There is no doubt the Instant Pot is here to stay. This beloved electric pressure cooker has revolutionized the life of home cooks and with good reason. You can cook anything from meats, veggies, rice and even dessert in the Instant Pot in just a fraction of the time it would take using a conventional stove or oven.
One of the best uses for the Instant Pot is making rice. Our favorite recipe makes the perfect rice in just four minutes. Four minutes! That's quicker than getting food delivered to your door.
Let's take a look at how to cook rice in the Instant Pot...
How To Cook Rice in the Instant Pot
Our four-minute recipe calls for basmati rice, which yields a gorgeous long grain rice that doesn't stick together. Here is what you will need for serving 4 to 6 people:
2 cups of basmati rice
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon salt
Place the rice in a mixing bowl and rinse well under running water. Rinse until the water runs clear. Fill the bowl with water and allow the rice to soak for 30 minutes while you prepare other components of your meal.
After the 30 minutes, strain the rice and place in the Instant Pot along with the rest of the ingredients. Stir to mix. Place the lid on and close it (ensuring the pressure valve is in the sealing position). Press the "manual" button and select 4 minutes.
Once the time has elapsed, allow manual steam release for 10 minutes. Release any remaining pressure. Fluff the rice and enjoy!
How To Cook Brown Rice in the Instant Pot
Brown rice will take longer to cook due to its hull. Simply follow the instructions in this video and you'll have perfectly cooked brown rice ready in 22 minutes.