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Instant Pot Sticky Rice Recipe Guide

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This sticky rice recipe is my go-to for a quick, satisfying side. Just rinse, pressure cook, and fluff! It's foolproof, delicious, and ready in a snap. Perfect for those busy weeknights!

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Here's a little secret from my kitchen: sticky rice made in an instant pot is an absolute game-changer! Say goodbye to inconsistent stovetop results. This method hands you perfect, toothsome grains every time - no guesswork required. Ready for rice that's a fluffy, mouth-watering companion to any dish? Let's explore this together!

Ingredients for Delicious Instant Pot Sticky Rice

  • Sticky rice: Glutinous texture essential for sticky rice dishes, absorbs flavors well, perfect for sweet or savory dishes.
  • Water: Essential for cooking the rice in the Instant Pot, helps create steam for pressure cooking.

Essential Tools for Making Sticky Rice in an Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the sticky rice quickly and efficiently.
  • Rice cooker: An alternative to the Instant Pot for cooking sticky rice with ease.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups sticky rice
  • 2 cups water


  1. Rinse the sticky rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Add the rinsed rice and water to the Instant Pot.
  3. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
  5. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 200 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 3 g | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 10 mg | Potassium: 50 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 0 µg | Vitamin C: 0 mg

Tips for Making and Storing Instant Pot Sticky Rice Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the sticky rice as directed and allow it to cool completely.
  • Store the cooled rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Portion the cooked and cooled sticky rice into freezer-safe bags or containers.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

In some cultures, sticky rice is traditionally eaten with your hands by rolling it into small balls and dipping it into savory dishes.

Common Questions About Making Sticky Rice in an Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of rice for this recipe?
For the best results, it's recommended to use sticky rice for this recipe.
How can I prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the Instant Pot?
Make sure to rinse the rice thoroughly before cooking and avoid stirring it too much during the cooking process.
Can I double the recipe if I need to make more rice?
Yes, you can double the ingredients, but keep the cooking time the same.
How should I store any leftover sticky rice?
Store any leftover rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Can I freeze cooked sticky rice?
Yes, you can freeze cooked sticky rice in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.

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