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5 from 2 votes

Perfect Instant Pot White Rice

Making rice is a skill that comes with time. Unless you have an Instant Pot. Learn to make perfect, fluffy, and buttery rice in 20 minutes or less. Every. Single. Time.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Pressure Release6 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Chinese
Keyword: instantpot, rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Kari



  • Add your ghee, rice, water, and salt to your Instant Pot.
  • Make sure your vent is closed, then press the "Rice" button on your Instant Pot. If your Instant Pot does not have a "Rice" button, set it to "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" mode on low for 12 minutes.


• This is my favorite way to make rice in an Instant Pot. There are a few other ways, including cooking your rice in a separate dish inside your Instant Pot, but this way works well for us every time.
• I use Mahatma Long Grain White rice, so the ratio of rice to water is 2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice. Use the recommended ratio for the type of rice that you use.
• This recipe is very easy to double, triple, or quadruple, depending on how many people you are feeding. Just double (or triple) your rice, ghee, salt, and your water.
• To reheat leftover rice, microwave it with a damp towel over the bowl. The rice will absorb some moisture and be less "crunchy." 


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg