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Bowl of Instant Pot Sesame Ginger Rice.

Instant Pot Sesame Ginger Rice

This easy four ingredient Instant Pot Rice recipe is going to become your favorite.  Sesame and ginger make a flavorful rice, perfect as a side dish or as the base of a stir fry! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
NPR 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 174kcal


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Rinse the rice in water and drain. 
  • Add water, rice, ginger, toasted sesame oil and salt into Instant Pot. 
  • Lock on lid, set valve to sealing.  Select High Pressure and timer for 3 minutes. 
  • When timer goes off, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.  Then, turn the venting valve to venting. 
  • When pressure has released and floating valve has dropped, remove the lid and fluff the rice. 


 Store your ginger in the freezer and use a microplane grater to zest it right into the pan.
Use Toasted Sesame Oil not plain sesame oil, you want that extra flavor.
Rice - any kind of white rice will work, we especially like the floral flavors of Jasmine Rice.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 60mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg