Did you know you can cook white rice in 3 minutes in the pressure cooker.
It does take a few minutes for the pressure cooker to pressure up and a few minutes for the pressure cooker to release the pressure. But I can put the rice, water and salt in the electric pressure cooker, lock the lid in place and leave the room until the timer beeps.
I don’t have to wait for the water to come to a boil, I don’t have to worry that I have the rice simmering at just the right temperature. I just set it and come back to perfectly cooked rice.
This is the recipe I’ve made the most in my pressure cooker. In fact, I haven’t cooked rice on the stove since I tried this recipe.
I adapted the recipe for the electric pressure cooker from the Three-Minute Spiced White Basmati Rice recipe in the Veggie Queen’s ebook The New Fast Food. The pressure cooker really is the best way to make fast food.
3-Minute Pressure Cooker White Rice
- 1 cup long grain white rice, rinsed*
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Add the rice, water and salt to the pressure cooker pot. Stir. Lock lid in place. Select high pressure and 3 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes do a quick pressure release.
Fluff rice with a fork.
The recipe is easily doubled or tripled without any additional pressure cooking time. Add 1 tablespoon oil if doubling to prevent foaming.
*jasmine and other white rices work well with this recipe too.