Making Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker has become my favorite method to cook it. It gives perfect results every time and is a hands-off method.
About This Recipe
Jasmine Rice is very popular rice which is usually served along with spicy Asian curries or grilled recipes and stir-fried vegetables.
It has a sweet flavor that really brings out the flavor of these curries.
When cooked, this rice has a soft and moist texture, and it really absorbs the flavor of the curry served with it. And here, we are making it an Instant Pot, which means less time and less effort.
Traditionally, Jasmine Rice is steamed in Southeast Asia, but nowadays it’s usually made in a rice cooker and served plain, without oil or salt.
Popularly grown in Thailand, Cambodia, and Southern Vietnam, this fragrant rice recipe is found on the menu of every Asian restaurant.
Jasmine Rice – It is becoming very popular all over the world because of its unique aroma and slightly sticky texture. It is simple to make and hardly takes any time to cook, especially in the instant pot.
Lemon Juice – I have also added a little lemon juice to make Jasmine rice, which helps in bringing out the flavor and freshness of this mildly sweet rice.
Other Ingredients – Other than these two, you will just need salt and water.
Step by Step Recipe
Wash the rice and drain the excess water.
Add the rice and water in the pot of the Instant Pot.
Add lemon juice, and salt and close the lid of the instant pot. Set the valve to the sealing position.
Press pressure cooker and set the timer to 3 minutes. Instant pot will take some time to build the steam and then it will start the cooking process. Once the cooking time is complete, let the steam release on its own for 10 minutes.
Release the steam by moving the valve to open position. Open the lid and fluff the rice gently using a fork. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are cooking it in a pot on the stove, then use 1-1/2 cups water to 1 cup dry rice.
In the rice cooker/electric pressure cooker, use a little less amount of water i.e 1 cup water to 1 cup dry rice.
You can also make Jasmine Brown Rice in the same way, it just needs a little extra time as compared to the White Jasmine Rice.
Making rice in an instant pot has made my life so easy, as it hardly takes any time to cook such rice recipes, be it white rice, brown rice, or jasmine rice.
Since the cooking is hand free and I don’t have to monitor it, again and again, I get so much extra time to prepare other things or ingredients for other recipes that I planned to cook the same day.
Well, we all have been making rice over stovetop over the years and have also mastered the art of cooking the perfect rice, but have to always manage the heat if we are cooking it on the stove.
Cooking it an instant pot gives me some extra time, which I can utilize for other useful things.
By using pot in pot method to cook Jasmine Rice in Instant pot, you can cook less quantity of rice in your large Instant Pot.
In fact, you can cook the rice in the serving bowl itself. To make Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot, here is the method:
Wash the rice and drain well. Add the rice in the pot for pot-in-pot cooking. Add water for cooking rice in the pot. (1.1 times the rice)
Add 1 cup water to the main steel insert of the pressure cooker. Place a trivet in the main insert. Place the pot with rice on the trivet.
Close the lid of the Instant Pot with the vent in the sealing position. Press PRESSURE Cook and set the timer for 8 minutes at high pressure.
Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release on its own for 10 minutes. Release the remaining pressure manually and open the lid of the pot. Fluff the rice and it is ready to be enjoyed.
You should never soak Jasmine Rice like other regular rice varieties because it is naturally soft. Just rinse it a few times before cooking.
There is not a lot of difference between the two, but Jasmine Rice is considered healthier because it contains more fiber and nutrients.
It is not actually sweet, but it does have a sweet nutty flavor and aroma, that goes beautifully with Asian Curries and Stir Fry.
It has a nice aroma to it which adds to the flavor of any gravy served along with it.
If you have leftovers, you can store cooked Jasmine Rice in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days. Make sure to store it properly in an airtight container.
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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe
- Instant Pot/ Electric Pressure Cooker
- 2 cups Jasmine Rice
- 2 cups Water
- 2-3 drops Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Salt
- Wash the rice and drain the excess water.
- Add the rice in the pot of the Instant Pot.
- Add water, lemon juice and salt and close the lid of the instant pot.
- Set the valve to sealing position.
- Press pressure cooker and set the timer to 3 minutes.
- Instant pot will take some time to build the steam and then it will start the cooking process.
- Once the cooking time is complete, let the steam release on it’s own for 10 minutes.
- Release the steam by moving the valve to open position.
- Open the lid and fluff the rice gently using a fork.
- Serve hot.