Instant Pot White Rice

Welcome to your foolproof method for the perfect white rice every time. Below you will find detailed and simplistic instructions on how to make white rice in the instant pot (AKA pressure cooker).

If you have never cooked white rice in your instant pot then you’re missing out. This kitchen tool is life changing, aiding in less cooking time and an exemplary texture for your white rice.

How to make the best Instant Pot White Rice

Looking around on Google you might notice an abundance of recipes for instant pot white rice. Cooking times and methods found will differentiate with each post you click on. The only logical explanation, we all might have a slight variation on our desired rice texture. Personally, I enjoy making white rice that is slightly soft, a bit sticky, but still has firmness. Then, you’ll have others that may desire a firmer, and non sticky white rice. Followed by those who enjoy their white rice on the softest side possible (a lot of kiddos). Thus bringing us all to this happy medium for the perfected instant pot white rice recipe.


The instant that you press the rice button on this magical kitchen gadget you’ll never go back. This is the most simple and effective way to cook your white rice. By using the Instant Pot method you’ll cut down on your cooking time (verses the traditional stove top methods).



When making your delectable white rice make sure to use high quality rice. Our favorite brand of white rice is the Lundberg Organic White Rice that you may purchase with this link. Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients add the rice, water, butter and a bit of salt to the Instant Pot. Next, place the lid on top making sure the vent is in the sealing position. Begin cooking by pressing the rice button on your instant pot. Once the timer on the pot goes off you will do a quick release and Voila!

One important announcement, this recipe is for white rice only. Do not use this recipe for brown rice!

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instant pot white rice

Instant Pot White Rice




  1. Add the rice, water, salt and butter to the instant pot
  2. Close the lid, turn venting knob to sealing position
  3. Press rice button on the instant pot
  4. Quick release and adjust seasoning if needed, enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 182
  • Sugar: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 587.4mg
  • Fat: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 3.8mg
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  1. The easiest and tastiest white rice, thanks!

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