This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe is a fluffy and fragrant pressure-cooked rice that’s so easy and foolproof that you’ll never want to make rice any other way again!
If you’re looking for an easy Instant Pot rice recipe that always turns out perfectly, look no further!
This foolproof method takes just minutes to cook and makes the tastiest, fluffiest, and perfect jasmine rice ever so that you’ll never want to make it on the stovetop and rice cooker again.
Why Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is an Easy and Versatile Rice Dish
One of the best things about rice recipes is how versatile they are. And jasmine rice is one of my favorite types of grains to cook because it has a light, delicate flavor that pairs well with many dishes.
It also can be used in both sweet and savory recipes and works well in stir-fry and rice pudding, and it also reheats well, making it a great option for meal prep.
In the past, we used to cook ours on a stovetop or rice cooker, but ever since we got an Instant Pot, we have been using it to make all our rice dishes because it’s much easier and faster, and the results are always perfect.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Jasmine rice – We love jasmine because of its light, fluffy texture, and mild flavor. You can also use your choice of long grain rice of your choice.
- Butter – Used for sauteing and gives the dish a nice and rich flavor. You can also swap it with olive oil.
- Broth – We used low sodium chicken broth for this recipe. You can also use vegetable broth or just water.
Kitchen Tools Needed
Cooking Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot
Rinsing the Rice.
Rinse and drain the white rice well on cold water until the water runs clear, and set aside.
Set the pressure cooker to sauté. Add butter or oil to the pot.
Once the pot is ready, add jasmine rice and sauté for 3 minutes. Press cancel to end sauté.
Add the broth and stir them together. Then close and seal the pot’s lid, and turn or press the vent lever to seal it (if needed). Set the pot to high pressure for 4 minutes.
Ready to Serve.
Once the pressure cooking time is complete, do a 10 minute natural release. Then do a quick release by carefully turning or pressing the pressure release button.
Stir to fluff the rice in Instant Pot before serving.
- Add garlic: Sauté minced garlic in the pot for extra flavor.
- Make it vegan: Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and omit the butter.
- Add veggies: Stir in cooked veggies like peas, corn, or diced carrots before serving.
- Make it spicier: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, and diced jalapenos to the pot.
- Add herbs: Stir in freshly chopped parsley, cilantro, or basil before serving.
- Instant Pot Coconut Rice: add coconut milk and salt to the Jasmine rice.
How to Serve
You can serve this as a main dish or side dish with your favorite protein and vegetables.
This recipe is so versatile and goes with just about everything! Here are some of our favorite dishes to serve with:
This Jasmine rice also pairs well with our Instant Pot recipes like Instant Pot Huli Huli Chicken (this is one of my favorite Hawaiian recipes), Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Tenders, and Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops.
How to Store
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to four days in an airtight container. Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or stovetop (add a splash of water or broth) before serving.
If using the microwave, cover the dish with a damp paper towel to keep it from drying.
For meal prep or make ahead, cook a big batch and portion it out into individual containers. Then store and reheat as directed above.
Can I freeze Pressure Cooked Jasmine rice?
Yes! This side dish can be frozen for up to three months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat it on the stovetop or microwave before serving. If using the microwave, just follow the reheating instructions above.
Frequently Asked Questions
For this pressure cooker jasmine rice recipe, the ratio of rice to water we used is one cup of water to one cup of rice. This will yield a perfectly cooked, fluffy side dish every time.
If it comes out sticky, you either added too much water or didn’t rinse it well enough before cooking. Be sure to rinse them several times to remove any excess starch as this will help to prevent stickiness.
Rinse the grains for at least 30 seconds to rinse the excess starches. Rinse them several times until the water runs clear.
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- mesh colander or strainer
- 2 cups Jasmine rice (or any long grain rice)
- 2 tablespoons butter (can substitute olive oil)
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- Rinse and drain rice well, and set aside.
- Set pressure cooker to sauté and add butter or oil to the pot. Once the pot is ready, add Jasmine rice and sauté the rice for 3 minutes. Press cancel to end sauté.
- Add broth to rice and stir to mix and deglaze the pot. Close and seal the lid, and turn or press the vent lever to seal (if needed). Set pot manually to high pressure for 4 minutes.
- Once the pressure cooking cycle is complete, do a natural pressure release (leave the pot undisturbed) for 10 minutes, then initiate a quick release by carefully turning or pressing the pressure release button (refer to your pot's instructions). Fluff the Jasmine rice by stirring before serving.
This post, originally published in September 2022, was updated with new content in January 2023.