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Jasmine rice is popularly served with Asian dishes. It is very easy to pressure cook jasmine rice in an instant pot. Check out how to cook a small batch of 1 cup jasmine rice in the instant pot, in the liner, and using the pot in pot method.
jasmine rice in a yellow bowl.

Instant pot is a no fuss and easy method to pressure cook rice. It needs no monitoring and is ready under 30 minutes from start to finish.

Jasmine rice can be pressure cooked in the instant pot directly or using the pot in pot method.

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What is jasmine rice?

Jasmine rice is a type of long-grain rice originating from Southeast Asia. It is fragrant, aromatic, and comparatively sticky compared to other types of cooked white rice. It is commonly served with Asian dishes.

Do you have to soak jasmine rice before cooking?

It is not really required to soak jasmine rice before pressure cooking in Instant Pot.

However, it is highly recommended to rinse rice before cooking. This helps to remove starch, harmful chemicals and, any dirt or debris. Rice should be rinsed with cold water 2 - 3 times until the water runs clear.

Jasmine rice to water ratio for instant pot

Jasmine rice can be cooked in the instant pot directly or using the pot in pot method. The ratio of 1:1.5 of jasmine rice to water works well for pressure cooking in the instant pot using either of the methods.

If you like the rice to be al dente, you can use a 1:1.25 ratio of rice to water ratio. Personally, I prefer to use the 1:1.5 ratio and the rice turns out perfect and soft to bite.

jasmine rice in a yellow bowl.

How do you cook jasmine rice in an instant pot?

Jasmine rice can be cooked in an instant pot without any monitoring. It can be cooked in the instant pot liner directly or by using the pot in pot method.

Whether you want to cook a small batch of 1 cup jasmine rice in the instant pot or if you want to cook a larger batch, it can directly be cooked in the main pot.

Cooking jasmine rice directly in the instant pot liner is fairly easy. Put the rinsed rice and water in the ratio of 1:1.5 jasmine rice to water in the instant pot.

photo collage of jasmine rice in instant pot.

Lock the lid and keep the pressure knob in the sealing position. Pressure cook the rice for 5 minutes on high-pressure mode followed by a 10-minute natural pressure release.

Release any remaining pressure by moving the pressure knob to the venting position until the silver pin drops. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Instant pot jasmine rice pot in pot

Jasmine rice can also be cooked in the instant pot using the pot in pot method. If you want to cook a small batch of 1 cup jasmine rice then the pot in pot method is very convenient, especially when using a 6 qt. instant pot or larger.

photo collage of jasmine rice in instant pot using pot in pot method.

To make rice using the pot in pot method, pour a cup of water in the instant pot liner or main pot. Place a trivet on top of it. In a small pot add the rice and water and place it on the trivet and cover it with a lid.

For the pot in pot method, the small pot can either be made of silicone, stainless steel, or pyrex glass. However, Pyrex does not mention anything about using its products under pressure in its usage guide.

jasmine rice in a yellow bowl with Thai curry and Thai tea in background.

Close the lid and then cook on high-pressure mode for 6 minutes with the pressure release valve in the sealing position. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.

Release the remaining pressure manually by moving the release knob in the venting position. Fluff the rice with a fork and enjoy it with your favorite dish.

1 cup uncooked jasmine rice equals how much cooked?

1 cup of uncooked jasmine rice yields about 3 cups of cooked jasmine rice. It can serve 2-4 people as a side dish or with an entree.

jasmine rice in a yellow bowl with a curry in background.

What do you eat jasmine rice with?

Jasmine rice is served with many Asian dishes like stir-fries, spicy eggplant, kung pao, veg manchurian, and Thai curries.

What to do with leftover jasmine rice?

Any leftover rice can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. Jasmine rice tends to dry up once it is refrigerated.

When you are ready to eat, reheat the rice in the instant pot, microwave, or on the stovetop. Add a few tablespoons of water and cover it before reheating.

You can also make delicious, kid-approved, vegan fried rice or cilantro lime rice with any leftover rice.

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jasmine rice in a yellow bowl.

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Jasmine rice is popularly served with Asian dishes. It is very easy to pressure cook jasmine rice in an instant pot. Check out how to cook a small batch of 1 cup jasmine rice in the instant pot, in the liner, and using the pot in pot method.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Alpa Jain

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 ½ cup Water (more for pot in pot)

Instructions

How to cook jasmine rice in the instant pot.

  • Rinse the jasmine rice with cold water.
  • Put water and rice in the instant pot liner.
  • Lock the instant pot lid and move the pressure valve to the sealing position.
  • Pressure cook for 5 minutes on high-pressure mode, turn the "keep warm" setting on.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Move the pressure knob to the venting position and release the remaining pressure until the silver pin drops.
  • Open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

Instant pot jasmine rice pot in pot.

  • Rinse the jasmine rice with cold water.
  • In a small stainless steel pot put the 1 cup rice and 1 ½ cup water.
  • Add one cup of water to the instant pot liner.
  • Place a trivet in the instant pot liner.
  • Place the small stainless steel pot with rice and water on the trivet and cover it.
  • Lock the instant pot lid and move the pressure valve to the sealing position.
  • Pressure cook for 6 minutes on high-pressure mode, turn the "keep warm" setting on.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Move the pressure knob to the venting position and release the remaining pressure until the silver pin drops.
  • Open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Amount per Serving
Calories
169
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
7
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
53
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
37
g
12
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Calcium
 
16
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating




Diane

Saturday 29th of May 2021

Perfect! Used broth. This is my go to rice recipe thank you!

Alpa Jain

Saturday 29th of May 2021

Hi Diane,

Thankyou for the feedback :)

Regards Alpa