How to Make Perfect Rice in The Instant Pot | Making My Abode

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One of the most common issues people seem to have in their Instant Pots is getting PERFECT rice. Rice is one of the easiest things I have ever cooked in the Instant Pot! Let me show you how to make perfect rice in the Instant Pot every time!

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This recipe is for white long-grain rice or jasmine rice. This same method will not work for brown rice. Click HERE for the perfect brown rice in the Instant Pot!

How to Make Perfect Rice And What Makes it Perfect?

Perfectly cooked rice will not stick together in clumps. Unless you’re making sushi rice, in which case you want it to be sticky. Each grain separates beautifully when fluffed with a fork. It’s not crunchy and not mushy!

How To Make Perfect Rice in The Instant Pot

When making rice on the stovetop the rice to liquid ratio is typically 2 to 1. Two cups water to two cups rice.

To make rice in the Instant Pot, the ratio is different. Instant Pot recommends a 1 to-1 ratio, 1 cup water, and 1 cup rice. I don’t know if elevation plays a role in cooking rice, but I have to add a bit more water to get PERFECT rice.

The ratio for perfect Instant Pot rice is 1 cup rice to 1 1/4 cup water and a pinch of salt per cup of rice.

This recipe can be doubled and even tripled with the same perfect results!!

Should I Rinse My Rice Before Cooking?

This is totally a personal preference. Some people swear by it saying it will make your rice more fluffy. In my personal experience, rinsing the rice did just the opposite!

It made my rice sticky and almost seemed overcooked. However, if you’re cooking rice on the stovetop rinsing is a must!

First, Prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the Instant Pot

with a little non-stick cooking spray.

Some folks seem to have issues with the rice sticking to the bottom of the Instant Pot liner. I never have but I also always use organic olive oil cooking spray.

Next, put the rice, salt, and water in the Instant Pot liner. Give it a quick stir and put the lid on.

Make sure that the pressure valve is turned to “sealing”.

Push the rice button and let it go!

Instant Pot knew what they were doing with these preset buttons. The rice button is there for a reason and my thoughts are:

If it ain't broke don't fix it! Click To Tweet

Why mess with a good thing, right?

how to make perfect rice

When the timer beeps, release the pressure IMMEDIATELY!

This is key! I cannot stress this enough. If the rice is left to warm for even a minute the end result will not be perfectly cooked rice.

Believe me.

I know from experience.

FYI, perfect rice in the Instant Pot is not something you walk away from. It only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Click To Tweet

Fluff the rice with a fork and serve!

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Wallah! That’s how to make perfect rice in the Instant Pot!

how to make perfect rice

How pretty are those chopsticks? I picked them up on Amazon!

How to Make Perfect Rice in The Instant Pot, TIPS FOR SUCCESS!

  1. Do not rinse the rice ~ I personally have found that when I rinsed my rice using the rice button, it came out gummy!
  2. Release the pressure as soon as the time is up! ~ Otherwise it will keep cooking and we don’t want overcooked rice, we want PERFECT RICE! 🙂
  3. Don’t forget to use cooking oil spray! ~ I don’t know if this is why my rice NEVER sticks. But it would make sense. Haha.


This model is black stainless steel and has my favorite button EVER…the yogurt button!

Instant Pot Greek Yogurt Recipe, Easy Dump & Go No Straining!

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Perfect Rice in The Instant Pot!

Perfectly cooked rice has never been easier!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup white long-grain rice, or jasmine rice
  • 1 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 pinch salt


  • add rice, water, and salt to the Instant Pot liner.
  • make sure the pressure valve is turned to "sealing".
  • push the "rice" button and let the Instant Pot do its thing.
  • when the timer beeps, release the pressure immediately! Fluff with a fork and serve as usual.
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Leigh Ann ♥


Leigh Ann Schooley is the owner and founder of Making My Abode, a blog dedicated to helping homemakers live well and simply on one income. She is a believer, wife, and mother of three with more than sixteen years of homemaking experience. Leigh Ann is the recipient of the Wife of The Year award eighteen years running. She has also won the Mother of The Year award every year for the past sixteen years. She is a Colorado native raised by her dad who taught her almost everything she knows. Leigh Ann lives with her husband and family in Colorado.

3 comments on “How to Make Perfect Rice in The Instant Pot | Making My Abode

  1. I have never tried rice in the IP. I have always been afraid of the dreaded burn error! You have given me the courage to give it a go. Thanks for the tips.

  2. I plan on making this soon. I just love my instant pot. Although, I cooked pork chops in it once and forgot to put the pot liner in it. I left the house and when I returned, there was juice running all over my counter. I’ve cleaned this pot so many times but it still leaves a “burn” smell when using it. I don’t think that I’ll do that again.

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