Instant Pot Jasmine Rice (Perfectly Fluffy)

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This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe eliminates the struggle to make perfectly fluffy rice and it only takes about 15 minutes total in the Instant Pot. Make as much or as little as you need.

Bowl of jasmine rice with Instant Pot in the background

If you’re used to cooking rice on the stovetop or in a rice cooker, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how easy it is to make rice in the Instant Pot. I don’t own a rice cooker, but I used to make rice on the stove top all the time.

It never turned out as well as it does in the IP, so I don’t really see myself going back to that method any time soon. Try this sushi rice or basmati rice and see how they all come out perfectly cooked in the Instant Pot.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Simple Cooking Process: Making jasmine rice in the Instant Pot is straightforward. Just add the rice and water, set the cooking time, and let the Instant Pot do its job. It’s a hassle-free way to cook rice without needing to watch over it.
  • Great Texture: Instant Pot jasmine rice comes out with a perfect texture every time—soft, fluffy, and not too sticky. You’ll get consistent results with minimal effort, making it a reliable option for any meal.
  • Time-Saving: Using the Instant Pot to cook jasmine rice is much quicker than traditional stovetop methods. You’ll have perfectly cooked rice in a fraction of the time, making it ideal for busy days when you need a quick and easy side dish.

Click to see a step-by-step instruction video.

What is Jasmine Rice?

jasmine rice

Jasmine rice is a long grain rice grown in Southeast Asia and eaten with many dishes, particularly in Thailand. It is fragrant, light and fluffy, with a slight stickiness that holds on well to sauces. I like to use it for just about any dish that requires rice, like Panang and Green Curry.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients for jasmine rice
  • Rice
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

As with any rice, all you really need is rice and water. I use a one to one ratio of Jasmine rice to water. And make sure it’s cold water so it has the extra time to heat up in the Instant Pot.

I also add olive oil and salt to flavor the rice. Jasmine rice, while aromatic, doesn’t have a flavor of its own, so it can turn out quite bland without the oil and salt, but you don’t have to add them, if you don’t want to.

You can add any extra flavorings or seasonings you want to at this stage too, but wait to add any liquids, like soy sauce or other sauces, until after cooking, so the balance of water to rice isn’t thrown off.

Equipment Needed

Instant Pot Duo Plus
  • Instant Pot – I use a 6-quart Instant Pot Duo Plus to make all of my recipes, but you can use any size or brand of electric pressure cooker. If you’re using an 8-quart pot, you will need to adjust the amount of liquid accordingly, as it requires more water to build steam.

Helpful Tips

  • One cup of dried rice makes approximately 3 cups of cooked rice. If you want to cook more rice, you can double or triple the amount of rice and water. Two cups of dried rice makes 6 cups of cooked rice. The cooking time is the same no matter if you use one or three cups of rice.
  • A lot of people ask if it’s absolutely necessary to rinse the rice. You don’t have to do it for all kinds of rice, but for Jasmine it’s important to rinse the white rice under cold water until the water runs clear. This will rinse off excess starches and prevent the rice in becoming too sticky or gummy.
  • Jasmine rice does not need to soak before being cooked, so don’t leave it in the Instant Pot with the water for too long. It should be cooked right away, to prevent the rice from soaking up some of the water before hand. It can become soggy or it can trigger the burn warning when there isn’t enough water to rice ratio.
  • You can let the rice rest for 5-10 minutes before serving to release some of the excess steam. It will become more fluffy as this occurs. However, don’t leave the rice in the pot on warm, or it will overcook and become soggy and gooey.

How to Make Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Step 1: Wash the rice

Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. This just takes about 3 minutes. You can put the rice in a colander and run the water over it until the really milky water gets clearer.

Step 2: Pressure cook

Then combine the rice, water, salt, and olive oil in the Instant Pot inner pot and stir it all together.

Rice and ingredients in the Instant Pot

Lock the lid and set the vent to sealing.

Press the pressure cook button and set the time to 4 minutes. When the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.

Step 3: Fluff the rice

You’ll want to remove the inner pot from the machine right away so the rice stops cooking. Stir the rice to fluff it up, then transfer it to a bowl to serve.

Rice in the Instant Pot

What to Serve With Jasmine Rice?

You can serve Jasmine rice with any dish that requires rice. It’s a very nice fluffy rice that works well with all dishes, not just Thai dishes. In my house, we also serve it with Teriyaki Chicken, Beef & Broccoli or Panang curry, or just as a plain rice side dish with butter and salt.

>>Try one of these 11 Instant Pot Meals in Under 30 Minutes.

Bowl of jasmine rice

Questions About the Recipe

What is the proper ratio of water to rice?

In the Instant Pot, you can rest assured that the correct ratio is a 1:1 ratio. When cooking rice in the Instant Pot, always use the same amount of water to rice and it will come out perfectly.

Should I rinse jasmine rice before cooking it in the Instant Pot?

Rinsing the rice can help remove excess starch and prevent it from becoming too sticky, resulting in fluffier grains. However, some people prefer not to rinse the rice to preserve its natural flavor. If you choose to rinse the rice, be sure to drain it well before adding it to the Instant Pot.

What is the recommended cooking time for jasmine rice in the Instant Pot?

The recommended cooking time for jasmine rice in the Instant Pot is typically around 3-4 minutes on high pressure with a natural release of 10 minutes.

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Cooked jasmine rice in a bowl

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

This Instant Pot jasmine rice recipe eliminates the struggle to make perfectly fluffy rice and it only takes about 15 minutes total in the Instant Pot. Make as much or as little as you need.

Note: Made in a 6-qt Instant Pot

4.80 from 43 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Pressurize Time 15 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 178 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup (185 g) Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup (237 ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.5 g) sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Combine the rice, water, olive oil and salt in the Instant Pot. Stir.
  • Lock the lid and set the vent to sealing.
  • Press the pressure cook button and set the time to 4 minutes. When the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Remove the rice from the heat immediately.

Video

Notes

  • One cup of dried rice makes approximately 3 cups of cooked rice. If you want to cook more rice, you can double or triple the amount of rice and water. Two cups of dried rice makes 6 cups of cooked rice. The cooking time is the same no matter if you use one or three cups of rice.
  • A lot of people ask if it’s absolutely necessary to rinse the rice. You don’t have to do it for all kinds of rice, but for Jasmine it’s important to rinse the white rice under cold water until the water runs clear. This will rinse off excess starches and prevent the rice in becoming too sticky or gummy.
  • Jasmine rice does not need to soak before being cooked, so don’t leave it in the Instant Pot with the water for too long. It should be cooked right away, to prevent the rice from soaking up some of the water before hand. It can become soggy or it can trigger the burn warning when there isn’t enough water to rice ratio.
  • You can let the rice rest for 5-10 minutes before serving to release some of the excess steam. It will become more fluffy as this occurs. However, don’t leave the rice in the pot on warm, or it will overcook and become soggy and gooey.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 151mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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