Today we have 30 different Instant Pot rice recipe ideas for you to try. If you’re into one-pot recipes, then you came to the right place. They’re quick, easy, and fun to prepare.
I’m sharing all of these rice-based Instant Pot recipes because they are easy, fun, and indulgent. You can make these recipes without having to prepare a lot of ingredients which also makes them budget-friendly.
Plus, thanks to the Instant Pot, you don’t have to stand around in the kitchen all night. Just set it and go about your evening!
So what are you waiting for? Get your Instant Pot out and let it do the heavy lifting for dinner tonight!
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How long does it take for an Instant Pot to cook rice?
It usually takes at least 3 minutes to pressure cook rice. If you cook 1 cup of rice using an Instant Pot or 230g of rice in 250ml of water, you set it at high pressure for 3 minutes. Once it is finished, you need to allow it to naturally release for 10 minutes.
Make sure to release the remaining pressure by turning the knob to a venting position and opening the lid. You can also fluff your rice using a fork before serving.
Another option is to use the rice button on your Instant Pot. Usually, this will give you a cook time of about 7 minutes, and then you can instantly release the pressure and go about your business.
It is important to note that this process and these times are for quick-cooking rice only. White rice and precooked brown rice are the only options here. For rice that still has the hull intact (brown, black, red, etc) you will need to cook for longer and you’ll use more water!
For white rice, I use a 1:1 ratio of rice to water but for brown rice, I use a 2:1 ratio to avoid the burn warning and get fluffy and perfectly cooked rice!
When to use natural release or quick release:
Releasing the built-up pressure inside the Instant Pot is necessary after cooking. In most recipes, it is included in the notes which to use. But if it’s not, it is recommended to use natural release.
Use natural release for foods that are mostly liquid such as rice, soup, meat, legumes, and dried beans.
But for delicate foods like eggs and veggies, you can use the quick release. This kind of food will no longer gain anything from the additional cook time.
The natural release refers to letting the pressure release from the Instant Pot on its own, without you flipping the valve and letting out the steam! Natural release time is usually considered part of the cooking time when it is necessary so don’t skip that step!!
Kitchen Tools for Making Instant Pot Rice Recipe Ideas:
Here are the kitchen appliances and other essentials you can shop for before starting your meal prepping session. They will help make your Instant Pot rice recipes faster and easier.
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Having an Instant Pot is a great start for making electric pressure cooker recipes and Instant Pot dishes but you might also want to grab some of these other kitchen essentials for pressure cooker recipes. If you have a new Instant Pot owner in your friend/family group you could always grab them some of these items as gifts!
This recipe is a good way to sneak some veggies into your diet without having to try very hard!
Other Instant Pot Rice Recipes to Add to Your Meal Plans:
Here’s a list of Instant Pot rice recipe ideas for the foodies out there. When dinner time rolls around in your household, you no longer have to worry about what to prepare! These rice recipes will be everyone's new favorite...Let the cooking begin!
Get ready to have this recipe requested by your family often. It's classic comfort food as everyone loves pork fried rice when ordering takeout, right?! No need for takeout when you have this homemade version.
It’s vegan and can be served in 40 minutes. Perfect if you’re looking for a healthy side dish that is quick and simple.
We’re not quite done yet...
Here are even more delicious Instant Pot rice recipes to try. Get ready to have these recipes raved about by your friends and family. It’s a recipe collection that everyone in your circle will surely love, be sure to bookmark so you can send them to check out the recipes for themselves!