Instant Pot Jasmine Rice (Instant Pot Sticky Rice) is the easiest way to make sticky jasmine rice EVER. Made with rice, water, and a pinch of salt in the instant pot in just 15 minutes!
Rice is one of the easiest side dishes to make, which is why I always have it stocked in my pantry. If you’re like me, you might also love my Easy Coconut Rice. If you want an all-in-one dinner, check out my Instant Pot Chicken and Rice!
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice (Instant Pot Sticky Rice)
Instant Pot Jasmine Rice (Instant Pot Sticky Rice) is one of the easiest ways to make sticky jasmine rice without a rice cooker, plus it’s the fastest way I know of! All you need is jasmine rice, water, and a pinch of salt. I love to make this when I’m making a stir fry or as a side dish to my Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken.
I’ve found that after the initial 10 minutes, the longer you leave the rice on the “warm” setting, the stickier it gets. It’s also really important to wash the rice thoroughly, because the starch on the rice can cause it to burn or become too soft when cooking.
How to Make Instant Pot Jasmine Rice
Instant pot jasmine rice is a really simple recipe. Plus, it frees up a lot of room on your stovetop, and doesn’t require as much attention as the stovetop version! Here’s how to make instant pot jasmine rice (instant pot sticky rice).
- Rinse your rice thoroughly. You want to make sure the water is running clear on your last rinse, to get as much of the starch off as possible. It’s the starch on the rice that causes it to burn to the bottom of the pot, or get too mushy.
- Add up to 4 cups of rice to the instant pot. Match each cup of rice with one cup of water. Stir in a pinch of salt.
- Lock the instant pot lid and pressure valve. Set on high for 10 minutes, then let it naturally release.
- Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.
Is jasmine rice gluten free?
Yes, jasmine rice is naturally gluten free and safe for those with celiac disease. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some grains like oats are heavily cross-contaminated. Rice is typically grown separately, so you do not need to worry about it. Watch out for added ingredients to recipes using the rice. But if you’re making it at home like this instant pot recipe, there’s no reason to worry about it.
Which instant pot is best to make rice?
Any instant pot will work, just remember that rice will about double in size, so you want to adjust the recipe accordingly to the size of your pot.
Can I substitute white rice for jasmine?
Yes you can substitute white rice for jasmine in this instant pot jasmine rice recipe. Use the same amount of water to rice, but you can add slightly more if you want a softer rice. White rice might not be quite as sticky as jasmine rice, but it will work as a substitute in a pinch.
Tips For Making Instant Pot Jasmine Rice (Instant Pot Sticky Rice)
- You can adjust this recipe to make more or less rice, just make sure you match 1 cup of rice with 1 cup of water. Also, keep in mind how big of an instant pot you’re using, because rice will fluff up as it cooks. If you make 1-3 cups of rice, you can reduce the cooking time to 5 minutes. If you make more, keep it on 10.
- If you want to add more flavor to your rice, replace the water with broth.
- Add a tablespoon or two of butter to the rice (before cooking) to make it less sticky once you stir it at the end.
- Never forget to rinse the rice, or it will burn!
- If your instant pot has a rice setting, you can use that too. Just remember to adjust the timing.
- You can make this in a regular pressure cooker, but I tend to like the instant pot better because it has more safety features.
- If your rice is too watery, put the top back on the lid and set for an additional 5 minutes. It is either undercooked, or too much water was added at the beginning.
- For some extra flavor, turn the instant pot on the saute setting and toast the rice in some butter first, stirring frequently, until it is fragrant. Then add the water, stir one last time, and set it to cook.
Can I make instant pot jasmine rice ahead of time?
I usually don’t like to make plain rice ahead of time, because it doesn’t always reheat well. Plus, this recipe is pretty fast. But if you’re really short on time, you can store the cooked rice in an airtight container, and when you’re ready to reheat it just add a small amount of water to the rice and microwave it. This should help steam the rice as it reheats, and it will be as close to fresh as possible. You can also add a small amount of butter or oil to the rice to keep it from sticking too much.
What goes good with instant pot jasmine rice?
- Crispy Oven Fried Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
- Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
- Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
- Herb and Garlic Chicken Drumsticks