20-minute Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is fragrant, fluffy, and easy to make. It’s the perfect side dish to any meal or double the recipe for easy meal prep!
Table of Contents
- Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Ingredients for Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- How to Cook Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot
- Tips for Best Results
- Can I Use Rice Button on my Instant Pot?
- Common Mistakes and Troubleshooting Tips
- How Do I Serve Instant Pot Jasmine Rice?
- How to Store
- More Instant Pot Rice Recipes to Try
- Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe
I call my pressure cooker the “magic pot” and have tons of delicious healthy Instant Pot recipes, but one of the easiest and most popular in our house is Instant Pot jasmine rice.
It’s fluffier than white long grain rice with a slightly sweet flavor, we love it so much!
And don’t get me started how amazing it is with ratatouille!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Quick: The Instant Pot cooks much faster than stove top or rice cooker.
- Convenient: No more babysitting the pot to reduce heat after boiling, just let it run and rice will cook just right every time!
- No need to buy a rice cooker: Save space in your kitchen! Now that you can make delicious jasmine rice in Instant Pot, you only need one appliance.
- Perfect for meal prep: It’s nice to have a container of cooked rice in the fridge. On busy weeknights I like to make quick Thai chicken curry or yellow chicken curry, lay over a bed of jasmine rice and your 30 minute dinner is ready.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
You only need 3 ingredients to make this Instant Pot jasmine rice recipe.
- Jasmine rice: Any brand of jasmine rice will work. I made 1 cup dried rice for a quick side dish, you can make as little as 1 cup or more depending on the size of your pressure cooker.
- Cold water: You’ll need 1 cup of water for 1 cup rice. Make sure it’s cold water, so all rice grains cook evenly.
- Salt: Adding a bit of salt helps bring out the natural flavor of the rice.
How to Cook Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot
Here’s how to cook jasmine rice in Instant Pot, you’ll love how easy it is!
There is a full recipe card below.
- Rinse rice: Pour dry rice into a fine mesh sieve and rinse under cold water. Jasmine rice tends to be more sticky than other white rice, so rinse longer until water runs clear then drain really well.
- Add rice and water: Add rinsed rice to the Instant Pot then pour cold water over the rice.
- Add salt: Next, sprinkle the salt into the pot and stir, making sure the rice is fully submerged.
- Cook on high pressure: Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High pressure or Manual for 3 minutes.
- Set to natural pressure release: Allow the pressure to come down on its own on Natural Release. The rice will absorb any remaining liquid as it sits so you want to avoid Quick Release. After about 10 minutes turn valve to Venting to release remaining pressure.
- Fluff and serve: Open the lid and fluff your rice with a fork. Serve Instant Pot jasmine rice as you like.
Tips for Best Results
Here are 7 tips to follow when making pressure cooker jasmine rice.
- Any electric pressure cooker will work: Any brand name that can cook on high pressure will work for this recipe, any size too.
- Rinse rice thoroughly: Rinsing removes any excess starch, so your rice comes out fluffy instead of mushy and sticky. And make sure to drain well too because any extra water will affect the cook time and results.
- Cook rice immediately after rinsing: Otherwise it starts soaking up the water it was rinsed with and starts “cooking”. Again mushy rice.
- Use cold water: For rinsing and cooking. If you use warm or hot water your rice will be overcooked.
- Stir before pressure cooking: Make sure rice is fully covered in water to ensure full cooking. In most of my Instant Pot recipes, I say not to stir the ingredients, but this recipe is not one of them!
- Add salt before pressure cooking: Always add salt when cooking plain rice. It brings out its natural flavor.
- Use cold broth: You can use cup for cup broth instead of water. I love jasmine rice with water because I love its taste but you can use Instant Pot chicken broth, chicken broth, vegetable broth or beef broth.
Can I Use Rice Button on my Instant Pot?
Yes, if you have Instant Pot Duo with low pressure option. Honestly, my favorite method to cook any white rice in Instant Pot is with the Rice button.
Rice cooked with Rice button is cooked on Low heat for 12 minutes. It comes out super perfect and each grain is separate.
