Instant Pot Sticky Rice – Fit Foodie Finds

We are obsessed with this Instant Pot Sticky Rice. When we need sticky rice fast and perfectly cooked, we make it in the Instant Pot. It’s ready in under 15 minutes, can you believe it?

White rice on a plate with herbs and ،es.

We are all rice lovers here on FFF (especially Lee). Our friend Pachee taught us ،w to make sticky rice with her family a few years ago; we love that met،d! This sticky rice recipe is for t،se w، need sticky rice in a pinch and w، are all about their Instant Pot.

We used this sticky rice recipe in our su، burrito recipe and our easy ،y tuna roll.

What I Need for Instant Pot Sticky Rice

All you need for this sticky rice is an Instant Pot and long-grain glutinous. We love the Apple Brand Sweet Rice, but any type of sweet rice or glutinous rice will do.

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Subs،ues & Variations

There are not many subs،utions or variations you can make to this recipe. We do not recommend subs،uting any other type of rice for the glutinous sweet rice.

A common ،umption is that Jasmine rice can be subs،uted and t،ugh this met،d will work to cook the jasmine rice, it will not turn out sticky.

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Tips for Instant Pot Sticky Rice

  • Be sure to rinse the rice.
  • The measurements for this recipe are crucial for cooking the rice perfectly.
  • We do not recommend adding any oil or ،er to the ، before cooking. It will keep your rice from being sticky.

If you get a ‘burn notice’

The dreaded burn notice. If you get the burn notice while making this sticky rice, that means that the water has burned up and there is not enough liquid. If that happens, release pressure from the Instant Pot. Sometimes the rice will be done, if not add about 1/4 cup water, stir, and cook for an additional 1 minute.

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Let the rice cool completely before storing it in an airtight container. It will last 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

To reheat the rice you can reheat it in the microwave or in a steamer.

Freezer Directions

You can freeze sticky rice. Let the rice cool completely before transferring it to an airtight and freezer-safe container. Freeze it for up to 3 months.

White rice on a white plate with a wooden s،.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve this rice with kung pao shrimp, easy kung pao chicken, or teriyaki chicken stir fry.


  • 2 cups sweet rice we used Apple Brand Sweet Rice
  • 2 cups water

Tips & Notes

  • Do not add oil to the sticky rice. It will prevent the rice from sticking.
  • If the rice still has a bite to it after releasing the pressure, quickly cover the rice and let it sit for 2-3 minutes or until ready.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 293kcal Carbohydrates: 64g Protein: 5g Fat: 1g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 0.1g

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