25+ Instant Pot Rice Recipes

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I had no idea how many rice recipes I had on my blog until I put this post together!

I’m sharing a roundup of savory rice recipes, sweet rice recipes, spicy rice recipes, soupy rice recipes – basically, lots and lots of recipes for rice.

Like rice? You’ve come to the rice right place. 🤓

instant pot rice recipes

How to cook basmati rice in an Instant Pot
Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice
Basmati rice is aromatic long grain rice that has a slightly nutty flavor to it. You can tell when this type of rice is cooked properly because the grains don’t stick together. Briefly soaking the rice in cold water allows the rice to absorb some water, which helps keep it soft and reduces starch, which can make it sticky.
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instant pot jasmine rice
Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice See Recipe
Brown Basmati Rice in an Instant Pot
Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice See Recipe
Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup by ashley of myheartbeets.com
Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup See Recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Rice
Chicken tikka masala, a creamy spiced tomato chicken curry, is said to be a British invention. I decided to invent a new dish by adding rice to the curry, making it a one-pot meal.
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Curried Apple Pilaf by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com
Instant Pot Curried Apple Pilaf See Recipe
instant pot ground lamb pilaf with sun-dried tomatoes and basil
Ground Lamb Pilaf with Sundried Tomatoes and Basil See Recipe
jeera rice
Instant Pot Jeera Rice See Recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Biryani
Chicken Biryani Recipe (Instant Pot)
This flavorful chicken biryani is a family-favorite. Biryani, a well- seasoned meat and rice dish, typically takes a long time to prepare and requires dirtying several dishes but this one-pot recipe is just as good as the traditional version and creates less mess! It takes just 10 minutes of prep time and can be ready-to-eat in under an hour. It’s easy enough to make on a weeknight and impressive enough to serve to your guests at a dinner party.
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instant pot pour and cook chicken biryani
Instant Pot Pour and Cook Chicken Biryani See Recipe
instant pot kacchi lamb dum biryani
Instant Pot Pour and Cook Lamb Biryani See Recipe
Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani
Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani See Recipe
instant pot kheer by ashley of myheartbeets.com
Instant Pot Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)
Kheer, a creamy rice pudding, is one of my favorite desserts to make and eat. It requires just a few essential ingredients: rice, milk and sugar. I almost always have those three ingredients at my house. You can serve this dessert at any temperature and it’ll taste good. When the weather is cold, I prefer to serve warm kheer, but if it’s hot out, then I like to serve it chilled.
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Instant Pot Khichdhi: Indian Rice and Lentil Porridge by ashley of myheartbeets.com
Instant Pot Khichdi (Rice and Lentil Porridge)
In many Indian households, this dish is often prepared for the very young, the sick and the elderly – it’s thought to be easy on the stomach. Khichdi is prepared slightly differently depending on what region you’re from in India. Below is the way my family makes this dish: with a few simple spices and plenty of ghee. This recipe is easily customizable, so feel free to add ginger, garlic, green chilies or more spices if you wish. You can also make this porridge as thick or as thin as you’d like. If you prefer a thinner consistency, just add more water at the end. 
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Instant Pot Keema Pulao
Keema Biryani (Keema Pulao)
This one-pot dish of spiced beef and rice is both a weeknight favorite at our house and a dish we serve when we have company. It’s flavorful and really quick to make. I’ll sometimes leave out the chopped cilantro and mint, but if you want it to taste extra special then don’t forget to add the herbs.
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Instant Pot Egg Biryani
Instant Pot Egg Biryani
This flavorful egg biryani is absolutely delicious and easy to make: you can cook the eggs and rice together all in one pot!
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Instant Pot Meethe Chawal
Instant Pot Meethe Chawal (Zarda Pulao)
This sweetly spiced saffron and cardamom flavored rice is a well- known Punjabi dessert. While my mom makes a lot of different desserts, I always think of meethe chawal as her signature dish. She has been making this sweetly spiced pulao on special occasions for as long as I can remember and it is always a hit with guests. This dish is traditionally yellow in color and while many cooks choose to add yellow food coloring to their meethe chawal for presentation purposes, I always leave it out. Feel free to add it though if you’d like! For a variation to this dish, try topping the rice with sweet (canned) mandarins.
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Instant Pot Brown Rice Biryani with Beef or Lamb
Instant Pot Brown Rice Biryani with Beef or Lamb See Recipe
instant pot chicken pulao
Instant Pot Chicken Pulao See Recipe
Instant Pot Pea Pulao
Instant Pot Matar Pulao (Pea Pulao)
This mildly flavored rice dish, also known as matar pulao, is so easy to make. The caramelized onions, aromatic spices and the sweetness from the peas make this bowl of rice taste a little extra special.
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instant pot mint pulao
Instant Pot Mint Pulao See Recipe
Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com
Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani See Recipe
Creamy ham and wild rice soup made in an Instant Pot
Instant Pot Creamy Ham and Wild Rice Soup (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
This is the tastiest way to use your leftover ham bone!
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instant pot coconut rice
Instant Pot Coconut Rice
This is one of my favorite ways to make rice. The grated coconut makes this dish so fluffy and the curry leaves add great flavor. While freshly grated coconut would taste amazing in this dish, I always use frozen grated coconut (unsweetened), available in the frozen section of your local Indian grocery store.
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Instant Pot Baghali Polo (Persian Rice with Dill, Lima Beans and Chicken) by ashley of myheartbeets.com
Instant Pot Baghali Polo (Persian Rice with Dill, Lima Beans and Leftover Chicken or Turkey)
Make this buttery lima bean and fresh dill rice even more filling by adding some cooked chicken or turkey to the rice! If you leave the chicken out, please be sure to reduce the salt.
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Instant Pot Lemon Rice
Instant Pot Lemon Rice
This popular South Indian rice dish is light, tangy and refreshing. The citrus flavor in the rice really comes through. You can eat this for breakfast, as a snack or as part of a meal. I enjoy eating lemon rice with a side of yogurt and Indian pickles.
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instant pot matta rice
Instant Pot Kerala Matta Rice See Recipe

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Hi, I’m Ashley. Thanks for being here! I truly believe that food brings us closer together. Gather around a table with good food and good people, and you’ll have the ingredients you need to create some happy memories. My hope is that you find recipes here that you can’t wait to share with family and friends.

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