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Ninja Foodi white rice

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Rice, it’s a staple right! Whether you’re wanting to eat in a calorie deficit, or just serve up a huge hearty dinner, knowing how to cook rice well is a skill that of us don’t seem to have. I know I struggled for YEARS to make white rice well, that is until I made Ninja Foodi white rice!

I want my rice fluffy, soft, and the grains not to clump together. I have followed all of the tips over the years, but I think that using the Ninja Foodi is not only the easiest way to make rice, it is fast too!

The Ninja Foodi model that I use is the OL750UK, but you can make this in multiple variations of the Ninja Foodi, or in a different brand of multi-cooker if that is what you have to hand.

Perfecting recipes in my Ninja Foodi is something that I am just starting to work on, but you can check out my Ninja Foodi roast potatoes if you want to see my best EVER recipe in it so far! Check out my 5 tricks for crispy roast potatoes too while you’re here!

White rice cooked in the Ninja foodi in a metal serving dish dressed with parsley on top

Ingredients for Ninja Foodi white rice

200g White rice (I used basmati)

300ml Water

1/8 teaspoon of Salt

Optional herbs for serving (I used chopped curly leaf parsley)

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Method for making white rice in the Ninja Foodi:

Wash your rice. I like to wash mine until the water runs clear using a fine sieve.

Add the washed rice to the Ninja Foodi pot.

Add the water.

Add the salt.

Close the pot, sliding to the pressure cooker setting (or adding the pressure cooker lid if you have an older model).

Set the pressure to high, for 2 minutes.

Make sure the valve is sealed.

Cook for 2 minutes.

Natural release for 10 minutes.

Release any leftover pressure carefully.

Serve your rice and enjoy!

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Best rice to use for white rice in the Ninja Foodi?

Personally I feel that basmati works, and tastes, the best. You can use long grain white rice instead, and the timings will be the same. This works well too, I just love basmati.

If you’re going to use long grain rice you may want to consider using chicken stock or beef broth, instead of plain water, just to bring some extra flavour to the rice.

As I know I’m going to be serving my white rice with a flavoursome main meal, such as Ninja Foodi beef chilli, I don’t worry too much about this!

Want to double this recipe?

If you’re going to double up on this recipe then just double the rice and water ratio, leave the salt the same, and keep the pressure cooking time the same also. It works great!

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What causes sticky rice?

If your rice is turning out sticky then be sure to give it a thorough wash first. I like to add to a pan, add water, swirl lots, drain through a sieve and then repeat 2-3 more times until the water is no longer cloudy.

It is quite surprising the amount of dirt that comes off the rice, and I definitely feel that this helps prevent it being sticky.

Do you need a rice cooker to make rice?

Absolutely not! The Ninja Foodi is fantastic for making just about any recipe that you can think of! Rice works so well on the pressure cooker function, and I have also made baked white rice in the past too with fantastic results also.

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How to cook white rice in the Ninja Foodi

Ninja Foodi white rice

Delicious soft, fluffy white rice cooked in the Ninja Foodi multi cooker

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Ninja Foodi, rice
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Natural release 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 349 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 200 g White rice I used basmati
  • 300 ml Water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Salt
  • Optional herbs for serving I used chopped curly leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Wash your rice. I like to wash mine until the water runs clear using a fine sieve.
  2. Add the washed rice to the Ninja Foodi pot.
  3. Add the water.
  4. Add the salt.
  5. Close the pot, sliding to the pressure cooker setting (or adding the pressure cooker lid if you have an older model).
  6. Set the pressure to high, for 2 minutes.
  7. Make sure the valve is sealed.
  8. Cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Natural release for 10 minutes.
  10. Release any leftover pressure carefully.
  11. Serve your rice and enjoy!

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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White rice cooked in the Ninja foodi in a metal serving dish dressed with parsley on top
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