Can You Cook Rice In A Pressure Cooker?


Can You Cook Rice In A Pressure Cooker

Are you wondering if you can cook rice in a pressure cooker? Well, you are in the right place. You can use a pressure cooker to cook rice. As a professional chef, I know some tips which can help you cook rice in a pressure cooker perfectly.

The pressure cooker helps cook rice fast and without any extra effort. Because it helps the food to cook fast through pressure that is not possible with stove cooking. The pressure cooker doesn’t have many functions without pressure cooking. It’s possible to cook all types of rice by using a pressure cooker.

Keep reading to know how you can cook rice in a pressure cooker.

Cook Rice In A Pressure Cooker ( 6 types) 

Cooking rice in a pressure cooker is easier than cooking on the stove. But the cooking process of every rice is not the same. So I am describing 6 types of rice that can be cooked in a pressure cooker. Such as:

1. White Rice: 

 White rice contains too much starch so it needs to be washed before cooking in a pressure cooker. At first, wash the rice under cold water until the water above the rice is clean. 

Then add one cup of rice and water into the pressure cooker. For steaming rice don’t add any extra seasoning like salt or oil.

2. Jasmine Rice: 

Jasmine rice has a nice fragrance that normal rice doesn’t have. Take 1 cup of rice and rinse it off with water. Make sure to use water equal to the amount of rice. 

Add less than half a spoon of salt into the pressure cooker. For dry jasmine rice, add some cooking oil to it. Jasmine rice goes really well with coconut oil.

3. Brown Rice:

Brown rice cooking process in a pressure cooker is similar to white rice. But brown rice doesn’t contain that much starch. So you don’t need to wash it off 3 to 4 times by scrubbing. 

Take the same portion of rice and water into the pressure cooker. After cooking the rice, let it naturally release pressure for 5 minutes. After that, you can serve your healthy brown rice.

4. Sticky Rice: 

Sticky rice is a bit different from normal rice. Normally sticky rice needs to be soaked in water beforehand.  But it’s possible to directly cook sticky rice in a pressure cooker. At first, clean the rice properly under water to remove any extra starch.

Then put 1 cup rice and 1.5 cup water into the pressure cooker. Make sure to check the amount of water before putting it into the pressure cooker. Otherwise, sticky rice can be mushy for too much water absorption. 

5. Long Grain Rice:

 Long grain rice is also known as Basmati rice. Long grain rice’s size is bigger than other normal rice. After removing the starch from rice by washing, make sure to soak them for at least 20-30 minutes before cooking.

Long grain rice can be broken while cooking. So soak them to prevent them from breaking apart. For one cup of rice take 1.5 cups of water to cook long grain rice. Add salt according to your need.

6. Short Grain Rice:

 Short grain rice falls into the category of white rice. It also has an excess amount of starch in it. After cleaning the starch off, cook the rice. Take 1 and ¼ cup of water for one cup of short-grain rice in a pressure cooker.

 Normally short-grain rice is eaten without any seasoning and it cooks fast like normal white rice.

5 Tips For Cooking Perfect Rice In Pressure Cooker 

For cooking perfect rice in a pressure cooker every time. Use these five tips thoroughly for perfect cooking. Such as: 

  • Make sure to clean starch from every rice before cooking. 
  • Let the cooked rice rest in the air if it is still wet after cooking. 
  • Always release pressure naturally after cooking.
  • For cooking mushy rice, add a half cup of water more than needed. 
  • Soak rice for at least 30 minutes for long-grain rice. 
  • Don’t remove the pressure from the pressure cooker immediately if you want to keep rice hot.

Time Comparison To Cook Rice In Pressure Cooker Among 6 Types Of Rice

The cooking time of every rice type is different in a pressure cooker. For your better understanding, I am comparing the time to cook rice in a pressure cooker among 6 types of rice.

Rice Time Required 
White RiceIt requires 3 minutes to cook white rice in a pressure cooker. 
Jasmine RiceIt requires 10 to 13 minutes to cook jasmine rice using a pressure cooker. 
Brown Rice It requires almost 15 minutes to cook brown rice in a pressure cooker.
Sticky RiceIt requires roughly 15 to 20 minutes to cook sticky rice.
Long Grain RiceFor long-grain rice, it requires 7 to 10 minutes maximum for cooking in a pressure cooker.
Short Grain RiceShort grain rice requires 4 to 5 minutes to cook in a pressure cooker.

How Much Water Do You Put In A Pressure Cooker For Rice Cooking?

Put the same amount of rice and water in a pressure cooker for rice cooking. Don’t use more water than rice because more water can make rice excess soft. Using less water than rice, on the other hand, will make rice burnt. So make sure to put the same ratio of water and rice while cooking rice in the pressure cooker.

How Many Whistles Do You Need For Cooking Rice In a Stove Pressure Cooker?

You would need 3 to 4 whistles for cooking rice in a stove pressure cooker. After the first whistles, cook rice in medium fire flame. After the second whistles, cook the rice on low flame. After it completes four whistles, switch off your pressure cooker.

Can You Cook Minute Sticky Rice In a Pressure Cooker?

You can cook minute sticky rice in a pressure cooker. But it’s not recommended to cook sticky rice in a pressure cooker. If you want to cook sticky rice under pressure make sure you balance water.  But cooking sticky rice in a pressure cooker will not have the authentic taste of steamed sticky rice.

Can You Fix Mushy Rice After Cooking In A Pressure Cooker?

You can fix mushy rice after cooking in a pressure cooker. Sometimes putting too much water on rice can make rice mushy. To remove the mushy texture in rice, put two or three white slices of bread according to the amount of rice. White bread will soak up the moisture from mushy rice.

Is A Rice Cooker And Pressure Cooker Same?

A rice cooker and pressure cooker aren’t the same. Both of them have similar outer parts but with some minor differences. Rice cooker is mainly used to cook rice and pressure cooker has many uses including rice cooking. Also, a pressure cooker cooks rice faster than a rice cooker. So a rice cooker and pressure cooker are not the same.

Final Verdict: 

I hope from this article you now know how to cook rice in a pressure cooker. Don’t get nervous if you are cooking rice in a pressure cooker for the first time. It’s quite easy to cook rice if you keep the aforementioned important tips in your mind. 

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Raymond Brown

This is Raymond Brown. I have created this website to share kitchen hacks and to teach easy recipes. You can use these kitchen hacks to improve your cooking skill. By profession, I am a Michelin chef from California. From my teenage years, I had a keen interest in cooking. I took a diploma in Culinary Arts to start my career as a professional chef.

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