Pressure Cooker Perfectly Cooked Pot In Pot Rice is great when you want to cook rice, right in the serving bowl or, if you want to cook rice, along with your main course, but in a separate vessel.
This Pressure Cooker Perfectly Cooked Pot In Pot Rice is wonderful when you just want to make a couple bowls of rice using the Pot in Pot Method.
These directions and method are also terrific for all your favorite Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker recipes that have a less than 10 minute cook time.
A great example would be Pressure Cooker Chinese Take-Out Beef and Broccoli. What a time saver to make your main course and your rice at the same time!
White Rice, Jasmine, Basmati, all work well. Did you know that those little plastic looking cups that come with Rice Makers, most Pressure Cookers and Instant Pots are called “rice” cups and are specifically for measuring rice? They are not standard 8 oz measuring cups. They measure 6 oz of dry rice.
So, when I talk about “rice” cups, I am talking about a 6 oz rice cup. Think of it this way, so you don’t get confused.
A coffee cup can be any size, right? You would not use your favorite coffee cup to measure and assume it is a standard 8 oz dry or wet measuring cup. The coffee cup I use in the morning holds 10 oz of liquid. Okay, so, now you now. A “rice” cup is just that…a vessel for measuring rice.
This is the trivet I use for “Pot in Pot” Rice when cooking my rice with another recipe. The legs are almost three inches tall and fits over food I am cooking in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
So, for example again, if you want to make rice at the same time that you cook Pressure Cooker Chinese Take-Out Beef and Broccoli, you would use the Tall Stainless Steel Steaming Rack/Trivet and add the pan of rice, right on top. When using this Pot In Pot Method on top of your entrée, so not add the additional water, which you only use if you are just making rice in the pot.
It’s really simple. Rice, Salt and Pressure Cooker Bone Broth, or water! If you want more flavor to your rice, try my Pressure Cooker Ghee Rice for a toasted and buttery experience, or Pressure Cooker Thai Triple Coconut Rice. Both of those are really delicious.
Place your rice in a RSVP Stainless Steel Strainer Basket and rinse under cool water, until the water runs clear. I love to use Jasmine rice, but any white rice will be awesome in the Pressure Cooker.
No need for a separate plastic rice washer basket accessory!
I highly recommend the Stainless Steel Tiffin Pan Set. It is perfect for Pot in Pot Rice!!!! The Pan is flat and makes for very even cooking. The set is really for Spice Containers, but work well for Pot in Pot Rice, Potatoes, Vegetables, my Choco-Spice Layer Cake and more. The small pans are great for desserts, Egg Cupcake Frittatas, Pressure Cooker Grandma’s Quick Egg Custard and more!
Add in the fresh water. If you want to use Broth or other flavorings, that is fine.
For perfect rice, use the measurements in the recipe. If you want a firmer rice, use a tad less water. If you want a softer rice, use a tad more water.
You will notice the water amount is less than if you cooked the rice directly in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
That is because you need to take into account the condensation from the water below the trivet. You don’t want mushy rice. 🙂
Glass and Pyrex pans don’t work as well, as the need a longer cooking time.
To make it easy to get your Pot in Pot out of the Pressure Cooker cooking pot, please see my article on Making and Using a Foil Sling in the Pressure Cooker.
Pot in Pot Retriever, to remove your Pot in Pot from the Pressure Cooker.
It’s just that easy! Now you know how to make Pressure Cooker Perfectly Cooked Pot In Pot Rice. Check out my Pressure Cooker Chinese Take-Out Beef and Broccoli, Pressure Cooker Chinese Orange Pepper Chicken and my Pressure Cooker Salsa Lime Chicken , to name a few and make them a one pot meal, using this Pressure Cooker Perfectly Cooked Pot In Pot Rice method.
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Instant Pot Smart DUO60
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- RSVP Stainless Steel Strainer Basket
- Tiffin Pan Set for Pot in Pot Rice and Desserts
- Stainless Steel Steaming Rack/Trivets
- Retriever Tongs
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
- 1.5 cups water for Pressure Cooker cooking pot
Rinse rice until water runs clear.
Add 1.5 cups of water to the Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
Place Trivet in cooking pot.
Add rice and 1.5 cups fresh water to your Pot in Pot Rice Pan.
Place Pan on Trivet.
Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve.
Cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes.
When Beep sounds, allow a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release.
Fluff rice and serve.
For a larger portion
3 "rice" cups (18 oz) White Jasmine Rice
2 1/4 cups (18 oz) Fresh Water
The water in the Pressure Cooker cooking pot is only used when you make the rice PIP by itself. When using this method on top of other recipes/entrees, follow that other recipe and place a trivet and your pan full of rice and water.
If you want to make rice with your favorite Pressure Cooker recipe (assuming the cook time is 5-8 minutes with an NPR), just add the Tall Trivet and the pan of rice and you are good to go! For really short Pressure Cooker cook times you will need to add 1/8 cup more water and cover the rice after removing the pan from the Pressure Cooker and allow the rice to steam, while you are tending to your main course.
The recipe/method will NOT work, if you have a long cook time, as the rice will become mushy. 🙂