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A bowl of white rice on a wood table

Instant Pot White Rice

  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Pressure cooker white rice recipe - rice from the pressure cooker in about 20 minutes.


  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Add the rice to the pot: Stir the rice, water, and salt into an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker.
  2. Pressure cook the rice for 4 minutes with a 10 minute natural release: Lock the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. (Use “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” mode in an Instant Pot.) Let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure in the pot. Open the lid away from you to avoid any hot steam. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.


You can make this recipe in a stove top pressure cooker; everything works the same. The big advantage I get is the set it and forget it nature of an electric pressure cooker (like my beloved Instant Pot), so if I'm going to use the stovetop, I stick with my Basic White Rice recipe.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot White Rice, Pressure Cooker White Rice