Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pressure Cooker Rice Recipe

Fast food? Filling? Chemical free? Cheap? Yup, this pressure cooker rice fits the bill. If you're hungry and need something starchy with which to fill your stomach as fast as possible, making rice in the pressure cooker is the perfect solution. (Fry an egg or open a can of tuna, and chop a cucumber or a tomato, and you got veggie, starch, and protein- a full meal.)

Cooking rice in the pressure cooker takes very little energy and cooking time, so whether you're trying to cut back on your gas use or lowering your electric bill if you're using an electric burner as I am now, cooking rice in the pressure cooker is a wise idea.

This is a very basic recipe, nothing ingenious, but it wasn't so easy to find this information when I was looking for it, so I wanted to make it easier for you readers to find, so that you, too, can make rice very quickly in the pressure cooker.

P.S. The amount of water in this recipe is not a typo- because you're making it in the pressure cooker, steam isn't escaping as quickly as in a regular pot, so you need less water than you would otherwise.

Pressure Cooker Rice Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup white long grain rice (Persian, Basmati, Jasmine, etc...)
1.5 cups water or broth (I used homemade chicken broth left over from boiling gizzards)
Salt
Spices (optional)

Instructions:
1. Add all the ingredients to the pot.

2. Bring pot to pressure.

3. Once the pot is at pressure, lower the flame to low. Time 4 minutes. Turn flame off.

4. Allow the pot to de-pressure itself on its own.

5. When the pressure is all released from the pot (and the pin/pressure valve has lowered itself), open the pot, fluff with a fork, and serve.

Note: You can make more than 1 cup of rice at a time. Just use a ratio of 1 cup water to 1.5 cups liquid and you'll be fine. Just make sure not to overfill your pressure cooker.
If you want to make this with long grain brown rice, you need a 1:2 ratio of rice to liquid, and you'll need to bring the pot to pressure for 15 minutes instead of 4.

Do you have a pressure cooker? What things do you like to cook most in your pressure cooker? Do you ever cook rice in it? Do you make it exactly like this?
I especially love my pressure cooker for making chicken soup, split pea soup, gizzards, necks, and beans.

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