easy Instant Pot Basmati Rice with cloves

Instant Pot Basmati Rice

This easy Instant Pot Basmati Rice is a seasoned rice recipe made with fragrant cloves, cardamom, and bay leaves, made in under 15 minutes!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot dinner recipes, instant pot recipe, instant pot rice
Cook Time 11 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 395kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 ¼ cup Water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Butter or Ghee
  • 5 Whole cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Green cardamom pods


  • Set the Instant Pot to SAUTE and add the butter (or ghee) and spices. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the spices are fragrant. Press CANCEL to stop sauteing.
  • Add the rice, water, and salt to the pot and lock the lid in place.
  • Set it to HIGH pressure for 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes press CANCEL and let the Instant Pot do a natural release for 5 minutes.
  • Unlock the lid, remove the bay leaves, cardamon, and cloves, and serve.


Serving: 1cup (cooked) | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 3.5% | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 3.4% | Iron: 5.7%