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Instant Pot Rice Recipe

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This Instant Pot Rice Recipe has become a staple in my home and for my blog. White Rice is probably my favorite thing to cook.

And the best part is that with the electric pressure cooker I get the perfect rice every time!

close up side view of finished instant pot rice in a gray bowl with parsley on top

If you have been reading for a while, you know I have quite a few recipes that include Instant Pot White Rice, I love dishes with chicken and rice, like my Instant Pot Soy Honey Sesame Chicken.

Even cooking on the stovetop sometimes becomes problematic, when cooking rice. It either comes out not completely done or even too done or mushy. We all want fluffy rice, right?

Instant Pot rice is truly a game-changer, especially when it comes to cooking meals for a big family. You will not regret trying out this recipe because something as simple as the rice will somehow be simpler. 

top side view of finished instant pot rice in a gray bowl with parsley on top sitting on a wood cutting board next to the instant pot

If you do not have an Instant Pot, let this be your sign to invest in one as soon as you possibly can. You will be able to make and create so many delicious dishes for you and your family to enjoy. 

How To Make Instant Pot Rice Recipe

If you would like to know how to make this Instant Pot rice, you have come to the right place, so sit tight. Stay tuned and you will find out how one machine can change the way you work in the kitchen. 

Generally, the Instant Pot adds so much simplicity and ease to recipes that you are already familiar with. Even if it is something that is as simple as rice, you will be able to find ways to make it better and more enjoyable. 

One of the best things about the Instant Pot is that it is user-friendly. If you are someone who struggles in the kitchen, getting an Instant Pot is the best decision you can make!

This Instant Pot Rice recipe will work as a side for any main dish that you make, which is another advantage of a simple recipe. Not only does it go with everything but you will be able to make it quickly.

top side view of finished instant pot rice in a gray bowl with parsley on top sitting on a wood cutting board

How much water do I add to 2 cups of rice in the Instant Pot?

For pressure cooker rice you will use less water than you do for the stove top methods. You will use a 1:1 dry rice to water ratio. Just add the ingredients into your inner pot and set it.

For me, the only way to make rice is this easy instant pot recipe. When pressure cooking rice you end up with fluffy white rice each and every time.

It can be exhausting to cook an entire meal and sides each night for your family, especially if you have a big family.

An Instant Pot recipe like this will allow you to be less strained by the process. You can get an Instant Pot in different sizes so you can have one that best fits what you will need.

This gives both financial and productive flexibility when it comes to cooking a delicious dinner. 

top close up view of finished instant pot rice in a gray bowl with parsley on top sitting on a wood cutting board

How long does it take to cook 4 cups of rice in an Instant Pot?

As long as you have the correct amount of water and cups of uncooked rice, you don’t change the cook times at all. This Instant Pot method is great for your first time and every time.

I stand by it being the best way to make a quick and easy rice side dish.

I would have to say that my favorite part about this instant pot rice recipe has to be how fast you can cook it. If you have ever used a rice cooker, you know that it can take a hot minute to finally be done.

With this, quick and easy way to cook your rice, you can have it done in just about 15 to 20 minutes from start to finish, which is no time at all. You just get it going and find something else to distract you while it cooks. 

Top view of instant pot rice in a gray bowl with a spoon next to it on a brown cutting board with gray paper towel

Why Should You Rinse Rice?

Rice is covered in starch on the surface, so some people choose to rinse that surface starch off. I don’t rinse my rice and I still get the perfect Instant Pot Rice every time. I think it may be somewhat cultural and also personal preference.

You can use that time to prepare other parts of your meal, watch a little bit of your favorite show, or just sit and relax. There is a lot you can do in fifteen minutes, and now you have the time craved out to do so. 

If you want to try this instant pot rice but have never used an instant pot before, do not be discouraged by the new appliance. I may even argue that it is easier than using your normal household toaster. 

Most instant pots even have a rice button, which means it is even less for you to try and figure out. The machine basically does all the work for you and all you have to do is click a few buttons. 

So if you are sick of mushy rice and are ready for consistent results every time then you should try out this Instant Pot Rice Recipe next time and then come back and let me know what you think.

Here Are Some Of My Favorite Instant Pot Recipes For You To Try Out!

Top view of instant pot rice in a gray bowl with a spoon next to it on a brown cutting board with gray paper towel
Yield: 2 Cups

Instant Pot Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Instant Pot Rice has become a staple in my home and for my blog. White Rice is probably my favorites to cook. If you have been reading for a while, you know I have quite a few recipes that include Instant Pot White Rice, I love dishes with chicken and rice, like my Instant Pot Soy Honey Sesame Chicken. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cups rice
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Butter or Margarine (optional)
  • salt to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Add rice to the bottom of the pot. putting rice into the bottom of the instant pot
  3. Then add water. adding water to instant pot rice
  4. Place the cover on and set to high pressure using the manual setting for 3 minutes.
  5. Allow it to pressurize, this step will take about 7 minutes.
  6. Now add 10 minutes of natural release.
  7. After 10 minutes you can quick release any remaining pressure.
  8. Fluff the rice with a fork and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 77Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 171mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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Janine

Thursday 20th of May 2021

I forgot to stir (omg! SO new to this) how big a deal is it?

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Heather

Saturday 28th of July 2018

Probably a dumb question - Use long grain rice?

Jamela Porter

Saturday 28th of July 2018

Never a dumb question, and yes. Long grain white rice.

Debbie

Sunday 8th of July 2018

Yes! Thank you! I never rinse my rice, and mine comes out great every time!

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