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.
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.
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What is 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.
What Do You Need?
- Olive oil
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.
How to Make Instant Pot Jasmine 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.
Then combine the rice, water, salt, and olive oil in the Instant Pot inner pot and stir it all together.
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.
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.
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 Beef & Broccoli or Panang curry, or just as a plain rice side dish with butter and salt.
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Why Use An Instant Pot?
The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, because it drastically cuts down on the cooking time for developing flavors in soups and stews, getting tough cuts of meat tender, and even baking a cheesecake. And there are many accessories that will help you get more out of your Instant Pot.
Tips for Cooking Rice in the Instant Pot
- 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.
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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Note: Made in a 6-qt Instant Pot
- 1 cup Jasmine rice 190g
- 1 cup water 250ml
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 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.
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Laura spends a lot of her time cooking and creating recipes to share. She loves traveling and learning about new foods around the world to bring into her own recipes at home.