25+ Instant Pot Rice Recipes

I have never been good at cooking rice. In the past, I shied away from dishes that included rice, since my finished product would inevitably contain crunchy grains that weren’t cooked properly. And this was a disaster, since some of my favorite dishes are rice-based.

And then, we got our Instant Pot, and everything changed. Cooking rice dishes became a breeze, and the results were always light, fluffy, perfectly done. 

Of course, this also opened up a world of new recipes to cook in Instant Pot, and we did some experimenting and came up with some new recipes. We’re not alone in our love of Instant Pot rice dishes.

We’ve compiled this of unique and delicious options and are sharing some of our favorites. You’ll find some fantastic recipes, here including a vegetarian Biryani dish, a lovely rice pilaf, several Instant Pot risotto recipes and even a few desserts.

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25+ Instant Pot Rice Recipes


Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Rice with Mushrooms

Instapot Rice
Credit: Hot Pan Kitchen

This Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Rice recipe is creamy, delicious, and cooks all in one pot. With mushrooms, onions, lemon, and thyme, it’s an easy and healthy pressure cooker recipe that’s both gluten free and dairy free. – Taryn Solie

Instant Pot Ven Pongal

Credit: Herbivore Cucina

A delicious mix of rice and lentils, this Ven Pongal is made so well in the Instant Pot! Laced with ghee and served topped with cashews and tadka, this one is a keeper! –  Smruti Ashar-Shah

Instant Pot Sausage & Mushroom Risotto

Instant Pot Sausage Risotto
Credit: Steamy Cooker

Instant Pot Risotto with Sausage and Mushrooms. Full of flavor and so easy to make.

Palak Rice (Instant Pot Spinach Pulao)

Credit: Spice Up The Curry

A perfectly delicious and easy palak rice recipe! You’ll fall in love with the mild flavors. This spinach pulao aka rice dish makes the great lunchbox for kids or adults. – Kanan Patel

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto
Credit: Vegan Hugs

Cut your cook time and effort in half with this Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto. It takes just 15 minutes and you don’t have to keep stirring. – Melissa Huggins

Instant Pot Jambalaya with Chicken Shrimp and Sausage

Instant Pot Jambalaya
Credit: Steamy Cooker

This Instant Pot jambalaya combines chicken, sausage and shrimp with Cajun spices to create a delicious and smoky Louisiana specialty.

Instant Pot Vegetable Paneer Biryani

Paneer Biryani
Credit: The Belly Rules the Mind

Instant Pot Paneer Biryani / Paneer Pulao – is a brightly flavored rice and paneer cheese dish. This recipe for Instant Pot paneer pulao gives you restaurant quality and taste in your own home for a fraction of the time and cost. – Sonia Saluja

Instant Pot Moros y Cristianos

Instant Pot Moros and Cristianos
Credit: That Girl Cooks Healthy

Bring a taste of Cuban to your kitchen with the infamous moros y cristianos. An easy instant friendly version of this wonderful side dish. – Charla Harris

Instant Pot Mexican Chipotle Rice

Instant Pot Mexican Chipotle Rice
Credit: Steamy Cooker

Instant Pot Mexican Rice with Corn, Pico de Gallo with Smoky Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Instant Point Rice Pudding
Credit: Veg Recipes of India

An instant pot rice pudding recipe that gives you a creamy consistency without the addition of any cream. With just four 4 basic ingredients (flavorings excluded) make the best rice pudding in the instant pot. – Dassana Amit

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice

Instant Pot Chicken Rice
Credit: Mom’s Dinner

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is a great dinner to make when you need a little comfort food. The bonus is that this is basically a one pot meal. You have your starch, protein, veggie, and dairy all in one! What is really great is this chicken and rice recipe is done in about 30 minutes in your electric pressure cooker! – Susie Weinrich

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Instant Pot Coconut Rice
Credit: Steamy Cooker

Easy Instant Pot Coconut Rice – Rice cooked in coconut milk, giving the rice a smooth creamy texture and a light coconut fragrance.

