you’ll need to add an extra 1/8 cup of water/broth and cook for 17 minutes with a 10-minute natural release.
  • I love using broth/stock in place of water. Check out these posts on How to Make Chicken Bone Broth, Turkey Bone Broth, and Where to Buy Bone Broth for inspiration.
  • Make sure to turn the Instant Pot off once it has finished cooking. This will prevent the rice in the pot from scorching while you wait for the pot to depressurize.

2 bowls of white rice on a white board with seasonings and a wooden spoon

More Great Instant Pot Recipes

Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Pressurize/depressurize17 mins
Total Time24 mins
Make perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice for a fast side dish that the whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups jasmine rice {uncooked}
  • 2 cups water {or broth}
  • 1 tsp salt {optional}
  • 1 tsp olive oil {optional}

Instructions

  • Rinse uncooked rice in a fine-mesh strainer under cool water until the water runs clear.
  • In the insert of the Instant Pot, add rice, water (or broth), and optional salt and olive oil. Stir.
  • Lock the lid into place and set the steam release handle (valve on top) to “Sealing”.
  • Press Manual>High Pressure>5 minutes. It will take 5-8 minutes to get up to pressure.
  • When the rice has finished cooking, the Instant Pot will beep and switch to ”keep warm". Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then flip the switch to "venting" to remove any remaining pressure.
  • Carefully open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork or rice scoop.

Pot in Pot Method

  • Place 3 cups of water in the insert of your Instant Pot and add the wire trivet. Mix rice, water (or broth), and optional salt and olive oil.
  • Follow steps 4-6 above.

Notes

Stovetop: combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce to low and cook for 15 minutes with the lid on.
Each cup of uncooked rice will make 3 cups of cooked rice.
For Instant Pot Jasmine brown rice, you’ll need to add an extra 1/8 cup of water/broth and cook for 17 minutes with a 10-minute natural release.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments on “Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice”

  1. This is amazing- thanks for the great recipe and thoroughly instructions!

    • You’re so welcome! And if you have a bowl that would work for the pot in pot method, I highly suggest it. I find it much easier to clean.