This Ninja Foodi Rice recipe is buttery, flavorful, and just the right texture. If you’re a fan of perfectly cooked white rice, this recipe is awesome because it’s on your table in less no time!
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Perfect pressure cooked white rice!
Ninja Foodi White Rice
So you bought a Ninja Foodi and you want to use it to its best potential? Yaaay!
You can create some really delicious everyday meals with it, like this Foodi Rice Recipe, and then use it to experiment with some even more ‘wow’ recipe suggestions!
What the Heck is Ninja Pressure Cooker Rice?
It’s basically regular white rice pressure cooked with a special twist. A lot of people tend to have concerns about cooking rice in their pressure cooker but do it this way, and you’ll end up with the perfect fluffy, savory yummy rice!
And if you don’t have a Ninja Foodi yet, and are still considering getting your hands on it, this little guide I put together can help you out!
Making it Right
There’s actually nothing complicated about making rice in your Ninja Foodi. It is just as easy and as simple as making it on your stovetop. (Even easier, in fact). Here’s how to do it.
- Start by washing your rice thoroughly. This will ensure that the starches and any contaminants have been washed away, and you’re left with clean rice to cook.
- Combine the rice and chicken broth together in the appliance and give it a nice stir. (* you are using the chicken/turkey broth in place of water, so do not add additional water).
- Season with salt, stir again and then place on the lid. Seal, and set the timer correctly and that’s it- you’re sorted!
White rice takes just a few minutes of pressure cooking time, then a timed natural release. But if you’re looking to pressure cook brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, and such, look below for a handy pdf I linked for additional information for those cooking times.
If, in all that excitement, you’ve cooked a huge batch of rice, just place the remaining in a microwave-safe container, allow it to cool down, and pop it into the fridge. It will stay perfectly fine in the fridge for 5 days.
If you want to freeze leftover pressure-cooked rice, choose a freezer-friendly, air-tight container to place it in. Frozen cooked rice can store nicely for up to three months.
What kind of rice can I use to make Foodi Rice?
Pretty much any rice you prefer. However, I will say there are some rice varieties that require different amounts of cooking time.
Brown rice, wild rice, red rice, (and other grains) will take longer than medium-grain or long-grain, white rice.
I’ve linked a PDF cooking guide right from the Ninja Foodi Website on cooking times for different ingredients. It’s a handy chart that you might want to bookmark once you start working with your Foodi.
PRO TIP: Always be sure to rinse the rice before cooking. Rinsing the rice washes away the starches that make rice stick together and seem gloopy.
Using Pressure Cooked Rice
You’ll be surprised at how many interesting recipes you could create at home with your Ninja Foodi.
- Make up a quick batch of this rice when you serve dishes like this Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thigh Recipe. Super delicious that perfect to serve pressure cooked rice with!
- These Oven Roasted Low and Slow BBQ Ribs are ideal for a side of rice. The ribs cook all day so all you need to do is make this quick rice recipe and dinner is served!
- Whip up quick fried rice when you’re at a loss about what to make for dinner. Just saute your favorite veggies in a bit of olive oil, add in some chopped ginger and garlic, some soy sauce and chili sauce, and a portion of that fragrant rice and give it a nice toss! To fancy it up, you could add a bit of any protein you prefer and even add scrambled egg to it as well!
- In the mood for some comfort food? You can still put that rice to use. Create a hearty rice soup right in your kitchen. Make a basic tomato soup, add in the rice and some garlic & basil, and you’re done.
- Let’s say you cooked a whole chicken in the Foodi, like my Roast Chicken in the Ninja Foodi – some people would serve it on potatoes, but if you have the rice you made, simply reheat portions of rice for everyone! Quick and easy!
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- 1 cup Rice, white, regular rice
- 1 1/4 cup Chicken broth, low sodium
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Tablespoon butter
- Wash the raw rice until the water runs clear to remove any additional starch from the rice.
- Place in the bottom of the Ninja Foodi cooking bowl.
- Add the chicken broth and salt.
- Cover with the pressure cooking lid and lock into place. Turn the toggle switch at the top to "sealing".
- Manual cook on high for 3 minutes. After cook time is done, let the machine naturally release the steam for 10 minutes. (In other words, do nothing, and watch the timer climb to 10 minutes.)
- After ten minutes, open the toggle switch to venting and release any remaining pressure in the pot.
- Open the lid away from you. Add the butter and fluff the rice.
- Serve and enjoy!
Be sure to rinse the rice for the best results.
If you are using full sodium broth, do not add additional salt to the recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
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.