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Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

This Instant Pot basmati rice recipe is quick, simple, and perfect every time! Cooking rice in an Instant Pot ensures light, tender rice. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes, then fluff with a fork, and serve alongside your favorite recipes.

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
Instant pot basmati rice in a small bowl
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Instant Pot Basmati Rice

This Instant Pot basmati rice recipe is quick, simple, and perfect every time! Cooking rice in an Instant Pot ensures light, tender rice. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes, then fluff with a fork, and serve alongside your favorite recipes.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fluffy rice, perfect rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned

Equipment

  • Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Strainer or fine mesh sieve

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Place basmati rice in a strainer or fine mesh sieve. Rinse rice under cool water for 1-2 minutes, until water runs clear.
    rinsing rice in a strainer
  • Add rice, 1 ¼ cup water, and butter to the bowl of an Instant Pot. Close the lid, seal the valve, then cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
    rice water and butter in an instant pot dish
  • Allow 5 minutes of natural release, then manually release remaining pressure by pushing the valve to open. Fluff rice with a fork, then serve immediately.
    Fluffing basmati rice with a fork

Notes

  • To reheat: add a large splash of water to cooled rice, then microwave ~1-2 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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