Make this quick and easy instant pot sticky rice in under 30 minutes with just 2 ingredients. Once you will make the sticky rice in instant pot, you will never go back to the traditional bamboo steamer method (vegan, gluten-free)
If you are looking to make more recipes using an instant pot, here are some – Instant Pot Chicken Marsala, Instant Pot Chickpeas, Instant Pot Tomato Soup, Instant Pot Black Beans, Instant Pot Hot Chocolate and Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts.
What is Sticky Rice?
Sticky rice, which is also called sweet rice or glutinous rice is a non-translucent, opaque milky colored round-grained rice. As there is very low amylose content present in the rice, it turns out sticky almost glue-like when cooked. Sticky rice is very popular in South East Asian countries and is used in sweet and savory dishes.
You can find this rice in your nearby Asian stores or online. Many big grocery stores have this in their international aisle.
About This Recipe
Instant pot sticky rice is a quick and easy way to make glutinous sticky rice without any effort. No soaking, no monitoring, this fuss-free one-pot technique gives perfectly textured rice in under 30 minutes.
Try this cheat way of cooking sticky rice in an instant pot and you will never go back to the traditional method.
You must have seen sticky rice on the menu of most of the Asian restaurants and believe me, it tastes incredibly delicious with spicy Asian curries. It’s also a favorite at home, and everyone relishes it with the same joy. This rice has a slight sweet texture, that compliments the curries really well.
But often when we cook the sticky rice, it gets mushy, wet, gummy, or undercooked. The traditional method of cooking also requires you to soak it for 8-10 hours.
Cooking sticky rice to perfection can be tricky, but not when it’s cooked in an instant pot. So, follow the recipe to the T, and I am sure you will get that restaurant-style sticky rice at home in minutes in an instant pot.
You can also try my Mango Sticky Rice Recipe, which you can make for your desserts after a fabulous Asian meals.
This sticky rice cooked in instant pot is,
- Glue Like and Sticky
- Quick & Easy
- A great accompaniment to Chinese & Thai Curries
You just need two ingredients to make this recipe – Sticky Rice and Water.
The Rice: Water ratio I have used in this recipe is 1:1-¼ and it has always turned out perfect.
You will easily find sticky rice in the Asian section of grocery stores. Use a good quality one to get the perfect results.
You can even use chicken broth or veg broth instead of water to cook the rice in the same ratio to add more flavor.
How to make Sticky Rice in Instant Pot?
Rinse 1 cup sticky rice with water 2-3 times until the water runs clear. Drain the rice and add it to the instant pot.
Add 1 and ¼ cups of water.
Note – You can replace water with equal amount of vegetable or chicken broth.
Close the lid of the pot and set the valve to the sealing position.
Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 4 min on high pressure. It will take 10-12 minutes for the pressure to build inside the pot and timer to start.
Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for 10 mins. Release the remaining pressure manually by moving the valve to the venting position. Use a kitchen cloth to move the valve to avoid steam burn.
Once the pressure is released, open the lid of the pot and fluff the rice gently using a fork.
Sticky Rice V/S Jasmine Rice
Jasmine rice and sticky rice, are two varieties of rice used in Asian cooking. While Jasmine rice is more transparent before cooking, sticky rice has a nice white colour to it.
Once they are cooked, Jasmine rice becomes white in color and sticky rice becomes more opaque in colour. Also the texture of sticky rice is glue like and sticky, as compared to Jasmine rice. Jasmine rice turns slightly sticky, once they are cooked and is much more aromatic too.
Once cooked, sticky rice will last in the fridge for about 2 to 3 days, when stored in an airtight container. After cooking, let the rice come to room temperature before you store it in the container.
The best way to reheat sticky rice is in a microwave. Add it in a microwave-safe bowl and reheat for about a minute or until nice and warm.
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Instant Pot Sticky Rice Recipe
- 1 cup raw sticky rice
- 1 and ¼ cup water
- Rinse 1 cup sticky rice with water 2-3 times until the water runs clear. Drain the rice and add it to the instant pot.
- Add 1 and ¼ cups of water.
- Note – You can replace water with an equal amount of vegetable or chicken broth.
- Close the lid of the pot and set the valve to the sealing position.
- Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 4 min on high pressure. It will take 10-12 minutes for the pressure to build inside the pot and the timer to start.
- Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for 10 mins. Release the remaining pressure manually by moving the valve to the venting position. Use a kitchen cloth to move the valve to avoid steam burn.
- Once the pressure is released, open the lid of the pot and fluff the rice gently using a fork.
- Serve warm.