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A white bowl is with mushroom rice and topped with cilantro and cashews
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5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Mushroom Rice

Instant Pot Mushroom Rice is as easy to prepare as it sounds. With all the right spices in hand, I was done with the cooking part in less than 30 minutes. Not many entrees can qualify for that.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Gluten free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 245kcal




  • Rinse the rice and soak at least for 10 minutes.
  • Add oil to the inner pot in your Instant Pot and press saute. When the oil heats up, add cashews and saute for a minute. Adding cashews is optional, but recommended.
  • Add jeera/cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon, stirring constantly for a minute.
  • Add chopped ginger, chopped garlic, and chopped green chilies. Continue to saute for a minute.
  • Add onions and cook for 1-2 minutes. Or until it's translucent.
  • Add Garam Masala, chili powder, turmeric powder, and mix well.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and coconut milk and stir continually for about 30 seconds.
  • Add salt, soaked rice, and water. Mix well.
  • Press cancel. Place the lid and close the pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 5 minutes.
    Let the pressure release for 10 minutes naturally then do a quick release. Fluff the rice with a fork.



  • Rinse the rice well and soak it for at least 10 mins. This will give you a nice fluffy rice texture.
  • The addition of coconut milk is optional.
  • Add your choice of nuts. And it is totally fine to skip the cashew nuts.
  • Browning mushrooms give extra flavor to the dish.
  •  I have used long grain basmati rice in this recipe. The ratio of 1 cup rice to 1 ¼ cup water will result in rice texture with a slight bite to it. If you like your rice softer, add 1 ½ cups of water to the rice instead.
  • Don’t slice the mushrooms too thin as they will disintegrate and disappear. I recommend a ⅕″ thickness. Or buy pre-sliced mushroom just like me :)
  • Wash/wipe clean the mushrooms and use them immediately.
The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg