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How to cook Calrose Rice

This easy Instant Pot Calrose Rice recipe lets you make perfect calrose rice in the electric pressure cooker everytime
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword calrose rice recipe, how to cook calrose rice, instant pot calrose rice
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Method Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 84kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


  • 1 cup calrose rice
  • 1 cup 2 tablespoons water for cooking, (or 1.5 cups for stovetop)


  • Rinse the Calrose rice well with cold water (removes excess starch) 2-3 times or until the water runs clear. Drain the remaining water using a mesh strainer or colander.
    step to rinse the calrose rice in water collage

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Add the rinsed rice and water to the Instant Pot.
  • Give a quick stir. Close the lid, and make sure the pressure valve is turned to the "Sealing". Pressure Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes.
    step to add rice in instant pot insert with water collage
  • When the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, and then Quick Release the remaining pressure manually.
    Open the lid and fluff the rice. Perfect Calrose rice every time!
    cooked calrose rice in a wooden spoon

Stovetop Instructions

  • Bring the water to boil in a medium pot.
  • When the water has returned to boil, add the uncooked rice and stir well.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat down to low. Keep the rice simmering slightly until all the liquid is absorbed. It will take about 17-20 minutes.
  • When the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and let it stand 10 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.


  • Refrigerator: You can store any leftover cooked Calrose rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
  • Reheat: You can microwave with a few drops of water if the rice is dry. You can also steam or use leftover rice for stir-fries over the stovetop.

Tips to make perfect Calrose Rice

Follow these tips to make perfect Calrose rice in the Instant Pot every time:
  1. Always rinse uncooked rice before you cook it. This helps to remove excess starch that causes the rice to clump together.
  2. Use the exact water to rice ratio mentioned in the recipe to get perfectly cooked rice.
  3. Don’t leave the rice in the pot in warm mode. Otherwise, it will overcook. So remove the instant pot insert to the countertop to avoid rice from further cooking.
  4. You can double or triple the amount of rice and water if you want to cook more rice. The cooking time will remain the same.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.04g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg