This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe makes fluffy and fragrant jasmine rice that goes with so many delicious meals! Ditch the rice cooker for good and use your Instant Pot to make the best rice ever.
An Easy Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe
Rice? Rice?! Boooooooring!
Girl, please. You know me – nothing I do is boring! 😉
This is no boring rice recipe. In this recipe, we’re making my favorite long grain white rice – Jasmine rice.
And, we’re not standing at the stove boiling our rice just waiting for it to boil over, OR spending too much time messing around with a rice cooker! Nope, not today. We’re cooking it mess free and in our Instant Pot!
Get ready to make rice the quickest and easiest way – like, ever! You may never boil it on your stove top again. So, get out your IP and let’s do this.
What is Jasmine Rice?
Jasmine rice is a long grain white rice. It is fragrant and slightly sweet. When cooked properly, jasmine rice grains are slightly sticky and cling to each other, but not overly mushy or creamy. Jasmine rice is very popular in southeast Asian cuisine.
If you’ve got jasmine rice, you’ve got everything you’ll need for this quick and easy side. Try using low sodium broth instead of water for some extra flavor!
This is all you’ll need:
- jasmine rice
- water (you can also use low sodium vegetable broth or low sodium chicken broth)
How to Cook Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot
- Rinse: Place your rice in a large mesh strainer and rinse it under water until the water runs clear.
- Add: Transfer the rice to the Instant Pot and season it with salt.
Stir in the water.
Push down on the rice so it’s covered in liquid.
Add the butter.
- Cover: Cover the rice, water, and butter with the lid and set the valve to sealing.
- Set: Click on “Manual” (or Pressure Cook) and set it to 4 minutes on HIGH Pressure.
- Natural release: When the time is up, allow a 10 minute natural release.
- Quick release: Do a quick release when the 10 minutes is up.
- Remove the lid: When the pin drops, carefully remove the lid.
- Fluff and serve: Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
Tips for the Best Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
This Jasmine rice is super simple but following these tips will make it fluffy and tender every time! 🍚
- Always rinse your rice before cooking it in an instant pot! This will remove surface starch, and rinsing it will keep it from getting foamy and messy.
If you don’t have or can’t find Jasmine rice, you can use another long grain white rice in its place, like Basmati rice.
- Don’t leave the rice in the instant pot on the warm setting or it will stick to the bottom and possibly burn.
- Use a 1:1 ratio of rice and liquid or your rice will become too mushy.
- You can modify this recipe for 3 cups of rice or 1 cup of rice, depending on how many people you are serving. Just be sure to also adjust your liquid, too.
Jasmine rice is popular in southeast Asia and is often called Thai fragrant rice. It can be eaten as a side dish and is often served under a main course like a stir fry. But, you can serve it with just about anything!
Here are some meals to serve with your instant pot jasmine rice:
- Copycat P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef
- Kung Pao Beef
- Beef and Broccoli
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Asian Glazed Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Is Jasmine Rice Healthy?
- Well, this depends on your dietary needs. Jasmine rice is a simple carbohydrate and the white version is void of fiber so it might not be ideal for someone who is living the no-carb life.
- However, it is also fat free and cholesterol free! When eaten as part of a diet that’s high in veggies, beans and legumes, fruits, and lean meats, jasmine rice is a healthy source for carbs.
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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- 2 cups jasmine rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups water, you can also use low sodium vegetable broth or low sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Place rice in a large mesh strainer; rinse under water until water runs clear.
- Transfer rice to Instant Pot and season with salt.
- Stir in water.
- Push down on the rice so it’s covered in liquid.
- Add butter.
- Cover with lid and set valve to sealing.
- Click on “Manual” (or Pressure Cook) and set it to 4 minutes on HIGH Pressure.
- When time is up, allow a 10 minute natural pressure release.
- Do a quick release when the 10 minutes is up.
- When pin drops, carefully remove the lid.
- Fluff rice with a fork.