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.
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
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.
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.