Cooking Rice in a Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) – Oma's Reis

Cooking rice in a pressure cooker was one of the first foods I tried after I purchased my Instant Pot pressure cooker. I was totally amazed how easy it was to make.

It really is "set it and forget it"  and, it is absolutely PERFECT. Not mushy. Not gooey. Perfectly separate grains.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Pessure Time

5 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


Makes 4 - 6 servings


  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice 
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta or salt (optional)


  1. Put water into inner pot in Instant Pot.
  2. Put the rice into a sieve and rinse under running water. Drain well. Add to inner pot in Instant Pot. 
  3. Stir in Vegeta or salt, if using.
  4. Make sure that no rice kernels are on the top edge of the Instant Pot. Lock the lid and turn the steam release valve to sealing position.
  5. Choose the RICE setting. 
  6. Let the steam release naturally (NPR) for 10 minutes. Then release any remaining steam (QR). Open lid and fluff rice with fork.

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