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Instant Pot Almond Rice is lightly spiced, crisp and crunchy.

Instant Pot Almond Rice

Instant Pot Almond Rice is lightly spiced, crisp and crunchy. Using pantry staples, this tasty family favorite rice dish is ready to serve in just minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :4 minutes
Cook Time :16 minutes
Total Time :20 minutes
Servings :8
Calories :387
Course :Side Dish


  • 3 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup almonds sliced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Measure 3 cups ( use the plastic cup that came with the IP) of rice into a fine-mesh strainer and rinse with water. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear. Add the rice to the Instant Pot. Be sure there are no stray rice grains on the top edge of the pot.
  • Measure 3 cups (IP plastic cup) of vegetable or chicken broth and pour the broth over the rice in the IP.
  • Close the lid and lock it down. Select Pressure Cooker, and then adjust the + and - buttons to set for 4 minutes of cooking time. Be sure the vent is closed.
  • While the rice is cooking, toast the almonds.
  • Pour the sliced almonds into a small heavy skillet and set the heat to medium heat.
  • As the skillet heats up, shake the pan to stir the almonds. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes until the almonds are golden brown and fragrant.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Remove nuts from the pan to cool.
  • When the cooking time is up, turn off the Instant Pot. Allow the pot to sit for 10 minutes while the pressure in the pot releases naturally, using 10 Minute Natural Pressure Release **
  • Turn the vent to release any remaining steam and open the lid.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork, then stir in butter, spices, parsley and almonds. Serve warm.


* Do not over toast the almonds in the pan. The hot oil in the nuts will continue cooking as they cool.
**  What is the 10 Minute Natural Pressure Release? It is the method recommended for meat, soups, liquids and foods that may froth, like grains. This method takes 10 minutes and allows pressure to release naturally once the heat for the cooking program is turned off. After 10 minutes, carefully turn the valve to allow any remaining pressure to be released, then open the lid.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 503mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 356IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg

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