How to Make Fluffy 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.

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

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!

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

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Fluffy and fragrant Instant Pot Jasmine Rice! Ditch the rice cooker for good with this simple rice recipe that goes with so many meals!

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Servings: 8 people

Calories: 181 kcal

Author: Katerina | Diethood

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

  1. Place rice in a large mesh strainer; rinse under water until water runs clear.

  2. Transfer rice to Instant Pot and season with salt.

  3. Push down on the rice so it’s covered in liquid.

  4. Cover with lid and set valve to sealing.

  5. Click on “Manual” (or Pressure Cook) and set it to 4 minutes on HIGH Pressure.

  6. When time is up, allow a 10 minute natural pressure release.

  7. Do a quick release when the 10 minutes is up.

  8. When pin drops, carefully remove the lid.

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Amount Per Serving

Calories 181 Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*

Fat 2g3%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Cholesterol 4mg1%

Sodium 308mg13%

Potassium 53mg2%

Carbohydrates 37g12%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 44IU1%

Calcium 15mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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