Tips For Making The Best Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Don’t skip the washing step! The rice must be clear before cooking.
You can use the oil of your choice in this recipe. Extra virgin olive oil is always a great option, but toasted sesame or coconut adds a lovely subtle flavor to the rice. Alternatively, use butter or ghee.
To make more flavorful rice, use broth or stock instead of water.
Need to make less rice? Whatever amount of rice you want to make, just remember the ratio of water to rice is always 1:1, so 2 cups of rice call for 2 cups of water, 4 cups of rice needs 4 cups of water, and so on.
When making Instant Pot jasmine rice, use the High setting to cook the rice this will give you the best results.
How To Make Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
This recipe is a fool-proof, hands-off way to cook jasmine rice in under 30 minutes!
- Rinse rice well in a strainer
- Add rice and water to Instant Pot
- Open up the lid to perfectly cooked rice!
What Type Of Pot To Use
One thing I really like in this method is that it doesnt really matter what type of pot you use. Some say you should use a nonstick one, but in my experience thats not necessary. Just make sure that you have a very low setting on your cooktop, and your rice wont stick to the bottom.
What is important though is that you have a perfectly matching lid for your pot. This way you can almost steam the rice, and thats what produces perfect results with these ratios. If you have a glass lid thats an added benefit, as you can check if the water is simmering without removing the lid.
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By Step Instructions For Instant Pot Brown Rice
There are two cooking methods for brown rice in the Instant Pot – dump-and-start or pot-in-pot.
I follow the dump-and-start whenever I am solely making a side of brown rice, but the pot-in-pot allows you to cook the rice while simultaneously cooking your main meal. Follow whichever method suits your needs.
How To Make Jasmine Rice In An Instant Pot In 2021
One of the best benefits of a pressure cooker like an instant pot, ninja foodie or other brands is that cooked rice is easy to make perfectly every time. You can also use a pressure cooker to make yellow turmeric rice.
Cooking rice can be hard if you have not developed your own system and many cultures have slightly different ways and preferences.
You also need to take into account some other facts like
- your height above sea level your location
- local water and its hardness
- rice age and dryness
Want to reheat cooked rice see our methods here.
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Storing Jasmine Rice
Store your unused jasmine rice in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Properly refrigerated jasmine rice will last up to 4-6 days. Discard any cooked jasmine rice that has been at room temperature for 2 hours or more.
How To Reheat Jasmine Rice
Reheating in the microwave Place leftover jasmine rice into a microwave safe bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water for each 1 cup of cooked jasmine rice. Stir the rice using a fork, and break up any clumps in the rice. Cover most of the bowl with cling film, leaving an area for the steam to vent. Or cover with a paper towel . Depending on your portion size, 1 2 minutes on high in the microwave should reheat your rice. Be careful of steam and when handling hot dishes!
P.S. The perfect use for any leftover jasmine rice is my easy fried rice!!
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Types Of Jasmine Rice To Use
Jasmine rice is a type of long grain rice and it comes in white and brown varieties. Unlike other variations of rice like short grain or medium grain rice, jasmine rice is plump and only slightly sticky due to the low levels of amylopectin. This starch determines the stickiness between the rice grains after cooking.
The difference between white and brown jasmine rice is the same as other varieties, meaning the latter still has the bran intact and will have an even less sticky consistency after cooking and may have nuttier notes of flavor and aroma.
Its typically grown in areas like South East Asia like Thailand. Specifically, jasmine rice made from Thailand that is labeled hom mali is the highest grade of jasmine rice and has the strongest aroma. Its no coincidence that some of the best dishes to pair with jasmine rice come from Thailand, like Thai Panang curry, Thai basil fried rice, and pad Thai.
Instant Pot Sticky Rice
Think of it like sushi rice you get with a piece of fish on top and a bit of wasabi. You know how its really stuck together into one piece, it is more like that if you swish it as I explain below. I have detailed information and ingredients listed below but heres a quick rundown.
- Pour uncooked Jasmine white rice into pot with water. Pick up pot and swirl contents around so water gets cloudy.
- Close and lock pressure cooker lid and make sure to turn steam valve to seal. Set to high pressure for 6 minutes. DO NOT release the pressure when done.
- Instead let it sit for a 8 minute natural release when done.
