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Instant Pot Basmati Rice

This fluffy, fragrant rice is so easy to make in the Instant Pot
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: basics, easy recipe, under 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Cheryl Malik
Cost: $1


  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  • Rinse rice until the water runs clear. Drain. Add water to the Instant Pot, then trice. Mix well.
  • Close lid and set the valve to "Sealing." Select “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” for 3 minutes high pressure. Wait 10 minutes or until the screen reads "L0:10" after the cooking time is complete. Set the valve to "Venting." Open and the release steam.
  • Wait a few minutes, then use a fork to fluff the rice.


  • Rinsing rice: This will remove the top layer of starch from the surface, and will keep the grains from sticking together.