Rinse rice thoroughly for best results! Place your rice into a fine mesh sieve and rinse with cold water, using your fingertips to turn and stir the rice until the water runs clear (it will appear white/milky/filmy when starting to rinse the starch from your rice).
Place your water in the instant pot, add salt if desired. Add the rinsed rice into the water (keeping stray rice grains from the sides of your instant pot). Select the manual cook time for 4 minutes.
Allow your instant pot to go to 'keep warm' for 10 minutes after your cook time, then turn off your instant pot and do a natural release, venting the steam. Use a fork to fluff the rice, and serve immediately.
*This rice can be reduced or increased, using a 1:1 ratio of rice and water. You can use 1 cup each, 2 cups each, 3 cups each, or 4 cups each rice and water with the same cooking time successfully. **1 tsp olive oil (or your choice of cooking oil) can be added when cooking your rice.***Jasmine is a long grain rice, and cooks differently than standard white rice. Do not use the 'rice' setting (low pressure) on your instant pot or pressure cooker.