- Then let rest of pressure out and lift lid. Fluff rice and serve immediately for best results.
Seriously you can add the rice to just about everything. You can make pressure cooker fried rice with it, eat it plain, or serve with slices of air fryer cube steak on top. It only takes about 15 minutes to cook and sit in the pot to fluff so its easy and fast.
Swirl, sticky, separated or however you prefer to make it I assure youll never make it another way again. I bet you will be like myself and give away your old fashioned countertop cooker and never use the stovetop again. That way takes forever waiting for the water to boil. I havent done that method in I cant tell you how long.
Ready to jump to recipe below and get started making Instant Pot Jasmine rice recipe? Go for it!
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Nutrition Comparison: Brown Rice Vs White Rice
Brown rice retains all the minerals, antioxidants and fiber present in the outer layers due to its minimal processing. White rice, on the other hand, is refined and stripped of its outer coating.
For this reason, brown rice is considered to be a healthier and more nutritious alternative to white rice. The outer layers being intact also contribute to it’s nutty and chewy texture. Let’s check out the calorie and carb content of both varieties:
How To Make Jasmine Rice On The Stove
Follow these 4 easy steps to cooking perfect Jasmine rice on stovetop
1) Wash rice till water runs clear.
2) Add rice, water and salt in a pot then cover pot with lid.
3) Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes or till cooked.
5) Take off heat and fluff with fork.
Serve and enjoy.
CALORIES IN JASMINE RICE
1 Cup of uncooked jasmine rice has 640 calories while 1 cup cooked jasmine rice has 218 calories. 1 cup of dry jasmine rice gives approximately 3 cups cooked. Most of the calories in jasmine rice are from carbohydrates.
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Instant Pot Setting & Cooking Time
Rice is primarily cooked in the instant pot at a preset LOW pressure for 12 minutes. But jasmine rice is softer, and though you can use this preset for it as well, it may come out gooey than needed. So, its best to use the Manual/Pressure Cook settings for jasmine rice at about three to four minutes. After this time, an additional ten minutes is allowed for the instant pot to release pressure naturally. Also, whether releasing the valve or removing the lid of the pressure cooker, be sure to protect yourself from the steam. Try using a long wooden spoon to adjust the pressure valve.
How To Reheat Jasmine Rice
Reheating in the microwave – Place leftover jasmine rice into a microwave safe bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water for each 1 cup of cooked jasmine rice. Stir the rice using a fork. Break up any clumps in the rice.
Cover most of the bowl with cling film, leaving an area for the steam to vent. Or cover with a paper towel . Depending on your portion size, 1 – 2 minutes on high in the microwave should reheat your rice. Be careful of steam and when handling hot dishes!
Reheating on the stove top – Place leftover jasmine rice into a saucepan and stir with a fork to break up clumps. Drizzle water or a small amount of oil in to help add moisture back to the rice.
Heat on a low setting for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cooked rice is warmed through completely. Add water as necessary during the heating process to keep your rice fluffy and moist.
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About Rinsing The Rice:
Why is it that I recommend rinsing the rice before cooking it?
Doing so helps it from foaming up while it’s cooking, which would then cause it to come out of the valve and basically make a big mess.
In turn, this helps the rice retain its moisture content. Nobody likes dry rice!
After seeing how easy this is to make in your Instant Pot, you can confidently ditch your rice cooker and say buh-bye to making rice on the stovetop…
That’s too high maintenance!
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe
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Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is fluffy, perfect, and so easy to make. You dont need a rice cooker to have the most delicious, perfectly cooked rice for your next stir fry dinner!
As promised when I shared the sweet chili chicken stir fry recipe, heres the recipe for Instant Pot jasmine rice! Jasmine rice is one of my absolute favorite things. It has the best flavor and its perfect with any type of stir fry recipe. Did you know that leftover rice is perfect for making yummy Fried Rice? And dont
Jasmine rice is the perfect accompaniment to this honey balsamic chicken with crispy vegetables, an oven roasted sheet pan dinner. I always serve jasmine rice to soak up the delicious creamy wine sauce in this chicken recipe.
Or I love jasmine rice completely by itself. With butter.
There arent many things better than buttered rice, am I right? Well, maybe creamy risotto.
