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Instant Pot Kerala Rice | How to cook Red Rice

Instant Pot Kerala Rice with step-by-step instructions. Make this antioxidant-rich and nutrient-rich rice for your lunch using your Instant Pot.
Course All
Cuisine All, South Indian
Keyword red rice, rice
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Niveditha


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup Red Rice / Kerala Rice
  • 3 cups Water


  • Place the inner pot in the Instant Pot. Add the red rice into the Instant Pot. Pour the water in and close with the lid.
  • SEAL the vent. Set it to PRESSURE COOK mode for 15 minutes.
  • Quick release the vent after the cooking time. Mix it with a fork after opening.
  • Serve it hot with choice of curry!


  • Season with 1/2 tsp salt if you prefer.
  • For even softer rice, almost mashable consistency, use 3.5 cups of water, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Cooking time and water may vary from one brand to another brand of rice.