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Instant Pot Rice Recipe: Perfect Every Time

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot rice recipe is my go-to for perfect, fluffy rice every time. Just a few simple ingredients, a quick stir, and let the pot do its magic. Dinner's sorted!

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Making perfect rice might seem like a basic skill, but I can't tell you how many times I've botched it. After an embarrassing number of failed attempts, I turned to my trusty Instant Pot. This recipe has been my fool-proof, go-to ever since. Let's ditch those crunchy grains and soggy messes for fluffy, tender perfection. Ready to give it a try?

Ingredients for Instant Pot Rice

  • White rice: Essential base ingredient for the recipe, providing a fluffy and tender texture when cooked in the Instant Pot.
  • Water: Crucial liquid component that cooks the rice to perfection and ensures the right consistency in the dish.
  • Oil: Helps prevent the rice from sticking together and adds a subtle richness to the overall flavor profile.

Essential Tools for Making Rice in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the rice quickly and efficiently.
  • Measuring cup: Ensures the correct rice-to-water ratio for perfect results every time.
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Instant Pot Rice Recipe: Perfect Every Time

This Instant Pot Rice Recipe ensures perfectly cooked rice every time with minimal effort.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 218 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Add the rinsed rice, water, oil, and salt to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

Notes

Ensure to rinse the rice thoroughly to remove excess starch.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 2gPotassium: 50mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Instant Pot, Rice
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Preparing and Storing Rice for Later

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the rice as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the rice to cool completely.
  • Store the rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the rice as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the rice to cool completely.
  • Place the rice in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label the container with the date.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.

When cooking rice in the Instant Pot, adding a splash of vinegar to the water can help prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Common Questions About Cooking Rice in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
Can I use a different type of rice for this recipe?
Yes, you can use different types of rice, but you may need to adjust the cooking time and water ratio accordingly.
How can I prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the Instant Pot?
To prevent sticking, make sure to rinse the rice well before cooking and add a bit of oil to the pot before cooking.
Can I double the recipe in the Instant Pot?
Yes, you can double the recipe, but make sure not to fill the Instant Pot past the maximum fill line to ensure proper cooking.
How long can I store the cooked rice?
You can store the cooked rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-6 days.
Can I freeze the cooked rice?
Yes, you can freeze the cooked rice in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Just make sure to thaw and reheat it properly before serving.

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