Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is the fastest way to make white rice! This 4-ingredient side dish is great solo or as a base for so many dishes.
INSTANT POT JASMINE RICE RECIPE
Rice is a super easy budget dish, and this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is foolproof! You only need 4 ingredients — rice, water, oil, and salt — for this easy side dish or main dish ingredient!
Making rice and quinoa in the Instant Pot is so fast, I do it weekly for meal prep and cheap weeknight dinners.
INGREDIENTS IN INSTANT POT JASMINE RICE
Rice: Brown rice needs more water and time to cook, so be sure to use jasmine rice!
Water: This recipe is easy to change for any amount of people because it's equal parts rice and water! Just make sure you never overfill the Instant Pot.
Oil: Any neutral oil will do for this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe. It helps the rice not stick to the pot while cooking.
Salt: You can leave this out but I highly recommend adding a pinch of salt before you cook. It helps bring out the natural flavors of the rice for a less bland dish.
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HOW TO MAKE JASMINE RICE IN AN INSTANT POT
- First, rinse the jasmine rice and add it to the Instant Pot. Be sure to inspect the rice and trash any bad pieces.
- Then, add the water.
- Now, add the salt.
- Finally, add the oil and give it a quick stir. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. Then, let it naturally release for 12 minutes before quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.
Simply fluff the rice and serve! This is a great quick base for a sweet and salty tofu bowl or alongside General Tso Tofu.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH INSTANT POT JASMINE RICE
Rice is a staple in so many cuisines because it literally goes with EVERYTHING. If there's no other grain or pasta in the dish, rice can totally get in the mix.
Fried rice is my favorite rice dish. You can easily dress up this rice with my Tofu Fried Rice recipe for an easy restaurant-style main dish. Or try it in the air fryer!
Skip the stovetop completely and make these cauliflower taco bowls in the air fryer!
Make Mexican night memorable with tofu sofritas bowls. You can even add a little lime juice and cilantro to the pot after cooking for a copycat Chipotle burrito bowl.
Love carbs? I'm with you. These vegan burritos are stuffed with rice, cheese, beans, corn, and peppers for a super flavorful meatless burrito.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT JASMINE RICE?
There are so many different types of rice: white, brown, black, wild, arborio, jasmine, basmati, ahh! How do you know what's the best for your dish and how to cook it?
Jasmine rice is primarily grown in Thailand and has a long grain. It's a great white rice to serve plain because its fluffy and has a slightly sticky texture.
All the varieties of white rice — basmati, jasmine, arborio, and originario — are all similar nutritionally. Jasmine rice is about 181 calories for 1 cooked cup of rice, with 4 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber, and 39 grams of carbohydrates.
You can also buy brown, black, red, or even purple jasmine rice!
WHAT'S THE RATIO OF JASMINE RICE TO WATER?
When cooking rice, there's only one major question: How much water do you need for every cup of dry rice?
For jasmine rice, it's simple! It's a 1:1 ratio, so for every cup of rice, you need a cup of water.
This easy math makes jasmine rice an easy grain side dish to make for a crowd or a solo serving.
MORE YUMMY INSTANT POT RECIPES
There's no faster kitchen appliance than the beloved Instant Pot!
Whip up a healthy and filling vegetarian dinner with this stuffed peppers recipe. This is one of my favorite clean-out-the-fridge recipes!
The best part of a pressure cooker is it makes food in minutes that tastes like it's been simmering for hours! This Instant Pot Ramen is proof that no soup needs all day.
For a heartier soup, try a pressure cooker taco soup or a classic 4-bean chili.
Pair your pressure cooker jasmine rice with these no-soak black beans for a versatile Instant Pot meal prep.
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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- Instant Pot
- Mesh strainer
- Rinse rice to remove any dirt. Inspect to make sure there aren't any pieces that need to be removed.
- Add rice to Instant Pot with water, oil, and salt.
- Set the Instant Pot to High Pressure for 4 minutes. Be sure to seal the valve and lock the lid.
- Once the timer goes off, let the pot naturally release for 12 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure. Fluff with a fork and enjoy!
- If you prefer your rice less sticky, let Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes before quick release.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
I love making rice in the instant pot! it's so much easier than any other method I've tried.
Thanks for that
You are very welcome! 🙂