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Basmati Rice in Instant Pot-Basmati Rice Cooked in instant pot in 4 ways
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Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Basmati Rice - A guide on how to cook the perfect Indian Basmati Rice in your Instant Pot multi-use programmable pressure cooker.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword instant pot, instant pot rice
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 180kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 1.25 Cups Water* adjust as per the table above

Instructions

  • Wash the rice and soak for 20 minutes.*
  • Drain and add the rice to instant pot inner pot.
  • Add 1.25 cups of water.Close the lid.
  • Select PRESSURE COOKER/MANUAL, on HIGH, for 6 minutes with the VALVE in SEALED position.
  • Once the cooking is over and Instant Pot beeps,Let the steam escape natually for 10 minutes.Quick Release after that.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and eat!

Cooking Basmati Rice in Rice Mode

  • Wash the rice and Drain the rice
  • Add the rice to instant pot inner pot.
  • Add 1.25 cups of water.Close the lid.
  • Select Rice Mode and move the VALVE to SEALED position.
  • Once the cooking is over and Instant Pot beeps,Let the steam escape natually for 10 minutes.Quick Release after that.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and eat!

Notes

The time it takes to cook the rice will change depending on how old the rice is, altitude of the location and variety of the rice.
Soaking Time- Do not soak beyond 40 minutes, the rice will get too mushy when cooked.
Rice: Water Ratio- Change this based on the kind of outcome you want- soft, fluffy or al dente.Check the table for it.
If you don't have the time to soak, increase the water by 1/4 Cup.
This recipe has been tested on a 6 Qts Instant Pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g