Easily prepare perfect rice for maximum absorption and nutrition in your electric pressure cooker. Instructions for both soaked rice and regular rice.
Rice can be so finicky. Add too much water – it’s mushy. Not enough – it’s crunchy.
Cooking rice in the electric pressure cooker (or the Instant Pot) is actually easier than you think. This multi-function appliance does the work for me producing the best, most perfect fluffy rice for all your favorite rice dishes. I also include two methods — soaking the rice and regular rice but both of them cooked in the Instant Pot with adjusted time and liquid amounts.
How to Cook Perfect Rice in the Electric Pressure Cooker
Instructions for both Soaked Rice and Regular Rice
Naturally Increase Nutrition in White Rice
What Rice is Best?
When using the electric pressure cooker, it’s important to note the cook time, liquid, and what type of rice is used. These instructions work well with organic white long grain rice. I have not perfected brown rice in the Instant Pot but partly because my family prefers white rice anyways. I trust and purchase Lundberg as they routinely check for arsenic levels. THIS is the only white rice I buy and prepare for my family.
Cooking Perfect SOAKED Rice in the Electric Pressure Cooker
Perfect Soaked Rice in the Pressure Cooker
Soaked rice made easily in the Instant Pot
- 2 cups organic white long grain rice
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, yogurt for soaking (optional)
- enough water to completely submerge and 3-4 inches above rice
- 2 tablespoons butter, ghee, coconut oil
- soaked rice
- 1 3/4 cups warm liquid (bone broth and/or water) see notes
Soak rice cover rice in room temperature water making sure the rice is completely submerged in water. You may add a tablespoon of an acidic medium. Allow plenty of room for the rice to expand in your bowl. Set aside for 7-8 hours.
After soak, strain the rice and rinse well. Rinse the rice until water runs clear. Shake the strainer back and forth to remove excess liquid.
Cooking Soaked Rice
In the electric pressure cooker, press the "Saute" function. Melt butter or your choice of fat directly in the liner.
Add soaked and well rinsed rice to the pot and stir to coat all the grains with the fat. When rice is fully coated with fat, add liquid (bone broth/water) and stir very well removing any stuck rice on the bottom or the sides of the pot.
Close the lid and turn the valve to "Sealing." Press the "Manual" function and set cooking time for 5 minutes.
Allow to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes then quick pressure release. When safety pin is down, carefully open the lid and fluff with a fork. Turn the pressure cook "off" the warm setting.
For warm liquid: I simply add boiling water to cold broth in a 1:1 ratio and that brings the temperature of the liquid perfectly.
Note: Soaking time not included in Total Time.
Cooking Perfect Regular (not soaked) Rice in the Electric Pressure Cooker
Perfect Regular Rice (not soaked) in the Pressure Cooker
Long grain white rice cooked perfectly in the Instant Pot
- 2 tablespoons butter, ghee, or coconut oil
- 2 cups organic white long grain rice
- 2 cups liquid (bone broth and/or water)
Rinse the rice very well until water runs clear. Shake the strainer back and forth to remove excess water.
In the liner, melt butter or your choice of fat. Add the rinsed rice and stir to coat all the grains with the fat. When rice is starting to turn golden, add liquid (bone broth/water) and stir very well removing any stuch rice on teh bottom or the sides of the pot.
Close the lid and turn the valve to "Sealing." Press the "Manual" function and set cooking time for 8 minutes.
Allow to naturally release pressure ("NPR") for 10 minutes then quick pressure release. When safety pin is down, carefully open the lid and fluff with a fork. Remove from heat by turning "off" the keep warm setting.
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