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Instant Pot White Rice Recipe

This is the perfect white rice recipe. It’s just the right texture, buttery, and tastes amazing. The secret is that it’s cooked with an onion and chicken bouillon, plus plenty of butter!
Course Main or side dish
Cuisine American, Portuguese
Keyword easy rice recipe, instant pot recipes, instant pot white rice, white rice recipe
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 107kcal


  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon
  • 1 small onion or half a large onion
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ stick butter
  • Optional: sliced green onions for topping


  • Add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of rice to your pressure cooker.
    Adding rice to instant pot
  • Place 1 whole small onion or half a large onion in the center of the pot. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon around the onion in the pot. Avoid getting any on top of the onion – you want it in the rice!
    Adding seasoning and onion to instant pot rice
  • Close the lid and make sure it is sealed. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, then let it naturally release for 10 minutes.
    Sealing the lid of the instant pot to make instant pot white rice
  • Remove the onion and add ½ stick of butter. Thoroughly mix together until all the butter melts. Top with sliced green onions and enjoy!
    Stirring butter into instant pot white rice



  • Mix the butter in well until it melts completely for buttery, super-flavorful rice.
  • Make sure to get the chicken bouillon on the rice and in the water, and not on the onion. You want to cook it directly in the rice.
  • Remove the onion after cooking and before stirring in the butter.
  • Top with sliced green onions for extra color and flavor. You will love it!


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg