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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

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This Instant Pot jasmine rice is my go-to for perfect sticky rice! It has a slightly deeper flavor profile than regular white rice, making it an ideal touch to elevate any meal.

jasmine rice made in the Instant Pot

What is jasmine rice? 

Not to be confused with basmati rice, jasmine rice is a sticky, long grain rice native to Thailand—making it perfect for any of your Thai curries! Like basmati rice, jasmine rice is also slightly aromatic (hence its namesake—the flower jasmine!). It’s quite sticky, and subtly sweet. 

Personally, I think it’s a winner for almost any meal. And if you’re looking for a less intimidating variety of brown rice, definitely try brown jasmine rice. It fluffs up quite a bit more than other varieties of brown rice, making it a perfect option for skeptical kids or spouses!

If you’re looking for a rice that cooks without sticking, check out my recipe for perfect basmati rice, or for a whole grain option, try my Instant Pot brown rice.

I also have a recipe for regular long grain white rice in your Instant Pot.

How to make Instant Pot jasmine rice

How much water should I use? 

Basmati rice has a simple water-to-rice ratio that’s the same whether on a stove or in your Instant Pot: 

1 cup dry jasmine rice to 1 1/14 cups water.

If you’d like a little stickier, softer rice, you can adjust to 1 1/2 cup water.

Should I soak jasmine rice? 


This is important to know—while basmati rice is frequently soaked before cooking, you should never pre soak your jasmine rice. It’s a naturally softer grain, so soaking it reduces its structural integrity. Trust me on this! 

a bag of jasmine rice next to a bag of basmati rice

Do I need to rinse jasmine rice?


No to soaking; yes to rinsing. In fact, you’ll want to keep on rinsing your jasmine rice until the water runs clear. I swear by my rice rinser basket for this—it makes life so much easier because I don’t have to worry about all of the grains accidentally falling out of my regular strainer!

Instant Pot jasmine rice cook time

Just like basmati rice, you’re only going to cook jasmine rice for 3 minutes! The magic happens during the 10 minutes after, when you let your Instant Pot naturally release the pressure before opening the lid.

Raw jasmine rice

To salt or not to salt?

Whether or not you salt your rice is totally your personal preference. I know some people who can’t stand unsalted rice, and others who can’t imagine why anyone would ever salt it! 

If you use salt, you HAVE to try Redmond Real Salt. I know, it’s “just” salt, but trust me: it makes a difference! I talk about it so much that Redmond Real Salt actually worked with me to give you 15% off with my code IPCOOKING. Simply add a quarter teaspoon to the rice and water before sealing your Instant Pot.

Can I use the Instant Pot rice setting to make basmati rice?

The RICE setting on the Instant Pot is a preset for 12 minutes on LOW pressure. You may use this setting with no issues.

However, I prefer to use the manual/pressure cook setting when making jasmine rice in my Instant Pot.

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How many cups of rice can you cook in a Instant Pot

In a 6 quart Instant Pot, I recommend a maximum of 5 cups of uncooked rice. For an 8 quart, I recommend a maximum of 6.5 cups.

How to cook brown jasmine rice in an Instant Pot 

The process for cooking brown jasmine rice in an Instant Pot is exactly the same as the process for cooking white jasmine rice: rinse until the water runs clear, measure, and pop into the Instant Pot. Check out this post from Dad Cooks Dinner for instructions on how to cook brown jasmine rice.

Instant Pot jasmine rice recipes

jasmine rice made in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Jasmine rice is an easy way to bring a bit of luxury to your kitchen. It’s slightly chewy, a bit nutty, and delicious with just about everything. Best of all, with your Instant Pot, you can have it within 15 minutes!


  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


    1. Add rice, water, and salt to the Instant Pot®.
    2. Close the lid, and turn the knob to Sealing.
    3. Press Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust time to 3 minutes.
    4. When the timer beeps, allow 10 minutes to naturally release the pressure, then remove the lid.
    5. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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