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How to Make White Rice in a Pressure Cooker

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Throw that rice cooker in the trash - your pressure cooker will get the job done better, and faster!


I always keep some sort of grain - quinoa, brown rice, farro, etc. - on hand to assist in making quick meals and salads. Since becoming a pressure cooking fanatic, I always make my grains in the pressure cooker. Quinoa gets cooked perfectly in just one minute, while brown rice takes just 15 minutes (compared to as much as an hour via the traditional stovetop method).

White rice gets a bad reputation for being a low-nutritional, high-caloric food, but when portioned correctly it's a perfectly acceptable addition to any meal. And when it's this easy to make? You'd be crazy not to throw it into your diet every now and then!

Pressure Cooker White Rice


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • salt


First things first, rinse your rice until the water runs clear. If you don't rinse your rice, it will be a sticky, starchy mess.

Pour 1 cup water into the inner pot of the pressure cooker. Place the trivet that comes included with your Mealthy MultiPot over the water, with the arms up.

Pour the rinsed rice and 1 cup water into a heatproof bowl that fits into the pot. Lower it on top of the trivet.

Pressure cook on High for 3 minutes, then allow the pressure to naturally release for at least 10 minutes but up to 20 minutes. Season with salt, and fluff with a fork.

I sprinkled some sesame seeds on top because I was feeling fancy. Do your thing! Enjoy your perfectly cooked rice!

To see the Pressure Cooker White Rice recipe page version, click here.