How to make jeera rice in Instant Pot in 3 minutes with a blend of spices.
Yesterday night dinner was roti with paneer butter masala and I ended with some leftover gravy.
To pair the gravy I decided to make this jeera rice in instant pot. I usually buy basmati rice from Costco since I ran out of stock this time I bought it from local store.
Weekly once I love to make jeera rice with basmati rice in instant pot since this also falls under low GI
The recipe posted here is for white basmati rice in instant pot. The soaking time, cooking time will differ for brown basmati rice.
You can pair this rice with this instant pot eggplant gravy
How to cook perfect basmati rice instant pot?
This is one of the simplest and quickest methods to cook basmati rice in instant pot. Use the right amount of water, soaking time and doing a QR in instant pot makes perfect basmati rice.
The spices I used for taste are cinnamon, bay leaf, green chili, cumin seeds, cloves, and cardamom.
Now let us see how to Cook Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot in 3 minutes. Switch on the instant pot and turn on saute mode, once it turns ‘HOT’ add ghee, cumin seeds, bay leaf, green chili, cloves, and cardamom.
Add rice in instant pot and saute for a minute and add 1.25 cups of water for 1 cup of rice, add salt and mix it well and close the lid.
How to make white rice in Instant Pot - 3 minutes
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- 1-2 leaves bay leaf
- 1 chopped green chilli
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 nos cloves
- 2 nos cardamom
- 1 tbsp ghee/Clarified butter/oil
- 1 Cup rice
- 1.25 Cups water
- To taste salt
Switch on the instant pot and turn on saute mode ,once it turns 'HOT' add ghee ,cumin seeds,bay leaf,green chilli,cloves and cardamom.
Add basmati rice and saute for a minute and add 1.25 cups of water for 1 cup of rice,add salt and mix it well and close the lid.
Set manual/pressure cook to 3 minutes and do a QR(Quick Release).Your perfect rice is ready to serve.
I washed basmati rice in running water once and soaked it for 10-12 minutes maximum.Please dont soak the rice more than this time if you want it to be fluffy.
Try this easy and no-fail instant pot jeera rice.Don’t forget to tag me in Instagram #nithyaskitchn