Its so easy to make jasmine rice in your pressure cooker. As you all probably already know, I have an Instant Pot, but this will work in any type of electric pressure cooker.
I make three cups of rice , but you could also use this method to prepare as little as 1 cup of dry rice. I always like to make a lot of rice while Im at it. You can store the cooked rice in the fridge or freezer to use for other meals.
Youre going to want to make an ultra large batch of this jasmine rice, because it is absolutely irresistible!
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Why Use An Instant Pot
The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, because it drastically cuts down on the cooking time for developing flavors in soups and stews, getting tough cuts of meat tender, and even baking a cheesecake. And there are many accessories that will help you get more out of your Instant Pot.
If you dont have one yet, check out our guide on which one to buy. Also see our guide to How to Use an Instant Pot for more information.
- Dont Have an Instant Pot Yet?This guide can help you choose the right one.
- find more recipes to make in your Instant Pot.
Water To Rice Ratio For Jasmine Rice
I use ratio 1:1 for instant pot jasmine rice, that is 1 cup of rice to 1 cup of water and ratio 1:1.5 for stovetop jasmine rice that is 1 cup rice and 1.5 cups water.
COOK TIME FOR JASMINE RICE
For instant pot, cook time is 4 minutes high pressure and 10 minutes natural pressure release and for stovetop jasmine rice, cook time is 25 minutes.
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Varieties Of Jasmine Rice
We can also get jasmine rice in brown and black varieties. Granted, the black one would be quite expensive and difficult to find.
Thats why it was called forbidden rice at some point and was reserved for just the nobility and higher classes. This point, along with the nutritional profile, has us drooling to try black jasmine rice at least once!
Brown jasmine rice lies somewhere in between the white and black varieties. Its healthier than the regular white options, containing more protein and fat along with vitamins B1 and B3.
Whats exciting is that whole-grain jasmine rice is also available in red and purple!
If you can get your hands on these, they have a lot of the phytonutrients that black jasmine rice also possesses. Its plant compounds contain antioxidants that can protect our bodies from cell damage.
An Easy Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe
Rice? Rice?! Boooooooring!
Girl, please. You know me nothing I do is boring!
This is no boring rice recipe. In this recipe, were making my favorite long grain white rice Jasmine rice.
And, were not standing at the stove boiling our rice just waiting for it to boil over, OR spending too much time messing around with a rice cooker! Nope, not today. Were cooking it mess free and in our Instant Pot!
Get ready to make rice the quickest and easiest way like, ever! You may never boil it on your stove top again. So, get out your IP and lets do this.
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Faqs Of Making Instant Pot Jasmine Rice:
- What is the cook time or how long do you cook jasmine rice in the pressure cooker? Jasmine rice cooks in a pressure cooker in 5 minutes on high with a 10 minute natural release.
- What is the rice to water ratio for cooking rice in the Instant Pot? You want to use a 1:1 ratio of rice to water, so for every 1 cup of rice, youll use 1 cup of water .
- What setting do I use? I almost always just do a manual setting, but Im sure your rice setting will work too just set the time for the amount of time directed in the recipe.
Did you know you can also make quinoa in the Instant Pot? Along with a million other thingsmake sure to read my complete guide to cooking with an Instant Pot youll find all my Instant Pot recipes there too.
Love rice? You can also make Instant Pot Brown Rice just remember brown rice takes longer to cook than jasmine rice, even in a pressure cooker. Or try Instant Pot White Rice for long grain white rice.
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Follow The Right Recipe
There are several recipes out there for cooking jasmine rice in an instant pot. However, cooking it this way might lead to several issues if youre not careful.
The rice could turn out too mushy, there might be some burning, or you might just end up dirtying a lot of pots. When you follow the right recipe, however, the risk of problems goes down.
If youre making al dente jasmine rice, which has a firm bite, start by rinsing and draining the rice. Cook it on high pressure for three minutes, and then, use the natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
For a softer consistency of jasmine rice, you should cook it for five minutes using high pressure after rinsing and draining. Then, use the natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
Heres a step-by-step recipe for making jasmine rice using an instant pot:
You can also prevent too many pots from getting dirty by first fluffing the rice inside the instant pot as soon as its cooked. After this, take out the steel inset and put it on the kitchen counter. This step will prevent the bottom grains from sticking to the pot.
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