Cook rice PERFECTLY every single time by making it in an Instant Pot. This no-fail recipe works with white or brown rice and eliminates the possibility of mushy or under-cooked rice. Instant Pot Rice is the perfect side dish for any meal!
I love rice. I love it when served with a pat of butter, a few splashes of soy sauce or even completely on its own. It is so delicious when cooked to perfection. I’ve never been super consistent with the stove-top version of rice, but Instant Pot Rice is an entirely different story. Both white and brown rice cook perfectly with this recipe EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I have enjoyed many a batch of rice perfection since dusting off my Instant Pot this winter. Make this yummy side dish with water or even broth for an added touch of flavor.
Watch this quick video tutorial to see how to make Instant Pot Rice!
HOW TO MAKE RICE IN AN INSTANT POT
The good news is that making rice in the Instant Pot is EASY and ridiculously consistent. Follow these simple steps to get your own perfect batch of rice. Use white or brown rice for best results!
STEP 1 - INSTANT POT RICE
Add 2 cups of white or brown rice to the Instant Pot.
STEP 2 - INSTANT POT RICE
Pour 2 cups of water or broth (or a mixture of the two) over the top.
STEP 3 - INSTANT POT RICE
Place the lid on the pot and set timer to 5 minutes on high pressure (rice setting). It will take the IP around 10 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
STEP 4 - INSTANT POT RICE
When cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes then set to Quick Release. Let the float valve drop and remove the lid to reveal.. PERFECTION!
WHAT RATIO OF RICE:LIQUID TO USE IN AN INSTANT POT
In my Instant Pot rice experimenting, I have discovered that a 1:1 ratio of rice:liquid works perfectly every single dang time. It does not matter which liquid you use (water, chicken broth, vegetable broth or beef broth). It always turns out perfectly. After you remove the cover of the IP after cooking time is up, you may see a bit of extra liquid in the pot. Give it a stir and let the rice sit for a minutes and the liquid will be absorbed.
DELICIOUS USES FOR RICE
Rice is so versatile, which is one of the things I love most about it. It tastes great with so many different foods and prepared in a number of ways. Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy rice!
Sprinkle in some chopped fresh cilantro and mix with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and juice from 1 lime. No need for Chipotle!
Serve alongside Instant Pot Chicken for the perfect complete meal.
Add it to a skillet or wok, along with eggs, peas, carrots and soy sauce to create a delicious fried rice.
Go simple and sere with a few pats of butter or olive oil. Stir until melted.
Mix together with salsa, black beans, lime juice and chopped avocado. Add shredded chicken for a meaty dish!
HOW TO CLEAN AN INSTANT POT
Keep your Instant Pot shiny, clean and scent-free by following these simple steps:
EXTERIOR - Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe down any grease or gunk on the outside of the Instant Pot. Use a brush or the edge of a clean cloth to reach inside the rim to remove food that may have gotten stuck in the grooves. The exterior “housing” should never ever be immersed in liquid or run underwater.
INNER POT - The stainless steel inner pot can be hand-washed OR run through a dishwasher. See below tips for deep cleaning when needed.
COVER - The inside of the IP cover can usually just be wiped down with a clean cloth after use. If there is food stuck to the inside of the cover, remove the sealing ring and run the cover under hot water and scrub with a brush or cloth.
SEALING RING - The sealing ring can be easily removed from the Instant Pot and hand-washed with warm, soapy water OR run through a dishwasher when needed.
TRIVET - The trivet that is inserted into the Instant Pot can be scrubbed with a brush, hand-washed with warm, soapy water or run through a dishwasher.
DEEP CLEAN - If the inner pot starts to show signs that it needs a deep cleaning (cloudiness or discoloration), pour either 2 cups of white vinegar OR 2 cups of water plus 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into the pot. Place the cover on the pot and set to STEAM for 3 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally and remove the cover. Remove sealing ring and inner pot and allow to air dry.