Easy Instant Pot Sticky Rice

Easy Instant Pot Sticky Rice

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Making the perfect rice is a skill that everyone needs to know.  Making rice in the Instant Pot is super easy and quick when you know a few simple tips and tricks.  Learn how to make Easy Instant Pot Sticky Rice.


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What is an instant pot?

An instant pot is an electric pressure cooker.  There are different kinds that have different settings to make various things.  I have the Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 8 quart and I absolutely love it.  I usually like to keep it simple with my cooking methods and appliances but I have fallen in love with the Instant Pot and the Air FryerI talk about how much I love my air fryer in my Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe.





Tips for Making Sticky Rice in the Instant Pot

Tip#1- Don’t use the rice setting.

My Instant Pot has a rice setting but I don’t use it for this sticky rice recipe.  I made rice in the Instant Pot multiple times to perfect my favorite sticky rice recipe and found that the best way was to use high pressure and natural release.

Tip #2- Use a 1.25:1 Ratio of liquid:rice.

Most of the Instant Pot rice recipes say to use a 1:1 ratio of liquid to rice but I have found that makes the rice too dry for my liking.  The 1.25:1 ratio of liquid to rice give it the perfect texture.

Tip #3- Rinse the rice.

Even though I want my rice to be sticky, I still like to give it a really good rinse.  I found that if you don’t it will end up too gummy, we want it somewhat sticky but not mush.

My method for rinsing rice is to place it into a bowl, fill the bowl with water, swirl it around and then strain it and repeat until the water is somewhat clear.

Tip #4- Use broth instead of water.

I like to use chicken broth instead of water whenever I am making rice because it adds extra flavor.  You could also use beef, vegetable broth, or just water if you prefer.


Easy Instant Pot Sticky Rice

My recipe for Easy Instant Pot Sticky Rice is super quick and requires little work.  I like to use long grain white rice for this recipe, I think it stands up to the pressure cooking very well and it has the right amount of starch in it for this recipe.




  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth


How To Make Instant Pot Sticky Rice

First, make sure to rinse your rice like I mentioned above.  If you didn’t see it up there, scroll back up for the method I use.

Put the rice and chicken broth into the Instant Pot.

Put the cover on.

Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.

Then let natural release for 12 minutes.

Quick release any steam that might be left.

Open the Instant Pot and fluff your delicious rice.



Told ya it was super simple!  

This sticky rice recipe is the perfect bed for my Garlic Honey Chicken or Sticky Honey Garlic Beef.


Watch How To Make Instant Pot Sticky Rice


Freezing Instant Pot Sticky Rice

Fresh rice freezes really well.  You can meal prep ahead of time by making one big batch of rice.

When the rice is done cooking, put it into a microwaveable and seal-able container.  Put the lid on immediately, this will keep the moisture in so when you reheat the sticky rice it is just as sticky and delicious as before.

Once it is cooled, pop it into the freezer.

Reheating it in the microwave takes no time at all.  The timing depends on your microwave and size of your container, so you might have to play with the timing a little bit.



I hope you love this Instant Pot Sticky Rice Recipe recipe as much as I do.  Let me know in the comments below!


Yield: 10 Servings

Easy Instant Pot Sticky Rice

Easy Instant Pot Sticky Rice

This easy Instant Pot sticky rice is the perfect bed of rice for all your saucy dishes and is served up in now time!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 12 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth


  1. Rinse the rice until water is almost clear (see post for full instructions)
  2. Place the rinsed rice and chicken broth into the Instant Pot.
  3. Place the cover on and lock shut.
  4. Cook on high pressure 4 minutes.
  5. After high pressure is done, let natural release for 12 minutes.
  6. Quick release any residual steam.
  7. Open the Instant Pot and fluff your rice.
  8. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is calculated with products I use, therefore it is not always accurate.

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