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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

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Are you a fan of jasmine rice? If so try this jasmine rice in Instant Pot version! You will never make your rice any other way! Instant Pot rice is a game changer! 

jasmine rice with pineapples and green onions

Where you want to meal prep or have rice to serve with dinner this method of cooking rice will come in handy. 

With the right water to rice ratio, you will create fluffy, tender rice every single time. 

Why Make Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot…

  • Easy 
  • Hands off
  • Fool proof method 
  • No rice button needed
  • Tender and fluffy rice 
  • Make a lot or a little
jasmine rice in the pressure cooker


  • Jasmine Rice 
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil 

How to Make

First you want to rinse your rice in cold water. The water will look milky, this will help to remove excess starch. 

Then dump the rice into your pressure cooker. Add water, oil and salt. 

Place lid on pressure cooker making sure your valve is set to sealing. Pressure cook 5 minutes on high. 

Once your timer is done allow the rice to natural release for 10 minutes. Then safely push off remaining steam. 

Remove lid, fluff rice, and serve perfect and easy jasmine rice! 

jasmine rice in black bowl


If you want you can save any leftover rice in the fridge for up to 5 days. The rice can dry out a bit so add a little water and stir before heating. 

Jasmine rice is great to use for meal prepping as well. 

You can freeze jasmine rice if you do not plan to eat it right away. Simply allow rice to cool then place in an airtight container. Freeze for 2-3 months. 

Tips For Making Rice 

  • Adding a little oil helps to prevent rice from sticking, but also allows the rice to not foam up and make a mess. 
  • Salt is optional but it brings out the flavor in the rice. 
  • You can add herbs, spices, etc if you want to flavor rice when you cook. 
  • Broth or stock can be used in replace of water. 
  • Feel free to double or triple recipe. Just watch the max fill line on side, if you own a smaller pressure cooker. 

Jasmine Rice FAQs

What is jasmine rice?

Jasmine is long grain rice that is light and fragrant. You will use this variety of rice for pairing with stir-fries, pairing with meats, using for rice bowls, etc.

What does jasmine rice taste like?

This variety of rice is a nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness. To me personally, it has more of an earthy flavor compared

How many cups to rice ratio? 

For jasmine rice in the pressure cooker, I use a 1:1 ratio. So one cup of water and one cup of rice.

Difference between basmati vs jasmine rice?

Basmati and jasmine rice are somewhat similar but the shape and texture are different. While both are a long grain rice, jasmine is a bit shorter. You will also find in terms of texture jasmine is a bit firmer.

Can dogs eat jasmine rice?

Not sure if dogs can have jasmine rice? They can! Dogs can eat jasmine rice. In fact, rice is a nice bland food to give your dog safely. Many times when a dog has an upset stomach, vets will recommend feeding your dog a combination of rice and chicken.

Is jasmine rice gluten free?

Jasmine rice is gluten free. You need to read the package to make sure it wasn’t made in a factory that works with other gluten-based food.

Is jasmine rice vegan?

Yes, rice is vegan. The big thing is to use water or vegetable stock to cook rice in terms of liquid. Some recipes can use chicken stock.

Is jasmine rice healthy? 

Not sure if jasmine rice is good for you? This variety of rice has folic acid which is wonderful. You will find even more nutrients. Just remember eating rice in moderation is key. 

Pressure cooker jasmine rice is crazy simple to make. If you enjoy rice you might want to try it! You can also make jasmine rice in the Ninja Foodi. Just use the pressure cooker lid. 

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

jasmine rice recipe in bowl

Easy and versatile jasmine rice recipe is an easy side dish. Make extra and serve it with meals throughout the week.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 15 ounce can pineapple chunks, optional
  • Green onions, for topping


    1. Pour rice into the instant pot. Add in water. Add in pineapple. Do not stir.
    2. Place the lid on the instant pot. Set the valve to the sealed position. Press the manual button or pressure cook and then cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. Do not release the pressure let the pressure natural release for 30 minutes. Once that is complete so is the rice.
    3. Remove lid and fluff rice with fork mixing in the pineapple. Serve topped with green onions.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 112Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 2g

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More Instant Pot Rice Recipes

Craving more rice recipes? Here are a few of my favorite rice recipes all made in the instant pot. 

Crockpot chicken and rice is another favorite rice dinner, although not a pressure cooker meal.

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