Wondering how to cook jasmine or white rice in the instant pot? Just follow these instructions and use that rice setting button to make perfect jasmine rice in the Instant Pot every single time.

I remember my younger brother would always eat a large bowl of rice every day after school. It was his go to after school snack.

And I wouldn't be surprised if my oldest son decides to eat a bowl of rice every day just like his uncle. He loves rice that much.

My youngest son though? Not so much.

And my husband can't fathom eating plain white rice unless it's buried in butter, cinnamon, and sugar. He will eat it when we have sweet and sour meatballs because he can cover it with the meatballs and extra sauce.

As for me? I'll eat rice in any form. Usually with some soy sauce and a little bit of salt and pepper. Yum.

What I like most about cooking rice in the Instant Pot is that it's easy. I can toss it all in before I teach piano lessons and I know it will be perfectly cooked by the time I'm done. Even if I have a bunch of piano lessons back to back, which is usually the case. So even if it sits on the warm function for an hour or two, it's still perfectly fluffy and delicious.

How to cook white rice in instant pot

How to cook jasmine rice in instant pot

About Instant Pot Rice Cooking Times & Directions

I remember when one of my adult piano students tried cooking rice in her Instant Pot after she first purchased hers, following some recipe she found online. She said it came out terrible and crunchy. When I asked her what measurements she used, she said 1:1 for rice and liquid. I'm not surprised it failed.

Don't use the 1:1 ratio.

It's not how you get perfect jasmine rice in an Instant Pot.

I've also seen other Instant Pot rice recipes that use short cooking times or the manual button. Maybe those work, I don't know. I haven't personally tried them.

But what I do know is that the rice recipe below works perfectly. So I've never had a reason to try anything else.

I've never had rice come out crunchy or undercooked.

It's absolutely perfect and fluffy every single time using this method.

Yep, it's one of those foolproof recipes for Instant Pot beginners that I suggest to start with when you are first learning how to use your Instant Pot.

Instant pot rice cooking times and instructions

You'll Love Instant Pot Jasmine Rice!

So here's why you'll want to hurry up and try making jasmine rice in the Instant Pot:

  • You don't need to babysit the cooking process like you do with the traditional stovetop method

  • It's easy. Simply dump, seal, and walk away.

  • You can easily reduce or double the rice without changing the actual steps. You still just press the rice setting and boom, it works its magic.

  • It's a great side dish to serve alongside sweet and sour meatballs (recipe coming soon!)

  • You can use chicken broth to boost flavor and nutrition. The photos here show jasmine rice cooked with chicken broth.

Tips for cooking jasmine rice in instant pot

How to Cook Rice in the Instant Pot

Ready to give this easy Instant Pot recipe a try? Good decision. Let's do this before the kids raid the pantry!

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How to cook rice in the Instant Pot.

  • 1 cup jasmine or white rice

  • 2 cups chicken broth or water

  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir.

  2. Seal and press the rice setting button. It should display 12 minutes.

  3. Quick release.

How to make jasmine rice in Instant Pot using the rice setting button