Ten great dishes that go perfectly
with your perfect Instant Pot rice

The secret’s out. No more wondering how to make perfect rice anymore, and the answer couldn’t be simpler to remember: 1 to 1. If you missed Wednesday’s blog post about perfecting perfect rice, you should take a look.

And now that you know how to make perfect rice every time, how about trying a terrific recipe to make the most of it?

We’ve rounded up ten of our best recipes that either include rice, or go perfectly with it.

Because that’s our theme this week:  Perfect Rice

Instant pot recipes butter chicken

Butter Chicken

By: The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Archana Mundhe

We couldn’t do a top then list of recipes for rice without the most popular dish in Indian restaurants. Now you don’t have to leave home to enjoy this creamy curry, laced with homemade garam masala kick. Partner with basmati rice and the naan bread from last week’s top ten list, and you’re in flavor heaven.

Instant pot recipes greek rice

Greek Rice

By: Instant Pot Recipe Collection Cookbook

This recipe is the perfect example of the 1:1 rule, using the same amount of chicken or veggie both as rice, and a ten minute natural release. It also shows how you can customize the basic formula with other flavors and textures to create something more than just rice, in this case, classic Greek ingredients.

Instant pot recipes minty pea risotto

Minty Pea Risotto

By: I Love My Instant Pot Gluten Free Diet by Michelle Fagone

Risotto is something that doesn’t follow the 1:1 rice rule, but it can still be perfect. We love how a little mint and some peas add a bright, fresh finish to a classic rice dish.

Instant pot recipes palak paneer

Palak Paneer Curry

By: Subhadra Burugula

If you’ve never had paneer before, here is the perfect opportunity to discover something new and wonderful. It’s actually a type of cheese from India, but you could substitute extra firm tofu if you can’t track any down. Don’t be scared of the ghee ingredient, either: it’s just clarified butter which you can buy or make yourself, or just use regular butter. Vegans can make this recipe friendly by using oil instead of ghee.

Instant pot recipes arroz on tres leches

Arroz con Tres Leches (Mexican Three-Milk Rice Pudding)

By: Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Leslie Limon

There’s more to rice than just rice, as you’ll see when you try this sweet and creamy rice pudding with a Mexican twist. Enjoy it hot or cold, as a snack or dessert, or just because you love yourself and want a special treat.

Instant pot recipes rice milk

Ace Blender – Rice Milk

By: Instant Brands Collection

If ever there was a reason to get an Ace Blender, it has to be the assortment of different nut and grain milks you can make with it. It comes with a special Rice Milk program dedicated to creating this fantastic drink. Ah rice, is there anything you can’t do?

Instant pot recipes thai red curry with tofu

Thai Red Curry with Tofu

By: instant Pot Recipe Collection Cookbook

In the curry spectrum, red lands in the middle of the spiciness scale, hotter than yellow but not as hot as green. But it’s not about the heat as much as it’s about the flavor, and this dish is packed with all sorts of flavor for a nice bed of rice to soak up and become even more perfect than perfect.


CheMeen Kari – Kerala Shrimp Curry

By: Instant Indian Cookbook – Rinku Battacharya

When it comes to something to put on rice, nothing beats a good curry. That’s why this is the third recipe in our top ten rice dishes that’s a curry. If you like shrimp, this one’s a definite keeper.

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Spinach Daal

By: Archana Mundhe

Daal with rice is the ultimate comfort food, enjoyed daily by millions of people in India. You can make this version with any type of lentil, perked up with tomatoes, spinach, and spices.

Instant pot recipes Korean short rib bowls

Korean Short Rib Bibimbap Bowls

By: 6 Ingredients of Less Cookbook by Ivy Manning

You may need to do some work to track down the ingredients for this one, but you have to trust us when we say it is soooooo worth it! It’s no secret that the Instant Pot is the ultimate rib cooker, and there is arguably no better rib dish than a Korean short rib creation. You can thank us later.

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