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 totally hands-off. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Jasmine Rice is one of my favorite varieties of rice, as they are so flavourful and aromatic on its own, which further adds to the taste of the meal too. And therefore it is often made at home too, especially whenever I prepare some of my favorite Thai Curries such as Thai Pumpkin Curry, Thai Red Curry, Thai Green Curry, or even Thai Basil Chicken.
You will find Jasmine Rice on the menu of almost every Asian restaurant, which is popularly served along with spicy Asian curries or grilled recipes and stir-fried vegetables. It is not actually sweet, but it does have a sweet nutty flavor and aroma, that goes beautifully with Asian Curries and Stir Fry.
When cooked, this rice has a soft and moist texture, and it really absorbs the flavor of the curry served with it. And since the day, I have started preparing Jasmine Rice in an Instant Pot, it gets ready in less time and comes out just perfect.
Believe me, make it extra because this rice is just irresistible and you will want more and more. It will just take 3 minutes to cook along with 10 minutes of natural release. Yes, you will have your aromatic and flavourful Jasmine Rice ready in less than 15 minutes.
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 has become popular all over the world due to its impeccable flavor.
This Jasmine Rice cooked in Instant Pot is,
- Fluffy & Separate
- Easy to make
- Perfect to pair with Thai Curries
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. If you want to flavor it further, you can definitely use low sodium Chicken or Vegetable Broth instead of water. I prefer to cook it with water, as they are flavourful on its own.
You can also add in a little butter, to make it rich and creamy.
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 1-½ 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 an 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.
Jasmine Rice 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.
Pro Tips By Neha
Make sure you use the right amount and ratio of water to make this Jasmine Rice.
If it turns out too watery, mushy or sticky, that means you have added extra water. If it turns out to be hard, chewy and burnt, that means you have added less water.
I like to add salt to season it, but you can avoid adding it too.
Rinse the Jasmine Rice before using, as it will remove surface starch, and will keep it from getting foamy and messy.
You can easily double the recipe, but the time of cooking will remain the same.
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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe
- 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.