Instant Pot Pineapple Ginger Sticky Rice

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I combined two of my favorite things!  Back when I lived in the Quad Cities, my favorite restaurant was a fantastic Thai restaurant called Exotic Thai. Whenever my husband went out of town, ( this was before kids) I would get their pineapple fried rice and some coconut curry, and I would eat it all week.

I took a few of the flavors of the pineapple fried rice and made sticky rice in my Instant Pot!

Okay, let me back up a little bit.  I have been an Instant Pot owner for about 18 months now, and some of my favorite things to make in it are simple things.  Like sticky rice ready in twelve minutes.

I have learned that to make rice ” sticky” you change the rice/water ratio.  In this recipe, I replaced some of the liquid with crushed pineapple.  Wow, this turned out great!

I love adding ginger to almost all of my Asian- inspired recipes.  I keep my ground ginger readily available.   I also enjoy cooking with crystallized ginger.  

Just in case you’re new at cooking rice in your Instant Pot, here is a video that will help guide you!


Pineapple Ginger Sticky rice

Instant Pot Recipe

Servings 6


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 cup crystallized ginger cut into strips
  • 2 cups crushed pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water


  1. Set your Instant Pot to the saute setting.  

  2. add sesame oil and crystallized ginger.  saute a bit.  

  3. Add pineapple, ground ginger, rice, water, and salt.

  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot 

  5. Cook on high pressure or the on the rice setting for 12 minutes.

  6. Remove lid and serve. 

This rice tasted awesome.  Think sticky rice with sweet pineapple and spicy ginger.  I can’t wait to make this again.



  1. I have fresh ginger. Do you think i cOuld use this in place of the Crystalized ginger?

  2. DO you drain the crushed pineapple or include its liquid as well?

  3. How much salt?


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