Instant Pot White Rice

By now, you may well know the Instant Pot is good for many, many things.And one of its strengths that truly shines through is making rice. That’s right, yet ANOTHER appliance this thing can replace (bye bye, rice cooker).We’re talking the BEST and EASIEST rice you’ll make with zero worries of it coming out messed up. In fact, this method works like a beautiful charm every time!Here’s How I Made It!: 

Start off by using some Jasmine rice (NOT Instant or Ready Rice)…

…and pour it into a regular measuring cup (they kind you have already lying around your kitchen – not some special rice measuring cup).

Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse with cold water until the cloudy water becomes clear (DO NOT skip this step. It’s key to achieve non-mushy, perfect rice).

Place the rinsed rice in the Instant Pot…

…along with equal parts water (this rice is a 1:1 ratio with equal parts rice and water).

Stir everything together…

…so all the rice is submerged. Secure the lid and cook according to the instructions at the bottom of this page.

When the lid comes out, you’re going to see some seriously perfect rice!

Take a fork to fluff it up…

…transfer to a serving bowl…

…and enjoy any way you see fit!  This goes PERFECTLY with literally ANY cuisine or on its own! It’s also the way to start my world-famous Hibachi Fried Rice recipe!

Instant Pot White Rice
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Instant Pot White Rice

Instant Pot White Rice

Making perfect white rice in your Instant Pot is worth the price alone. This recipe cracks the code every single time.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 1 cup of Jasmine rice (using a regular measuring cup and do not use Instant or Ready Rice), well-rinsed through a fine mesh strainer
  • 1 cup of water (also using a regular measuring cup)
  • Note: No matter how much rice you want to make, it is always a 1:1 ratio, meaning equal parts rice and water using a typical measuring cup


  1. Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse it under cold water completely for about 90 seconds, shaking it around until the water coming through is no longer cloudy, but clear. (DO NOT skip this step as it will ensure your rice will not be mushy and sad)
  2. Go to the Instant Pot, add in the rinsed rice followed by the water, stir together and secure the lid. Hit “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” High Pressure for 3 minutes and then allow a natural release for 10 minutes before finishing it off with a quick release. (Note: A natural release means you allow the steam to escape on its own in the pot when done cooking. In other words, once the rice is done cooking, you do nothing for 10 minutes and then do a quick release)
  3. When done, remove lid, fluff with a fork and serve with any dish you see fit or eat on its own! (This is also the first step in my world-renowned Hibachi Fried Rice recipe!)
  4. Enjoy!

Jeffrey's Tips

If you wish to double the recipe, go for it! Just remember, this rice is a 1:1 ratio meaning equal parts (rinsed) rice and water. No fancy, confusing rice measuring cups needed – a regular measuring cup will do fine! The cooking and release times remain exactly the same!

Want to be a little healthier with your rice but for it to taste just as great? Try my brown rice instead!

Jasmine rice may be Thai-style but it’s sold in nearly every market and goes with ANYTHING.  It’s my favorite kind of rice due to its fluffy nature and delicious taste that accompanies any dish perfectly.

If you don’t want the rice to have any sticky-factor (though I like mine this way), add in 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil per cup of water.

This is also the first step in my world-renowned (and laughably easy) Hibachi Fried Rice recipe!

Reader Interactions


    • Jordan

      Altitude shouldn’t matter becuase it’s a pressure cooker right? It’s self contained pressure with zero influence on the ambient pressure of air

      • Jordan

        Actually I think what’s more accurate is altitude may still effect cooking times since it would take longer for water to come to temp(boil) but the water is self contained so it’s should still be a 1-1 ratio. But then again I live pretty much at sea level so I can’t really say! Lol

  1. Leanne

    Out of curiosity, have you done rice without rinsing? I never rinse, cook 8 min and then fast release (if I wait to release that means I have to set a timer or forget it). You open it up, give it a stir, and rice has the same texture and “stickiness” as any Chinese restaurant.

  2. Emily

    I have a chef’s blend of white, red, brown basmati, wild rice and red quinoa. I found recipe that was 2 cups water 1 cup of this blend and hit the rice button on the instant pot. I think it was 12 minute cook and 10 min natural release. It was not cooked all the way. Something was still crunchy. Any recommendations on how long to cook this blend of rices? I was thinking do the regular pressure cook at 15 minutes. But I’ll take any pointers.

  3. Kate

    Hi. Could you please tell me if there is a minimum quantity of rice ? I live by myself so don’t need to cook all that much.

  4. Margaret

    I just got my Instant Pot yesterday. I tried a different author’s recipe for white rice last night. She recommended 8-10 minutes for jasmine rice, which is what I had on hand. The rice was edible, but sticky and mushy.
    I gave this recipe a try today and added 1/2 tsp oil per cup of water as mentioned in your note. The results were delicious. This is a keeper, for sure!
    Thank you!

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