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5 from 6 votes

Instant Pot Garlic Rice

Garlic rice is one of the easiest rice based recipes you can prepare! Enjoy vegan, gluten free Instant Pot Garlic rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 288kcal




  • Press saute on the Instant Pot and add 2 teaspoon of oil along with mustard seeds and urad dal. Saute them until they turn golden.
  • Add chopped garlic and continue to saute until the garlic turns brown.
  • Add the rinsed rice, turmeric powder, salt and 2 ¼ cups of water. Press ‘Cancel’ to stop sauteing and stir well.
  • Now close the instant pot lid and press the ‘pressure cook’ setting and set the timer for 4 mins high pressure.
  • Once the timer goes off, do a natural release.
  • Remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Instant Pot Garlic Rice is ready to be served hot!


  • Chop the garlic lengthwise for this recipe. Fried garlic strands pair well with rice.
  • Rinse the rice in clean water 3 times before using it in the recipe
Note: 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: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg