Instant Pot Salmon and Rice


Here is a simple and light recipe. Instant Pot one-pot meal which is ideal for a busy weekday. It's prepared with frozen salmon fillets. Why do complicated stuff when it can be so easy !

It is an exquisite fish recipe. It’ll fulfill your seafood cravings and they become even more amazing when they are served with rice.

What rice can I use?

Instead of the Jasmine rice, you can use Basmati Rice or Persian rice. Brown rice won't work for this one-pot meal.

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Instant Pot Salmon and Rice
4.32 from 29 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar, jasmine rice, Salmon and Rice, salmon fillets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 1
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 oz frozen salmon fillets
  • ¼ tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • ½ cup jasmine rice rinsed

For the Sauce

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parlsey
  • Add water and Jasmine rice to the Instant Pot.
  • Place a layer of salmon fillets on the Jasmine rice.
  • In a bowl, mix sesame oil and brown sugar.
  • Pour the mix you just made on top of each salmon fillet.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • While you are waiting for pressure release, make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together.
  • Open the lid, and place the rice and salmon on a plate.
  • Dress with the sauce and serve :]
Calories: 805kcal Carbohydrates: 90g Protein: 11g Fat: 45g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 32g Sodium: 2028mg Potassium: 235mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 12g Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 50mg Iron: 2mg

This recipe is part of our 1001 Instant Pot recipes project, a huge collection of free, easy and delicious recipes.

    Reader Interactions

  1. Melanie Ltz

    No mention of adding the vinegar or how much.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      it was just a typo. Now I have mentioned in the ingredients.

  2. Dee

    I made this. It was very good.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Glad to know you like it 🙂

  3. Matt

    Very nice flavor!

    I let the pressure release naturally for six minutes.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Hi Matt!

      Thank you for you comment really appreciate it !

  4. Tyler Broome

    Didnt have brown sugar, so I substituted Honey. Also did not have seasame, I just used Olive oil.
    If you do not have rice wine, I used apple cider vinegar. And if you dont have soy sauce, I used worschester sauce. It tasted awesome!

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Hi Tyler,

      Awesome, thank you for all these great suggestions 🙂

    • Kait

      Did exactly this - it’s delicious!!

  5. nowacki

    thanks for your this recipe of salmon and rice with broccoli. good job. keep it up in future.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Glad you like it ^_^

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Thanks for your nice response 🙂

  6. Dianne

    Will basmati rice work with the same timing and water?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Yes it is 🙂

  7. Britney

    Thanks for the awesome recipe! I also didn’t have brown sugar, so I used honey like the other guy suggested. I had sesame and olive oil. I used the sesame with honey for the salmon.
    No rice wine so I used apple cider vinegar. I didn’t have soy sauce either so I used Oyster sauce. It tasted awesome! I had a picky eater rave about it too ! So thanks again. I did have to tweak the water and pressure cook for 8 minutes total because I used 2 pieces of salmon that were 4oz each.

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      Sounds like a great upgrade for this recipe :] Glad you like it!!

  8. Judy Sadler

    I am anxious to try your recipe but am nervous. Why? I made a similar recipe from frozen salmon and basmati rice. The salmon remained raw in the middle and the rice stuck to the bottom. The salmon was placed on the trivet above the rice. I did this twice hoping for different results the second time because I made a few timing and water changes. Should I try yours? Thanks!!!

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      I made this recipe a few times when I was looking for a quick one-pot meal. So it should work for you too ^_^

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