How to cook perfect parboiled rice in the Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) every single time
How to make Parboiled Rice in an Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Parboiled rice is one of my favorite types of rice to cook in the Instant Pot. Parboiled rice is nutritionally similar to brown rice. Learn how to make parboiled rice in your Instant Pot perfectly every single time.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Rice
  • 4 cups parboiled rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  1. Removing the liner from your Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker). With the rice measuring cup, measure out 4 cups of parboiled rice into the liner.

  2. Next fill the liner with water and swish the rice around to help loosen any starch.
  3. Drain and repeat the process several times to rinse off all of the starch from the rice until the water is no longer cloudy. Drain a final time.

  4. Next, measure 4 cups of water using the same measuring device you used to measure the rice. Add the water to the rinsed rice.

  5. Give a slight stir, then add 2 tbsp of unsalted butter and a pinch of salt.
  6. Place the liner pot back into the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. Lock the lid and set the valve to sealing.

  7. Then, on your Instant Pot press the white rice pre-set button TWICE.

  8. Once cooking has completed, use the quick release valve to release the pressure. Once all pressure is released, remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
  9. After fluffing the rice with a fork, then you can use the rice paddle to remove the cooked rice from the Instant Pot.

Recipe Notes

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