Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot -Easily prepare perfect rice for maximum absorption and nutrition in your electric pressure cooker. Instructions for both soaked rice and regular rice.
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Perfect Soaked Rice in the Pressure Cooker

Soaked rice made easily in the Instant Pot
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Anya


Soaking Rice

  • 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

Cooking Rice

  • 2 tablespoons butter, ghee, coconut oil
  • soaked rice
  • 1 3/4 cups warm liquid (bone broth and/or water) see notes


Soaking Rice

  • 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.