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Cooking Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot

Cooking Jasmine rice in Instant Pot is the best method ever! Create fluffy and sticky white rice every time in no time at all. Great gluten free side dish.

Cooking Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot

Cooking Jasmine rice in Instant Pot will change the way you cook dinner forever! Not every white rice is the same in how you pressure cook it. This is the trick you need to know so every time it will come out perfectly. One of many quick Instant Pot recipes here on the blog. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Jasmine Rice

That is right, you can use electric pressure cooker. Use our Instant Pot Jasmine rice instructions for any brand of pressure cooker you might have at home. We have them all including a Crockpot Express too.

Unlike Instant Pot white rice or making Ninja Foodi rice where long grain rice is added, the cook time is shorter. Then you add time with a natural release at the end.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

We eat a lot of this stuff. Growing up, cooking rice was a daily thing. Maybe because I was born and raised for several years in Hawaii. Everyone ate this side dish with everything, with almost every single meal. They didn’t have these “magic pots” back then though.

Before this we just used a rice cooker. Yes that corked well. Using it as often as we did it was kept on the countertop at all times. I will say that it wasn’t often we bought this style because it was more expensive. I didn’t start experimenting with anything beyond long grain until I was an adult.

NOW this is all I buy, it is so much better than any other variety, including Arborio.

Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot

Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot

This is the most popular brand out there. Mahatma bags were on sale the other day so I bought every single one they had. Since we cook 2 cups at a time one of these won’t last very long and lasts several years so I always load up.

  1. Uncooked Jasmine rice
  2. Water
  3. Measuring cup

That is all that you need. Beyond that you might like a pat of butter or drizzle of soy sauce on the top.

What is the ratio of water to rice for Jasmine?

It is a bit more than 1:1 I like. I add about 1/8 of a cup more than that per cup used. We always cook 2 cups of rice at a time for the 4-5 of us and add 2 1/4 cups of liquid. Water is what we use but some prefer chicken broth instead. Either way works just fine to create perfectly cooked rice.

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How long do you cook Jasmine rice in Ninja Foodi?

6 minutes with some time for natural release. This post here explains the difference between cooking this variety vs. long grain, there is a difference. Do not use the rice button for this type, our timing here will be more successful.

What is the difference between Jasmine rice and white rice?

Both are white because the outer hull and bran are removed. This means both types are less nutritious than their brown counterparts. Each type is more popular in different geographical locations, this is eaten most in Thailand.

To rinse or not to rinse. I do not rinse my rice, really ever. Some swear by it and won’t eat it unless they do, that is okay, we are all different. 😉 I’ll tell you the biggest difference between the two methods. If you do pour it into a strainer and rinse it, the grains will separate more when done. Not rinsing will create a sort of sticky rice we like.

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Instant Pot Sticky Rice

Think of it like sushi rice you get with a piece of fish on top and a bit of wasabi. You know how it’s really stuck together into one piece, it is more like that if you “swish it” as I explain below. I have detailed information and ingredients listed below but here’s a quick rundown.

  • Pour uncooked Jasmine white rice into pot with water. Pick up pot and swirl contents around so water gets cloudy. (if you choose to rinse rice beforehand you can skip the swirl step)
  • Close and lock pressure cooker lid and make sure to turn steam valve to seal. Set to high pressure for 6 minutes. DO NOT release the pressure when done.
  • Instead let it sit for a 8 minute natural release when done.
  • Then let rest of pressure out and lift lid. Fluff rice and serve immediately for best results.

Seriously you can add the rice to just about everything. You can make pressure cooker fried rice with it, eat it plain, or serve with slices of air fryer cube steak on top. It only takes about 15 minutes to cook and sit in the pot to fluff so it’s easy and fast.

ninja foodi jasmine rice

Swirl, sticky, separated or however you prefer to make it I assure you’ll never make it another way again. I bet you will be like myself and give away your “old fashioned” countertop cooker and never use the stovetop again. That way takes forever waiting for the water to boil. I haven’t done that method in I can’t tell you how long.

Looking to make Instant Pot brown rice too? That takes quite a while longer but yes in fact it does have more nutrition naturally. Each one is specific and should be followed exactly for success.

Ready to jump to recipe below and get started making Instant Pot Jasmine rice recipe? Go for it!

instant pot brown rice recipe

Let us know what you serve this with and if you like other “toppers” other than butter or soy, those are our go tos but I know everyone has their preferences.

Note: If you do live at a much higher altitude you may need to add an additional 1/4 cup of liquid. My mom who uses my recipes regularly had to do a bit of experimenting because she is quite a bit higher than we are in Idaho. Her findings were that she needed a tad bit more to make it the consistency you see at my house. 😉

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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Cooking Jasmine rice in Instant Pot is the best method ever! Create fluffy and sticky white rice every time in no time at all.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Japanese
Keyword instant pot, jasmine rice, ninja foodi, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 225kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour uncooked Jasmine white rice into pot with water. Pick up pot and swirl contents around so water gets cloudy. (if you choose to rinse rice beforehand you can skip the swirl step)
  • Close and lock lid and steam valve. Set to high pressure for 6 minutes. DO NOT release the pressure when done, instead let it sit for a 8 minute natural release when done.
  • Then let rest of pressure out and lift lid. Fluff rice and serve immediately for best results.

Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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