How to Make the Best Instant Pot No Mustard Potato Salad

How to Make the Best Instant Pot No Mustard Potato Salad

If you love potato salad, but not the yellow kind – this No Mustard Potato Salad Instant Pot Recipe will blow your mind. 

No Mustard Potato Salad Instant Pot Recipe

So here is the deal. My husband loves BBQ. Me, meh – I’m not a huge meat eater and BBQ, well it’s mostly meat. If I am going to a BBQ place, it’s totally going to be for the potato salad. So anytime we go BBQing – he gets the sandwich and I get the side of potato salad.

No Mustard Potato Salad Instant Pot Recipe

We live in Texas. Texas BBQ is a thing here. We have tried just about every BBQ joint between Dallas and the hill country, which means I’ve tried a LOT of potato salads. There is one place here in Dallas that we went to that had a no mustard potato salad that was absolutely the best potato salad I ever had. When I was pregnant with our second, I craved this stuff and would order it to-go (despite it the BBQ place being 15 miles away.) The salad was from Red Hot and Blue. 

Red Hot and Blue Potato Salad Copy Cat Recipe – Kindof.

While I LOVE Red Hot and Blue’s potato salad, I wanted something similar but different. The below recipe, which – I am biased, yes – BUT do think this is the BEST POTATO SALAD RECIPE EVER – is similar but different. Originally, I painstakingly boiled the eggs and potatoes. Now, I have perfected this recipe in the Instant Pot and tweaked the ingredients to make this delicious side dish perfect. Did I mention how easy this recipe is to make? It’s not a lot of work, and in 30 minutes, TOTAL (including prep and cook time) – you will have a dish that everyone will rave about. 

Enough chit-chat, let’s learn how to make No Mustard Potato Salad in the Instant Pot:

No Mustard Potato Salad Instant Pot Recipe

Make the best no mustard potato salad in the Instant Pot. This easy recipe is the perfect side for a picnic, party, potluck or BBQ meal. It doesn't contain mustard so is perfect for anyone who hates yellow potato salad! Be prepared, this is the best potato salad we've ever had and bonus - it's super easy to make! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword no mustard, potato salad
Servings 6 people


  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp celery seeds to taste
  • 1.5 cup mayonaise
  • 1.5 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsbp pepper


  1. Wash off the red potatoes.

  2. Place steamer basket in Instant Pot.

  3. Place the washed red potatoes into the Instant Pot, set 4 eggs on top. That's right - you will be hard boiling the eggs while steaming the potatoes! We told you this no mustard potato salad instant pot recipe was EASY! 

    Red Potatoes and Eggs for No Mustard Potato Salad Instant Pot Recipe
  4. Set your Instant Pot to manual - you will want to cook for 5 minutes .

    Instant Pot Timer
  5. Get a large bowl and place ice water in it. You will use this for easy peel hard boiled eggs. 

    Bowl of Ice Water for Hard Boiled Eggs
  6. After the Instant Pot goes off, let your red potatoes and eggs natural release. This means, don't push the value. This takes approximately 15-20 minutes, so need to let off the steam.

  7. Place the eggs in the ice water.

    hard boiled eggs in ice water
  8. Cut the red potatoes into quarters and place in a large bowl. 

  9. Take the eggs out of the ice water. The hard-boiled eggs should be super easy to peel! (Remember this Instant Pot egg hack for any other recipes requiring hard boiled eggs!)

  10. Chop up the hard boiled eggs and place in the bowl with the red potatoes.

  11. Mix in the eggs and red potatoes with the mayo in the bowl. 

  12. Start mixing 1 tbsp celery seed in with the red potatoes and eggs. Add more slowly to get the taste to your liking. 

    ingredients for no mustard potato salad
  13. Salt and pepper to taste.

  14. Enjoy this BEST no mustard potato salad recipe!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

This no mustard potato salad instant pot recipe is delicious and you may want to make extras, you know - just so you have a snack for the several days after making. Yes, it's THAT GOOD.

This potato salad can be served at room temperature, but don't leave it out for more than 2 hours! You can also refrigerate if you are making this recipe ahead.

