White Basmati Rice

Make a Healthy Side Dish With White Basmati Rice

White Basmati Rice


2 cups white basmati rice rinsed

3 cups water


  1. Combine the rice and water in the inner pot.
  2. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual; set the pressure to High and the time to 8 minutes. Make sure the steam release knob is in the sealed position. After cooking, quick release the pressure.
  3. Unlock and remove the lid. Serve the rice immediately or place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.


Recipe Notes:

ADVANCE PREP TIP: Rinse and drain your rice and place it in the Instant Pot® with the water up to 8 hours ahead of time. When you’re ready to start cooking, just plug it in and set the time.

MEAL PREP TIP: White rice is incredibly versatile, soaking up the flavors of whatever it is served with. Try it with Green Thai Coconut Curry with Tofu (THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK page 90), Kung Pao Chicken (THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK page 134), and Indian Butter Chicken (THE HEALTHY MEAL PREP INSTANT POT® COOKBOOK page 138). When reheating cooked rice in the microwave or on the stovetop, add about 1 teaspoon of water per serving to keep it moist and prevent it from burning.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Servings:  6 servings

By :The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook by Carrie Forrest