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Instant Pot Sona Masoori Rice

A detailed guide to cooking perfect Sona Masoori rice in the instant pot. Ready in a jiffy, this aromatic Sona Masoori rice pairs well with curries or just a plain bowl of yogurt. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: instant pot rice, instant pot sona masoori rice, sona masoori rice
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegan
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Meeta Arora



  • Start by washing the rice well till the water runs clear. Then drain the remaining water and add the rice to the Instant Pot steel insert.
  • Add water to the rice and close the lid with vent in sealing position.
  • Start the instant pot on high pressure for 4 minutes. When the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open the Instant Pot and fluff the rice gently with a ladle or fork.

Sona Masoori Brown Rice Method

  • Follow the same method as above, pressure cook for 22 minutes at high pressure.

Pot-in-Pot Method

  • In a steel bowl, add 2 cups of water for one cup of Sona Masoori Brown rice.
  • Before placing the steel bowl inside the Instant Pot, add 1 cup of water and then place the trivet. Then place the steel bowl with rice on top of the trivet. Close lid with vent in sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook (manual) mode. 6 minutes for white rice or 25 minutes for brown rice.
  • Once the pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.Then fluff the rice with a fork. Sona Masoori Rice is ready to be served.


Texture: If you like your rice to be soft in texture, then you can increase the ratio of water to 2.5 cups for 1 cup of rice. This same water ratio can be used when making curd rice with Sona Masoori rice.
Ghee & Salt: If you like, you can add 1 teaspoon of ghee and salt before cooking the rice. The ghee adds a wonderful aroma to the rice. 


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg