Perfectly cooked Haitian White Rice (Diri Blan) right in the instant pot! If you are tired of rice being too gummy or too hard, you’re not alone. Rice is really easy to over-cook or under cook. But this instant pot white rice recipe is easy and will be perfect every time. Follow our steps to make this delicious white rice.
Seriously, once you have the technique down, it’s also really easy to make this rice in the instant pot or on the stove top. This rice is easily paired with the pepper steak.
The full recipe is below; however, follow the step by step picture guide to help you make this Haitian white rice in the instant pot each time. Here’s how to make it.
Rinse The Rice
Yes, always make sure the rice is rinsed under cold water when making Haitian white rice. This process removes the starchiness and makes the rice less sticky. Of course, you would want to use a strainer to rinse the rice. Rinse the rice until the water is clear.
Instant Pot Rice Cooking Ratio
When making rice over the stove, it’s best to use 1:2 ratio. For example, for every 1 cup of rice, use 2 cups of water. However, this may differ depending on the type of the rice you are cooking. It is best to read the directions on the package.
When it comes to cooking rice in the instant pot, I find that it is best to use a 1 to 1 ration. That’s because as the rice cooks at high temperature in the instant pot, it pressurizes it. Unlike the stove top where the water boils first before adding the rice. The boiling process of course evaporates some of the water.
The steam from the pressure adds additional liquid to the rice. Therefore, it is best to use a 1 to 1 ratio.
Cook The Ingredients First
Haitian food almost always involves onions and garlic. Even in our rice as it adds additional flavor. First, sauté the onions and garlic in the instant pot prior to adding the rice. Once the onions starts to become translucent, add in the rice, stir, add the water, salt and pepper.
After adding the rice and all of the ingredients, it’s time to cover and seal the instant pot to cook the rice at a high temperature. Cook the rice for 15 minutes in the instant pot.
Cooking Brown Rice
Let the instant pot do the work for you, if you are cooking brown rice, adjust the time to 25 minutes since brown rice take a little longer to tenderize.
Release The Pressure
Turn the knob to venting release the pressure. Fluff and enjoy your rice. It’s as easy as that.
Other Rice Recipes You Might Enjoy
If you enjoyed this diri blan recipe, try this Instant Pot Haitian Lalo, Instant Pot Haitian Black Rice, this Caribbean chicken and rice recipe, this instant pot Haitian rice and beans, and this dill rice recipe.
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Instant Pot Haitian-Style White Rice
- 3 Cups Jasmine Rice Washed / Rinsed
- ⅓ Cup Onion Diced
- 1 Tsp. Garlic Cloves Minced
- 2 Tbsp. Oil Olive oil is okay to use
- 3 Cups Water
- 1 ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt Or to taste
- ½ Tsp. Black Pepper Or to taste
- Wash and rince the rice. Set aside.
- On the Instant Pot, click on the sautee button and adjust the time 30 minutes. Add the oil and add the onions and garlic when the oil becomes hot.
- Add the rice. Mix well. Then add the water, season with salt and pepper.
- Place the lid on the pot and turn the knob to sealing. Click on cancel, then press the rice button. Click on rice again so that the light is on the more button. The time should show 15 minutes.
- Quick release, fluff with a fork. Serve and enjoy.