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 pairs well with so many dishes.
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Jasmine 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.
Jasmine rice has a slightly sweet taste and is a bit sticky no matter how you cook it. It’s perfect with dishes like Air Fryer Orange Chicken, Instant Pot Teriyaki Beef, Air Fryer Tofu, Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy, or Instant Pot Orange Chicken.
What is Jasmine Rice
Jasmine rice is a long-grain rice that is primarily grown in Thailand. Jasmine is considered a fragrant variety and has a nutty, popcorn-like smell when it has cooked.
It can come in many colors, and you can find both the white (polished) version as well as brown rice. It’s an amazing base for dishes around the world.
For this recipe, we use only a few ingredients:
- White Jasmine rice
- Stock/broth, or water
- Olive oil (optional)
How to make Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot:
I’ll walk you through it with some tips and tricks and photos, and you’ll find a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post with exact measurements and cooking times.
Rinse the uncooked rice in a fine-mesh strainer under cool water until the water runs clear.
Combine it with the stock/broth or water, olive oil, and salt in the Instant Pot. Give it a good stir and then put the lid on.
Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure and cook for 4-6 minutes depending on your preferred texture for rice.
When the rice has finished cooking, allow the Instant Pot to sit for 10 minutes before releasing any additional pressure using the vent on the lid. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
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.
What is the Ratio of Water to Rice For Jasmine Rice?
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. No matter how long you cook it, and how much rice you make, the ratio stays the same.
Can You Double This Recipe?
Yes! You can easily double your batch of jasmine rice in the Instant Pot. The cooking time will remain the same no matter how much rice you make.
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).
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.
Pro Tips/Recipe Notes
- Each cup of uncooked rice will yield three cups of cooked rice.
- I never use the rice button on my Instant Pot. I much prefer the option of using manual high pressure with a specific cooking time.
- 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 it as usual.
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
I love using broth/stock in place of water. Check out these posts on How to Make Chicken Bone Broth and Turkey Bone Broth, for inspiration.
Adding salt and a bit of olive oil during the cooking process produces a subtle but delicious flavor. After it has finished cooking, jasmine rice is delicious with a bit of melted butter, salt, pepper, teriyaki sauce or a bit of red pepper.
You do not have to rinse jasmine rice prior to cooking it, but doing so will remove excess starches. Removing the starch will result in a more uniform texture and rice that isn’t sticky.
That being said, when pressed for time, I have been known to absolutely just throw some rice into the Instant Pot without rinsing it.
Polished jasmine rice is a form of white rice but has a consistent texture, flavor, and fragrance. “White rice” can be a mix of varieties and may not be consistent.
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- Rinse uncooked rice in a fine-mesh strainer under cool water until the water runs clear.2 cups jasmine rice
- In the insert of the Instant Pot, add rice, water (or broth), and optional salt and olive oil. Stir.2 cups jasmine rice, 2 cups water, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp olive oil
- 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.
- In a glass or stainless steel bowl combine: rice, water (or broth), and optional salt and olive oil.2 cups jasmine rice, 2 cups water, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp olive oil
- Place the bowl on top of the trivet in the Instant Pot.
- Follow steps 4-6 above.
- Each cup of uncooked rice will make 3 cups of cooked rice.
- The cooking time will remain the same no matter how much rice you make.
- 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.