Rinse the rice in a mesh strainer for 30 seconds or until the water runs clear.
Add the rice, salt and olive oil to your instant pot and set to the saute function.
Saute for 2-3 minutes, slightly toasting the rice to bring out more flavor. You don't want the rice to actually brown, just slightly cook to infuse the oil into the rice which enhances the flavor.
Add the water and stir well.
Put the lid on and turn the valve to sealing.
Set manual high pressure for 4 minutes. It will take a few minutes for the instant pot to come to pressure, and then the timer will begin.
Let release naturally for 10 minutes, then turn the valve open and let the steam finish releasing.
Remove the lid, fluff with a fork and enjoy!
The sauteing step is optional, but it does add a lot of flavor to the final rice. If you want to skip this step, just add all ingredients to the instant pot and set to manual. I do not recommend subbing the white rice with brown rice since the ratio of rice to water will be different.Feel free to add any other herbs or spices of your choice to the rice.