Instant Pot Rice? Yes, it’s true! It is the best, sure-fire method to make soft rice that we know.

If you’ve totally forgotten the fact that your Instant Pot is the best rice cooker, or you need a simple guide to follow, this step-by-step guide is ideal for you. This is how you can make use of the Instant Pot for cooking any kind of rice.

You’ll love making rice with the Instant Pot. It’s soft, easy to make, and is the perfect side dish for Instant pot frozen chicken breast, Instant Pot Lamb, instant pot poached salmon. It’s among the best Instant Pot recipes!!

instant pot rice

New to cooking with your Instant Pot? This is the ideal place to begin. There’s a “rice” button on it! However, keep in mind that this button is only suitable intended for white rice. When you’re making brown rice, the rice button may not be the most efficient. Instead set the timer to 25 minutes at high pressure and manual. For long-grain rice such as basmati and jasmine, 10 minutes is the ideal time by using the “rice” function.

Instant Pot Rice

Instant Pot Rice

This is the ultimate guide to Instant Pot Rice. Brown rice, white rice, and more. This simple rice recipe for instant pot helps in making dinner preparation easy!
prep time
1 min
cooking time
5 min
total time
25 min


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup rice (Basmati white, Jasmin white, Basmati brown, short-grain brown, red, black, wild, wild blend, sushi)

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt



Let's start

Put all the ingredients in the Instant Pot. It is possible to double, triple, or quadruple the ingredients in similar amounts.

Next step - preparation!

Check that the sealing ring is correctly placed in the lid, close the lid and then turn the knob back to the sealing position.

And now!

Cook at high pressure for the time as specified below, based on the kind of rice:

  • White Rice (Basmati or Jasmin): 3 minutes.
  • White Sushi Rice: 5 minutes.
  • Brown Rice (Basmati): 22 minutes.
  • Short Grain Brown Rice: 24 minutes.
  • Red Rice: 30 minutes.
  • Wild Rice Blend: 28 minutes.
  • Wild Rice: 30 minutes.
  • Black Pearl Rice: 30 minutes.


Natural Pressure Release until pin drops (max. 18 minutes for one cup, and up to 30 minutes to for cups).


Remove all rice from the pot immediately to prevent it from getting stuck to the pot's bottom. If you need to keep it warm, let the rice in the pot until the pressure has naturally released without lifting the lid to prevent steam from escaping and drying out the rice, making it adhere to the pot's bottom.


  • Rice leftovers can be stored inside an airtight container for up to five days or frozen for up to a month.
  • It is possible to double the recipe in a 6-quart Instant Pot. The cooking time remains the same.
  • 1 cup of rice that has been dried equals 3 cups of cooked rice.