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Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Perfectly cooked basmati rice without the hassle! This takes only 6 minutes in the Instant Pot for perfectly cooked basmati rice!
cooked basmati rice in a bowl with spoon
Making rice in the Instant Pot is a fool-proof way to get perfectly cooked rice every time. There’s no need to use a separate rice cooker.  Plus, you don’t have to hassle with boiling water!
 
Basmati rice has a nutty flavor, like jasmine rice, but it’s softer when cooked.  It has the lowest glycemic index of all the rices, which means that it helps keep blood sugar stable.  It’s a great option for diabetics and it’s also gluten-free.  
 
Basmati rice is typically served with Indian-inspired dishes but it works with all kinds of cuisines. Try making up a pot and serving it with Meal Prep Carnitas Bowls, Instant Pot Tikka Masala, or Instant Pot Butter Chicken.

adding water to basmati rice in instant pot

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Basmati Rice In An Instant Pot:

  • basmati rice
  • water

basmati rice and water in instant pot

How To Make Basmati Rice In An Instant Pot:

  1. Add rice and water to Instant Pot
  2. Cover seal and set to high pressure for 6 minutes 
  3. Once cooking time has completed allow a 10 minute natural pressure release
  4. Stir and fluff to serve

cooked basmati rice in instant pot with spoon

Pro Tips:

This recipe makes the rice more tender. If you prefer your rice firmer, reduce the amount of water to 2 cups.

Company coming over?  Planing a quiet night in?  This recipe can easily be doubled or cut in half.  
 
If you have leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.  

cooked basmati rice in a bowl with spoon

  • WP Recipe Maker #13874removecooked basmati rice in a bowl with spoon Instant Pot Basmati Rice Perfectly cooked basmati rice without the hassle! This takes only 6 minutes in the Instant Pot for perfectly cooked basmati rice! Course: Side Dish Cuisine: American, Indian Keyword: basmati rice, instant pot rice, rice Total Time: 15m Pressurize: 15m Servings: 4 Author: <a href=”https://garnishedplate.com/about-2/” target=”_self”>Jennifer Draper</a> – 2 cups basmati rice – 2 1/2 cup water 1) Add rice and water to Instant Pot 2) Cover seal and set to high pressure for 6 minutes 3) Once cooking time has completed allow a 10 minute natural pressure release 4) Stir and fluff to serve For firmer rice, reduce liquid to 2 cups Store leftovers in fridge tightly covered up to 3 days calories 338 carbohydrates 74 protein 7 fat 1 saturated_fat 1 sodium 12 potassium 106 fiber 1 sugar 1 calcium 30 iron 1  

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