This is a pretty simple recipe that showcases how the pressure cooker’s steam can make perfect grains of fluffy rice – even brown rice! As we mentioned earlier in this lesson, the trick to turning your pressure cooker into a rice cooker is to forget the rice program, carefully measure the rice and liquid, and use the 10-minute Natural Release.
In this video recipe you’ll see my anti-mess way of measuring the rice (to keep grains from skipping all over your kitchen) and the key opening method to continue steaming and cooking the rice without any additional heat or power. This lets the rice cook in the pressure cooker’s remaining steam without burning, scorching or drying out.
You can apply this recipe with any kind of rice, including white of course, by simply adjusting the quantity of liquid and cooking time according to the rice’s needs. Here’s the recipe for pressure cooked white Basmati rice.
|Pressure Cooker||Accessories||Pr. Cook Time||Pr. Level||Open|
|3 L or larger||none||18-20 min.||High(2)||10-min. Natural|
- Serves: 4 servings
- Serving size: ¾ cup
- Calories: 108.2
- TOTAL Fat: 0.9g
- TOTAL Carbs: 22.4g
- Sugar Carbs: 0g
- Sodium: 4.9mg
- Fiber Carbs: 1.8g
- Protein: 2.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- 2½ cups (625ml) water
- 2 cups (500ml) brown rice
- Carefully measure the ingredients and place in the pressure cooker.
- Even the ingredients out in a single layer by stirring with an implement or finger.
- Close the lid and set the valve to pressure cooking position.
- Electric pressure cookers: Cook for 20 minutes at high pressure.
Stove top pressure cookers: Lock the lid, and cook for 18 minutes at high pressure.
- When time is up, open the pressure cooker with the 10-Minute Natural release.
Electric pressure cookers: When cooking time is up, count 10 minutes of Natural pressure release. Then, release the rest of the pressure slowly using the valve.
Stovetop pressure cookers: Move the cooker off the hot burner and count 10 minutes of Natural pressure release. Even if all of the pressure is naturally released before the 10 minutes are up keep the lid closed the entire time. Otherwise, release any remaining pressure slowly using the valve.
- Fluff with a fork and serve.