Not all electric pressure cookers have a low pressure option. Like with Instant Pot LUX the Rice setting is set to 10 minutes on high pressure. It works but I don’t love it and you will have to do Quick Release with this method.
I recommend to cook jasmine rice in Instant Pot with high pressure setting only for 3 minutes and 10 minutes of Natural Release.
I do have both Instant Pots and have tested this recipe both ways.
Common Mistakes and Troubleshooting Tips
- Hard rice: This means not enough water or too much rice. Be sure to measure correctly and skim the top of measuring cups. If your rice comes out hard, add a splash of water, stir, cover and let sit for 3-5 more minutes.
- Burnt rice: If you got Burn notice, it means there was not enough water in the Instant Pot. Maybe you accidentally left on sealing valve on Venting position, haven’t measured ingredients correctly or it might be time to replace silicone ring in the lid.
- Mushy rice: There was either too much water or overcooked because you used warm or hot water.
- Sticky rice: If you skipped rinsing you’ll end up with sticky rice.
- Bland rice: Don’t forget to add the salt, you only need a pinch to enhance the flavor.
Perfect Instant Pot rice recipes benefit from accurately measured ingredients. Be sure to rinse and drain your rice well because that’s extra water. Sometimes it collects even in a resting base of a standing strainer, that’s when tilting it to drain helps. Ensure measuring cup with water or rice is leveled at the top.
How Do I Serve Instant Pot Jasmine Rice?
There are so many ways to serve Instant Pot jasmine rice, here’s just a few of our favorites.
- Simple seasonings: My favorite way! In my world, there is nothing better than cooked white rice with butter! Ghee, coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil add extra flavor too.
- With stir fries: Serve with healthy chicken stir fry, shrimp vegetable stir fry or beef stir fry.
- With chicken: Any chicken cooked any way. Try baked honey garlic chicken, healthy fried chicken, or lemon pepper chicken.
- Add to soups: Add to Thai chicken butternut squash soup instead of quinoa.
- With sauce: Thai sweet chili sauce, peanut sauce or Japanese carrot ginger dressing would be delightful drizzled on top of freshly cooked jasmine rice.
- For breakfast: Replace brown rice with jasmine rice in this brown rice pudding and enjoy it for a week of make ahead breakfasts.
How to Store
Store: You can store jasmine rice in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
I find cold rice tastes hard but when it’s reheated it softens.
I prefer reheating rice in the microwave because it tastes freshly cooked and comes out soft and fluffy. Alternatively, you could simmer while covered with a splash of water.
Freeze: Transfer cooled rice to an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, place in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a few hours.
Yes, you should rinse jasmine rice more so than any other white rice. It’s sticky!
The water to jasmine rice ratio in Instant Pot is always 1:1, easy to remember!
Absolutely. The cook time will be the same but be sure to double or triple both rice and water amounts. And make sure you don’t go over the Max fill line inside the stainless steel pot.
1 cup dry jasmine rice yields roughly 3 cups cooked rice.
More Instant Pot Rice Recipes to Try
- Instant Pot chicken and rice
- Instant Pot rice and beans
- Instant Pot fried rice
- Instant Pot jambalaya
- Instant Pot mushroom risotto
- Instant Pot chicken and rice soup
- Instant Pot cabbage rolls
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- 1 cup jasmine rice
- 1 cup cold water
- Pinch of salt
- Rinse rice with cold water in a fine mesh sieve thoroughly until water runs clear. Jasmine rice tends to be more sticky than other white rice, so rinse longer. Drain really well.
- In Instant Pot, add rice, cold water and a pinch of salt. Stir to make sure rice is submerged in water. Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High pressure or Manual for 3 minutes.
- After, do Natural Release by allowing pressure come down on its own for 10 minutes and then turn valve to Venting to release remaining pressure.
- Open the lid, fluff rice with a fork and serve as you like.
- Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze rice in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight or on a counter for a few hours.
- Using the Rice button: You can use Rice button with Instant Pot Duo or if you have electric pressure cooker that can cook on Low pressure. Cook for 12 minutes on low pressure and release pressure after right away.