It's easy to make the most flavorful, tender, savory, and creamy (but no cream) rice in your Instant Pot! A quick and easy side dish the whole family will love.

The Best Instant Pot Rice

Want to learn how to make the best Instant Pot rice? Give this recipe a try! People will be asking for seconds. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Inactive time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Salt & Lavender


  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth or veg broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup white jasmine rice (or basmati) rinsed
  • 4 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Press the sauté button on your Instant Pot. Add the oil and onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic, then add the chicken broth, lemon juice, rice (rinse it first), Italian seasoning, and butter. Leave the sauté button pressed so it heats up as you're adding the ingredients. 

  2. Give the ingredients in the Instant Pot a good stir, and then close the lid, set the valve to "sealing", and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. It will take 5-10 minutes to get it up to pressure.

  3. Carefully do a quick pressure release once the countdown has completed. Give it a stir and then serve immediately.

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