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📖 Recipe: Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Make this super easy Instant Pot Basmati Rice in less than 10 minutes! You can get the perfect cooked rice in your electric pressure cooker. Don’t ever ask yourself again what to prepare as a side dish.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese, european, French
Keyword: basmati, instant pot, pressure cooker, rice
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Mélanie


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 /2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup water


  • Rinse the twice before cooking it, discard the water.
  • In the inner pot, pour the rinsed rice, salt, and water, seal the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Press “pressure cook” and set it on high pressure. Program for a cook time of 8 minutes and do not press anything else. The Instant Pot (IP) will beep to acknowledge the time selected and will start to build pressure. The 8 minutes will start then.
  • Once the 8 minutes are over, your IP will beep. Now, you can do a quick pressure release by pressing the quick-release button and the steam will come out of the valve. It is really hot, be careful.
  • It’s ready to serve!



Can it be made in advance? Yes, store your cooked rice for 4 to 5 days in the fridge or freeze it for later. I store mine for up to 6 months in the freezer. 
Can I make a big batch of rice? What is the ratio of water? Of course, it's a great idea if you like to cook ahead! Just use the rice and water ratio 1:1.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg