This easy Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe lets you make perfect jasmine rice in the electric pressure cooker in just a few minutes. Serve it as a quick side dish or as part of your main dish!
This pressure cooker jasmine rice tastes exactly like the kind you get at your favorite Thai restaurant -- maybe even better. Once you learn to make rice in the Instant Pot, you won't want to make it any other way--not even in a rice cooker!
Jasmine rice was the very first recipe I made when I got my new Instant Pot over 5 years ago. I actually chose to make it because I figured it would be easy enough, and it wouldn't be huge waste of time or money if I messed it up. Back then I was completely new to the world of pressure cooking, and I wanted to play it safe.
I chose wisely. The rice was amazing, especially since I grew up on instant rice and never really mastered the art of cooking rice any other way. This pressure cooker version of jasmine rice is even better than what we get at our favorite Thai place because it's homemade.
We make this recipe for Jasmine rice at least once or twice a week (My daughter can eat rice every day!) and this fragrant jasmine rice turns out perfect every single time. It's delicious with Swiss Steak!Trust me -- it is an absolutely foolproof recipe!
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Ingredients
You only need a few ingredients for this Instant Pot jasmine rice recipe. You can get them online or in your grocery store. Exact amounts are in the recipe card below.
- Jasmine rice -- I use white jasmine long-grain rice for this recipe.
- Sea salt -- adds flavor to the rice. It's best to season rice when cooking, just as you do for pasta.
- Water -- cold water to cook the rice and help build pressure
- Olive oil -- helps prevent the rice from sticking
You may also want to buy a big fine mesh strainer, which really helps when rinsing rice.
Rice to Water Ratio
I use a ratio of 1 part rice to 1 part water or 1 cup of rice to 1 cup water -- equal parts, or 1:1.
Some recipes call for more water, but I think the texture is perfect when the ratio is equal -- not too dry, not too gooey.
It has just the right amount of sticky texture so the rice won't fall off of your fork.
How to Make Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Making rice in the Instant Pot is super easy-- no stirring or watching the pot needed. I definitely recommend rinsing it well before you add it to the pot, though.
First, measure the rice in a dry measuring cup. Then, dump it in the strainer, and rinse it well with cold running water. When the water runs clear, turn the water off.
My daughter is now in charge of this part -- She loves swirling the rice around under the water!
Next, I add the rinsed rice and a little salt to the pressure cooker. I also add some olive oil, too.
Pour the water into the inner pot, and swirl the rice and water together with a fork or spoon.
How Long to Cook Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot
The rice is done after cooking on high pressure for 4 minutes and a natural release of 10 minutes, for a total cooking time of 14 minutes.
And that's it, you guys! Perfect jasmine rice every time! Just stir the rice, and serve.
This jasmine rice Instant Pot recipe is for 2 cups of jasmine rice, but the cook time is the same for 3 cups of rice or 1 cup of rice.
Note that while there is a rice setting on the Instant Pot, I don't use it, as it's less exact and sometimes results in mushy rice.
You can make various types of rice using the Instant Pot.
This recipe uses white jasmine rice, which is a type of long-grain white rice. You can make basmati rice or plain white long grain rice using the same recipe. brown jasmine rice in the Instant Pot, but it will take longer to cook.
When cooking your rice, use broth instead of water, or a mixture of both, to add a bit of extra flavor.
Vegetable broth or chicken broth will work best. Don't worry, it won't detract from the natural flavor of the rice at all!
How to Store and Reheat Cooked Rice
Store any leftover rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Leftovers can be refrigerated for 3-4 days.
Do not leave rice sitting out at room temperature for more than an hour, for safety.It is safe to reheat rice! If microwaving, add a little water if the rice is dry, and microwave until it's steaming hot or 165 degrees f.
Mix the rice around and heat in increments so that it's heated completely.
You can also steam or stir fry leftover rice over the stove. Just make sure it's piping hot!
Follow these tips to make perfect jasmine rice in the Instant Pot every time.
- Use a dry measuring cup to measure the rice evenly. Do not use the cup that comes with the pressure cooker as it is not accurate.
- Use a fine-mesh strainer to rinse rice well before cooking.
- Use a wet measuring cup to measure the cups of water evenly, and use 1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice.
- Add a little olive oil or vegetable oil when cooking to prevent rice from sticking.
- Remove rice and serve immediately after cooking. Do not use the keep warm setting as the rice will stick to the bottom of the pot.
More Instant Pot Rice Recipes
If you prefer brown rice, try my Instant Pot brown rice recipe.
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- 2 cups jasmine rice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Rinse the jasmine rice thoroughly in a fine-mesh strainer
- Add the rice to the inner pot of the pressure cooker, and sprinkle with sea salt
- Add the water, and swirl in the olive oil
- Cover with the lid, set the valve to sealing, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes
- Allow a 10 minute natural pressure release, then hit CANCEL, and turn valve to venting to release remaining pressure
- When pin drops, carefully open lid, stir rice, and serve
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Recipe first published in 2018 and updated in 2023.
This Instant Pot rice is one of my absolute favorite recipes! It's never been easier to get perfect rice every single time!
After tasting this tasty, fluffy rice, I'm convinced that the Instant Pot is the best way to make jasmine rice! No more stove top for me!
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