Ingredients and how to make no mustard potato salad

Perfect for Mustard Haters

Remember how my husband gets the BBQ sandwich and I get the potato salad? Well, he hates yellow mustard potato salad, but this salad – he will eat several sides of! So if you have a mustard hater – this recipe is for you. Let me know if you try it, I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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20 BEST Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes

20 BEST Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes

Let’s talk Vegetarian Instant Pot recipes! I’ve heard from so many of you loving our Instant Pot recipes, so in continuing our series of recipes that can be made in the Instant Pot. This roundup is for our vegetarian friends. 

20 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes

From Sweet Potato soup (YUM) to vegan tacos to mushroom pasta, here are 20 delicious meat-free meal ideas for you to make in the Instant Pot. 

Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes and Meal Ideas

Click on the links below to grab all of the delicious Instant Pot vegetarian recipes in this series.

  1. Instant Pot Gobi Masala by Easy Cooking With Molly
  2. Instant Pot Vegan Bean Tacos by Mooshu Jenne
  3. Instant Pot Mushroom Pasta by Wonder Mom Wannabe
  4. Instant Pot Chana Masala by Smashed Peas and Carrots
  5. Instant Pot Vegan Tacos by Nerdy Mamma
  6. Instant Pot Tortellini Alla Panna by Instant Pot Party
  7. Instant Pot Spicy White Bean and Chard Stew by Flavor the Moment
  8. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup by Super Mom Wannabe
  9. Quick Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili by Living Sweet Moments
  10. The Ultimate Instant Pot Stuffed Shells by Smashed Peas and Carrots
  11. Instant Pot Potato Curry by Mooshu Jenne
  12. Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans & Rice by Recipe This
  13. The Best Instant Pot Refried Beans Ever by The Biswolds
  14. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup by Nerdy Mamma
  15. Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Leek Risotto by Flavor the Moment
  16. Instant Pot Ravioli Vodka Sauce by Instant Pot Party
  17. Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad by Super Mom Wannabe
  18. Instant Pot Vegetarian Chipotle Lentil Zoodle Soup by Easy Cooking with Molly
  19. Amazing Curried Butternut Squash Soup by Living Sweet Moments

Meatless Instant Pot Recipes

Meatless Monday

For years I went vegetarian, and still to this day – my diet is mostly non-meat. If you are looking to change up your diet for more meat-free foods, why not try meatless Monday?  Meatless Monday is a simple way to incorporate a less meaty lifestyle by simply not eating meat on Mondays!

Instant Pot Recipes for Vegans

These vegetarian instant pot meals are an awesome way to provide a yummy meal for your family but without the meat. 

More Instant Pot Meal Ideas

If you love these recipes, make sure to check out our other Instant Pot recipes: 

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

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Best Instant Pot Mexican Recipes

Best Instant Pot Italian Recipes

Best Instant Pot Chili Recipes

Happy Instant Potting!

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Best Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes

Best Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Instant Pot Recipes? YOU BETCHA! If you are looking for breakfast ideas to make in your pressure cooker, we have them. Rather than scratching your head as you try to decide what to make, bookmark, pin and share this post full of Instant Pot breakfast ideas!

Instant Pot Breakfast Recipe and Meal Ideas

To help in deciding what to make, I’ve separated these out into various categories to help make sure you find what you are looking for. We hope you enjoy IPing these Breakfast Instant Pot Recipes. Make sure to leave us a comment if you try any of these ideas, we would love to hear from you! Or, if you have an amazing Breakfast pressure cooker recipe that you are dying to share, we want to hear it and would love for our readers to make it! Drop that it in the comments as well or email us at pr at digital mom blog dot com. 

Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes – Breakfast Casseroles

Breakfast casseroles are perfect if you are brunching, want to make a meal ahead of time or need to bring a meal to a friend. Back in the day when I was in a Moms’ Group, we would meet for breakfast twice a month. Everyone would bring a dish, and there were always plenty of breakfast casseroles to go around. I wish I had these recipes back then! 

Instant Pot Ham and Egg Casserole

Instant Pot Egg Casserole

Image Source: Six Sisters Stuff

This amazing IP breakfast recipe from Six Sisters will have your family asking for seconds and thirds! Using just a handful of ingredients – that you most likely already have, this delicious breakfast casserole will be in your belly in no time! Make the eggs green and you would have Green Eggs and Ham breakfast casserole that the kids will go wild over! 

