A foolproof, hands off way to make perfect Instant Pot brown jasmine rice every single time. No more mushy, burnt, or undercooked rice. It takes only 3 minutes to prep, and cooking is set and forget!
2 cups brown jasmine rice
2 ½ cups filtered water
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
Rinse: Rinse the uncooked rice in a fine-mesh strainer under cool water for about 30 seconds until the water runs clear.
Combine: Add the rice, water, sea salt, and olive oil to the Instant Pot. Stir gently and make sure all of the rice is submerged in the water.
Cook: Secure the lid and set the pressure valve to the sealing position. Select MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK and cook on HIGH pressure for 22 minutes. Note: it will take about 6-8 minutes to get up to pressure.
Natural Release: Once the 22 minutes is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Then, use the quick release method to release the remaining pressure by switching the valve to the venting position. Carefully remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
Customize the amount of water to your preference. I’ve tested this recipe with many different ratios of rice to water. Use a 1:1.25 ratio (recipe above) for perfectly soft and fluffy rice that sticks to your fork. Use a 1:1 ratio for rice that’s al dente or firm to the bite.
For extra flavor, you can cook the rice in bone broth instead of water. If you use broth, skip the ½ teaspoon salt.
Before securing the lid on the Instant Pot, use a spoon or spatula to gently flatten the rice so it’s completely submerged in water. If the rice is above water, it won’t cook properly.
This recipe works in the 3-quart, 6-quart, 8-quart, or 10-quart Instant Pot. If you’re using an 8 or 10-quart cooker, you cannot scale the recipe down because they both require a minimum of 2 cups of water to come to pressure.
1 cup of uncooked rice will make 3 cups of cooked rice.
Do not use the measurements inside of the Instant Pot to measure your dry rice or water. Use a measuring cup for the rice and a liquid measuring cup for the water.
With a stainless steel Instant Pot insert, some rice will stick to the bottom once it’s cooked. Just soak it in a little dish detergent and warm water and it will lift right off when you clean it.
Note: the automatic “Rice” setting on the Instant Pot is ONLY for white rice.