I love making Jasmine Rice in my Instant Pot because it’s so little fuss and faster than my rice cooker. On the stove top you have to watch it and I am apt to do it not quite right. I don’t want waste rice by risking it being chewy, crunchy or mush. With the Instant Pot as long as you use the right measurements and right times it should give you exactly the right texture of rice.
You’ll need a few kitchen tools to pull off the Instant Pot Jasmine rice. Obviously you need the Instant Pot. It likely won’t matter what size you have. I have a 6 quart. I’ve done 3 cups of rice and I still had plenty of room to do more. The trick with Jasmine Rice is you use 1 cup of Rice to 1 cup of water. You need to use a real 1 cup measuring cup, not the one that comes with the IP as that one is too small. Not all kinds of rice are the same measurements. Each kind is a bit different.
Now before you add all of this to the Instant Pot, you’ll need to rinse the rice, to help remove the starch. I found it easiest to use a strainer where the rice won’t fall through and a bowl to catch the water. Then I just used the sprayer in my sink to rinse. I had to pour out the water numerous times until it was nearly clear. Once it’s rinsed, you can add it to the instant pot. Then add the salt and as soon as you’re ready to start the cooking you’ll add the water.
You’ll seal the lid, make sure the vent knob is in the right position (covered). You only need to cook it for 3 minutes. For my IP I put it on manual, if you have a high button, you can choose that. Put it to 3 minutes. It will take time to build to full pressure and then cook for the 3 minutes. After that you’ll need to let it naturally release for 10 minutes. If you use quick release you’ll push too much fluid (steam) out and your rice will be crunchy. After 10 minutes you can move the vent knob over and a small amount of steam will come out, and then it’s ready! Jasmine rice makes a sticky rice, so it’s not quite the same as your regular white rice, but works great for Chinese food because it’s easier to pick up with chopsticks.
Another Great Instant Pot Rice Recipe Instant Pot Creamy Chicken & Rice