Instant Pot Ham and Egg Casserole

Cheesy Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole

Cheese Egg Bake Instant Pot Recipes

From our friends at Kischen Cat, introducing the cheesy egg bake Instant Pot breakfast casserole. Again, you may need to make more than one pot of this.

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Crustless Veggie Quiche

Veggie Eggless Quiche Instant Pot Recipe

Tator Tots and Jello nailed it with this yummy crustless veggie quiche, which of course was made in the IP!

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Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes – Sweet Breakfast Ideas

Sugar and breakfast, 2 things that just are a must in life. If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for breakfast ideas, here are a few Instant Pot breakfast recipes for sweet foods!

Instant Pot Breakfast Sweets

Banana French Toast Instant Pot Recipe

banana french toast

Because french toast isn’t tasty enough, how about banana french toast made in the Instant Pot. Amy from Living Locurto nails it with this deliciousness. 

Banana French Toast Instant Pot Recipe

Instant Pot Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is one of those things once you make the kids it, they will ask for it over and over!

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Instant Pot Banana Bread

Banana bread in the Instant Pot – need I say more? 

Pressure Cooker Grandma Mills’ Banana Nut Bread

Pumpkin Pecan Breakfast Cake

If you are looking for ways to incorporate more pumpkin in your life, this breakfast cake that you can make in your pressure cooker is your answer. 

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Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes – Oatmeal

Instant Pot Oatmeal is one of our go to recipes for quick and hot family breakfasts. You can make oatmeal in 6-8 minutes!  Here are our favorite Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipes: 

Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipes

21 Day Fix Instant Pot Oatmeal

If you are 21 day fixing, you will love this version of oatmeal as it’s a 21-day fix friendly recipe!

Instant Pot Oatmeal Jars (21 Day Fix)

Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Sometimes tried and true is the best way to go with a recipe, and maple brown sugar oatmeal is tried and true!

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Instant Pot Oatmeal Jars with Pear

How darling are these oatmeal jars made with pear! I am totally digging the use of the 4 oz Mason Jars in the Instant Pot for various recipes. 

Instant Pot Oatmeal Jars

Image Source: USA Pears

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Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes – Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats in the Instant Pot is one of our go-to’s for morning food. I had no idea how easy it was to make steel cut oats in a pressure cooker. Seriously, it’s super easy – even this rushed mama can get the kids a hot breakfast in no time! 

Steel Cut Oats Recipe Instant Pot

Here is a round-up of several versions of Steel Cut Oats Instant Pot recipes for you to try!

Peanut Butter Steel Cut Oats – 21 Day Fix Recipe

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Image Source: Carrie Elle

Carrie Elle has a TON of 21 Day Fix recipes, including this amazing Instant Pot Peanut Butter Steel Cut Oats dish. If you are 21-day fixing, this is a must have breakfast. 

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Oatmeal Raisin Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats

Cinnamon Raisin Steel Cut Oats Instant Pot Recipe

Image Source: For Real is LIfe

This tastes Oatmeal Raisin Apple Pie steel cut oats recipe is like a mushy warm cookie. 

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Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats      

Get your protein and fruits in with this yummy version of steel cut oats. 

Instant Pot Omega-3 Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats

Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats

Serve these with cinnamon rolls! 

Pressure Cooker Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats

Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats

And this recipe should most definitely be served with coffee, just sayin. 

Pressure Cooker Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats

Maple Pecan Steel Cut Oats

I’ve become a HUGE fan of maple syrup. If you are on TEAM MAPLE, this recipe is for you!

Maple Pecan Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Blueberry Cream Steel Cut Oats

Blueberry picking season is near. This is a great way to use up your blueberry stash. 

Pressure Cooker Blueberries Cream Steel Cut Oats {Instant Pot}

BRINNER – It’s What’s For Dinner!

I don’t know about your family, but my kids and husband are all about breakfast. So much so, we often dedicate one night a week to brinner. Brinner = breakfast for dinner. Brinner is a meal that I swear, I get zero complaints about.

