Instant Pot White Jasmine Rice and Vegetables

Instant Pot White Jasmine Rice and Vegetables

***UPDATED recipe and photos as of February 2020.

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Say “Hello” to simple meal prep with this Easy Instant Pot Rice with Veggies recipe. It is the perfect side dish for quick dinners and work-friendly lunches.

I got an Instant Pot for Christmas. If you don’t know what an Instant Pot is, you must be living under a rock somewhere. Ok, I’m just teasing. The only brick and mortar stores I walk into (with any consistency) are grocery stores- because, you know, I LOVE FOOD!

If you are like me and have never used a pressure cooker, than you know exactly what it was like unboxing this beauty. It’s equal parts excitement and totally intimidation. In the name of honesty, I knew I was getting this for Christmas. In fact, I went along to the store and picked out the exact model I wanted. 🙌🏼 The big box under the tree with my name on it was no surprise at all.

Still, I had so many mixed feelings while unwrapping it, “I love it!… I have no idea how to use it… but you better believe that I’m gonna figure it out… and if I don’t the internet will help me… right? I’m going to make a super delicious, uh, something with it and you can taste it (in a few months, after I get passed the ‘Just Getting to Know this New Appliance Phase’- otherwise known as spending 3 hours overcooking beans and turning rice to mush)“. On the plus side, those overcooked beans became some pretty tasty, taco-spiced refried beans with fresh tomatoes and avocado- so not a total loss, right?!

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There is no shame in starting small

Although this isn’t the most glamorous or complicated Instant Pot recipe out there, it is easy, yummy, and versatile enough to be served with any main dish. You can add curry powder, taco seasoning, greek seasoning, fresh/dried herbs, or flavored oils if you feel the need to jazz it up a bit. My Chili Lime Salt and Ranch Seasoning would be delicious in this dish: https://hayleypfleghaar.com/diy-spice-blends/ . Did I mention this recipe is really easy?! No vegetable chopping. No extra pans. No soaking. Just measuring, pouring, and pushing a couple buttons.

So, if any of you are Instant Pot newbies, like me, this Easy Instant Pot Rice with Veggies recipe will make you feel like a BOSS because you are one! You can master this new way of cooking. I’m new to pressure cooking, too, and I’d love to learn together. Leave you favorite healthy Instant Pot recipes in the comments below!!!

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Instant Pot White Jasmine Rice and Vegetables
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
19 mins
 

This fool-proof, set it and forget it recipe will help you enjoy perfectly cooked white jasmine rice and vegetables with the tap of an Instant Pot button.

Course: Side Dish
Keyword: easy rice, healthy side, jasmine rice, rice, rice and vegetables, side dish, vegetables
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 318 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Onion, diced (about 1 small onion)
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic, minced (about 3 heads)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cups White Jasmine Rice (*you can easily swap out this rice for another white rice variety)
  • 2 cups Small, Frozen Vegetables (I used peas and corn)
  • 2 cups Water or Low Sodium Broth
Instructions
  1. Put your rice in a mesh strainer and rinse under water for about 30 seconds, gently shaking and tossing to make sure all the rice has been rinsed.

  2. Dice the onion and mince the garlic.

  3. Add the olive oil, diced onion and minced garlic to your Instant Pot and hit the "Sauté" button.

  4. Sauté for about 4 minutes, moving the ingredients around frequently so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.

  5. Turn off the "sauté" function and add the rice, vegetables, and water or broth to the pot.

  6. Put the lid on the pot and make sure the dial on the lid is turned to "sealing".

  7. Using the manual pressure button, set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. It will take your machine about 8 minutes to heat up after which you will see the 4 minutes of pressure cooking begin.

  8. After the 4 minutes of pressure cooking is complete, allow your pot to naturally release steam (in other words, just let it sit- you don't need to do anything) for 10 minutes before you turn the dial to "venting" and release any remaining steam.

  9. Keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

The nutrition facts have been calculated based on the recipe: (2 cups uncooked white rice yields about 6 cups cooked; ~6 servings) with peas and corn as well as low sodium chicken broth. 

 

 

  


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