Firm, fluffy, and fragrant, Instant Pot Jasmine Rice will definitely inspire you to broaden your culinary horizons at home. No quality sacrificed for efficiency here - it comes out the perfect companion for curries, stir-fries, and bowls every time!
Place the rice into a fine mesh sieve. Rinse the rice under cool running water, tossing frequently, until the water runs clear. Transfer the rice to the inner pot of an Instant Pot.
Add the salt (start with ½ tsp if you are sensitive to sodium), then pour in the water. Gently swirl the pot so that the rice settled into an even layer.
Secure the lid, and turn the pressure valve towards "Sealing". Program to HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. It will take about 8 minutes for the pot to come to pressure.
Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release manually for at least 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure manually by turning the valve from "Sealing" to "Venting". Unlock the lid, then open away from you to allow the steam to escape safely.
Add the butter, if using, then place the lid on the pot for 1-2 minutes, or until the butter melt.
Gently toss the rice using a wood spoon or rubber spatula until fluffed. Serve warm.