How to Cook Rice in an Instant Pot

Learn how to cook rice in an Instant Pot! This method is simple and easy to remember. Great for meal prep!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Author Beth Hornback


  • 3 cups white or brown rice such as basmati, jasmine, etc.
  • 3 cups water
  • salt (to taste)


  • Add rice to inner pot of Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. Rinse rice until water runs clear, if desired, draining off the rinsing water thoroughly.
  • Add water to rice, and stir. Add a pinch of salt if desired.
  • For white rice set timer for 3 minutes at high pressure. For brown rice, set timer for 22 minutes at high pressure.
  • When the cooking time is elapsed, turn off the Instant Pot and all the pressure to release naturally. If the pressure hasn't released after 20 minutes, release the pressure valve to allow any remaining pressure to escape.
  • Fluff rice and serve immediately, or store in fridge or freezer for future meals.


Calories are for medium brown rice.