Instant Pot Rices

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From jasmine to wild rice, your Instant Pot is the perfect appliance to make the perfect rice every time.

From jasmine to wild rice, your Instant Pot is the perfect appliance to make the perfect rice every time.

I think that I have fallen deeper in like with my Instant Pot over the simplicity of making perfect rice every time.

I’ve shared recipes that include rice as part of a one-pot meal like Chicken Breasts with Rice and Carrots and Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts with Coconut Rice. I’ve also shared a classic risotto in the Instant Pot.

The next logical step is sharing how to use your Instant Pot to make rice perfectly. The focus of this post is jasmine rice, brown rice, sticky rice, and wild rice. Yes, I know wild rice really isn’t a rice but a marshland grass. It just fits so nicely into this cooking method.

One thing that may surprise you with these recipes is the ratio of rice to water. Because the pressure cooker doesn’t allow for evaporation, the amount of water that is needed is less than what you may be used to for the stovetop cooking method. So don’t let the reduced amount of water concern you.

When it comes to preparing the rice, I found that rinsing white rice was important so that it didn’t become gummy. As a general rule, though, I don’t rinse brown rice or wild rice. If you do choose to rinse these, make sure that you drain them well. And don’t ever rinse sticky rice. Removing the starch by rinsing will make it not-sticky rice.

I do use the pot-in-pot method for the sticky rice. Essentially, you use a heat-proof container placed on top of the trivet. I use an 8-inch metal cake pan. Using this method ensures that the starch from the rice doesn’t scorch on the bottom of the inner pot.

I hope that you find a deeper connection with your Instant Pot when you see how it cooks rices perfectly.

Enjoy!

Christine :)

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Instant Pot Rices


  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: (Jasmine Rice 3 minutes | Brown Rice 15 minutes | Wild Rice 15 minutes | Sticky Rice 12 minutes + time to come up to pressure and individual release times )
  • Total Time: -26025455.283333 minute
  • Yield: 4 minutes 1x

Description

From jasmine to wild rice, your Instant Pot is the perfect appliance to make the perfect rice every time.


Ingredients

Jasmine Rice

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Brown Rice

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup water

Wild Rice

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Sticky Rice

  • 1 2/3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sticky rice

Instructions

Jasmine Rice

  1. Rinse rice until the water runs clear. Drain well.
  2. Place rice, water, salt, and oil in the inner pot of your Instant Pot. Stir to ensure all rice is covered with water.
  3. Close and lock the lid. Make sure the steam release handle is in the sealed position.
  4. Select PRESSURE COOK and cook on high. Adjust the [+] or [-] button to set 3 minutes of pressure cooking time.
  5. Release the pressure NATURALLY for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position to release any remaining steam.
  6. When the valve has dropped, unlock the lid and open carefully.
  7. Fluff rice and serve.

Brown Rice

  1. Place rice and water in the inner pot of your Instant Pot. Stir to ensure all rice is covered with water.
  2. Close and lock the lid. Make sure the steam release handle is in the sealed position.
  3. Select PRESSURE COOK and cook on high. Adjust the [+] or [-] button to set 15 minutes of pressure cooking time.
  4. Release the pressure NATURALLY for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position to release any remaining steam.
  5. When the valve has dropped, unlock the lid and open carefully.
  6. Fluff rice and serve.

Wild Rice

  1. Place rice, water, oil, and salt in the inner pot of your Instant Pot. Stir to ensure all rice is covered with water.
  2. Close and lock the lid. Make sure the steam release handle is in the sealed position.
  3. Select PRESSURE COOK and cook on high. Adjust the [+] or [-] button to set 15 minutes of pressure cooking time.
  4. Release the pressure NATURALLY for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position to release any remaining steam.
  5. When the valve has dropped, unlock the lid and open carefully.
  6. There may be some extra liquid. If so, just drain it.
  7. Fluff rice and serve.

Sticky Rice

  1. Place 1 cup of water in the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
  2. Put the trivet in the inner pot of the Instant Pot and place a heat-proof container on the trivet. I use an 8” cake pan. Place the rice and remaining water in the bowl. Stir to ensure all rice is covered with water.
  3. Close and lock the lid. Make sure the steam release handle is in the sealed position.
  4. Select PRESSURE COOK and cook on high. Adjust the [+] or [-] button to set 125 minutes of pressure cooking time.
  5. Release the pressure NATURALLY for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, turn the steam release handle to the venting position to release any remaining steam.
  6. When the valve has dropped, unlock the lid and open carefully.
  7. Serve hot.
  8. Note: Do not rinse sticky rice.

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