Instant Pot Rice

After weeks of experimenting, I got it right. Here is your fail-proof guide for Instant Pot Rice. Instant Pot white rice, Instant Pot brown rice, instant pot wild rice, and many more, basically an encyclopedia about cooking rice in an instant pot.

Course Side, Side Dish
Cuisine International
Keyword Instant Pot Rice
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 168 kcal


  • 1 cup rice (Basmati white, Jasmin white, Basmati brown, short-grain brown, red, black, wild, wild blend, sushi)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Add all ingredients into the Instant Pot. You can double, triple or quadruple all ingredients in same amounts.

  2. Make sure sealing ring is placed properly in lid, add lid, turn shut and turn knob to sealing position.

  3. Cook on high pressure for the number of minutes instructed below depending on the type of rice:

    White Rice (Basmati or Jasmin): 3 minutes

    White Sushi Rice: 5 minutes

    Brown Rice (Basmati): 22 minutes

    Short Grain Brown Rice: 24 minutes

    Red Rice: 30 minutes

    Wild Rice Blend: 28 minutes

    Wild Rice: 30 minutes

    Black Pearl Rice: 30 minutes

  4. Natural Pressure Release until pin drops (max. 18 minutes for 1 cup and max 30 mins for 4 cups).

  5. Remove all rice from pot immediately to avoid it sticking to the bottom. If needing to keep warm, leave rice in pot after natural pressure release without opening the lid to avoid steam being released and drying out the rice > making it stick to the bottom.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168
% Daily Value*
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.