Instant Pot Basmati Rice is an easy pressure cooker recipe that pairs perfectly with most meals. Instant pot rice is a crowd pleaser and super easy to make. You’ll love it!
Everyone may have their own idea about what the perfect basmati rice looks and tastes like, but I prefer mine to have a little bite to it, but not too much. 🙂
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This recipe is for white basmati rice. Brown basmati rice will have a different cook time.
Basmati rice is mostly grown and produced in India. Indian basmati rice is known for it’s light flavor and chewy texture.
You can cook basmati rice over the stove, but using the electric pressure cooker ensures basmati rice perfection. And it just feels less hands on too which is always nice.
Instant Pot Basmati Rice – Ingredients
White basmati rice
Instant Pot Basmati Rice – How To Make
First, start by rinsing off your rice.
Next, place the 1 1/4 cups water into the inner pot, along with the rinsed cup rice and salt.
Secure the lid and turn the valve to the “sealing” position.
Set the timer for 6 minutes on high pressure.
The inner pot pressure will begin to increase and then the timer will start.
When the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Once the instant pot says “LO: 05”, carefully move the valve to the “venting” position to release the rest of the steam.
As soon as you see the red pin on the instant pot drop, it’s safe to open and the cooked rice is ready! Serve it with curry, your favorite chicken dinner.
Instant Pot Basmati Rice – Tips
Let rice dry after a little after rinsing. I usually just keep the strainer in the sink for up to 10 minutes to let all the excess water drip off.
If you’re wanting to double the recipe, that’s great! The rice and water ratio amount will change, but there’s no need to change the cooking time.
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Instant Pot Basmati Rice
- Rinse off the rice and let all the water drain off before adding it to the instant pot.
- Add the water, rinsed rice, and salt into the inner pot of the instant pot.
- Secure the lid and turn the valve to the "sealing" position.
- Set the timer for 6 minutes on high pressure.
- When the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Once the instant pot says "LO: 05", carefully move the valve to the "venting" position to release the rest of the steam.
- Wait for the red pin to drop before removing the lid.
- Fluff the rice with a fork, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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