Keyword: cooking rice in pressure cooker, rice instant pot
Author: Randi Tisdall
1cuprice of choice, such as jasmine, basmati, brown, etc.
First, rinse your rice well. I like to use a mesh strainer and rinse my rice thoroughly under cool water until it runs clear. This washes off any dirt or dust that got into the rice during processing, and results in higher quality cooked rice.
Next, transfer your rice to an Instant Pot (or other brand of Pressure Cooker).
Add water and stir.
Plug in your Instant Pot, secure the lid, and check the vent cap to make sure it is closed properly.
For white rice varieties, set the Instant Pot to the RICE setting (or manual, low pressure for 12 minutes). For brown rice,set it to the MANUAL setting on high for 15 minutes. Press start.
Once the timer goes off, please remember to follow safety guidelines when venting/removing the lid. I like to release the steam from my pressure cooker using the quick release method (see notes) and protective gloves. After the steam is released, safely remove the lid and stir the rice. Stir in dairy-free butter before serving or serve as-is with your favorite dish.
This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, low-histamine, and oil-free.
Some people season their rice with salt before turning on the pressure cooker. I never do and this is totally optional. If you like seasoning your rice, a dash will do.
Please make sure to use your pressure cooker according to the manual’s safety directions. This includes checking the steam vent, securing the lid in lock position, and releasing the steam using safety gloves.
Personally, when I release the steam I prefer a quick release, which means that you turn the knob towards you to release all the steam at once. Just pretty please make sure you protect your hands!