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Ninja Foodi Rice

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Skip the rice cooker and opt instead for Ninja Foodi Rice! Once you see how easy it is to make white rice (or any rice) in a Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker (all in one), you will realize there is no need for a rice cooker! The Ninja Foodi helps make small batch rice for one or tons of rice for the whole family.

Plus, using a pressure cooker is a great way to consolidate or rid yourself of extra kitchen appliances (like an additional rice cooker) just taking up valuable storage space.

rice in a ninja foodi inner pot and wooden spoon

Ninja Foodi Rice Cook Time

No struggling for the perfect rice every again! Here is a list of pressure cooker times and temperatures to cook rice in the Ninja Foodi or any other pressure cooker. Once you establish how easy it is to cook rice in Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker (or if you have an Instapot, Instant Pot Rice), all your side dishes and rice recipes will be that much easier.

Here is a list of pressure cooker times and temperatures to cook rice in the Ninja Foodi or any other pressure cooker.

  • White Rice (NOT INSTANT) = 1 cup rice / 1 cup water. 2 minutes High Pressure, Natural Release 10 mins
  • Basmati Rice = 1 cup rice / 1 cup water. 2 minutes High Pressure, Natural Release 10 mins
  • Brown Rice (long or short) = 1 cup rice / 1-1/4 cups water. 15 minutes High Pressure, Natural Release 10 minutes. 
  • Wild Rice = 1 cup rice / 1 cup water. 22 minutes High Pressure. Natural Release 10 mins
  • Arborio Rice = 1 cup rice / 3 cups water. 7 minutes High Pressure. Natural Release 10 mins
adding rice and water into a ninja foodi innerpot

Pressure Cooker Rice

It is so easy to make rice in the pressure cooker! From long grain rice, to prepping for Mexican rice, proper brown rice or even jasmine rice, this is one of those basic and easy rice recipes that will be used time and time again in the house. There really are only 2 Ninja Foodi rice ingredients for the best results; rice and water.

Can you cook rice in Ninja Foodi? YES!

Is cooking rice in Ninja Foodi same as rice in an instant pot? Yes! All pressure cooker rice should have same temperatures and release.  

Can Instant Rice be used in a pressure cooker? No. The temperatures and times for a pressure cooker listed above DO NOT INCLUDE instant microwave rice. Make sure to use real rice that you would typically boil versus those labeled “instant” rice. 

Pressure Cooker vs Rice Cooker: Both work well to make rice but some rice cookers take over AN HOUR (like mine) for the same results.

Cooking 1 Cup of Rice in Pressure Cooker

Pressure cooker bowls tend to be quite wide and if you choose to only cook one cup of rice, it spreads very thin on the bottom of the pressure cooker. While it won’t burn, it does look a little…well….pathetic.

We recommend cooking at least 2 cups of white rice combined with 2 cups of water for best results.

rice in a red bowl being stirred by a wooden spoon

Recipes with Rice

Love eating rice? Me too! Rice is hands down one of the BEST side dishes. And as a side dish site, that is saying a lot.

If you love eating rice, try Chipotle lime rice or Hawaiian pineapple rice, both of which throw out typical white rice and make a delicious side dish.

Rice is also great as a side for these main dishes: Swap noodles for rice in Bacon Chicken or substitute noodles for rice in Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken.

Need a rice alternative? We have that too! You won’t believe the rice like alternatives like cauliflower rice or low carb chicken fried rice that uses riced veggies in place of grains.

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Ninja Foodi Rice


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Easy Ninja Foodi white rice! Learn to make rice in the pressure cooker for a simple and much quicker way to enjoy a rice side dish by shortening rice cooker time.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup white rice not instant
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Pressure Cook White RicePlease note that if you change types of rice, times and temperature may vary. Please see NOTES.
  • Place water and rice into Ninja Foodi inner ceramic pot.
  • Place the pressure cooker lid on the top of Ninja Foodi and seal shut.
  • Close (seal) the pressure release valve.
  • Set the pressure cooker to high for 2 minutes.
  • When cooking cycle is complete, naturally release pressure for 10 minutes before quick releasing remaining pressure.
  • Open pressure cooker lid and serve while rice is hot.

Notes

  • White Rice = 1 cup rice / 1 cup water. 2 minutes High Pressure, Natural Release 10 mins
  • Basmati Rice = 1 cup rice / 1 cup water. 2 minutes High Pressure, Natural Release 10 mins
  • Brown Rice (long or short) = 1 cup rice / 1-1/4 cups water. 15 minutes High Pressure, Natural Release 10 minutes. 
  • Wild Rice = 1 cup rice / 1 cup water. 22 minutes High Pressure. Natural Release 10 mins
  • Arborio Rice = 1 cup rice / 3 cups water. 7 minutes High Pressure. Natural Release 10 mins
  • Basmati Rice = 1 cup rice / 1 cup water
These recipes may be doubled for more rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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6 Comments

  1. Which rice grouping is Jasmine included with or does it have different ratios of water to rice and pressure?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Jasmine rice is white rice, like basmati.

  2. what about using par-boiled brown rice?
    stove top instructions are basically the same as for white rice (my preference is Jasmine), so should I translate the instructions for the foodie to be the same for the par-boiled brown as for white?
    I like using the par-boiled (then dried) brown as it is easier to make than standard brown.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      JoAnne, unfortunately not all recipes work the exact same way when you change up an ingredient. Without testing, I honestly don’t know how the Ninja Foodi (or any pressure cooker) would alter the rice time. I do, like you, imagine it would be the same for parboiled rice and would test that first.

  3. How do you cook parboiled / converted rice in the Ninja Foodi?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      1 cup of parboiled (converted) rice
      1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of water (the amount may vary depending on the brand of rice, so check the packaging)
      Salt to taste

      Instructions:
      Rinse the rice under cold water to remove any excess starch.
      Place the rinsed rice in the Ninja Foodi cooking pot. Add the water, salt, and optional butter or oil. Give everything a gentle stir to combine.
      Close the pressure lid and make sure the valve is in the “seal” position. Press the “Pressure” button and set the cooking time to 5-6 minutes on high pressure. (The exact time may vary depending on the brand and type of parboiled rice, so consult the package instructions if available.)
      Press the “Start/Stop” button to begin cooking. Allow the Ninja Foodi to come to pressure and cook for the set time.
      Natural Release: Once the cooking time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. This means you simply wait and do nothing during this time. After the 10-minute natural release, carefully turn the valve to the “vent” position to release any remaining pressure.
      Using a fork, gently fluff the rice to separate any grains that may be sticking together. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, then serve hot.

      Tips:
      The ratio of water to rice can vary between brands and types of parboiled rice, so you may need to experiment a little to find the perfect consistency for your taste. Starting with the ratio on the package is a good idea.

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