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Perfect Instant Pot Rice

Cook rice PERFECTLY every single time by making it in an Instant Pot. This no-fail recipe works with white or brown rice and eliminates the possibility of mushy or under-cooked rice. Instant Pot Rice is the perfect side dish for any meal!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 112.94kcal
Author: Megan


  • 2 cups white or brown rice
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth, or a combination of the two


  • Add rice to the Instant Pot and pour water or broth (or mixture of both) over the top.
  • Place the lid on the pot and set timer to 5 minutes on high pressure (rice setting). It will take the IP around 10 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes then set to Quick Release. Let the float valve drop and remove the lid.


  • Sprinkle in some chopped fresh cilantro and mix with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and juice from 1 lime. No need for Chipotle!
  • Serve underneath a heaping scoop of Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowls, Orange Chicken or Mongolian Beef. DELISH!
  • Serve alongside Instant Pot Chicken for the perfect complete meal.
  • Add it to a skillet or wok, along with eggs, peas, carrots and soy sauce to create a delicious fried rice.
  • Go simple and serve with a few pats of butter or olive oil. Stir until the butter has melted.
  • Mix together with salsa, black beans, lime juice and chopped avocado. Add shredded chicken for a meaty dish!


Calories: 112.94kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.2g | Protein: 2.66g | Fat: 0.94g | Saturated Fat: 0.17g | Cholesterol: 1.25mg | Sodium: 236.66mg | Fiber: 1.75g | Sugar: 0.27g
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