The New Generation Pressure Cooker Experts
Cook Rice in a Pressure Cooker
A 15 psi Fagor pressure cooker
is the fastest way to cook rice
There is no need to buy a rice cooker to cook delicious real rice. Because a pressure cooker cooks rice so fast, you can stop eating horrible factory-processed instant rice. Along with cooking most foods, a versatile new generation pressure cooker cooks rice quickly and easily. The pot-in-pot method of cooking rice in a pressure cooker makes tasty rice that isn't sticky. Here are the directions:
The pot-in-pot method is very easy to use. You'll need a heat-proof pot (or bowl) that fits inside your pressure cooker. A stainless steel pot is a good choice. Pour 1 cup (250 ml) of water into the bottom of the pressure cooker. Place the trivet in the pressure cooker and, if necessary to support the stainless steel pot, the steamer basket. The stainless steel pot is now put on top of the trivet or steamer basket.
What Goes in the Pot?
The rice, water/stock and any flavourings go in the stainless steel pot. The following table shows the quantities of rice and water/stock. Using stock instead of water increases the flavour of the cooked plain rice. You can also add various flavourings such as garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, bay leaf, dried oregano, basil or thyme.
Table: Rice Cooking Times for 15 psi Pressure Cookers
||Approximate Water/Stock Quantity
||Approximate Cooking Time
|Basmati Rice||1 cup (250 ml)||1 1/2 cups (350 ml)||5-7|
|Brown Rice||1/4 cup (60 ml)||1/3 cup (75 ml)||12-15|
|1 cup (250 ml)||1 1/2 cups (350 ml)||12-15|
|White Rice||1 cup (250 ml)||1 1/2 cups (350 ml)||5-6|
|1/4 cup (60 ml)||1/3 cup (75 ml)||6|
|Wild Rice||1 cup (250 ml)||3 cups (750 ml)||22-25|
If you use chicken or beef stock instead of water for the brown rice, allow the rice to cook an extra 3 minutes.
Use the natural release method after the cooking time has elapsed. To use the natural release method, remove the pressure cooker from the hot burner and let the pressure drop by cooling down naturally (just let the pressure cooker sit). Once the pressure has dropped, let the rice stand for an additional 5 minutes in the pressure cooker. Alternatively, you can remove the pot containing the rice, cover it with a plate or something similar and then let it stand for the additional 5 minutes.
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