Thursday 31 August 2017

Instant Pot Basmati Rice

There seem to be a lot of discussion on how to cook perfect Basmati rice, not mushy, burnt or uncooked rice. This method will give you perfect Basmati rice.

Instant Pot Basmati Rice

6 quart Instant Pot

*if using a 8 quart, put the rice and water in a metal bowl, set it on a trivet and add 1 cup water to the bottom of the IP, add 1 minute to cook time (7minutes)

1 cup Basmati rice
1 cup water(if rinsing, less 3 tablespoons)


Measure the rice and set aside.

Measure the water and add to the Instant Pot
*equal parts of rice and water if not rinsing, if rinsing less 3 tablespoons water.

Rinse the rice until water runs clear

Add the wet rice to the IP.

Lock on the lid, set the steam release valve to sealed position.
 (the rice button is more for Jasmine rice)
Set timer to high Pressure for 6 minutes, when finished Natural Release for 10 minutes. 

This produced a delicious al dente rice!

* you can add salt and pepper prior to cooking (no change in time)

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Wee Bear and I are on holiday in the Baltic area, Stockholm, Sweden at the moment. We were treated to a amazing dinner last night at a friends new restaurant on the waterfront. Boca is open 6 weeks, has had no PR paid for and is packed. Matts and Eva (owners) hosted us, delicious wines and at least 15 different dishes of amazing foods were brought to the table. the chef is a young lady from Italy. This delicious pizza with shaved truffle was one of Wee Bear and I favorites!


  1. Thank you I have tried rice and it's either not cooked or mushy! I will let you know ! Fran

  2. Tried and true!Thanks! Fran

  3. We loved it ! Fluffy and not scorched!

    1. Yes, tried and true! thanks for commenting! Cheers! JJ


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