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White Rice in a brown stoneware bowl in front of a pressure cooker

Instant Pot White Rice

Instant Pot White Rice is an easy way to cook long grain white rice. You can control how done it gets, and pressure cooker rice is fairly hands-off method.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker white rice recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Calories 205 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 cups Long Grain White Rice, very well rinsed
  • 2 cups Water
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Butter or Olive Oil (optional, but yields a nice result)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the inner liner pot of the Instant Pot®.

  2. Place the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  3. Press the Rice button* (or use the dial on the Ultra).

  4. When the cook cycle ends turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to do a Quick Release of the steam. Turn off the pot.

  5. When the pin in the lid drops down open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

  6. Serve immediately, or save for another recipe.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have the RICE button, set your pressure cooker to LOW pressure for 12 minutes. Quick Release.

If you don't have the LOW pressure option, set time for 2-3 minutes (depending on how soft you like your rice) at High pressure. After cook cycle finishes, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, then do a Quick Release of the steam. Follow the remaining steps.