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How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot without Sticking

This is how to cook rice in Instant Pot without sticking! Fluffy white, Arborio, brown and Jasmine rice in a pressure cooker instructions are here. Use Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi rice in pressure cooker too. A simple gluten free side dish we all love. Tips and tricks to getting your grains tender, how to add other ingredients and no sticking.

How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot

We will talk about all kinds of rice, white is the most common though. Others take longer because of the husk on the outside, which provides more nutrition. No matter which you choose if the timing is right you’ll get an Instant Pot fluffy side dish that everyone will love. (affiliate links present)

How does the rice button work on Instant Pot?

It basically is a saved setting for 12 minutes which is how long it takes for white so you don’t have to remember. What is the correct way to cook rice? We are here to explain how long to cook long grain white rice to begin with and then go on further to other options and combinations.

There are several different types when you say white though. Each has a different shape, size and price. Long grain being the cheapest while sushi rice is the most expensive (and best texture).

Should you rinse rice before you cook it?

Let’s start with the big debate; In many rice recipes this will be one of the steps, until the water runs clear they say. You do need to do this so there is no sticking. If you do like sticky rice you would want to skip that because it does leave it a bit more stuck together. SO at the end of the day it is up to you and subjective.

white rice

Instant Pot Rice Setting

It doesn’t matter what brand you are using either. The top 3 electric pots are IP, Ninja Foodi and Crockpot express. All have a rice function which is timed for long grain. There are many types of rice available, each with their own unique flavor, texture, and culinary uses. Here are some of the most common types of rice:

Differences between rice variations

  1. When it comes to how long does rice take to cook, white is the most common. With the husk, bran, and germ removed. It is fluffy and versatile, and often used in dishes like stir fry, sushi, and fried rice.
  2. Brown is a whole grain rice that still has the bran and germ intact. It has a slightly nutty flavor and chewy texture, and is often used in salads, grain bowls, and as a side dish.
  3. Basmati is a long-grain rice with a distinct aroma and flavor. It is commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern dishes, and is often served as a side dish or used in pilafs.
  4. Jasmine rice is a fragrant, long-grain rice with a soft, slightly sticky texture. It is often used in Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine, and pairs well with curries, stir-fries, and stews.
  5. Arborio rice is a short-grain rice that is high in starch and commonly used in risottos and rice puddings. It has a creamy, chewy texture when cooked and absorbs flavors well.
  6. Wild rice is not actually a rice, but rather a type of grass. It has a nutty flavor and chewy texture, and is often used in salads and side dishes.
  7. Sushi rice is a short-grain rice that is commonly used in sushi rolls. It is sticky and slightly sweet, and has a distinct vinegar flavor.
  8. We also share here How do You Cook Orzo a number of different ways here.

And then you can actually combine the two with this pot in dishes like Instant Pot black beans and rice. No soak required for this one, you can use canned.

How long do you cook instant rice in an Instant Pot?

For Minute Rice out of the box you use the same measurements directed on the back. All you need is a 1 minute cook time for white or 5 min. for brown rice though! Super fast right? Remember that the texture is different, softer (mushier) than long grain.

how to make wild rice

How Much Water do you Use to Cook Rice in a Pressure Cooker?

I typically will cook 1.5 – 2 cups of rice uncooked + about double that for the rice to water ratio. For the cheapest long grain type this works well. For others there is typically a slight adjustment with the cups of water, but just a bit. From 1/4-1/2 cup more than double is traditionally better to get perfectly cooked rice that isn’t too dried out.

Another thing I will take into consideration is how long it will sit there. If you didn’t know already, once the cook time is up it will switch to warm. That is fine if you add just a tad more water and it sits for 15 minutes to 30 this way. If not it will start to really brown what is on the bottom of the pot and it’s no good.

To counteract that you would need to remember to unplug the machine, then it will stop cooking all together. There is nothing worse than dried out grains to me. When I make Egg Fried Rice I scoop it out immediately and into my pan to mix with other ingredients.

Rice in Pressure Cooker How Much Water

How Long do You Cook Rice in a Pressure Cooker without Sticking?

First rinse it twice in a fine sieve strainer in the sink. I have all the information for you here. Click on the link you want for that specific variety and off you go. These are the plain varieties you would serve as a side or in a dish. I also have information on how to cook Instant Pot rice a roni as well which is a kid fave.

  1. Instant Pot white rice: 3 minutes on high pressure with a natural pressure release of 10 minutes.
    • or just use the rice button and that cooks for 12 minutes total with a quick release when done.
  2. Brown rice in Instant Pot: 22 minutes on high pressure with a natural pressure release of 10 minutes.
  3. Basmati rice is the same as Jasmine below; 6 minutes on high pressure with a natural pressure release of 10 minutes.
  4. Instant Pot jasmine rice: 6 minutes on high pressure with a natural pressure release of 10 minutes.
  5. Arborio rice Instant Pot style: 6 minutes on high pressure with a natural pressure release of 10 minutes.
  6. Instant Pot black rice is an oldie but goodie not made very often nowadays but the most nutritious of them all.
  7. Pressure cooker wild rice: 30 minutes on high pressure with a natural pressure release of 20 minutes.
  8. Sushi rice: 4 minutes on high pressure with a natural pressure release of 10 minutes.

It’s important to note that the cooking time may vary depending on the specific model you are using and the altitude at which you are cooking. If you add another ingredient too it may take longer like with our lentils and rice recipe.

In higher mountain towns it seems to take a bit longer. Be sure to consult your specific manual or the specific recipe you are using for the recommended cooking time and pressure release method.

How to Make Instant Pot Jasmine Rice 2 Cups

I will explain this one specifically in the recipe card below because it is what we cook most often at home for dinner. A middle of the road when it comes to cost version, great texture and flavor I will say it’s top of the list. Just a bit more than twice the water, you’ll use a longer natural release and shorter high pressure cook time for this one.

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How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot Without Sticking

This is how to cook rice in Instant Pot without sticking! Fluffy white, Arborio, brown and Jasmine rice in a pressure cooker instructions are here.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Japanese
Keyword arborio rice, black rice, brown rice, instant pot, jasmine rice, ninja foodi, pressure cooker, rice a roni, white rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 225kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • * To make it stick the least amount possible, first rinse it twice in a fine sieve strainer in the sink until water runs completely clear.
  • Pour in water and swish around in your pot. Set inside IP and close lid and steam valve shut.
  • Set pot to high pressure for 6 minutes, when timing is done allow to naturally release steam for 10 minutes. Then release rest of steam, lift lid and fluff with a fork.

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Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot Without Sticking
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.4g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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