Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

How have I gone this long without telling you this???

This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is hands-down my favourite rice. And I make a LOT of rice. Whether it’s for soup, fried rice, rice bowls or salads, I make rice multiple times a week. This is my favourite way to make it.

The best part? There’s nothing fancy going on here. No tricky methods or funky ingredients… nothing earth shattering. It simple and perfect.


The first time I cooked rice in my Instant Pot it kind of blew my mind. It was perfect. The grains separated nicely, it wasn’t clumpy or mushy. So much better than my rice cooker, which has now been relegated to the “appliance cupboard” and may never see the light of day again. Sorry buddy.

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Rinsing my rice… yes or no???

How much time to you have? Seriously, that is usually the way I make this decision. I don’t always rinse my rice because sometimes there are a zillion things going to to make dinner come together and I just need to get the rice cooking right now!

Is it still good? Yep. Is it a little more sticky? Yep. Am I ok with that sometimes? Also yep.

You do what you need to do. If you want the best Jasmine Rice of your life, then yes, you should probably rinse it. If you’re working on getting dinner on the table ASAP for your hangry family that is threatening to tear the house down if they don’t get dinner right now… then maybe skip it this time.

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Anything Special You Need to Know?

*The 1:1 rice to water ratio is a bit unsettling isn’t it? You think there’s no way it’s going to work and that you need more water. But you don’t. Do not be tempted. It will work.

*Will this work for any rice? For any long grain white rice, yes. Basmati works this way as well, I just really like Jasmine. What’s the difference?

*This yields about 6 cups cooked rice. Perfect for my Singapore Fried Rice! 😉

*I’ve seen a lot of recipes that add in a little butter or oil to the instant pot before cooking and my thought on that is… sure. Go for it. I actually don’t find it makes much difference to I usually don’t add any in.

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

The best Jasmine Rice is made in the Instant Pot and couldn't be easier.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Rinse rice thoroughly and drain.
  • Add rice, water, and salt to instant pot.
  • Set Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When time is complete, allow for natural pressure release for 10 minutes and then quick release.
  • Fluff rice with a fork and serve.
Keyword Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
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  4. 5 stars
    Easy! And easy to remember the 1:1 ratio. The rice came out perfect, not gummy or sticky and I didn’t even wash it. I didn’t open it until 20 minutes after the cook time ended, but it didn’t affect it. I did not add salt, as I usually eat this with my soy heavy stir fries, but if you are using this as a side, definitely add salt.

  5. Instant pot stopped before the 4 minutes were up, with the “food burn” warning. Rice was completely crusted to the bottom. Any recommendations?

    • I’ve never had this happen Andrew, but I did a little digging and read that it’s possible that your pot is taking longer to seal than it used to, which would cause more water to evaporate… perhaps check your sealing ring and valve?

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