Brinner Meme

We have 4 kids so zero complaints is definitely a win in my book.  

What are you making in the IP? We want to know. Make sure to leave a comment telling me your favorite breakfast recipe in the Instant Pot! 

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Best Instant Pot Pudding Recipes

Best Instant Pot Pudding Recipes

Instant Pot Pudding?  YES! Pudding is a family favorite of our’s and of course, something we make in the Instant Pot. 

Instant Pot Pudding Recipes

If you are looking for Instant Pot Pudding Recipes, Look no further. We love sharing our favorite recipes that can be made in an electric pressure cooker. This week we are sharing ALL THINGS PUDDING.

Best Instant Pot Pudding Recipes

That’s right, if you ever wondered “Can you make pudding in the Instant Pot?” The answer is YES!

How to Make Instant Pot Rice Pudding 

Instant Pot Rice Pudding is a family favorite, so let’s start with this Instant Pot pudding recipe. This recipe is super simple. As a meal hack, anytime we make rice for dinner – we make extra. Also,  if you aren’t making rice in your Instant Pot, make sure you read our post: How to Make Instant Pot Rice  – seriously best rice ever. Anyways, here is our family recipe for Instant Pot Rice Pudding.

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

We use leftover rice for this recipe. Since we typically use Japanese white rice, this is what is used with this recipe.  Make sure to try the add-ins to customize the rice pudding to be as unique as you!

Best Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe

Instant Pot Steamed Rice Japanese Restaurant

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Here is our favorite Instant Pot Rice Pudding recipe. It's super simple and delish!


  • 2 Cups White Rice We prefer Japanese sticky rice
  • 1 Packet Vanilla Pudding
  • 1.5 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Can Sweet Condensed Milk You can adjust this to make it sweeter, or less sweet
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp Nutmeg Optional
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla Optional


  1. Make rice in the Instant Pot. Check out our how to make rice recipe if you haven't made rice in the IP before.

  2. Mix your vanilla pudding mix with the milk in a side mixing bowl. 

  3. After your rice is finished, mix in the sweet condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and then your vanilla pudding mix. 

  4. The rice pudding will be nice and gooey. Add more milk if you desire a thinner pudding. 

  5. Enjoy! We like to top our's with more cinnamon. My husband likes to add in raisins to his rice pudding, but I don't - so am not including that in this recipe 🙂 

Recipe Notes

This Instant Pot rice pudding recipe is super simple and easily adaptable. You can customize with various options. We like to use this dessert after making Instant Pot rice - we will make extra just for making rice pudding. 

Here are a few ideas for customizing your rice pudding:

  • Chocolate chips and marshmallows
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Caramel
  • Cream cheese that is mixed with sugar and vanilla (this makes a cheesecake rice pudding!)
  • Raisins - my husband includes boiled raisins. I'm not a fan, but hey - to each their own.

 Best Rice Pudding Ever

My favorite Rice Pudding in the world is Rice to Riches. If you are ever in New York, or want to drop a nice amount of money for delicious rice yumminess delivered to your door – make sure to check them out! One of my besties, Mel had this huge cooler delivered to us last year. It was amazing and I am pretending it had zero calories. On our last adventure to New York, our 2 oldest kids were little (3 years old and 9 months.) It was November, FREEZING cold and we had no idea how to get around the city. BUT where there is a will, there is a way and we found our way to Rice to Riches and it was absolutely the best rice pudding ever. 


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More Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipes

While I definitely feel that MY Instant Pot Rice Pudding recipe is THE BEST, I am bias. So here you go, here are several other rice pudding recipes for you to try!

Simple and Easy Rice Pudding

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Arroz con Leche in the Instant Pot

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Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding Recipes

Let’s start with INSTANT POT CHOCOLATE PUDDING RECIPES because, chocolate. 

Instant pot Chocolate pudding recipes


Chocolate Pots de Creme Pudding

Made in sqautty 1/2 pint Mason Jars, this Instant Pot chocolate pudding will be a fam favorite. This recipe would be great for a dinner party, how cute are these little pots?!

Pressure Cooker Chocolate Pots de Crème

Molten Brownie Chocolate Pudding

If a pudding ever had my husband’s name on it, it would this one. If you have a loved one who loves brownies and puddings, you cannot go wrong with this recipe by 5 Boys Baker!

