How to Cook Rice in Pressure Cooker

Rice is fluffy and perfect when cooking in pressure cooker.

When cooking rice with pressure cooker, there are probable results that may happen:

  • If it is undercooked, the rice will appear watery, and one possible cause was the incorrect use of release method.
  • If the grains are too soft and formed up together, it is an indication that it is overcooked.
  • Too much water can cause a mushy rice, and too little water can make it dry and hard to chew

In order to avoid all these happen, you need to look for the right time and right pressure on each type of rice.

If you are cooking long grains white rice, you will observe that every grains of it are separate.

Before cooking, rinse it with water for the starch to be removed, otherwise they will stick together. For brown and wild rice, you don't need to wash it cause they are not heavily milled.

Put the rice on a large bowl then put it under a firm flow of cold tap water. Grains must be swished around the fingertips for the starches to be released. Also, this procedure is to push those unwanted dust and other materials to float on the surface of the water and drain the water. Do this several times, until the water not so milky and clear.

If your preference is a japanese rice (a sticky one), eliminate the rinsing process before cooking. Moreover, there are other varieties of rice grains, aside from long grain. You may try short or even medium grain variety. These kind of rice are especially perfect for casserole type of dishes including risottos.

Among those varieties of medium and short grain rice that are of good quality are the pearl, Cal-Rose and Rotan rice.

Below is detail instructions on how to cook rice in pressure cooker that will make your rice just perfect. It is an easy and quick method with the assurance of no burned or undercooked rice.

  • First place the rack in the bottom of the pressure cooker, pouring in ½ cup water. Place the stainless bowl and close it
  • Put the rice with 1 ½ cup of water in the bowl.
  • To make easier remove and place in the position we want, you can use foil helper handles
  • Close the lid and fasten it and adjust the pressure cooker to cook on 15psi, reducing the heat on the lowest setting that will keep that pressure.
  • Cook the rice for 4 minutes. Afterwhich, remove the heat and allow the pressure to decrease normally.
  • Open the lid and take out the bowl from the pressure cooker. Fluff up the rice with the use of fork before serving it.

For an additional aroma and flavor on the rice, replace some parts of water with tasty flavoring such as the prepared boullion or chicken broth.

Seasonings like lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, onions, cilantro, salt and pepper can be an additional compliment to a more tasty rice. Moreover, herbs like the dill or thyme can be added as well.

Rice Cooking Times

Types of Rice Minutes Cup : Water Pressure
Basmati Rice

White Rice

Brown Rice

Wild Rice





1 : 1 1/2

1 : 1 1/2

1 : 2

1 : 4





Allow steam to reduce slowly at the end of cooking or use natural release method.

All times based on 15 psi pressure

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