How to Cook Rice in Ninja Foodi: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Cook Rice in Ninja Foodi is simple and easy. In this guide, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on cooking rice in your Ninja Foodi, from selecting the right rice-to-water ratio to using the pressure cooking function. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, you can make perfect rice every time with your Ninja Foodi. (Also see How to Use Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker)

As someone who loves to cook, I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to prepare my favorite dishes. I was excited to try cooking rice in my Ninja Foodi, a versatile kitchen appliance that has quickly become a staple in my cooking routine. (Also see How to Clean Ninja Foodi)

So, how do you cook rice in ninja Foodi and make it fluffy every time?

Cooking rice in a Ninja Foodi is a simple and quick process that yields perfectly cooked rice every time. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Rinse the rice: Rinse the rice thoroughly in a fine-mesh strainer until the water runs clear.
  2. Add rice and water to the pot: Add the rinsed rice to the inner pot of the Ninja Foodi. For every cup of rice, add 1 1/4 cups of water.
  3. Lock the pressure cooking lid: Make sure the pressure cooking lid is properly locked onto the pot, with the valve in the SEAL position.
  4. Select the pressure cooking function: Select the pressure cooking function on your Ninja Foodi and set the cooking time according to your recipe. For white rice, set the cooking time to 4 minutes under high pressure. For brown rice, set the cooking time to 20 minutes under high pressure.
  5. Allow for natural release: Once the cooking time is complete, allow for natural release for 10 minutes before moving the valve to the VENT position for quick release.
  6. Fluff and serve: Carefully open the pressure cooking lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately and enjoy!

By following these simple steps, you can have perfectly cooked rice in no time using your Ninja Foodi. Remember to always refer to your recipe for specific instructions on cooking times and methods and to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific model of Ninja Foodi.

How Long to Cook Rice in Ninja Foodi Chart

Here’s a table with suggested cooking times for the top 5 most popular types of rice cooked in a Ninja Foodi:

Type of RiceWater to Rice RatioPressure Cooking TimePressure Release
White rice1 1/4 cups water to 1 cup rice4 minutes on high pressure10 minutes natural release, then quick release
Brown rice1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice20 minutes on high pressure10 minutes natural release, then quick release
Basmati rice1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice4 minutes on high pressure10 minutes natural release, then quick release
Jasmine rice1 1/4 cups water to 1 cup rice3 minutes on high pressure10 minutes natural release, then quick release
Wild rice blend2 cups water to 1 cup rice25 minutes on high pressure10 minutes natural release, then quick release

Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the specific model of Ninja Foodi and the altitude and climate in your area. Always refer to your recipe for specific instructions and adjust cooking times accordingly.

Ninja Foodi Rice to Water Ratio Table

Here’s a table with suggested rice-to-water ratios for the top 5 most popular types of rice cooked in a Ninja Foodi:

Type of RiceWater to Rice Ratio
White rice1 1/4 cups water to 1 cup rice
Brown rice1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice
Basmati rice1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice
Jasmine rice1 1/4 cups water to 1 cup rice
Wild rice blend2 cups water to 1 cup rice

Note: The rice-to-water ratio may vary depending on the specific model of Ninja Foodi and the type of rice being used. Refer to your recipe for specific instructions and adjust the rice-to-water ratio based on personal preference and desired outcome.

Amanda Covington

Amanda, a culinary beacon for busy mothers, boasts over 20 years of creating quick, nutritious recipes. This celebrated food columnist, contributing to various magazines, has penned three best-selling cookbooks. A frequent podcast and cooking show guest, Amanda educates many on speedy meal preparation. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, she manages her food blog and hosts workshops. Connect with Amanda Covington via Journo Portfolio or LinkedIn.

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