For two people, our Aroma rice cooker does a great job with any kind of rice or grain. But when our family gets together, we need quantities of rice and the Instant Pot can deliver them. These directions work for any white rice. For Curry Nite, we use white basmati rice. For Korean food, we use Kokuho Rose rice. They are all delicious.
For cooking rice, polenta, or anything sticky in an Instant Pot, the person in our family who washes pots and pans is a big fan of the nonstick inner pot manufactured by Instant Pot. It can be used for pressure cooking or any other Instant Pot cooking just like the original metal pot.
If you rinse your rice prior to cooking, subtract 3 tablespoons of water per cup of water used.
According to the package directions on Uncle Ben’s® Rice, 1 cup of rice makes enough rice to serve 4. Our family eats larger servings, so for 12 people I would use 4 cups rice and 4 cups water. I have not tried it, but Everyday Maven says you can use 5 cups rice and 5 cups water.
For unaccountable reasons, the Instant Pot’s Rice setting can’t be adjusted, so we recommend using the Pressure Cook setting instead.
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 cup water (if rice is rinsed, remove 3 tablespoons of water from each cup)
Put rice and water in Instant Pot.
- Lock the Instant Pot cover.
- Make sure the vent is set to Sealing.
- Set the Instant Pot on Pressure Cook.
- Set to High Pressure.
- Turn off Keep Warm (to avoid baking the bottom of the rice).
- Set the Instant Pot cook time for 6 minutes.
- When the Instant Pot beeps 10 times to signal that the rice has cooked, set your timer for 10 minutes.
- When the 10 minutes is up, manually release pressure.
Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a spoon or fork.