The Instant Pot makes for an amazing rice cooker and make the perfect “sticky rice”
Learn how to use your Instant Pot to make the perfect ‘fakeout takeout Chinese food carry-out’ kind of sticky rice.
There are some “rules” to get this right, so read on to learn…
Sticky Rice – the foundation to all “fakeout takeout” meals. It’s perfect with Asian skillet/wok meals, it’s perfect for DIY sushi, it’s perfect for curry.
If you need “Chinese fast-food style rice,” you are in luck. Because this is the EASIEST POSSIBLE INSTANT POT MEAL EVER. And the end result.
Sticky rice, literally. Stick to your fork rice, that’s ready to accompany your favorite fakeout takeout meal at home!
Helpful Tips and Rules for Making the Perfect Sticky Rice in the Instant Pot
- Don’t use regular white rice. Use jasmine rice.
- Don’t skip the rinsing of the rice. It just takes a minute and is a key part to the end result of actual sticky rice. (Reason being, it washes and rinses away any extra starches that are hanging around on the rice grains. This keep the water from getting too milky and the rice from getting mushy.)
- Be patient on the release and wait the full 10 minutes before releasing and opening.
- Make a fabulous homemade ‘fakeout takeout’ to go with it – like THIS or THIS or THIS or THIS.
- Need help figuring out which instant pot is right for you? Read this.
Related Recipe: How to Make Brown Rice in the Instant Pot
Instant Pot Sticky Rice
Yield – 4 side dish servings
Preparation Time – 2 minutes
Cooking Time – 7 minutes in Instant Pot
- 1 cup jasmine rice
- 1 cup hot water
- Pinch of salt
- Rinse the rice in a colander with cold/lukewarm water. Rinse until the water runs clear under the colander. DO NOT SKIP THIS.
- Transfer the rinsed (and wet) rice to the base on the Instant Pot insert. Add the hot water and put the lid on.
- Set to Sealing.
- Cook on Manual Mode, High Pressure for 7 minutes.
- Let naturally release for 10 minutes, then release the steam valve and let remaining pressure release.
- Remove insert and serve Instant Pot Sticky Rice as side dish or base for the meal.