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Steamed Rice in Instant Pot with Pot in Pot Method(PIP)

Cook your favourite Steamed Rice in Instant Pot with POT In POT Method with your favourite dal or curry. Pot in Pot Method to cook Steamed Rice in Instant Pot.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 1.5 Cup Water
  • Oil(few drops) optional
  • Salt as required optional


  • Wash rice properly in running tap water. Soak Rice in enough water for 15-20 minutes.
  • In the Instant Pot inner pot, add and prepare dal/lentils that has to be cooked with rice,  with PIP metod.
  • Place the clean steam rack/stand/trivet in the pot. The level of the trivet/stand should be above the curry or dal.
  • Transfer the soaked rice in the Instant Pot safe container in which your are cooking rice. 
  • Add water, this depends on the quality of rice that you use, also on how long you have soaked rice. If you want, add few drops of oil. 
  • Place the container on the trivet/stand. Cover it optional.
  • CLose the lid, and switch on the PRESSURE COOK mode on. Set the time to 5 minutes.
  • Once the rice cook time is over, the timer goes off, release the pressure manually, Quick Release Pressure(QRP).
  • Check for the doneness of rice. Fuff rice lightly with spoon or fork.
  • Serve hot with Dal/Curry.


Enough liquid should be there in the inner pot to cook steamed rice with PIP metod. Dal and Curry based dishes are best combinations to cook steamed rice with PIP metod.
When cooking rice without any dal or curry, always add 1 cup water to the inner pan, and place the rice container on the trivet/stand.
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