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Instant Pot Royal Blend Rice Blend

If you have Royal Blend rice from RiceSelect then the instructions for cooking the rice are right on the container. However, instructions for the Instant Pot are different. This Instant Pot Royal Blend rice recipe will help you make perfect Royal Blend rice in your pressure cooker.

A bowl of royal blend rice with a pat of butter on top.

We wanted to include instructions for cooking this rice blend in the Instant Pot for anyone that uses their pressure cooker to cook rice. I use the Instant Pot as a rice cooker quite frequently primarily because it is so convenient.

If you multi-task in the kitchen, this method for cooking rice is very helpful. Just set it and forget it. You don’t have to worry about watching a pot or taking it off the stove right away. It’s especially convenient for rice varieties that take longer to cook like sprouted brown rice and black rice.

What Is Royal Blend Rice?

Royal Blend rice is a blend of four types of rice. Each rice variety has a unique flavor and they all come together for a delicious side dish.

The four varieties are:

  • Texmati white rice. Texmati is a cross between Basmati and long-grain white rice. It has a slightly nutty flavor and smells like popcorn when it cooks.
  • Brown rice. Brown rice is a whole grain, meaning that it still has the most nutritious parts of the grain (the bran and nutrient-packed germ) intact. It is a much healthier option than white rice but takes longer to cook.
  • Wild rice. Wild rice is actually a grass grain. It is known for its firm texture and nutty flavor and it is a whole grain.
  • Thai Red rice. With its chewy texture, brilliant color, and earthy taste, Thai red rice makes for great accent rice.
Royal blend rice blend wild rice next to an Instant Pot.

Different Cooking Times:

Since the Texmati rice cooks significantly quicker than the other three rice blends, each of the whole grains have been precooked and dried. That reduces the final cook so the brown rice, red rice, and wild rice will finish cooking at the same time as the Texmati.

The Ingredients

Here is what you need to cook the Royal Blend in the Instant Pot.

  • Royal Blend rice blend.
  • Water or chicken broth.
  • Salt.
  • Butter (optional).

If you want to add seasonings, this Mediterranean rub or Chili Margarita rub are both delicious.

Royal blend rice blend rice cooked in an Instant Pot.

How to Make It:

Here is a brief overview so you can get an idea of what to expect with the recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

The recipe is as simple as tossing all the ingredients in the Instant Pot, cooking on high pressure, then allowing the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure.

If you want to make a rice pilaf or make a flavorful rice dish, check out some of the recipe variations that we suggested in our wild blend rice recipe. You can even use this rice blend and fried rice sauce to make a quick pork fried rice.

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A bowl of royal blend rice with a pat of butter on top.

Instant Pot Royal Blend Rice Blend

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

This is how to cook the Royal Blend Rice Blend by RiceSelect. Don't confuse it with the RiceSelect Whole grain blend.

This blend has Texmati white rice, brown rice, wild rice, and Thai red rice. Since whole grains are mixed with white rice, the whole grain rice was pre-cooked then dried so they would cook at the same rate as the white rice.


  • 1-1/2 cups Royal Blend Rice Blend (Signature Varietal Blend)
  • 1-1/2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)


  1. Place the rice, water (or broth), and salt in the Instant Pot.
  2. Secure the lid and place the valve in the sealed position.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Check the label on your rice and make sure it is the correct Royal Blend (Signature Varietal Blend). If you have the Royal Blend with whole grains, it will need to cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes then release the rest of the pressure manually.


  • Make sure the ‘keep warm’ setting is turned off. If “keep warm’ is on and you leave the rice sitting too long, it will stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • This is specifically for the Royal Blend Rice Blend by RiceSelect, It has Texmati white rice, pre-cooked brown rice, pre-cooked wild rice, pre-cooked Thai red rice
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 526mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Sunday 1st of January 2023

And clarifying my previous comment. Yes, I was cooking the Signature Varietal... so it wasn't my rice.


Sunday 1st of January 2023

This didn't work for me at all. 3 minutes sounded wrong so I did 5. The rice was still crunchy and I ended up doing 15-20 minutes more on the stove.

Dahn Boquist

Monday 2nd of January 2023

Sorry it didn't work out for you. This recipe was tested with the Signature Varietal blend on high pressure with the Instant Pot. Could you have changed any of those variables?


Saturday 29th of October 2022

I was delighted to find this post, since I just go my Royal Blend Rice delivery and wanted to cook it in my Instant Pot. This worked perfectly. I doubled the recipe and it was just right. Each kind of rice is cooked to what I consider perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Dahn Boquist

Sunday 30th of October 2022

Thanks for the comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe.


Friday 3rd of June 2022

Way too crunchy at that timing

Dahn Boquist

Friday 3rd of June 2022

Thanks for the comment. There may be some confusion between the different Royal Blend rice blends. I updated the recipe card to add some clarification between the whole grain blend and the Signature Varietal Blend.


Monday 29th of November 2021

That looks really wholesome!

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