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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

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

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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 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. If you’re looking for a less intimidating variety of brown rice, definitely try brown jasmine rice. It fluffs up significantly more than other brown rice, making it a great 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. Try my Instant Pot Brown Rice for a whole grain option.

I also have a recipe for Regular Long Grain White Rice in the Instant Pot.

INSTANT POT JASMINE RICE RECIPES

WHICH POT SHOULD I USE TO MAKE RICE?

I love the Instant Pot because it’s a multifunctional product that can replace some of your other kitchen appliances. For example, the Instant Pot can function as a slow cooker, steamer, saute pan, yogurt maker, and rice cooker! Imagine the space you could save in your kitchen.  

One of the most popular functions in pressure cooking is making rice. Instant Pot rice is an absolute staple! 

However, it takes some time to figure out the right water-rice ratio and cook times.  Each variety of rice cooks a little differently! I made it easy for you with this 7 Kinds of Instant Pot Rice list.

In this post, I share everything you need to know about making fluffy, sticky Instant Pot jasmine rice!

Let me answer some frequently asked questions, before I teach you exactly how to make jasmine rice in the Instant Pot.

INSTANT POT OR RICE COOKER? 

Which is better, the Instant Pot or a rice cooker to make rice?

I find that anything long grain (basmati, white rice, jasmine rice, or brown rice) will cook beautifully in the Instant Pot. 

Medium grain rice is thicker and generally takes more water and time to cook. I have had inconsistent results making medium grain rice in my Instant Pot, so I prefer to use my rice cooker. 

Some short or medium grain rice, such as arborio rice, can be made in the Instant Pot. I recommend finding specific recipes and not relying on the ratios for long grain rice.

WHICH INSTANT POT SHOULD I USE TO COOK RICE? 

I use the Instant Pot 6 Quart Duo for my rice recipes; however, I love to make long grain white rice in the 3 Quart Instant Pot when I make rice for a side dish.

Since I’m usually making the main dish in the larger Instant Pot, I like making sides in the 3 quart.

This recipe is compatible in a 6 or 3 quart Instant Pot. 

If I make Japanese sticky rice, which is short grain white rice, I always use my Japanese rice cooker.If you want to know which Instant Pot to buy, you’ll want to check out my post on Which Instant Pot to Buy or this Youtube video!

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

HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I USE?

Jasmine rice has a simple water-to-rice ratio that’s the same whether stovetop or in the Instant Pot: 

1 cup dry jasmine rice to 1 1/4 cups water.

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

SHOULD I SOAK JASMINE RICE?

No! 

This is important to know—while basmati rice is frequently soaked before cooking, you don’t need to pre-soak your jasmine rice. It’s a naturally softer grain and soaking it reduces its structural integrity.

DO I NEED TO RINSE JASMINE RICE?

Yes.
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 worry about all the grains accidentally falling out of my regular strainer!

Rice rinsing basket

INSTANT POT JASMINE RICE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add rinsed 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.

I love to serve jasmine rice with my Pineapple Coconut Chicken Curry, Browned Butter Garlic Chicken Thighs, or Miso Soup.

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.

INSTANT POT JASMINE RICE RATIO

The correct ratio for Instant Pot jasmine rice is:

  • for one cup dry jasmine rice to 1 1/4 cups water.
  • for two cups of jasmine rice, use 2 1/2 cups water.
  • for three cups of jasmine rice, use 3 3/4 cups water.
  • for four cups of jasmine rice, use 5 cups water.
  • for 5 cups of jasmine rice, use 6 1/4 cups water.

HOW MANY CUPS OF RICE CAN YOU COOK IN AN 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.

SHOULD I ADD OIL TO RICE?

There’s no need to add oil to your rice unless you like the flavor. Doing so can affect the texture and flavor of the cooked rice. 

I find that the flavor doesn’t change at all, whether or not I add oil! I just save the calories and skip it.

redmond real salt in a salt cellar

TO SALT OR NOT TO SALT RICE

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.

MANUAL vs. RICE BUTTON ON INSTANT POT

As noted above, I prefer to manually set the time on the Instant Pot when cooking rice.

The “Rice” setting on the Instant Pot is a preset cycle that was designed specifically to cook long grain white rice. It defaults to 12 minutes on low pressure. 

Pressing the “Rice” button on your Instant Pot when cooking long grain brown rice will result in undercooked rice because brown rice takes a couple more minutes to cook.

When using the rice function for any type of rice, always ensure to allow a 10-15 minute natural pressure release after the pressure cook time.

Raw jasmine rice

CAN I COOK INSTANT POT RICE WITH BROTH INSTEAD OF WATER?

Absolutely. Any rice can be made with almost any liquid. Brown rice will cook beautifully with chicken, beef, seafood, pork, or vegetable broth. It’ll definitely add a lot of flavor and aroma to the finished rice.

I recommend using a low sodium broth so you can control the sodium content of your brown rice. Do not use 100% dairy while cooking rice. For example, you would not pressure cook rice with just milk. 

Rice could be made with water and a splash or portion of cream or milk, but too much dairy can burn and curdle the milk.

Other popular liquids to cook rice in are coconut milk, broth with citrus juice and herbs/spices, water or broth with a splash of Italian salad dressing, teriyaki sauce, or tomato sauce.

HOW TO COOK BROWN JASMINE RICE IN 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 specific instructions on how to cook brown jasmine rice.

HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT RICE

Store Instant Pot jasmine rice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or the freezer for up to three months.

This is an excellent recipe to have on hand for a side for your weekly menu dishes!

To reheat, microwave rice in a microwave-safe container covered with a damp paper towel (this trick helps to retain moisture!).

Rice will naturally always dry out in the refrigerator or the freezer, so you will not get the exact same texture and fluffiness with reheated brown rice as fresh rice.

Adding liquid or or moisture back into the rice somehow is the best way to duplicate fresh rice.

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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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

    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.

Notes

  • Rinse Jasmine rice before cooking until the water runs clear. Do not soak Jasmine rice, as it will compromise the soft grain's structural integrity.
  • Do not leave rice in the Instant Pot on Keep Warm mode for too long; my limit is 30-60 minutes. The keep warm mode will dry out the rice and can cause it to stick to the liner. Instead, I prefer to just turn off the Instant Pot and keep the lid on. It will stay warm for a long time.
  • Adding salt is personal preference. Omit if you don't prefer salted rice.
  • for one cup dry jasmine rice to 1 1/4 cups water.
  • for two cups of jasmine rice, use 2 1/2 cups water.
  • for three cups of jasmine rice, use 3 3/4 cups water.
  • for four cups of jasmine rice, use 5 cups water.
  • for 5 cups of jasmine rice, use 6 1/4 cups water.

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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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Britzie McConnell

Monday 16th of May 2022

Hi there! For the jasmine rice, do you use a standard measuring cup or do you use the measuring cup that comes with a rice cooker?

Lisa Childs

Thursday 26th of May 2022

A standard US measuring cup! But you can use anything to measure the rice as long as you follow the ratio.

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