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5 Minute Healthy Chocolate Pudding

You had me at 5 minute and healthy and chocolate. 

5 Minute Healthy Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding

Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Pudding

This Chocolate Chip pudding recipe by Key Ingredient had me with their final step: “Serve with dollops of chantilly cream and shaved chocolate.” 

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Instant Pot Bread Pudding Recipes

Another fave pudding is bread pudding. To be completely honest, bread pudding is not a fave of mine but the rest of my family loves this stuff. And if it can be made in the IP, by golly gee we will make it. Here is a collection of bread pudding recipes that are Instant Pot friendly!

Bread Pudding Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Bread Pudding with Bourbon Glaze

I may be drinking the bourbon while making this, no judgment – please.

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Easy Bread Pudding

Easy is always good. 

Unbelievably Easy Instant Pot Bread Pudding

French Toast Bread Pudding

Now while I may not enjoy bread pudding in general, I may be able to get behind French Toast bread pudding!

French Toast/Bread Pudding

Weight Watchers Instant Pot Bread Pudding – 2 Points

If you are on Weight Watchers, here is a recipe that you will love for craving that sweet tooth. 

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Ham and Cheese Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Now this is an unusual bread pudding!

Instant Pot Ham & Cheese Bread Pudding


Well folks, there you have it. The BEST Instant Pot Pudding Recipes that the internet has to offer. If you have a favorite pudding recipe that you make in the Instant Pot, leave us a comment and let us know what it is. We would love to share your recipe!

Happy Instant Potting friends! Make sure to pin our recipes and share on Facebook. We love seeing all of your comments and love to see when you make something in the Instant Pot that we have shared! 

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How to Make Instant Pot Japanese Rice

How to Make Instant Pot Japanese Rice

Instant Pot Japanese rice is the reason I originally bought an electric pressure cooker. My dad is Japanese and growing up we had rice with every meal, even spaghetti. Spaghetti and rice is not a good combo, just in case you were wondering. Anyways, we ALWAYS used a rice cooker so when I got married, I bought a rice cooker and it lasted for years. When it broke, I was trying to find the best rice cooker for making Japanese rice. I came across the electric pressure cooker for making Japanese rice, and wow that search changed how I cook rice and let’s be honest, everything else as well!

Best Instant Pot Japanese Rice Recipe

If you love Japanese steamed rice, here is the best recipe for Japanese rice in the Instant Pot. It’s very simple to do and while cooking short grain rice and medium grain rice (the rice typically used in Japanese restaurants) – we now make Instant Pot rice for a wide variety of meals. If you are looking for a good rice Instant Pot recipe, look no further! 

Instant Pot Japanese Steamed Rice – Just like the restaurant makes!

Let’s start with the basics. Here is a simple how-to on making rice in the Instant Pot.  It’s super simple and the rice turns out amazing. It reminds me of the steamed rice you get at Japanese restaurants! 

  • Short-grain or medium-grain white rice
  • 1 part water – 1 part rice

Making white rice in the Instant Pot is super simple. Let’s get started. First, we need to determine how much rice you need to make. 

Best Japanese Rice

Are you looking to make steamed rice or rice for sushi? 

Best Rice for Steam Rice

My favorite Japanese rice is Botan Calrose rice. This is a medium grain rice that makes the most excellent steamed rice!  best rice for steaming

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Botan Calrose Rice has an amazing flavor and consistency. It is sticky, but NOT near as sticky as the rice we recommend for sushi (keep reading!) 

Best Rice for Sushi Rice

If you are making sushi, you will want to use a sticky rice. My favorite sushi rice is Soeos sushi rice.

Best rice for making sushi rice

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Now that we know WHAT type of Japanese rice to buy, let’s learn how to make Japanese Instant Pot rice! 

Step 1 – Determine how much rice to cook!

How Much Rice Should I Cook Per Person?

If you are using the rice as a side dish, I cook 1/3 to 1/2 cup of rice per person. So for our family of 6, I typically cook 3 cups of dried rice. We like to make a simple rice dessert so I usually cook 4-5 cups to that we can use the excess for a sweet treat.  Keep reading for more on our sweet rice dessert recipe.

