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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice: the quick, effortless way to cook rice

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
jasmine rice
3 cups
3 cups
1 tbsp
1 tsp

Jasmine rice is a delicious base you can use for main dishes or sides. For the easiest, fluffiest jasmine rice ever, try making it in your Instant Pot. Instant Pot jasmine rice is the perfect way to make fragrant, soft, flawless rice every time. The best part is that, unlike stovetop methods, Instant Pot jasmine rice is quick to make, so it's ideal for busy nights when you want to cook up something fast without much effort. Great for fried rice, or served with protein and vegetables, once you try Instant Pot jasmine rice, you'll never make rice any other way again!

How to Cook Jasmine Rice in an Instant Pot

Making Jasmine rice with your Instant Pot couldn't be easier. Just wash the rice with cold water, then pour it in your Instant Pot and cover it with water, oil and salt. Turn on the Instant Pot valve and cook the rice, finally stir it and serve.

How Long to Cook Jasmine Rice in an Instant Pot 

Cooking jasmine rice in your Instant Pot takes about 15 minutes, 5 minutes of actively cooking plus a 10-minute natural release. From start to finish, it takes about 20 to 25 minutes to make jasmine rice, including the prep.

Tips for Making the Best Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

– Don't skip the washing step! The rice must be clear before cooking.

– You can use the oil of your choice in this recipe. Extra virgin olive oil is always a great option, but toasted sesame or coconut adds a lovely subtle flavor to the rice. Alternatively, use butter or ghee.

– To make more flavorful rice, use broth or stock instead of water.

– Need to make less rice? Whatever amount of rice you want to make, just remember the ratio of water to rice is always 1:1, so 2 cups of rice call for 2 cups of water, 4 cups of rice needs 4 cups of water, and so on.

– When making Instant Pot jasmine rice, use the High setting to cook the rice – this will give you the best results.

– You can serve Instant Pot jasmine rice with rich dishes like honey chicken, roasted chicken, chicken curry, burritos or burrito bowls.


Wash the rice under cold water until it runs clear.

Pour the rice, water, oil, and salt into the Instant Pot insert. Make sure all the rice is covered with liquid.

Seal the Instant Pot's valve and set it to manual for 5 minutes on High. After the 5 minutes have passed, let it naturally release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.

Stir the rice and serve.


Don't forget to rinse the rice before cooking it. Gently stir it to help remove the starch more quickly.

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