Instant Pot Basmati Rice
Recipe type: Main
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  • Basmati Rice- 2 cups
  • Water- 2½ cups
  • Salt- a few pinches
  1. Soak the basmati rice in 2 cups water for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes of soaking, rinse the soaked rice under running water. Soaking rice is optional.
  3. Into the stainless steel pot, add the rinsed rice, water and salt.
  4. For softer rice, the ratio for rice:water is 2 cups: 2½ cups (not 1:1 ratio, ½ cup more water is added).
  5. Close the pot with the lid.
  6. Turn on the Instant Pot.
  7. If using 7 in 1 DUO: Close the lid, make sure the knob on the lid is turned to Sealing.
  8. Click Manual and set pressure to high pressure.
  9. Set time to 8 minutes (by clicking + or - button).
  10. If using Ultra IP: Close the lid. Select pressure mode, high pressure, set time to 8 minutes.
  11. After pressure cooking, lets do a quick pressure release.
  12. Fluffy and perfectly cooked basmati rice will be ready.
  13. You can can have the rice with any kind of curries, stir fries or make fried rice out of it.
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