White Basmati Rice
By :The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook by Carrie Forrest
Instant Pot Basmati Rice
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I gave away my rice cooker after I had so much success making rice in the Instant Pot®. Not only is it faster than using the rice cooker, but the end result is fluffier rice. I make a batch every week and serve it with almost any main dish. For a treat, I make super-quick rice pudding by reheating the rice with some milk, butter, cinnamon, raisins, and maple syrup. You can also blend cooked rice with water and then strain it to make homemade rice milk.
Instant Pot Basmati Rice
Votes: 11
Rating: 3.91
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Basmati Rice, Water
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white basmati rice rinsed
  • 3 cups Water
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Basmati Rice, Water
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white basmati rice rinsed
  • 3 cups Water
Instant Pot Basmati Rice
Votes: 11
Rating: 3.91
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Combine the rice and water in the inner pot.
  2. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual; set the pressure to High and the time to 8 minutes. Make sure the steam release knob is in the sealed position. After cooking, quick release the pressure.
  3. Unlock and remove the lid. Serve the rice immediately, or place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
Recipe Notes

ADVANCE PREP TIP: Rinse and drain your rice and place it in the Instant Pot® with the water up to 8 hours ahead of time. When you’re ready to start cooking, just plug it in and set the time.

MEAL PREP TIP: White rice is incredibly versatile, soaking up the flavors of whatever it is served with. Try it with Green Thai Coconut Curry with Tofu (THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK page 90), Kung Pao Chicken (THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK page 134), and Indian Butter Chicken (THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK page 138). When reheating cooked rice in the microwave or on the stovetop, add about 1 teaspoon of water per serving to keep it moist and prevent it from burning.

PER SERVING Calories: 225; Fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 49g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 3mg

20 replies
  1. Lunethv
    Lunethv says:

    Followed recipe exactly as described, watery rice is the result 10/10 if you like soggy rice!

  2. SabrinaM07
    SabrinaM07 says:

    I did a 1 to 1 ratio of rice to water. So I cooked 2 cups of rice in 2 cups of water, and it came out just right.

  3. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi SadiaLasVegas,

    Pressure cook button and Manual are the same it has just been renamed to pressure cook.

  4. melissasmagichands
    melissasmagichands says:

    Would i keep the instant pot on keep warm if i want to make the rice ahead of time and eat later ?

  5. Davyboy
    Davyboy says:

    I bought a new duo nova 3 quart instant pot and it says to set for 8:00.. how do you do that.. do you use normal ,less or more in settings and how do you get 8 minutes

  6. Bmblsad
    Bmblsad says:

    Wasnt chewy at all, nicely cooked but Came out a bit wet. Will either reduce water or let it release naturally for a bit before i do quick release.

  7. Rdeboer2
    Rdeboer2 says:

    I usually go 1:1.1 rice/water. Cook 3 minutes and 10 minutes pressure decay. Added some salt and olive oil. Hasn’t failed me yet.

  8. Mickscott
    Mickscott says:

    Made the fluffiest rice! I even changed it to three servings instead of six and it still came out amazing!

  9. The Elemental Chef
    The Elemental Chef says:

    Maybe a tich less water next time. First impression was the rice was going to be mushy… But likely just soft and sticky, which was perfect with Indian food.

  10. mamakbear
    mamakbear says:

    Great basic recipe for a novice like me. I used Trader Joes rice medley, added some frozen broccoli, seasoning, 2 cups of a water and veggie broth mixture, and set the timer for 10. Perfect.

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