I have really enjoyed cooking Rice in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! I’ve always had a bit of a fear of cooking rice, but when I cook it in my Instant Pot, it’s almost always perfect! I love that I don’t have to stand over it for 20 minutes. I just toss the Instant Pot Rice ingredients into the pressure cooker, set the timer and go.
Do I need any Accessories for Cooking Rice in the Instant pot?
Good question! Honestly, you don’t really need any accessories. Sometimes, I will use my Easy Greasy Colander to rinse my rice. It has a bowl underneath it, to catch any extra water while it continues to drain and doesn’t get it all over my counter. I have heard that rinsing the rice keeps it from sticking and/or burning to the bottom.
Should I Use the Instant Pot Rice Setting?
You should only use the Instant Pot Rice setting, if you are planning to cook white rice. Other, heartier kinds of rice, like brown rice or wild rice, you will need to cook them on the manual setting, because the amount of time you need to cook them varies so much.
Instant Pot Rice Recipes
- Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
- Instant Pot Spanish Rice
- Instant Pot Chicken & Rice
- Instant Pot Fried Rice
- Instant Pot Wild Rice
- Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe
- Instant Pot White Rice
- Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice
- Instant Pot Homemade Cheesy Rice
- Rice Pudding in the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Rice Pilaf
- Instant Pot Sticky Rice
- Indian Vegetable Rice
- Instant Pot Parmesan Rice
- Red Beans & Rice in a Pressure Cooker
- Instant Pot Sushi Rice
- Lentil Very Brown Rice
- Instant Pot Teriyaki Turkey & Rice
- Perfect Pressure Cooker Rice – using Jasmine Rice
- Spicy Instant Pot Chard and Pinto Bean Risotto
- Instant Pot Cauli-Rice (for grain free diets)
- Instant Pot Thai Chicken Rice Bowls
- Instant Pot Portugese Turkey & Rice
- Instant Pot Turkey Wild Rice Soup
- Spinach Rice with Indian Flavors
How Do you Cook Rice in the Instant Pot?
It all depends on what kind of rice you plan to cook, but generally speaking, you can follow some of the same instructions for all types of rice.
- You use equal parts water and rice.
- Rinse your rice so that it will keep it from sticking to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- I usually add some butter or oil of some kind.
- If you plan to season it, add that to the liquid as well.
- Follow the time charts, depending on the type of rice that you are cooking.
How Much Water Do You Put in a Pressure Cooker for Rice?
You use the same amount of water, to cook Instant Pot Rice, as you do rice. Equal proportions. I know, you’re probably thinking that we need double that, right? After all, that’s what you do on the stove top, right? Well, in the Instant Pot, you only need the same amount of water, as you do rice because the Instant Pot allows very little water evaporation due to how well it seals.
How Long Does it Take to Cook Rice in a Pressure Cooker?
Below is the general guideline for cooking many different varieties of Instant Pot Rice:
- White rice: 3-8
- Basmati (white) rice: 4-8
- Brown rice (long/short): 22-28
- Wild rice mix: 25-30
Can you Cook Minute Rice in a Pressure Cooker?
I would say that you can, but not for very long. I don’t know why you would though. If you are going to keep Instant Rice in your cabinet, save it for the stove top. Use your Instant Pot to make regular rice. It tastes amazing, doesn’t take long, it’s the perfect consistency and it’s way cheaper, too!
What kind of Instant Pot is the Best One for Cooking Rice
It depends. What size of family do you have? How much are you cooking at one time? I would just make sure you have a large enough Instant Pot to hold the amount of rice that you plan to cook. I don’t think that’s going to be much of a problem, because it’s pretty rare that we are going to cook more a saucepan full.
I have a 6 quart and an 8 quart. If I had a smaller family, I’d have the 3 quart.