Making Rice in the Instant Pot has been a game-changer in my home! My kids love rice and one of my older ones, in particular, eats a big bowl of rice every single night. For months now, I make Instant Pot Jasmine Rice every other day. I love having a container of it in the fridge for when we need it.
What Do I Need to Cook Jasmine Rice?
I love Jasmine rice, but this recipe will work for any other long-grain rice. You can use Jasmine, Basmati, or White long-grain rice. I usually buy a large bag of Jasmine rice since we use it so often. It comes out cheaper that way.
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Other than the rice, you’ll need water or unsalted chicken stock and salt. When I make the Jasmine Rice on a regular basis, I use the unsalted chicken stock and I don’t add any salt. My family eats it this way and loves it.
For the recipe, though, I added a bit of salt, to give it a tad more flavor. You can definitely leave it out if you wish. When I make the Jasmine Rice to pair with a very flavorful meal like my Hawaiian Chicken, I just use water so that the rice takes on the flavors of the meal.
What Can I Serve With Jasmine Rice?
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is delicious and versatile. You can serve it with just about anything! It pairs well with any type of cuisine. It, of course, goes perfectly with Asian food, but it works beautifully with any other main meal.
My son loves to eat Jasmine Rice with ground beef that he makes himself. We use it with beef, chicken, fish, pork chops and anything else that needs a quick side!
How to Cook Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot
Making Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot couldn’t be easier. You will be using a 1 to 1 ratio of rice and water (or stock). I highly recommend you rinse the rice before cooking it. This will ensure you have fluffier rice and it doesn’t come out mushy and overly sticky. Rinse the rice using a fine-mesh strainer until the water runs clear.
Once the rice is rinsed, shake off any excess water and add it to your pressure cooker. You will then add the water or chicken stock and salt, if you’re using any. Give everything a quick stir to make sure the rice is covered in liquid.
Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances
Here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.
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You will cook the rice for 3 minutes on ‘Manual’ or ‘Pressure Cook’ high pressure and then allow for a 10 minute NPR (Natural Pressure Release). After the 10 minute NPR is up, you can release the rest of the pressure. When the pin drops, you can open your pot carefully.
After opening the pot, fluff the Jasmine Rice with a fork. Don’t stir the rice too much, or it will become mushy. After you’ve fluffed it, it’s ready to enjoy!
I know you will love how easy it is to make Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot. Let me know in the comments when you try it. If you want to try your hand at making Instant Pot Brown Rice, check out my recipe here. And for a delicious alternative to plain white rice, try my Cilantro Lime Rice.
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Jasmine Rice Cooked to Perfection
- 2 cups jasmine rice rinsed until water runs clear
- 2 cups water or unsalted chicken stock
- 1 tsp kosher salt or to taste, optional
- Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse until the water runs clear.
- Add the rice, water, and salt to the Instant Pot. Give a gentle stir.
- Close the pot and set the pressure release valve to 'Sealing'. Set to 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook', 'High Pressure' for 3 minutes.
- When the cooking time is complete, allow for a 10-minute Natural Pressure Release (NPR). Release any remaining pressure after the 10-minute NPR has finished.
- Once the pin drops, open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
- Serve and enjoy!
While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.
Common Questions & Answers
Some common questions and answers about this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe.
Is jasmine rice healthy? Jasmine rice is filling, affordable, and provides a healthy source of carbohydrates. However, keep in mind that it is a starchy, refined food, with limited nutritional value and should be enjoyed in moderation. Much like any white rice, jasmine rice should always be complemented with a diet high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, beans, and lean meats. You can boost the nutritional value of your jasmine rice during its preparation by adding ingredients that will make up for its nutrient shortcomings.
Is jasmine rice gluten free? Yes, in its natural form, all rice is gluten-free. There are, however, certain preparations of rice that may contain gluten. Therefore, it’s always important to read food labels. For instance, some instant rice mixes may use ingredients that contain gluten. Rice may also be boiled in chicken broth that contains gluten or have other ingredients added (i.e., soy sauce, Teriyaki, certain vinegars) that contain gluten.
Is jasmine rice sticky? When cooked, jasmine rice is soft and fluffy with grains that have a slightly sticky texture and cling together, even after being rinsed.
Is jasmine rice long grain? With its long, translucent grains, jasmine rice is classified as a long grain variety of rice.
What is the difference between jasmine rice and white rice? Jasmine rice is an aromatic rice that has a slightly floral aroma and nutty flavor when cooked, making it a great alternative to plain long-grain white rice.
Do I need to rinse jasmine rice? Jasmine rice should be rinsed to remove any excess starch. To wash, place the rice in a fine mesh strainer and run cold water over it until the water runs clear.
This is a list of the kitchen tools, utensils and appliances I used to make this recipe.
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe your own.
Make it low sodium rice. For the most flavorful rice, use a full teaspoon of salt. For a low sodium version of this rice, cut the salt to 1/2 a teaspoon. You can completely omit the salt for a sodium-free rice.
Use chicken stock. You can replace the water with chicken stock to add more flavor to the rice. I use Kitchen Basics Unsalted Chicken Stock religiously. I’ve found that it has the best taste and I love that they have an unsalted version. It allows me to control exactly how much salt that I add to my dishes.
Amp up the flavor even more. You may also wish to boost the flavor by adding some herbs and spices to the jasmine rice. You’ll usually want to add the spices before cooking so that the rice soaks up their flavors. Spices such as cumin, turmeric, and curry make great additions! Aromatics like garlic and shallots also make a great addition to this rice. Since fresh herbs are so delicate, you’ll usually want to add them after cooking. If you’d like to add fresh herbs to the rice, chop approximately ¼ cup of fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, chives, or parsley and add them to the cooked rice.
Here are a few ideas for serving your Instant Pot Jasmine Rice.
Serve it as a side. You can combine jasmine rice with just about anything and it makes a great side for an endless number of dishes. It pairs perfectly with just about any meat or fish. Top it with a little butter for even more flavor. For an extra special dish, serve it with my Salpicón.
Add it to your dish. You can add jasmine rice to soups, beans, burritos, stir-fry, casseroles, and so much more. Try serving this rice with my Taco Soup, Texas Chili Beans, Chicken Soup, or Hawaiian Chicken.
Recipes to Serve With Your Jasmine Rice
Here are a few of my recipes that will complement your rice perfectly.