Basmati Rice Instant Pot Recipe

6 Cups
8 min

Water is the only other ingredient you would need to make this easy recipe. This delicious rice is perfect for meal prep and it pairs well with so many dishes like this chicken chettinad !

Instant pot basmati rice is the perfect recipe if you are new to pressure cooking. You can make the best rice with the least effort and you will get consistent results each time.

Basmati rice is a popular long grain rice traditionally grown in the Indian subcontinent. India is its largest exporter.They’re fragrant rice with a light nutty flavor and fluffy and airy texture when cooked right. It comes in both white and brown varieties. Honestly, Basmati is the only kind of rice I make at home!

All rice varieties, including basmati are a very low allergenic food, so it is commonly given to babies. It is also vegan, gluten-free and contains low levels of fat and cholesterol. Interestingly, basmati rice is less calorie dense and starchy as compared to other types of white rice.

Basmati Rice Instant Pot Recipe

Recipe details

  • 6  Cups
  • Prep time: 3 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 8 min
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  • 2 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil Optional
  • 2 cup Water


Put the rice in a sieve or mesh and rinse under running water till the water comes out clean or almost clean.
Add the washed rice in the instant pot
Add about 1 tbsp of olive oil (optional)
Pour in the water
Close the instant pot and seal the pressure release valve.
Switch on the instant pot and set the cook mode to 'pressure cook'
Default pressure level should be high. If not, switch it to high.
Set the cook time to 5 minutes
Once its cooked and it automatically switches to 'keep warm' mode. Let it stay like this for 15 minutes.
Release the pressure by turning the pressure release valve to 'venting'
Once the pressure is released, open the lid. Using the prongs of a fork, fluff the rice gently
Serve warm

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