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Failproof Long Grain Rice in the Instant Pot

This failproof long grain rice in the Instant pot is a great recipe to have on hand! Perfect for an easy side dish or weekly meal prep, turns out great every time. I love cooking rice in the Instant Pot because clean up is so easy and you don’t have to worry about rice sticking to a pot or water boiling over on the stove top. This recipe calls for the addition of salt and butter but you can flavor however you want. Adding bay leaves or star anise to the rice while cooking can add additional flavor.

bowl of rice cooked in the instant pot

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dry rice and butter in the bowl of an instant pot

Combine the rinsed long grain rice, butter, salt, and water in the base of an Instant Pot

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What is long grain rice?

Long grain rice, such as Jasmine rice and Basmati rice, is often between 3-5 times longer than short grain rice and is often thinner. Rice is categorized into 3 categories, short-grain, medium-grain, and long-grain.

What is the water to rice ratio when cooking rice in the Instant Pot?

It is a 1:1 ratio of water to rice, when cooking rice in the Instant Pot. For every one cup of rice you need to add one cup of water.

How long does it take to cook rice in the Instant Pot:

For two cups of dry rice, it is going to take 10 minutes. If you are adjusting the recipe, the time may need adjusted as well. For example one cup of dry rice may only need 5-7 minutes to cook and 3 cups of rice may need 12-15 minutes.

bowl of cooked rice with chopsticks

The ratio of rice to water is easy, it is 1:1. One part rice to one part water ratio

Tools & Ingredients I used for this instant pot recipe:

Highlights of the perfect instant pot rice:

  • One-pot recipe
  • Easy clean up
  • Rice is perfect each time, never sticky
  • Great base for other recipes or dishes
  • Good meal prep idea
  • Can be flavored as desired

Great as part of a main dish or served as an easy weeknight side!

Grocery store list and ingredient substitutions:

  • Long grain rice, such as Jasmine or Basmati, there are many varieties of rice you could use
  • Kosher salt
  • Unsalted butter, or you could substitute olive oil
  • Extra flavorings, like bay leaves or star anise if desired.
  • Water, or substitute chicken broth or vegetable broth for additional flavor

Or try these other easy recipes for perfect rice…

Perfect Brown Rice (without a rice cooker)

Perfect Steamed Rice (without a rice cooker)

fluffed rice in a instant pot bowl

This instant pot rice recipe yields perfect fluffy rice each time, never mushy rice.

Instructions for the white rice recipe:

  • Rinse rice thoroughly in a fine mesh strainer with cold water, until the water runs clear. In the base of an instant pot or pressure cooker, combine the rinsed rice, 2 cups of water, salt, and butter. Stir to combine. Secure the lid onto the pressure cooker, turn on, select the “Pressure Cook” setting, set to “high pressure” for 10 minutes, and start.
  • Once the timer has expired allow the pressure to release naturally, can take up to 5 minutes of natural release. The rice should be tender. Fluff with a work and serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • Cooking time may vary based on how many cups of dry rice and how many cups of water you use.
  • Add additional spices while cooking to add extra flavor, such as bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, or star anise. You could also cook the rice in chicken or vegetable broth for extra flavor.

Extra Long Grain Rice in the Instant Pot

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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 242kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Equipment:

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups Dry long grain rice, like basmati or jasmine rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted butter

Instructions:

  • In the base of an instant pot or pressure cooker, combine the rice, water, salt, and butter. Stir to combine. Secure the lid onto the pressure cooker, turn on, select the "Pressure Cook" setting, set to "high pressure" for 10 minutes, and start.
  • Once the timer has expired allow the pressure to release naturally. The rice should be tender. Fluff with a work and serve immediately.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 242 kcal | Carbohydrates: 49 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0.1 g | Cholesterol: 5 mg | Sodium: 395 mg | Potassium: 72 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 0.1 g | Vitamin A: 58 IU | Calcium: 20 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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