Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Basmati Rice
 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 19 days ago

Rice, but fast. The Instant pot is a tough sell for me because I have a small kitchen. But being able to easily make rice in such a short period of time makes it worth giving up some of that precious space.

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What you will need

1 cup basmati rice

1 Tbsp oil

1 cup water

1/4 tsp salt

How to cook

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2

Soak the rice

Submerge the rice in water. Soak for at least 15 minutes.

Submerge the rice in water. Soak for at least 15 minutes.

3

Strain

Once the rice has soaked for a bit, strain it.
Once the rice has soaked for a bit, strain it.

Once the rice has soaked for a bit, strain it.

4

Set instant pot to sautèe

Select the sautèe setting on your instant pot and hit start. It asks you to set the time here as well, but it doesn't really matter. Just set it to 10 minutes or so. You should be switching modes before 10 minutes is up anyway.

Select the sautèe setting on your instant pot and hit start. It asks you to set the time here as well, but it doesn't really matter. Just set it to 10 minutes or so. You should be switching modes before 10 minutes is up anyway.

5

Toast the rice briefly

Pour in the oil. Any mildly flavored oil should be fine. I like the oil because it helps you get that crust on the bottom. That crust is delicious.
Pour in the oil. Any mildly flavored oil should be fine. I like the oil because it helps you get that crust on the bottom. That crust is delicious.

Pour in the oil. Any mildly flavored oil should be fine. I like the oil because it helps you get that crust on the bottom. That crust is delicious.

6

Add water and salt

Add the water and salt. Stir it up. Try to get all of the rice below the surface of the water.

Add the water and salt. Stir it up. Try to get all of the rice below the surface of the water.

7

Seal 'er up

Put the lid on and lock it down. This is my favorite part. There's something about locking down that cylinder for action.

Put the lid on and lock it down. This is my favorite part. There's something about locking down that cylinder for action.

8

High pressure for 5 minutes

Rice in 5 minutes!? Well, sorta. It takes a bit to come up to pressure and then you should really let it rest for ten minutes. Still, it's kinda impressive.

Rice in 5 minutes!? Well, sorta. It takes a bit to come up to pressure and then you should really let it rest for ten minutes. Still, it's kinda impressive.

9

Release the pressure

When the cycle is complete you should hear some kinda beep. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then you can release the pressure. Tap the button. When the steam slows down, you will see the little silver plunger drop, and then you can remove the lid.

When the cycle is complete you should hear some kinda beep. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then you can release the pressure. Tap the button. When the steam slows down, you will see the little silver plunger drop, and then you can remove the lid.

10

Serve it up

Don't forget to scrape the crunchies off of the bottom.

Don't forget to scrape the crunchies off of the bottom.

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