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Instant Pot Rice
Prep Time: 1 min
Cook Time: 12 mins
Pressurizing Time: 18 mins
Total Time: 13 mins

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 those for times you want plain white rice.

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: how to make rice, how to make rice in the instant pot, instant pot, instant pot rice, jasmine rice, perfect white rice, rice tutorial
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 3 votes
blue bowl of cooked rice made in the instant pot
  • 3 cups organic jasmine rice rinsed until water runs clear
  • 3.25 cups cold filtered water
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 3 whole cardamom pods cracked
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  1. Rinse rice until water runs clear.

  2. Place rinsed rice into Instant Pot vessel and add filtered water, oil and spices. Stir to mix.

  3. Lock lid and make sure pressure cooker vent is set to "SEALED". Use "RICE" button or set to manual low pressure for 12 minutes.

  4. Once done, allow to depressurize using the natural pressure release.

    If you are in a rush and want to do a manual pressure release, let it sit for at least 5 minutes first.

  5. Fluff rice with a fork, serve and Enjoy!

    Once cool, freeze for later.

Recipe Video


TIP: portion it out for your family before freezing. This makes defrosting a pinch.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.33 cup)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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