Cooked Instant Pot Fluffy Rice in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Fluffy Rice

You can make perfect fluffy rice in your Instant Pot every single time! No rinsing needed. The rice is not sticky or gluey, but fluffy and ready to be used in any dish or frozen in ziplocĀ bags.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Instant Pot rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
coming to pressure 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 241 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups white long grain rice
  • 2.5 cups warm tap water
US Customary - Metric


  1. Make sure the stainless steel pot is in your Instant Pot (to know why I always mention this step, check out my Instant Pot Guide for Beginners). Press "saute" (on medium setting) setting and wait 2 minutes, until the display shows HOT. Add butter and let melt.
  2. Add rice and toast, stirring often. When you see quite a bit of grain lightly brown, press "cancel/off" button.
  3. Add water. Stir well. Close the lid, set valve to "Sealing" position (newer models do it on its own). Set timer to 4 minutes, on HIGH pressure. The Instant Pot will take about 4 minutes to come to pressure.
  4. Once the timer is done, press "cancel/off" and let the IP release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Switch valve to "venting" position to release any remaining pressure. There should not be much left.
  5. Open the lid carefully away from your face. Fluff rice with a fork. Serve or cool completely, portion out and freeze in ziploc bags.

Recipe Notes

2 cups of uncooked rice = 6 cups of cooked white rice

1 serving = 1/2 cup rice

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Fluffy Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.