Basmati Rice – Instant Pot

Basmati Rice

As I was doing my research before diving into using my Instant Pot, one thing I kept running across over and over again was all the trouble various people were having in cooking rice. 

  • What setting do I use?
  • How long do I cook it?
  • What’s the rice to water ratio?
  • Do I cook it in the inner pot? 
  • Etc. Etc. Etc. 

I decided to try a PiP (Pot in Pot) method that I came across on one of the many Instant Pot groups because I figured if it didn’t turn out right, at least I wouldn’t have to clean the inner pot and start all over again. I could start in the Inner Pot right away as it would be clean. I’m happy to share with you that the ratio, the method, the PiP all worked out great and the rice was perfect! Fluffy, Soft, Separated Grains and just YUMMY! 

Here’s what I did:

  1. Rinse 2 cups rice and put it in the pot you want to use, add 3 cups water.
  2. Add a tbsp of oil to coat rice grains with oil (so it doesn’t stick to the pot).
  3. Pressure Cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes with Natural Pressure Release

**Again, I haven’t tried this yet but I read that you could do the same for 18 minutes and do a Quick Release.** 

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