How to Make Jasmine Rice in an Instant Pot

Tired of ending up with mushy rice every time you cook? Learn how to make jasmine rice fluffy and perfect every time. This is the easiest cooking method to make the best rice without a sticky texture.

Overhead shot of plain white jasmine rice in a white bowl on a blue countertop.

Jasmine Rice Recipe

Fluffy rice is a staple ingredient in so many different recipes. If you aren't making Asian cuisine, then typically sticky rice is not on the menu.

So, isn't it frustrating when you cook a big pot of rice and it's just a mushy and sticky mess? Its stuck to the bottom of the pot and balls up into big clumps of mush...so annoying!

Learning how to make jasmine rice in the Instant Pot has been a game changer. I love cooking brown rice in an Instant Pot and knew that I needed to perfect my recipe for white rice to share with you guys.

This simple and easy cooking method is truly a no-fail way to make a big pot of rice. I love that I can just set it and forget it too. It cooks all on it's own while I'm working on other dishes.

We love easy stir fry recipes in our house, so knowing how to make the perfect rice is really important. Once I make our easy ground turkey stir fry or beef and broccoli stir fry, I love to serve it up over hot fresh rice.

Try out this jasmine rice recipe and you can avoid so many frustrating moments in the kitchen. This recipe will make it onto your go-to list in no time!

Why You'll Love this Recipe

Plain jasmine rice may not seem like anything special. But once you have the perfect method to make rice, you'll whip up a batch it more often than you think!

  • Using a high pressure cooker to make rice is way less messy than making it on the stove top. You don't have to worry if you had the right amount of water and watch for it to boil over.
  • There's no guess work on the ratio of rice to chicken broth. I've figured out the exact combination for success and you get to reap the benefits!
  • Plain rice is great for meal prep and as a quick side dish for really any meal. It stores and reheats very well.
Instant Pot jasmine rice in a small white bowl with chopsticks.

Ingredients

All you need is five ingredients and a pressure cooker to make the perfect jasmine rice. Check your pantry for these ingredients:

  • jasmine rice
  • chicken broth
  • avocado oil or olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper

Substitutions and Variations

Make this easy jasmine rice recipe vegan by replacing the chicken broth with vegetable broth or water.

You can give your rice even more depth of flavor and protein content by cooking it in chicken bone broth or beef bone broth.

Feel free to use long grain plain white rice instead of jasmine rice. If you want to use brown jasmine rice, follow my recipe for how to make brown rice instead of this recipe. The slightly different measurements make a big difference.

Avocado oil and olive oil have the best flavor, but if you don't have them on hand just use a mild flavored oil. Don't omit this ingredient! It is really key in cooking jasmine rice to perfection. It will keep the separate grains of rice from sticking to each other.

A close-up shot of jasmine rice in a white bowl, stacked on an empty bowl.

How to Make Jasmine Rice

Here's how to make this easy white rice recipe:

uncooked white rice in an instant pot.
uncooked rice and water in an instant pot.

Add one cup of dry rice and the chicken broth to the Instant Pot liner and stir together.

Secure the lid onto the top of the pressure cooker and press the rice button. Alternatively, you can also cook for 3 minutes on high pressure.

Once cooked, do a quick release of the pressure valve instead of waiting for a natural release.

cooked rice in an instant pot.

Then stir in two tablespoons of avocado oil or olive oil, the salt, and black pepper.

Serve cooked rice immediately, add to a recipe that calls for fresh cooked rice, or store in an airtight container until needed.

How to Store Leftover Jasmine Rice

Place leftover Instant Pot rice into an airtight container or freezer safe plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

You can also place leftovers into the freezer and freeze for up to 2 months. Allow to thaw in the fridge overnight. Rice freezes super well and will maintain the same texture!

You can also repurpose leftover rice into Thai basil fried rice or chicken fried rice.

Stainless steel skillet with sweet potato and ground turkey mixture. Gray plate with sweet potatoes, ground turkey and rice.

What to Serve with Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Pair perfectly cooked rice alongside tons of different meals. Rotisserie chicken enchiladas and one pan chicken piccata have plenty of bold flavors, so plain rice is a great side dish to eat with them!

Asian recipes are commonly served with jasmine rice, like this gochujang chicken!

You can also throw rice together in a skillet with stir-fry sauce, meat, and vegetables to make an easy stir-fry. Or use this perfect Instant Pot rice to make a big batch of fried rice.

Easy pesto salmon is extra tasty when served with fluffy white rice and some roasted tomatoes. And we love it with our sloppy joe bowls, too.

You can also add it to soups, stews, burrito bowls, casseroles or even homemade sushi (if it's sticky enough, or you can use sushi rice).

Tips for Success

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:

  • Rinse your uncooked rice until the water runs clear to remove excess starch. Add the rinsed rice to the inner pot liner and follow this Instant Pot jasmine rice recipe as normal.
  • The variety of rice you use does matter. Different types of rice will require a different liquid to rice ratio. So make sure that you are using white jasmine rice or plain white rice in this recipe. White basmati rice will also work!
  • Don't leave out the avocado or olive oil! It's the secret ingredient to making rice super fluffy and adding a touch of extra flavor.
Beef and Broccoli stir fry on a bed of white rice

FAQ

Why is my Instant Pot jasmine rice too sticky?

If you end up with sticky and mushy rice, there are a few different things that could've gone wrong. Double check that you are using the exact amount of liquid that the recipe calls for. Too much chicken broth can make soggy rice. It is also important that you do a manual quick release on the electric pressure cooker. If you wait for a natural release, the pressure and steam can overcook the rice.

Is jasmine rice better for you?

Most rice has the same nutritional benefits, so jasmine rice may not necessarily be much better for you. However, some jasmine rice can often be less processed and more whole grain than other rice options. This would give it a bit more nutritional value!

What is an Instant Pot?

An Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker, also called a multi cooker. You can use this pressure cooker to make rice, soups, and many different types of meals. It also has a slow cooker setting and even a setting that can be used to sauté ingredients. This user friendly kitchen appliance can save you so much time in the kitchen by quickly cooking food under high pressure!

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Overhead shot of plain white jasmine rice in a white bowl on a blue countertop.

How to Make Jasmine Rice

Learn how to make jasmine rice in the Instant Pot and you'll have perfect results every single time!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Madison Wetherill

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jasmine white rice
  • 1 ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Add rice and broth to the Instant Pot bowl. Stir together.
  • Use the Instant Pot rice button. (Alternatively, cook for 3 minutes on high pressure.)
  • Release the pressure after cooking.
  • Then stir in 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or olive oil), ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 369mg

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