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IP Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Bismati Rice


Basmati is a variety of long, slender-grained aromatic rice which is traditionally from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, basmati rice has a "medium" glycemic index (between 56 and 69) opposed to regular white rice with a glycemic index of 89, thus making it more suitable for diabetics as compared to certain other grains and products made from white flour.

  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 3 cups water

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  1. Rinse the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and soak covered in fresh water for 15 minutes.
  2. Strain the rice and add to the Instant Pot—being careful to remove any stray grains from the top edge of the inner pot.
  3. Add water.
  4. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot.
  5. Press MANUAL and then use the MINUS (-)] button to choose 4 minutes pressure cooking time.
  6. When time is up, open the cooker using the 10-minute NPR.

Serves 4.