Make perfect Instant Pot Rice EVERY SINGLE TIME with my fool-proof 12-minute method. This easy tutorial (includes video) shows you how to nail cooking rice in the pressure cooker! I add a bit of spice for extra flavor but you can omit for times you want plain white rice.
INSTANT POT RICE
Anyone who has an Instant Pot knows that it is pretty much a magical kitchen appliance. I use mine almost every single day, whether it’s for hard-boiled eggs, a quick pot of greens, Instant Pot Hummus (seriously the BEST and easiest hummus recipe!), making a quick dinner by cooking FROZEN salmon fillets like in my Instant Pot Salmon, or even for 10-minute Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.
I have to admit that when I first tried rice in my Instant Pot it was an epic failure. Mainly because I didn’t adjust the water : rice ratio from stove-top cooking and just hit the “rice” button.
After a bunch of trial and error, I discovered that the secret to making amazing rice in the Instant Pot EVERY SINGLE TIME is the water : rice ratio and it’s really different than stovetop rice.
I like to season my rice with a couple cracked cardamom pods, one star anise, some white pepper and a bit of salt. It smells amazing and the rice has the slightest hint of spice. It’s really wonderful with everything.
But, if you keep the water : rice ratio the same and make sure to add a little bit of fat and salt, you could skip the spices (try it at least once with the spices!) if you just want plain rice.