How much rice to cook per person

Dried rice doubles when cooked! So if you cook 1 cup dried rice, you will have 2 cups of cooked rice!

Step 2 – Wash the Rice

Once you have determined how much rice you need to make, place the rice you are going to cook into a colander. Next, wash the rice with cold water. Depending on the type of rice you use, you will want to wash until the water runs mostly clear. Typically, Calrose rice requires just a quick rinse. 

Step 3 – Dump into the Instant Pot

Dump your washed rice into the Instant Pot.  You will want to next add equal parts water to your rice. So if you are cooking 3 cups, add 3 cups of water. 

Instant Pot Steamed Rice Japanese Restaurant

Just remember this – the ratio for cooking rice in the Instant Pot is 1 part rice, 1 part water.  

Step 4 – Press Rice Button

First, please make sure your Instant Pot is plugged in. I will not confess to how many times I have attempted to make a dish and me walk away thinking it’s cooking, when in actuality – I FORGOT TO PLUG in the appliance to cook the meal. Anyways – after you have plugged in your Instant Pot and have your equal parts rice and water, just press the rice button!

Step 5 – Enjoy! 

Enjoy your delicious Japanese rice! Tastes just like steamed rice from a Japanese restaurant, right?  Or if you are making sushi, isn’t this sticky rice amazing? I am telling you, cooking rice in the Instant Pot is a game changer. And the type of rice you use can make or break a meal. The sushi rice seriously ups your sushi game and the Japanese rice, well we eat that with just about rice dish! One of our favorite recipes is Instant Pot Mexican Rice.  

How Long Does it Take to Cook Rice in an Instant Pot? 

Rice in the Instant Pot will take a total of 25 minutes. Your rice will cook and steam for approximately 15 minutes before it comes to pressure.  After your Instant Pot beeps, you will want to let it naturally release (so don’t push the valve to let the steam come out!) Natural release is when the Instant Pot depressures itself.  This takes around 10 minutes. So 25 minutes total, it’s worth the wait and still quicker than my old rice maker!

If you enjoyed this recipe, please make sure to pin and share it!  Also, we regularly share our favorite Instant Pot recipes – so make sure to join our Instant Pot list! 

Instant Pot steamed rice
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Instant Pot Japanese Steamed Rice

Learn how to Instant Pot Japanese steamed rice and sushi rice! It will tastes just like the rice at a Japanese restaurant!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 Cups Dry Calrose Japanese Rice
  • 2 Cups Cold Water


Rinse the Rice

  1. Rinse rice in a colander using cold water. Wash the rice until water runs clear. Close Instant Pot, 

Add to Instant Pot

  1. Once done rinsing rice, place the 2 cups of dry Calrose Japanese rice into the Instant Pot with 2 cups of cold water. Mix rice and water with a spoon.

Close Lid - Press Button

  1. Close Instant Pot, make sure it's plugged in! Press rice button on Instant Pot. 

Prepare to Enjoy

  1. The rice will cook under pressure for approximately 15 minutes. Wait until the Instant Pot naturally releases before opening the top. Natural release takes 10 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

Here is our tried and true Instant Pot Japanese rice recipe. This works for both sushi rice and making Japanese steam rice. Make sure to check out our recommendation on which rice to purchase. The type of rice you use makes a HUGE difference in how your dish will taste!

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Ultimate Guide to Making Cakes in the Instant Pot – Recipes, How-To, Cake Pans and More!

Ultimate Guide to Making Cakes in the Instant Pot – Recipes, How-To, Cake Pans and More!

Instant Pot Cakes – there are so many options and so many questions! First, YES – you can pressure cook a cake. Weird, nah. I know, cakes just aren’t the first thing I think about when using my Instant Pot. But guess what? Instant Pot cakes are all the rage. These cakes are delicious and using the IP is such a great alternative to baking a cake in an oven. 

