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Blue and brown speckled bowl containing Instant Pot Rice topped with fresh ground pepper and parsley.
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How to Make The Best Instant Pot Rice

With these step-by-step instructions, you're guaranteed to make the perfect rice in your Instant Pot EVERY TIME! Simple and fast, your Instant Pot rice will turn out moist and flavorful!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Natural Pressure Release Time8 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Amanda Mason



  • Measure out 1 cup of Long Grain White Rice.
  • Next, pour the rice into a food strainer and rinse with water for about 20 seconds.
  • From there, pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil into your Instant Pot.
  • Take a basting brush and spread the olive oil around to ensure the bottom is covered.  
  • Add the rice, water, salt and pepper to the Instant Pot.
  • Put the Instant Pot lid on and move your valve to Sealing.
  • Now, it's time to plug in your Instant Pot. When you plug the Instant Pot in, it will display "Off". 
    Go ahead and select the Rice setting. Your Instant Pot window should display with a "12" and the pressure should display as "Low Pressure".
  • After a couple of seconds, your Instant Pot is going to start beeping and the display will switch to "On".
    After a couple of minutes in, the Instant Pot is going to start steaming just a little. This is perfectly normal.
  • The Instant Pot will start counting down on the display screen. When it gets to L0:00, it's going to start beeping. 
    Now, go ahead and move the valve on top of the lid to from "Sealing" to "Venting". This releases the pressure from the Instant Pot, but keep the lid on.
  • Notice that the display window in your Instant Pot is counting down. When it gets to L008, you're ready to remove the lid off the Instant Pot. 
  • Serve immediately. Place any leftovers in the refrigerator. 


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.6g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 1.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg