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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!

instant pot jasmine rice with parsley in white bowl

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!

jasmine rice, olive oil, salt by an instant pot pressure cooker.

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!

jasmine rice rinse in mesh strainer

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.

pour water over jasmine rice in instant pot

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.

instant pot jasmine rice in a spoon

Variations

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!

instant pot jasmine rice with cilantro in white bowl

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!

Expert Tips

Follow these tips to make perfect jasmine rice in the Instant Pot every time.

  1. 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.
  2. Use a fine-mesh strainer to rinse rice well before cooking.
  3. Use a wet measuring cup to measure the cups of water evenly, and use 1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice.
  4. Add a little olive oil or vegetable oil when cooking to prevent rice from sticking.
  5. 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.

You can also use the basic pressure cooker rice recipe to make chicken and rice, teriyaki chicken and rice, kielbasa and rice, Mexican beef and rice and homemade dog food.

5 from 36 votes

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

By: Dee
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!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Pressure time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
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Instructions 

  • 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

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Notes

Recipe has been made and tested in the 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker and the 8 quart without changing ingredients or time.
There is only 4 minutes of cooking time, but this recipe needs 10 minutes of pressure release for a total of 14 minutes, plus time for the pot to come to pressure.
Always use 1 cup water to 1 cup rice. The cook time is the same no matter how much rice you make.
Always use care when releasing pressure — I use a long wooden spoon to turn the pressure valve.
Don’t leave the pot on the warm setting as the rice may stick to the bottom. Turn it off and serve right away.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 120mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
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Recipe first published in 2018 and updated in 2023.

instant pot jasmine rice in a bowl

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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101 Comments

  1. Angela James says:

    I’ve never had my rice turn out this perfect! I honestly can say this recipe changed the way I will cook. I avoided making some dishes because of my failed attempts at rice. I appreciate your post!!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much, Angela! Since I got the IP, I’ve been making rice more frequently, too. 🙂

  2. Cassandra Anderson says:

    You’re right! This literally comes out perfect! Rinsing kept it from sticking. 1:1 water to rice was right. I subbed 1/2 cup of water for chicken broth. Delish! Thank you!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you liked it, Cassandra. I need to try it with the broth next time! 🙂

  3. Miz Helen says:

    I just pinned your delicious rice! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  4. Abeer says:

    Such a delicious dish! Might cook this tomorrow night!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Abeer. I hope you like it!

  5. Des says:

    What a great side dish to serve with chicken, shrimp, or pork.5 stars

  6. I Heart Naptime says:

    Looks so fluffy & yummy! Such a quicker way to make rice!

  7. Anna says:

    I love using my IP to cook rice! It’s perfect every time!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Yes! I never worry that it won’t turn out well. 🙂

  8. Delaney | Melanie Makes says:

    This rice looks so fluffy!

  9. Jen says:

    My kids love rice and having them help with the straining of it is such a great way to get them involved with making dinner.

    1. Dee says:

      I love having my kids help in the kitchen! 🙂

  10. Sabrina says:

    It’s so easy in the instant pot! No excuse not to make it more often now!