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The Instant Pot Edamame Green Onion Rice is a fragrant and delicious Jasmine rice. This Pressure Cooker Rice Recipe is as easy as set and forget for 30 minutes!
Edamame Green Onion Rice
Rice is one of the most popular staple food in the world, especially in Asian countries. Growing up in the Philippines, Rice is the main carbs we eat in our meals.
Even now, out of all the carbs (rice, noodles, bread, potatoes), rice is the one I can eat everyday without getting tired of. So, when I read that Instant Pot makes perfect rice, I definitely wanted to try cooking rice out of it.
Thai Jasmine Rice is my favourite rice because of it’s fragrance and fluffiness. I also prefer its sticky texture unlike long grain and basmati rice.
For this rice recipe, I decided to use edamame and green onions to add more taste to the rice and they are both healthy, making this dish completely vegetarian and vegan!
Edamame is rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants and vitamin K. And Green Onions are a good source of vitamins K, A, and C.
This Instant Pot Edamame Green Onion Rice makes a better alternative to just plain Jasmine rice and still goes well with anything you eat with rice. Hope you enjoy this Pressure Cooker Rice!
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How To Cook Rice In The Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker)?
One thing I love with the Instant Pot is you can also cook rice in it like a rice cooker. Now, I don’t need a separate rice cooker on my kitchen counter anymore.
There are a lot of factors on how to cook the perfect rice in the instant pot pressure cooker. The type of rice, the water and how much rice can affect how the rice cooks.
The good thing is that the Instant Pot makes consistently good rice by simply using easy fool proof rules and settings: the rice-to-water ratio and the pressure cook settings.
What Is The Ratio Of Water To Rice?
The golden rule for cooking rice on Instant Pot is to have a 1:1 ratio of water to rice. This means for 1 cup of rice you want to cook, you put 1 cup of water in the pot.
Did you know? 1 cup is 250ml which is 250grams.
Best of all, this golden rule applies to any amount so you don’t need to think any further. Want to know much water to cook 5 cups of rice, it’s easy: 5 cups of water!
An important thing to note is that Instant Pot warns you to never fill your inner pot past the halfway mark when cooking food that expands like rice, beans and pasta.
How Long Do You Cook The Rice For In Instant Pot?
With the Instant Pot, there are two ways to cook rice: every model has the Pressure Cook function, and some models also have the Instant Pot Rice Program.
Instant Pot Rice Program
The Rice Program is an automatic setting in the Instant Pot to cook parboiled, or long grain white rice. How long is this rice setting? Instant Pot automatically adjusts the time based on the amount of rice so you don’t even need to do anything other than press one button.
Manual / Pressure Cook Program
Since I used Jasmine rice and the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer model doesn’t have the rice program, I use the manual pressure cook feature instead. The “Pressure Cook” / “Manual” Program lets you select the time and temperature to cook.
Different types of rice calls for different cooking time. Below is a great guide on timing on how long to cook rice for. The range helps you make the decision based on the amount of rice you are cooking.
- Jasmine rice: 3-5 minutes
- Basmati (white) rice: 4-8 minutes
- Brown rice (long/short): 22-28 minutes
- Wild rice mix: 25-30 minutes
With these two important rules, you can now make the Instant Pot Edamame Green Onion Rice!
What You Need For Instant Pot Edamame Green Onion Rice
I used the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer for this recipe, but any version of Instant Pot should work since all you need is the Pressure Cook function. Other Instant Pot models also have a “Rice” Smart Program for parboiled, or long grain white rice.
Note: This rice recipe uses 2 cups because the Instant Pot Duo Crisp has a stated minimum liquid of 2 cups for pressure cooking.
- Edamame – 56 grams
- Green Onions (Scallions) – 2 pieces
- White Rice – 2 cups – I used Jasmine rice because it’s my favourite white rice.
- Water – 2 cups
How To Make Instant Pot White Rice with Edamame and Green Onions
- Rinse the rice. Add the rice, water, edamame and green onions to the inner pot. Mix them up to spread.
- Seal with Pressure Cooker lid then run Manual / Pressure Cook on High for 4 minutes. I’ve tried 4 minutes on both 2 cups and 4 cups. and they have turned out perfectly for me. 4 minutes also means it works for both Basmati and Jasmine rice.
- Turn off “Keep Warm” to prevent it from cooking the rice further and sticking to the bottom of the inner pot.
- When done, do a natural release (NR) for 10 minutes (or the entire time) to release pressure from your cooker. To do this, just keep the Instant Pot as it is until the float valve drops. If you Quick Release right away, the rice may stick to the inner pot.
- When completed, open the lid, fluff the rice, serve and enjoy!
Why Do I Need To Rinse The Rice First?
Though rinsing rice before cooking is not required, it is highly recommended because it removes dirt, removes excess starch from the rice that make them clumpy, and improves the texture of cooked rice.
Recipes To Serve With Edamame Green Onion Jasmine Rice
These dishes will go very well with instant pot rice:
- Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
- Masala Fried Prawns (Eral Varuval)
- Anything you’d eat with rice! Find some from this list of 30-Minute Dinners!
Easy Instant Pot Edamame Green Onion Rice Recipe
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Here’s the full recipe for Instant Pot Jasmine Rice with Edamame and Green Onions. So fragrant and delicious!
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- 56 grams Edamame Beans
- 2 pieces Green Onions
- 2 cups White Rice
- 2 cups Water
- Rinse the rice and finely chop the green onions.
- Add the rice, water, edamame beans and green onions to the Instant Pot's inner pot.
- Mix it around so the green onions and edamame are dispersed.
- Secure Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Lid to LOCK position. Run Pressure Cook on High for 4 minutes. Turn off "Keep Warm".
- Do Natural Release (NR) for 10 minutes then switch to Quick Release after.
- Open the lid, fluff the rice then serve and enjoy!
- I used the Instant Pot DuoCrisp + Air Fryer 8q for this recipe, which has a recommended minimum of 2 cups of liquid.
- You can choose to do a full Natural Release as well instead of just 10 minutes.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
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Hope this Instant Pot Rice with Green Onions and Edamame recipe gives you an idea on how you can elevate your rice and make them more delicious!