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Instant Pot Sushi Rice

Instant Pot sushi rice is the easiest way to get consistently fluffy, flavorful rice anytime you're in the mood for homemade sushi rolls or bowls. It's a little sweet, a little sour, and a lotta delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Basics, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy recipe, pressure cooker, sticky rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Instant Pot
  • Small glass bowl
  • Wooden mixing spoon
  • Damp towel


  • 1 cup Japanese sushi rice
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar unseasoned
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil


  • Rinse rice for approximately 3 minutes, until water runs clear. Add rinsed rice and 1 ¼ cups water to Instant Pot. Stir to combine.
    Uncooked sushi rice in an Instant Pot
  • Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to Sealing position. Cook on Manual High pressure for 10 minutes, then Natural Release for 10 minutes. Remove lid. Fluff rice with fork.
    Fluffed sushi rice in the Instant Pot
  • In small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, salt, white sugar, and oil. Gently fold liquid mixture into rice. Let rice come to room temperature before using. Keep rice covered with damp towel if not using immediately.
    Rice vinegar, salt, white sugar, and oil in a small glass bowl for Instant Pot sushi rice


We used a 6-quart Instant Pot for this recipe.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 1 serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the entire finished recipe. Divide the total weight of the recipe (not including the weight of the bowl, pot, or plate the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 40g