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Instant Pot Sticky Rice

You don't need a fancy, expensive rice cooker to make the perfect sticky rice - just like your favorite takeout place serves. You just need an instant pot. Oh, and read the directions carefully. :)
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 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 STEP.
  • 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 your meal.