When I need rice on the table fast, I turn to this Instant Pot Perfect White Rice. This no-rinse white rice can cook itself while you create the rest of your dinner time masterpiece!
Is rice not the most versatile food in the world!? It’s a go to side dish to so many of our dinners around here and the main reason I decided I needed 2 electric pressure cookers (or 5 . . . recipe testing and all ????).
I try to do mostly whole grains around here so my go-to rice is usually this Perfect Brown Rice, but if I failed to plan ahead, I’ll whip up this Instant Pot Perfect White Rice instead. In less than 20 minutes, you’ve got your side dish ready to roll and the hardest part about it was opening a can of chicken broth.
Important to Note
I do not rinse my rice. Upon researching other’s methods of cooking rice and seeing that many people rinse their rice before cooking it, I panicked that I was committing a culinary sin and would be steering all of you wrong.
Then I took a reality check, dialed down the internal drama, and remembered that this is my zone and my job is to tell you what I do in the kitchen as long it is a solid and dependable method.
So join me all you rebels and rule breakers! Abandon the rice rinse! It’s an extra step that I deem completely and totally unneccessary (until something happens to change my mind, which as a mother and a female, I fully accept as my prerogative).
In order to skip this rinsing step and end up with perfectly cooked rice that hasn’t burned to the bottom of the pot, I simply added more broth and a touch of butter and it turns out perfect every time. A perfect chewy bite that doesn’t come out in one big gluey ball.
Stay tuned for a new recipe coming soon where I show you how to amp of the nutrition of plain ol’ white rice AND give you a perfect shiny beauty to top your rice and make it dinner. An absolute treasure of a recipe! Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog so you don’t miss it!
PS: Is this not the cutest bowl ever! My husband said this picture looked like I dropped a salt shaker in the bowl. So FYI: it’s a cute little bunny secured to the bottom of the bowl for a cute/fun dining surprise. I found it at the DI and it reminds me of a hot chocolate mug my grandma gave me when I was child that had a figurine glued to the bottom of the mug. If anyone knows where I can find more like it, I would love to know!
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Instant Pot Perfect White Rice
Perfect, no rinse, rice that requires only a couple minutes of your time!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 3 cups
- Category: Grains
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup long grain white rice (I like basmati)
- 1 ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ tablespoon butter
- Add rice, chicken broth, salt, and butter to the pressure cooker pot and stir. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 3 minutes.
- When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
- Fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.
- Freeze any extra rice in resealable freezer bags. I love having it on hand for quick rice bowl dinners and fried rice.
- Double ingredients if needed. I’ve never tried tripling it.
Keywords: pressure cooker, instant pot, white rice, easy side dish