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Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Get perfect basmati rice every time in your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Basmati Rice
Instant Pot basmati rice
Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Basmati Rice

How to cook Basmati rice in an Instant Pot.
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Prep Time: 16 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Pressure Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 337kcal


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1.5 cups water


  • Rinse 1 cup of Basmati rice under running water using a mesh sieve. This removes the fine layer of starch on the outside of the grains preventing them from sticking together. 
  • Soak for 15 minutes. This step is optional, but the flavor of basmati rice will benefit from soaking.
  • Place Basmati rice and 1.5 cups of water into the Instant Pot inner pot. Ensure that no grains remain stuck to the edge of the pot.
  • Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot.
  • Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook for 4 minutes at high pressure, by pressing ‘pressure cook’, and selecting 4 minutes using the ‘-‘ button.
  • When the time is up, allow the Instant Pot to depressurize naturally for 10 minutes (using the keep warm function). After this time you can use quick release to finish depressurizing before opening the Instant Pot.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 6g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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