If you are looking for an easy way to make deliciously fluffy rice, you will love this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice. With less than five minutes of hands-on time, you have a delicious side dish that will keep you coming back for more. Give it a try, and you will wonder why you ever made rice any other way.
If you want a foolproof way to make Jasmine rice, look no further than your Instant Pot!
Just add the rice and water or water to the pot, toss in your seasonings, and set it to pressure cook for 5 minutes.
Let the pot do its thing, and then enjoy perfectly cooked rice with a subtle flavor for pairing with your favorite dishes.
So easy, you'll never want to make rice any other way!
Ingredients for Making Cooking Jasmine Rice in an Instant Pot
- Jasmine Rice: You want three cups of jasmine rice, rinsed.
- Liquid: I use broth for a fuller flavor, but water will also work.
- Seasonings: Salt and pepper are all you need, but feel free to play with this and make it your own.
- Butter: Use butter, Earth Balance, or olive oil (for a vegan option). This is optional - the recipe will work without it if you prefer to leave it off.
Tips & Tricks
- I recommend rinsing rice in a fine-mesh strainer until the water runs clear.
- Remember that while the cooking time is just five minutes, this does not include the time for pressure to build or release. The total time of cooking plus the release time is 15 minutes. The time to come to pressure will depend on the size of your Instant Pot.
Jasmine Rice makes an excellent side for many types of dishes.
Serve as a simple side to Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken, Air Fryer Chicken Thighs, or Blackstone Chicken. Round out the meal with a simple salad with Homemade Italian Dressing.
Have leftovers? Use is to make Blackstone Fried Rice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Jasmine rice is a type of long-grain rice. It is popular in Southeast Asian cuisine but is also used in other cuisines.
It has a sweet, floral aroma and a slightly sticky texture. Jasmine rice is usually white rice, but it can also be found in brown and black varieties. (Not that black and brown jasmine rice will take longer to cook.)
Jasmine rice is often used in pilafs, stir-fries, and other dishes where the rice is meant to be fluffy and separate.
I like to rinse jasmine rice before cooking, but it isn’t strictly necessary.
Rinsing removes excess starch, resulting in a lighter, fluffier final product.
The argument against rinsing rice is that some say it can rinse away nutrients.
Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. If you prefer light, fluffy rice, then rinsing is probably the way to go.
Jasmine rice is gluten-free because it does not contain wheat, barley, or rye.
Although it can be safe for people with celiac, this is not always the case.
Some brands of jasmine rice may be processed in facilities that also handle wheat, barley, or rye. As a result, there is a risk of cross-contamination.
As such, it is important to read the label if you have a gluten allergy.
While the water ratio is the same, there is some debate over whether jasmine rice takes longer to cook than other types of white rice.
Some people say that it does because the grains are thinner and can take longer to absorb water. Others say that jasmine rice actually cooks faster because the grains are more plump and tender. So, which is it?
The truth is, it really depends on how you're cooking your rice. If you're boiling it, jasmine rice will probably cook at about the same rate as other types of rice.
However, if you're steam cooking or using a rice cooker, jasmine rice may well take longer to cook through. This is because thinner grains tend to cook faster in these methods.
Tools Needed to Make Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe
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- Instant Pot
- Metal Strainer (for rinsing)
Cooked Jasmine Rice can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two days. I don’t recommend storing them beyond this point, as rice spoils fairly quickly.
How to Make Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot
First, start by rinsing the rice in a metal strainer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Put the rice, broth, salt, and pepper in the inner bowl of your electric pressure cooker.
If you are using butter, cut it up into cubes and scatter it on top.
Put the lid on the pot, and set the vent to sealing.
Pressure cook for 5 minutes on high pressure.
Allow 10 minutes for a natural release, and then do a quick release of the remaining pressure. (You can use an oven mitt to release the valve.)
Open the lid, and fluff with a fork.
More Instant Pot Recipes to Try
- Once you make Instant Pot Quinoa, you may never go back to making it on the stovetop. It is my favorite foolproof method for perfect quinoa every time.
- Instant Pot Red Potato Salad has a light and refreshing vinaigrette dressing that is nothing like the heavy potato salads you are accustomed to.
- One of my all-time favorite dishes is these Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas. It is hearty and full of flavor, I’ve been known to make a meal of them.
- Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks are a family-friendly favorite that you will make over and over.
- Taco Tuesday just got even easier thanks to these Instant Pot Chicken Tacos.
- Instant Pot Brown Rice is a delicious side that the whole family loves.
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
- Instant Pot
- 3 cups white jasmine rice
- 3 ½ cups water or vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter optional
- Rinse the rice well.
- Place the rice, water or broth, salt, and pepper in the inner bowl of the Instant Pot.
- Cut the butter into cubes and add to the Instant Pot if you are using.
- Put the lid on the pot, and set it to sealing.
- Set to high pressure, and set the time for 5 minutes.
- When the time is up do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release.
- Carefully open the lid. Stir well and serve warm.