Last Updated on August 21, 2020 by Cookie
Quick and easy to make one of the fluffy and grain distinct Instant Pot Basmati Rice. Try this method and you will never boil Basmati rice again.
You will definitely love the way of cooking Basmati rice in Instant pot. The result will be more than delightful – you will obtain a fluffy, distinctive, aromatic Basmati rice in a faster way.
No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy Basmati rice – in the Instant Pot you will obtain a nice-looking plate of rice.
What is rice?
Rice is a cereal grain that is very popular in Asia. People are eating rice by their hands, with sticks, or a fork. It is one of the most popular garnitures in the world that can be nicely served next to fried or baked meat, fish, a good ingredient in soups and different other dishes. Rice is one of the main ingredients in sushi that is so famous nowadays.
What can I say about rice? Well, I am not that kind of rice-fan person but served with some sweet/garlic chicken sauce or meatballs then this dish quickly conquers my heart.
In my family, such side dishes like rice, mashed potatoes, buckwheat, or other grain cereals are never welcomed. However, served with a piece of delicious meat, or meat in sauce, then this meal turns into a healthy and flavorful evening. So such tricks I am always making to offer them balanced healthy recipes.
For example, my daughter simply adores sushi – she said that sushi is her favourite dish. But if I want to make her eat just Basmati rice with a piece of fish – then the result will be negative. So, I try to combine pleasure with healthy and good idea recipes. You can also check my recipe rice and veggies.
Why Instant Pot?
When I have discovered Instant Pot in my kitchen, a lot of my time was saved and earned. So since then, I am making almost all possible recipes in it.
Once I have boiled Basmati rice in my instant pot I get convinced that this will be the only way of making it right and correct. Also, no bad smell or burnt rice on the stove, I have. I adore that it looks fluffy, soft, firm, and just perfect.
So, for today I will present you my quick and fast Basmati rice version in the Instant pot served next to Asian garlicky chicken meat.
What is Basmati rice?
Basmati rice is a very popular Indian kind of rice. It is long-grained rice that became famous and traditional around the world. It has a mild nutty flavour, but if cooked properly then you will obtain an al dente fragrant rice that will be fluffy and delicious.
What is the ratio of water to rice when cooking basmati rice?
The rule is simple and easy, anytime you cook rice you have to know: 1 cup of rice need one and a half of two cups of water. I usually add one cup to 2 cups of water.
Why is my basmati rice sticky?
Basmati rice gets sticky and mushy if it is cooked too much or has less water then the rule says. Generally speaking, Basmati rice is one of the kinds of rice that doesn’t get too mushy or sticky. However, the rule has to be followed strictly, as well. Also, in case you want fluffy and delicious rice you can soak the rice in water and leave it for some minutes to reduce some of the starch which makes the rice look that sticky.
How to make Instant Pot Basmati rice?
For this easy recipe, you will need rice water and some seasoning. Simple and easy to make a side dish look nice, taste delicious, and complete a dinner evening on a healthy note.
Steal water, good Basmati rice, and seasoning is almost everything you need to get your rice just perfect.
For today, I have used 2 cups of Basmati rice and 4 cups of water.
Turn on the Instant Pot, pour water and add the rice. Add some drops of olive oil or some butter, but this is optional. Close the lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure and open the lid. Remove the pot with the rice and let it rest covered for 5-10 minutes to obtain fluffy and smooth basmati rice.
Simple, easy, no mess and much effort. This is the key to succeed on busy and lazy evenings.
Instant Pot Basmati Rice
- instant pot
- 2 cups Basmati rice
- 4 cups water
- Turn on the Instant Pot and start pouring water and add the rice. Close the lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 10 minutes.
- Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure. Open the lid. Remove the pot with the rice and let it rest covered for 5-10 minutes to obtain fluffy and smooth basmati rice.
- Serve it next to any meat or fish.