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white rice and brown rice served in small green bowls
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Cooking Perfect Rice in an Instant Pot (White and Brown Rice)

Cooking perfect rice in an Instant pot every single time needs a guide that tells you the rice to liquid ratio, how long to cook it, and all other tips. This basic guide to cook perfect rice in instant pot is not just for beginners. You’ll love how quick and easy it is to make rice in instant pot!
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian


  • 1 cup 200 gm white rice
  • 1 cup 250ml water or chicken/vegetable stock

Optional seasoning -

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Soak rice in enough water for 5-10 minutes. Rinse rice in wire mess until clear water runs (this step removes excess starch and any dirt from rice).
  • Turn on the Instant pot.
  • Optional step – press “Saute” button on the pot. Add oil and into it rinsed rice. Stir constantly for 2 to 3 minutes. Toasting rice enhances the nutty flavor. Oil avoids rice from sticking.
  • Add liquids over the rice, careful while pouring water or stock. The hot pan inside the Instant pot will make water splutter. Sprinkle salt.
  • Quickly stir the rice in water.
  • Cover the lid, ensure it’s secure. Turn the valva to “sealing position”.
  • Press “Rice” button on the panel. You want the timer to show 12 minutes. If it’s not showing 12 minutes, adjust the timer. Let the Instant pot do it job.
  • After the cooking time, allow the Instant pot to sit for 10 minutes for NATURAL RELEASE.
  • If there is any press, release it manually by pushing the valve to “release position”.
  • 10. Open the lid carefully, beware of hot liquids dripping from the lid.
  • 11. Fluff with fork.
  • 12. Serve.


Instant Pot Brown Rice -
Follow the steps of white rice as it is.
Changes are 1 cup rice add 1 ¼ cup liquids
Adjust the “Rice” cooking time to 22-24 minutes with the timer.
Natural release 10 minutes.
Once cooked fluff with fork and serve.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg