Making White Rice can sometimes be a real challenge or pain. Thankfully the White Rice Instant Pot method is about as easy as it gets.

It gives you soft and fluffy white rice every time and saves you the hassle, headaches, and heartbreak. 

Instant Pot White Rice

You’re going to love using the white rice Instant Pot method to cook your rice. It’s so simple it only takes about 3 or 4 steps from start to finish.

Not only that but it pretty fools proof. Once you try Instant Pot white rice you’ll never want to go back to a rice cooker again. 

I can’t tell you how many times I failed at making rice before finding this cooking method.

Now I can’t stop making it!

How to make Instant Pot White Rice

With such a fast and easy way to make rice, you’ll probably see it in your diets a lot more too! But that’s okay, I have a ton of recipes using cooked white rice you can check out and try!

Cooked White Rice is great for serving with stir fry or teriyaki chicken.

Instant Pot White Rice

It also makes a great dish next to some beef stroganoff! Even the leftover rice is great because it can be used in a fried rice recipe the next day!

So don’t worry if you make too much, there are always a few great uses available.

White Rice Instant Pot Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup White Long grain Rice
  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • Pinch of salt

How to make rice in the Instant Pot

  • In a bowl rinse your rice over and over until the water turns clear. This helps to remove the starches and get it to be less sticky once finished cooking.
  • Put the rice in the Instant Pot with 2 1/2 cups of water and the pinch of salt.
  • Close the lid and then press the “Rice” button on your Instant Pot. Yes, it’s really that easy.
  • The rice will cook for the predetermined amount of time, be patient.
  • Do a quick release of the pressure when the cook cycle is complete.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and then serve as desired.
Instant Pot White Rice

How much rice can you make in your Instant Pot

How much you can make is determined by the size of the Instant Pot. A smaller one won’t make as much as a larger one but keep in mind this simple tip.

Don’t put more than half a liner’s worth of water and rice n the pot. This is because the rice will double in size as it cooks! Overfilling it could be disastrous and messy. 

What is the Rice Button for on the Instant Pot?

It’s for cooking rice! But there’s something super cool about this function that I just HAVE to tell you about! The rice button feature is the only fully automatic program on an Instant Pot.

This means that unlike the others where you have to set pressures or times, it does all of that work for you!

The Instant Pot will determine how much rice and water is in there based on weight and set the time appropriately.

This not only makes it harder to mess up but also helps to give you perfect rice every time. 

Can you cook 1 cup of rice in the Instant Pot?

If you’re using the inner pot of your Instant Pot then you should use a minimum of 1 cup’s worth of rice. If you plan on cooking less than that then a pot in pot method would work better. 

Cooking 1 cup of rice in the Instant Pot is completely doable and easy. Your Instant Pot will cook it at a nice low temperature and give you a great yield of cooked rice.

Should you rinse rice?

You don’t have to rinse rice but it’s always recommended.

Rinsing the rice helps to remove starches and get it to be less of a sticky mess once cooked.

Unless you’re specifically looking for sticky rice, this isn’t normally desired. Most people enjoy their white rice to be non-sticky because it’s easier to eat and mix into recipes that way.

Rinsing your rice is a personal preference and option choice.

How long to cook brown rice?

You can cook Brown Rice in your Instant Pot, but take note that it will take longer. Brown rice takes 22 minutes to cook following this recipe and will also need a quick release of the pressure.

How to clean Instant Pot liner

How to clean the Instant Pot Liner

After cooking rice the liner has stuck cooked rice all over it. Don’t panic!

I remove all the rice, place the liner in the sink and quickly add hot water.

Just let it soak a few minutes while you finish preparing dinner. Or better yet, while you enjoy dinner.

After dinner rinse the water out and with a sponge and dish soap clean the pot. The sticky rice will wash away.

White Rice Instant Pot

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Instant Pot White Rice

Making Instant Pot White Rice is quick, easy and simple. This no fail recipe is easy enough for my boys to make too. Always have perfectly cooked rice
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot white Rice, white rice, White Rice Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 169kcal


  • 1 Cup White Long grain Rice
  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • pinch of salt


  • In a bowl rinse rice over and over until the water turns clear.
  • Put rice in Instant Pot with 1 1/4 cups water and salt.
  • Close it and press the "Rice" button.
  • The rice will cook for the predetermined amount of time.
  • Quick release the pressure when the cook cycle is complete.
  • Fluff with a fork and serve.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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