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Jasmine Rice Instant Pot for Your Indian Food Recipes

Apr 21, 2022

Jasmine Rice is probably some of the tastiest rice in existence. You really can tell the difference! Instant Pots have made lives so much easier because they are able to cook a full meal in a fraction of the time and they are always good! Indian food is particularly good in Instant Pots because the heat within the pot is evenly distributed throughout the entire cooking process.

The key to perfect Jasmine Rice

First, wash your rice until the water is clear. This process helps remove some of the excess starch. Side note - Our co-founder, Bina always soaks rice for at least 30 minutes before the wash and cook process. Taught to her by her grandmother as soaking the rice assimilates nutritional qualities, helping the gastrointestinal tract better absorb vitamins. It also cooks faster and produces a beautiful bloomed texture. Start by adding oil or ghee (clarified butter) in the Instant Pot to help keep the rice from sticking. The recipe is simple, 1:1 - 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of water to your Instant Pot or for 2 cups of rice use 2 cups of water in your Instant Pot.

Cooking brown Jasmine Rice or white Jasmine Rice, the recipe is the same, just add about 20 minutes to the cooking time for the brown Jasmine Rice.

Best Instant Pot meals with Jasmine Rice

Instant Pot Kichiri

Kichiri is a lentil and rice dish which is a staple in most Indian homes. To make this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice and lentil recipe, the ingredients you need include Jasmine Rice, lentils, Kichiri Nu Spice, and let your Instant Pot do the work. Within 30 minutes you have the best-tasting Jasmine Rice Kichiri.

Directions for Kichiri in the Instant Pot - press the sauté button on your Instant Pot, once it displays hot, add oil or ghee (clarified butter) to the Instant Pot, add our Kichiri Nu Spice blend and let the spices bloom. Add Jasmine Rice and lentils to the Instant Pot. Stir the rice and lentils with the spices for 30 seconds then add water. Continue to stir for another 30 seconds, close the Instant Pot lid and press the "pressure cook" button. Cook this on high pressure for 5 minutes with the pressure valve in the sealed position. Let the pressure release naturally after 3 minutes and then complete the pressure release process by moving the valve from "sealing" to "venting".

Instant Pot Mint Pulao (Rice)

Instant Pot Mint Pulao is a wonderful way to use the extra mint. This dish is a particularly great gluten-free and vegan meal. Ingredients you will need - 2 tablespoons olive oil or ghee, 1 cup fresh mint leaves, 1 cup fresh cilantro, ½ cup onion, and our Vegetable Nu Spice. Also, you will need 2 cups of Jasmine Rice and 2 cups of water.

Directions for Mint Pulao in the Instant Pot - add mint, cilantro, and onion into a blender and blend until semi-smooth. Press the "sauté" button on the Instant Pot and add olive oil or ghee. Once the oil heats up, add Vegetable Nu Spice and stir. Let the spices bloom, add the mint paste, and stir. Add your rice and water. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and close the pressure valve. Cook for 6 minutes on high pressure. Naturally, release pressure for 10 minutes and then open the valve to release any remaining pressure.

Instant Pot, Jasmine Rice and SugarRoti spices are always a wonderful combination.

"Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something." ~ Mitch Hedberg