Making white basmati rice in your pressure cooker takes less than 15 minutes and is completely hands off!

White Basmati Rice in a white bowl with a silver spoon on a blue napkin.

When I first started using my pressure cooker, the main thing I was interested in making at first was rice. This was partly because I was itching to get rid of our tiny rice maker, but also because I was tired of overcooking, burning, or undercooking it on the stovetop. It never seemed to turn out!

Discovering that I could make perfectly cooked rice in less than 15 minutes, with only about 30 seconds of that time being hands on was literally a game changer. I often serve rice in our house with indian curries, simple roasted meat or seafood, or asian dishes, so being able to whip it up so quickly is amazing!

White Basmati Rice in a white bowl with a silver spoon on a blue napkin.

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Fluffy white basmati rice in a white bowl on a blue background.

Pressure Cooker White Basmati Rice


  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/4 cups cooked rice 1x

Description

Making white basmati rice in your pressure cooker takes less than 15 minutes and is completely hands off!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup white basmati rice (affiliate)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse rice in a strainer thoroughly with water then add to pressure cooker.
  2. Add water and salt then stir, lock lid and set to high pressure for 3 minutes,
  3. When time is up, let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then release all remaining pressure.

Notes

1 cup of uncooked white basmati rice yields 2 1/4 cups of cooked rice.