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Perfect Instant Pot Rice

Without a doubt, Instant Pot rice turns out perfect, every single time. It is light, fluffy, so delicious, and never a sticky mess. Once you cook rice in the Instant Pot, you'll never go back to the stovetop again.
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 103 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 cups water


  • Place rice in a fine-mesh colander and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear. Sushi rice takes much longer than other kinds of rice.
  • Measure out the amount of rice you want and add it to the Instant Pot. Remember, 1 cup of rice equals 3 cups of cooked rice. Measure out an equal amount of water and add it to the Instant Pot. Exception: Wild rice. Add an extra cup of water for every 2 cups of wild rice (2 cups of rice, 3 cups of water; 4 cups of rice, 6 cups of water).
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set it to "Seal". Set the timer to 5 minutes for sushi rice, 5 minutes for Jasmine or Basmati rice, 25 minutes for brown rice, and 30 minutes for wild rice.
  • Let the pressure cooker naturally release and after the indicator drops down, carefully remove the lid and fluff with a fork.
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 1gramsCalories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gSodium: 6mg
Keyword instant pot rice, how to cook rice in instant pot, rice, side dish
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