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Instant Pot Rice – 4 Ways

Make delicious, fluffy rice in your Instant Pot.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword easy rice recipe, gluten-free recipe, Instant Pot, quick rice recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 239kcal


Instant Pot White Rice

  • 360 g (2 cups) white basmati rice
  • 470 ml (2 cups) water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil optional but so good adds flavour
  • Salt

For Instant Pot Brown Rice, Instant Pot Jollof Rice and Instant Pot Mexican Rice, see the links in the instructions below.


    Instant Pot White Rice

    • Add all ingredient to Instant Pot.
    • Close pot, set valve to sealing, select the manual or pressure cook button (dependent upon IP model), select high pressure and set the timer to 5 mins.
    • Let the pressure release naturally (NPR).
    • Fluff, let stand for another 5 mins then serve.

    Instant Pot Brown Rice

    Instant Pot Jollof Rice

    Instant Pot Mexican Rice



    Optionally, add spices to taste, e.g. cinnamon stick, cardamom pods etc.
    Rice will stick a bit – decant rice from the inner pot immediately, soak for 5-10 mins and wash clean.
    For firmer rice make it 4 mins; for a little softer rice make it 6-7 mins – try and see what you like.
    The total cook time does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to get to pressure. Plan for additional time.
    Weight Watchers Points in Instant Pot White Rice
    If you omit the optional olive oil and increase the servings to 8 servings, there are:
    • 5 Freestyle points per serving
    • 4 PointsPlus points per serving


    Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 69mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg