Instant Pot White Rice (Fast, Tender, Fluffy!)

With an Instant Pot and about 20 minutes, you can make fluffy, PERFECT white rice every time! Let us show you how.

Instant Pot White Rice

Cooking white rice in the Instant Pot is our preferred method because it’s fast, fluffy, hands-off, and yields perfect results every time!

Here’s what you need to know:

Ratio = 1 part white rice (we used basmati) : 1 part waterCook Time = 4 minutesRelease = 10 minute natural release, then release any remaining pressure

It’s incredibly versatile and can be used in stir fries and sushi or with stews, curries, and more!

Did you find this helpful? If so, be sure to check out our Instant Pot Cooking Times Guide for perfectly cooked grains and beans every time!

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Instant Pot White Rice (Fast, Tender, Fluffy!)

A quick & simple method for making PERFECT, fluffy white rice in the Instant Pot every time! Just 1 ingredient and about 20 minutes required!Author Minimalist Baker Print SAVE SAVED

4.34 from 9 votes Prep Time 18 minutes Cook Time 4 minutes Total Time 22 minutes Servings 4 (~3/4-cup servings)Course Helpful How-to, Side DishCuisine Gluten-Free, VeganFreezer Friendly 1 monthDoes it keep? 5 Days

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US Customary – Metric1 cup white rice (we used basmati)1 cup water (or vegetable broth for more flavor)


Add white rice and water (or vegetable broth) to the Instant Pot and stir to prevent sticking. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes (it will take about 8 minutes for the Instant Pot to pressurize before cooking begins).Once the timer goes off, allow to naturally release for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure. Carefully remove lid once steam has fully escaped.Enjoy immediately in stir fries or sushi, or with stews, curries, and more! Store cooled leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 1 month. Reheat in a skillet on the stovetop, adding oil or coconut aminos, as needed, to prevent sticking.



*Total time includes active cook time, release time, and the time it takes for the Instant Pot to heat up (~8 minutes).
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with unenriched rice.

Nutrition (1 of 4 servings)

Serving: 1 three-quarter-cup serving Calories: 169 Carbohydrates: 37 g Protein: 3.3 g Fat: 0.3 g Saturated Fat: 0.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.08 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 2 mg Potassium: 53 mg Fiber: 0.6 g Sugar: 0.1 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 12.95 mg Iron: 0.37 mg

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