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How to make white rice in Instant Pot - 3 minutes

One of the simplest and quickest method to cook perfect basmati rice in instant pot.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to Cook Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot - 3 minutes |Nithyaskitchn, instant pot rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Author Nithya


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Set manual/pressure cook to 3 minutes and do a QR(Quick Release).Your perfect rice is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

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.