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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Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Rice with Mushrooms
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
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 Risotto with Sausage and Mushrooms. Full of flavor and so easy to make.
Palak Rice (Instant Pot Spinach Pulao)
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
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
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
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
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 Rice with Corn, Pico de Gallo with Smoky Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
Instant Pot Rice Pudding
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 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
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 Yaksik recipe that comes out perfectly soft and chewy. A perfect balance of sweet, salty and nutty! – JinJoo Lee
Instant Pot Congee with Chicken
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This Jamaican Rice and Peas recipe is quick, easy and so flavorful! – Charlotte Slater V Vuuren
Instant Pot Mexican Beef & Rice
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
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
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)
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
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
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: