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Sushi Rice in Instant Pot

For a quick and hassle-free batch of sushi rice in the Instant Pot, begin by giving one cup of sushi rice a good rinse until the water runs clear. Transfer the rinsed rice into the Instant Pot and add 1 1/4 cups of water. Hit the pressure cook button, setting the timer for a short 4 minutes. After the cooking cycle, let the Instant Pot take a breather for 10 minutes with the lid on to allow the rice to steam and achieve that ideal texture. Once the lid comes off, delicately fluff the rice with a fork, giving it a light and airy consistency. Allow it to sit uncovered for a couple more minutes, letting the flavors settle.

Now, your Instant Pot has worked its magic, presenting you with a steaming pot of perfectly cooked sushi rice. Whether you’re crafting sushi rolls or pairing it with your favorite Japanese dish, this simple recipe ensures you have a reliable base for a delightful meal.

Sushi Rice in Instant Pot

Just mix sushi rice and water in the Instant Pot, hit cook, and soon you've got perfect rice for any dish!
Course how to series
Cuisine Asian
Keyword how to cook, how to series, Instant Pot, sushi, Sushi Rice
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water


  • Place the sushi rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear. This helps remove excess starch for better texture.
  • Transfer the rinsed rice to the Instant Pot. Add 1 1/4 cups of water to the Instant Pot with the rice.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid, set the steam release valve to the sealing position. Select the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” setting and set the timer for 4 minutes at high pressure.
  • Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. After that, carefully switch the steam release valve to the venting position to release any remaining pressure.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid, and using a fork, gently fluff the rice to separate the grains.



  1. For one cup measurement add a tablespoon of rice vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp sugar. combine well and add it to rice and mix well. This mixture is ready to go into sushi rolls.
  2. Alternatively add 1/2 tbsp of sesame oil and 1/2 tsp salt to rice and mix to use it for kimbap


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