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How to Cook Long Grain Rice in the Instant Pot

Rice is a weeknight staple for us—let me show you how to cook long grain rice in the Instant Pot!  
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Pressure Build and Release20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot
Author: Sarah



  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2-4 teaspoons coconut oil optional, see notes


  • Place the dry rice into the stainless steel liner pot of your Instant Pot.
  • Add the salt (and coconut oil if using).
  • Pour the water on top and give a quick stir to coat the rice (so it's all wet).
  • Place the lid on your Instant Pot and twist to lock. Set to sealing.
  • Cook the rice on manual pressure for 10 minutes (it will take about 10 minutes to come up to pressure, 10 minutes to cook, and 10 minutes for pressure to release).
  • After the pressure has released for 10 minutes (LO:10 on my Instant Pot) turn the valve to "venting" and release any remaining pressure before opening.
  • Using a wooden spoon or spatula, fluff the rice really well (the pressure really compresses the rice).
  • Serve and enjoy!


For coconut rice, add the coconut oil at the same time you add the salt.  It does not need to be melted, just plunk it in and follow the rest of the recipe as is!  Yum!