Instant Pot Yaksik – Korean Sticky Rice Dessert

Instant Pot Sticky Rice
Credit: Kimchimari

Instant Pot Yaksik recipe that comes out perfectly soft and chewy. A perfect balance of sweet, salty and nutty! – JinJoo Lee

Instant Pot Congee with Chicken

instant Pot Congee
Credit: Posh Journal

Congee is porridge made of rice. It’s a savory rice broth that is commonly eaten as a breakfast dish or cereal, and is relatively low in calories. – Rika Ag

Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Risotto

Credit: The Recipe Well

No more sweating over the stove – this Instant Pot method is the easiest way to make risotto! Made with jasmine or arborio rice, asparagus, freshly grated parmesan and lemon, this Lemon Asparagus Risotto is an easy vegetarian meal! – Laura Lawless

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Credit: One Happy Housewife

An easy and delicious side dish that goes well with just about every meal! Perfectly cooked rice with tangy lime and cilantro flavor. – Valerie Kestenbaum Cooper

Instant Pot Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice
Credit: Yellow Thyme

Instant Pot Egg Fried Rice – Quick Veggie loaded Egg Fried Rice made in the pressure cooker within 30 minutes! Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly! – Chhavi Vashisht

Easy Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice
Credit: Easy and Delish

A hearty and delicious meal made with 2 pantry staples in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot. This Black Beans and Rice is a gluten-free dish made with sausage, bacon, and vegetables. It’s a complete, one-pot meal bursting with flavor. It comes with two cooking methods to choose from: pressure cooker and stovetop methods. – Denise Browning

Instant Pot Sekihan – Azuki Bean Rice

Instant Pot Sekihan Rice
Credit: Chopstick Chronicles

Sekihan, which is a type of Japanese rice made from glutinous rice and azuki beans, is one of the delicious foods that we eat often for special occasions. – Shiho Coco

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll
Credit: Everyday Delicious

This stuffed cabbage roll soup is made from all the ingredients that you would use to make cabbage rolls. It’s super easy, feeds a crowd and freezes well. – Aleksandra Nowak

Instant Pot Fajita Rice

Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

These Instant Pot Fajita rice bowls are so quick to make, filling and full of flavor! They make feeding the family so easy, and will soon become one of your favorite Instant Pot recipes.

Instant Pot Jamaican Rice and Peas

Instant Pot Jamaican Rice and Peas
 Credit: Recipes from a Pantry

This Jamaican Rice and Peas recipe is quick, easy and so flavorful! – Charlotte Slater V Vuuren

Instant Pot Mexican Beef & Rice

Credit: Small Farm Big Life

This one pot Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Rice recipe is gluten free and healthy. It is simple to make with ground beef for a weeknight dinner. – Elaine VanVleck

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Instant Pot Brown Rice with Mushrooms
Credit: The Cozy Cook

This Instant Pot Brown Rice is pressured cooked in a beef and chicken broth combination and tossed with sauteed mushrooms and diced green onions. This is the most flavorful and perfectly cooked rice you’ll ever make! – Stephanie Melchione

Instant Pot Coconut Lime Rice

Credit: Three Olives Branch

Coconut Lime Rice is a tropical side dish recipe made with coconut milk, toasted coconut flakes, and fresh lime. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. – Kim Mais

Instant Pot Coconut Rice Pudding (Vegan + Glutenfree)

Rice Pudding
Credit: Easy Cooking With Molly

Creamy, Rich and Flavorful Instant Pot Coconut Rice Pudding is a glutenfree, vegan rice pudding made using coconut milk, rice, cardamom, coconut sugar and decorated with pistachio – rose petals. It can be served hot or cold and can be made a day in advance. – Molly Kumar

Instant Pot Rice and Beans Recipe

Instant Pot Rice and Beans
Credit: My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Perfect for summer when you don’t want to heat up the oven, pull out your Instant Pot for these pressure cooker rice and beans! Grab your pressure cooker and make this rice and beans recipe. It’s great as a burrito filling or as a dip. Gluten-free and vegetarian too! – Michelle Palin

Vegan Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

Credit: Babaganosh

A quick and easy vegan Rice Pilaf made in the Instant Pot. All the flavors of a traditional rice pilaf in this tasty, easy side dish with a few hidden vegetables. – Kate Vaynshteyn

Here are some additional Instant Pot recipes you might enjoy: