Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

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.

rice in a mesh strainer

Recipe Ingredients

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
  • salt
  • water (you can also use low sodium vegetable broth or low sodium chicken broth)
  • butter

jasmine rice in water

How to Cook Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot

  1. Rinse: Place your rice in a large mesh strainer and rinse it under water until the water runs clear.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover: Cover the rice, water, and butter with the lid and set the valve to sealing.
  4. Set: Click on “Manual” (or Pressure Cook) and set it to 4 minutes on HIGH Pressure.
  5. Natural release: When the time is up, allow a 10 minute natural release.
  6. Quick release: Do a quick release when the 10 minutes is up.
  7. Remove the lid: When the pin drops, carefully remove the lid.
  8. Fluff and serve: Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

heaping scoop of cooked jasmine rice in a brown wooden spoon

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.

Serving Suggestions

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:

jasmine rice served in a bowl with two chopsticks on the plate

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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ENJOY!

Tools Used in this Recipe

top view of instant pot cooked jasmine rice served in a bowl and topped with cilantro leaves

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Katerina | Diethood
Fluffy and fragrant Instant Pot Jasmine Rice! Ditch the rice cooker for good with this simple rice recipe that goes with so many meals!
5 from 7 votes
Servings : 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 181 kcal | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 308 mg | Potassium: 53 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 44 IU | Calcium: 15 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 36 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot rice, jasmine rice recipe
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23 comments on “Instant Pot Jasmine Rice”

  1. I did it according to the recipe and the rice was sticky and hard.
    Next time I will add at least 1/4 more liquid and cook an additional minute.

  2. The amount of text needed to stay the ratio is 1:1 is insane. Gotta hit those key words for ads I guess!

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