Ultimate Guide to Instant Pot Cakes

There are so many questions when it comes to making a make in the Instant Pot and we are here to help. We have created the ULTIMATE GUIDE to making cakes in the Instant Pot! In this guide, we are including everything you would want to know about this new way to bake your cake. We will be talking about the Instant Pot cake function, and what setting to use if your IP doesn’t have this function. We will talk about what pans to use in electric pressure cookers. Also, we have a HUGE collection of Instant Pot Cake Recipes, everything from Instant Pot birthday cakes, to lava cakes, cheesecakes to box cake mix. I told you we are covering all the things!

How to Make Instant Pot Cakes

Enough chit-chat, let’s put our game face on and get ready to IP a cake. 

How to Use the Instant Pot Cake Function

Yes, there are several IP models offer a cake function! Let’s talk about how the Instant Pot cake function works and what cake setting to use. 

The type of Instant Pot cake you are making will determine usage. Here is a general guide when making cake in the IP: 

Less (low) – Lighter moist cakes
Normal (medium) – Denser moist cakes
More (high) – New York style cheesecakes

What if your Instant Pot doesn’t have a “cake” function? No worries, you can still make a cake in the IP – but you most likely only want to make either cheesecakes or other dense cakes rather than a moist cake. 

Instant Pot Cake Pans – What Pans Can I Use in an Electric Pressure Cooker? 

Did you know there are special Instant Pot cake pans to use in your IP? Yes! These make pressure cooking a cake easy peasy in the IP.  Here are several Instant Pot cake pans that you might like: 

7 Inch Springform Cake Pan for the Instant Pot

This is a 7-inch springform cake pan. It’s non-stick, leakproof and great for cheesecakes! This will fit in the following Instant Pots: 5, 6 and 8 quarts. 

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Fat Daddio’s Anodized Aluminum Round Cake Pan


The Fat Daddio round cake pan is a favorite among the Instant Pot crowd.  It is 6 inches by 3 inches and fits in the Instant Pot 6 quart 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker. 

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Springform Bundt Pan for Use With Electric Pressure Cookers

Love a bundt cake? Now you cake make a bundt cake in the Instant Pot with this springform bundt pan. This bundt pan can be used with electric pressure cookers. It is 7 inches, non-stick and comes in a vivid orange and blue!

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Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Springform Cake Pan

This cake pan is made by Instant Pot! This cake pan is designed for use with the Instant Pot Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker 5, 6 and 8 Quart: IP-DUO60, IP-LUX60, IP-LUX60V3, Smart-60, Ultra-6, IPLUX80, IP-DUO80, IP-CSG60 and IP-CSG50. It is made of the highest standards of food grade safe silicone, allowing you to make instant desserts like cheesecake and more!  It is heat resistant to 450F (230C), dishwasher & freezer safe.

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Instant Pot Cake Recipes

Now that we’ve looked at the Instant Pot cake function and which Instant Pot cake pans to use – let’s make a cake! Now which cake to choose!?! Here are several Instant Pot Cake Recipes to choose from. Pick your favorite, IP and ENJOY!

Instant Pot Birthday Cake Recipes

Need to make a birthday cake but want to make it in the IP? No problem! Check out these Instant Pot Birthday Cake recipes: 

Instant Pot Birthday Cake Recipes

Instant Pot Brownie Cake – The perfect birthday cake for the brownie lover! View recipe from Popsugar

Instant Pot Birthday Cake

Looking to make an Instant Pot birthday cake to make? Check out this angel food cake from Foodie and Wine.

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake with Powdered Sugar Glaze – Powdered sugar glaze? YES. PLEASE. View recipe from Foodie and Wine

Tie Dye Birthday Cake Instant Pot Recipes

How adorable is this tie dye cake from Recipe This?

Tie Dye Birthday Cake Instant Pot Recipe – This tie-dye birthday cake would be perfect for a kid or a hippy! View recipe at Recipe This

Instant Pot Carrot Cake Recipe – Do you know someone who loves carrot cake? This is a cake that has grown on me (and made me grow!) View recipe from Instant Pot Eats

Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Instant Pot Recipe – Need to make a gluten-free birthday cake? Here is a fabulous option! View recipe from Goodness Gracious Gluten Free

Instant Pot Bundt Cake Recipes

I mean, who doesn’t love a bundt cake? And as IP lovers, you know you will love an Instant Pot Bundt Cake!

