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White rice is economical and versatile. This Instant Pot White Rice recipe is the easiest way there is to make white rice. This method is basically foolproof, as it doesn’t call for stirring, covering or even a watchful eye.

Instant Pot White Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Rice. It’s one of the most popular side dishes that there is. It’s economical and versatile. It’s not very difficult to prepare.It’s not difficult to make white rice on the stovetop. But it can require a little time and stirring, and a watchful eye. There is a simpler way to cook it, in an electric pressure cooker such as the Instant Pot. This method is basically foolproof, as it doesn’t call for stirring, covering or even a watchful eye. Once ther ice is cooked, you can serve it immediately, or store it for later, for using in dishes such as fried rice. Here’s how I make Instant Pot White Rice.

Instant Pot White Rice

Equipment Needed

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  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 Qt Instant Pot)
  • measuring cups
  • fine strainer

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water (You can use chicken broth instead for bit more flavor.)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

Instant Pot White Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Pour the water and oil into the Instant Pot. (The oil is not a must but I do find it helps the rice be slightly less sticky.)

Measure the rice and then rinse it out in the sink using a fine strainer.

Add the rice into the pot.

Set the Intant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. (You can set it for only 3 minutes if you like a very firm, al dente texture for your rice.)

Once the cooking cycle has finished, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.

Move the rice to a bowl and then add butter, salt and pepper as desired.

Serve immediately or let cool a little and store for later use.

If you’re looking for other Instant Pot rice recipes, be sure to check out my recipes for Instant Pot Beefy Broccoli Rice, Instant Pot Bacon Cheddar Rice, Instant Pot Ham And Pineapple Rice, Gluten-free Instant Pot Cheesy Rice, Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice, Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Rice, and Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice.

Instant Pot White Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot White Rice

Instant Pot White Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Pour the water and oil into the Instant Pot.
  2. Measure the rice and then rinse it out in the sink using a fine strainer.
  3. Add the rice into the pot.
  4. Set the Intant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. for only 3 minutes if you like a very firm, al dente texture for your rice.)
  5. Once the cooking cycle has finished, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  6. Move rice to a bowl and add butter, salt and pepper as desired.
  7. Serve immediately.

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19 comments

robin rue January 29, 2018 - 6:37 am

We eat LOTS of white rice in our family, but I have never tried it in the Instant Pot. I need to make it in there next time.

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candy January 29, 2018 - 8:03 am

Know the instant pot is the new big thing to use for cooking. I don’t have one. Will just have to use my rice cooker.

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Amber Myers January 29, 2018 - 8:17 am

I need to try and make this in the instant pot! Normally I just do it on the stovetop, but this would be much quicker to do. We eat rice a lot!

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Sarah Honey January 29, 2018 - 8:40 am

Wow, what a time saver! Never thought about making white rice in the Instapot. I also make a one-pot meal in it!

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Terri Beavers January 29, 2018 - 8:47 am

I could eat rice every single day but I hate to cook it. An instant pot may be the solution to my problem. It’s on my list to buy after I get settled into my new apartment.

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Jeanette January 29, 2018 - 9:01 am

I love using the instant pot for just about everything. It is so convenient and there’s so many things you can do in it. This looks like a great one to try.

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Farrah Less G. January 29, 2018 - 9:30 am

For asian like me rice is life, it is our main dish don’t ask me why haha! I have rice cooker at home one of my favorite kitchen tool.

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Sandy N Vyjay January 29, 2018 - 10:14 am

White rice is a staple in our house and is something that is cooked every day. We have it with different curries. We generally use the pressure cooker to cook white rice, but sometimes the instant pot method also.

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Glamamom January 29, 2018 - 12:35 pm

Instant pots are the best! Even my picky boys love white rice so this is a great staple recipe. TY!

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pat. January 29, 2018 - 12:42 pm

Hate mushy rice–will texture change cooking this way?

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Natalie January 29, 2018 - 12:57 pm

I have been LOVING rice lately and have been only hearing good things about the Instant Pot. I might just need this in my life!

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Alli Smith January 29, 2018 - 1:21 pm

What a quick and easy way to cook white rice! Rice is so versatile and it remains one of my favorite side dishes. I’m looking forward to making it in my Instant Pot.

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Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh January 29, 2018 - 1:36 pm

I don’t have an instant pot, but perhaps cooking rice would be a great reason. I hate the texture of minute rice, so I always buy Jasmine or Basmaiti. However, it takes a while to cook, and for some reason, obtaining the perfect cook every time always eludes me.

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Sarah Bailey January 29, 2018 - 2:01 pm

Now that looks like some good rice, I have to admit there is something wonderful about having some rice with a meal and I love that you can it with an instant pot.

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Carol Cassara January 29, 2018 - 7:13 pm

I’ve never tried cooking white rice in an instant pot before. That’s really interesting. It’s also quite easy! Thanks for the tips and instructions.

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Emily January 29, 2018 - 11:16 pm

We got an instant pot for Christmas and are still figuring out all that we can do with it! I love how quick and simple something like making rice is now!

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Anosa January 30, 2018 - 12:17 am

I love white rice and eat is often, I have tried cooking in a slow cooker but never an instant pot, definitely need to give this a try

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Claudia Krusch January 30, 2018 - 7:59 am

Love that it helps to save time! Never thought about making white rice in the Instapot. Thank you for sharing it!

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Kita Bryant January 30, 2018 - 1:36 pm

This rice is perfect. I could use it with a lot of my recipes.

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