Perfect Ninja Foodi Mushroom Rice is easy to achieve using the Ninja pressure cooker. The buttery rice is a perfect side with almost any protein you want to serve it with, and it’s probably the easiest way to make rice, ever.
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Easy Mushroom Rice in the Ninja Foodi
Truth be told, I’ve always struggled with making rice on the stovetop. I either overcooked it, or undercooked it, or I ran it out of water.
The first time I made Perfect Rice in the Foodi, I was so incredibly happy. The whole world of different rice combinations was now open to me!
- Buttery Brown Rice
- Rice Pilaf
- Vegetable Rice
- Fried Rice
Rice: Use any long grain rice you prefer. Don’t use short grain as the timing and texture may be different.
Mushrooms: I used regular sliced button mushrooms, but feel free to use any type you like. Baby Bella mushrooms (cremini mushrooms), oyster, etc.
Chicken Broth: If you wanted to keep this rice dish vegetarian, substitute chicken broth for vegetable broth.
Butter: Olive oil can also be used if you prefer not to use butter.
This recipe is similar to an Instant Pot Rice, (or any other pressure cooker). I love my Ninja Foodi so I use it for most of my pressure cooking tasks.
How to Make this Mushroom Rice recipe in the Ninja Foodi
- Melt the butter and then start sauteing the mushrooms and onions using the saute setting. (Remember to use a silicone or wooden spoon so you don’t scratch the coating on the inner bowl). While they’re frying, wash the rice a few times to remove as much starch as possible.
- When the mushrooms and onions are tender, add the rice. Add the seasonings, and slowly pour in the chicken broth.
- Pressure cook on high, and when the cooking time is up, do a natural release for 10 minutes. After the time is up, turn the toggle switch to do a quick release of whatever remaining pressure is still left in the pot.
- Open the lid away from your face and give the mushroom rice dish a stir.
Serving this Mushroom Rice Dish
I have served this mushroom rice dish with pretty much any protein I cook. It would go great with these Smothered Pork Chops, or these Buttery Ranch Pork Chops also made in the Foodi.
To switch it up from pork, this rice dish would be a great side for this Air Fryer Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce (the lemon flavors from the sauce would be beautifully with the mushrooms!), or another great idea is this Slow Cooker Sausage Curry.
And, eating this easy dish just on its own with a little butter on top is divine!
Can I Add White Wine to this Dish?
Yes. I would add up to a half cup, and it would be added during the cooking time of the mushrooms and onions so the alcohol has time to evaporate from the dish.
Dealing with Leftovers
Any leftover rice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you wanted to freeze the remaining rice, use a freezer-friendly container and it should stay delicious for up to two months.
- 1 cup white rice
- 1 pint of mushrooms, diced
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Salt, pepper
- Wash the rice to remove as much starch as possible. Set aside.
- Select the "saute" function and melt the butter in the inner cooking bowl. Add the mushrooms and onions, and saute a few minutes until they are soft.
- Add the rice and the chicken stock.
- Cover the pot with the Pressure cooking lid. Turn the toggle switch to "sealing" and select High pressure for 3 minutes.
- After the 3 minutes cooking time is complete, do a natural release (do nothing) for 10 minutes.
- When the ten minutes have passed, turn the toggle switch to vent to release any remaining pressure that's in the pot.
- Remove the lid away from your face.
- Fluff the rice and serve!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 360mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.