Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot - Farm Girl Fresh


Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot

This week we would like to share how to make perfect rice in your Instant Pot. It is quick and easy. And the result, perfect rice that is light and fluffy. As a general rule, you can use a 1-to-1 water to rice ratio. You can make as little, or as much rice in an Instant Pot as you would like.

We suggest using white basmati rice or jasmine rice after reading the current research on rice. Tests have found a higher level of arsenic in rice due to being grown in water which makes the arsenic more easily absorbed into the roots and stored in the grains. We suggest incorporating it into your menu on a limited basis due to the levels of arsenic.


2 cups basmati rice, jasmine rice optional
2 cups water
1 pinch of salt, optional

Soak rice overnight (8 to 12 hours).

making rice in an instant pot

To soak rice rinse 2 cups of basmati rice and place in a medium-sized glass bowl. Add 4 tablespoons yogurt (or lemon juice) and 4 cups warm water. Cover and let sit overnight.

Rinse soaked rice in cold water.

Place rinsed rice and 2 cups of water in the Instant Pot. Lock the lid and set steam valve to “sealing” position.
making rice in an instant pot
Select the “rice” button. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Move valve to “venting” position to release any remaining pressure. making rice in an instant potFluff rice with a fork and serve.


To make brown rice, select the “manual” button and set for 22 minutes. If making wild rice, select the “manual” button and set for 30 minutes. Continue following steps listed above.

Makes 4 servings

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