Instant Pot Bundt Cake Recipes

We have rounded up a ton of Instant Pot Bundt Cake recipes for you to try. Make sure to leave us a comment and let us know your favorite flavor. 

Chocolate Bundt Cake – You cannot go wrong with chocolate. View recipe from Happy Foods Tube

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bundt Cake – peanut butter and chocolate in a cake? DELISH! View recipe from Instant Pot

Instant Pot Monkey Bread – the problem with this Instant Pot dessert is that you just can’t stop eating it! View recipe from Princess Pinky Girl

Red Velvet Bundt Instant Pot Cake –  did you know red velvet is really chocolate, shh…. View recipe from Margin Making Mom

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake – the perfect cake for fall, or anytime you are in the mood for pumpkin and sugar! View recipe from A Pinch of Healthy

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake – Elvis would have loved this cake. View recipe from Rebooted Mom

Banana Pecan Bundt Cake – this sounds like a cake that would work well for breakfast. View recipe from Fork to Spoon

Instant Pot Bundt Cake Pans

Wondering what type of pan you can use for an Instant Pot bundt pan? Here is a great option!

Instant Pot Lava Cake Recipes

Have you ever had the lava cake at the Grand Lux? That is where I was first introduced to this yummy chocolate treat. Now everywhere from Domino’s to Chili’s sells lava cake – but guess what?

Instant Pot Lava Cake Recipes

You can make it at home with your electric pressure cooker! That’s right and we’ve got Instant Pot lava cake recipes for you to try right here:

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe – all you have to say is CHOCOLATE. View recipe from Fav Family Recipes

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe – who else loves chocolate and peanut butter? View recipe from Food N Service

Turtle Lava Cake Recipe – it’s amazing what you can do with vanilla, chocolate and a few more ingredients. View recipe from One Happy Housewife

Chocolate, Orange, and Olive Oil Mini Lava Cake – Looking for an usual lava cake recipe? Here you go! View this recipe from Instant Pot

Cadbury egg lava cake instant pot recipe

Instant Pot Creme Egg Lava Cake – a perfect dessert addition for Easter or for the Cadbury egg lover. View recipe from Every Nook and Cranny

Instant Pot Lava Cake Pans

These ramekins are the perfect lava cake pan for the Instant Pot. View here. 

Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes

Did you know Instant Pot cheesecakes are absolutely delicious? Before using the IP, cheesecakes were so daunting to make.

Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes

The IP makes it a much simpler process, plus cooks it just right. Here are a few of our favorite Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes!

Instant Pot Salted Caramel Cheesecake – Oh salted caramel, my son’s fave! View recipe from Cookies and Cups

Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake Recipe – You had me at Oreo. View recipe from My Baking Addiction

New York Instant Pot Cheesecake – The New York cheesecake is a classic. View recipe from Instant Pot

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe – Lemon is a fruit, so this make this Instant Pot cheesecake recipe healthy, right? View recipe from Pressure Cooking Today

Double Chocolate Cheesecake Instant Pot Recipe – Because single chocolate just isn’t as good as double chocolate. View recipe from Southern Living

Peanut Butter Cup Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipe

Delicious peanut butter cup cheesecake made in the Instant Pot. Recipe by 365 Days of Crock Pot

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake – Get in my belly. View recipe from 365 Days of Crock Pot

Instant Pot Cheesecake Pan

Looking to make an Instant Pot cheesecake, you will need a springform pan.

Here is the springform pan recommend using. 

Instant Pot Box Cake Mix Recipe

Did you know you can take box cake mix and make a cake in the Instant Pot? It’s easy! Here is a yummy recipe using a box cake mix from Copy Me That.

box cake mix instant pot recipe

This particular cake she is making is a chocolate devil’s food cake with cinnamon cheese cream icing. Sounds delicious, right? 

View the Recipe

All Things Instant Pot and Cake

We warned you that we would be including a TON of information in this ultimate guide to instant pot cakes! We hope you have found all the information you need on making a cake in an electric pressure cooker. 

If you have a Instant Pot recipe for a cake, leave it in the comments! Also leave your questions and comments! We want to hear what type of cake you end up pressure cooking!