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Cooked Instant Pot Fluffy Rice in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Rice

You can make perfect rice in your Instant Pot every single time! The rice is not sticky or gluey, but fluffy and ready to be used in any dish or frozen in ziploc bags.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 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


  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

  1. 2 cups of uncooked rice = 6 cups of cooked white rice
  2. 1 serving = 1/2 cup rice
  3. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.