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Ninja Foodi Pork Chops and Rice

Ninja Foodi pork chops and rice one pot meal is the best pressure cooker pork dinner we’ve made yet! Tender meat and tender Ninja Foodi rice will be ready to serve your family in no time.

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Want to try our Ninja Foodi pork chops and rice recipe because you’re obsessed with your new machine? You’re going to love this one. Then make sure to try a few of our other Ninja Foodi recipes from there. 😉 (affiliate links present, originally published 3/22)

Ninja Foodi Pork Chops

If you’ve made our pressure cooker chicken and rice and LOVE it as much as we do, you’re going to be obsessed with this one too! Using a different meat from the pig you will get the same meal but with another yummy protein.

It is one of our favorite Ninja foodi pork recipes so far and quite popular with families. You can use white or bagged yellow rice like you see here that has a ton of flavor already in the pouch.

If you too are obsessed with your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker air fryer machine, here are a few resource to start with:

  1. You can bookmark our Ninja air fryer recipes page, we add to that weekly.
  2. Here’s a printable air fryer cooking times chart here for your fridge.
  3. Be sure to save this link to Instant Pot recipes for beginners too. You can use any of those in your pot too.

  1. Grab a set of wooden utensils to work with. They are great so your pot doesn’t get scratched!
  2. Then join our Ninja Foodi EASY Recipes – Facebook group where you can share and find more ideas you’ll love. Thousands of others share both pressure cooker and air fryer recipe ideas there daily and you can too!

If you need to know how to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker, we have information on that. NO, you aren’t the only forgetful one. 😉

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Ninja Foodi Pork Chop Recipe

This uses defrosted meat, if you don’t have that then follow our frozen pork chops air fryer directions and cook Ninja Foodi rice separately.

  • Of course you can make our bacon wrapped air fryer pork chop recipe. BUT if you need a complete meal WITH a side dish all cooked together, this is it!

Here’s a peek at the first step where you use the saute function to brown the meat and soften your onions. A bit of olive oil helps to get this done.

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How do you pressure cook in Ninja Foodi?

If you’ve owned an Instant Pot it is the same concept. No different other than being able to make air fryer recipes in this machine as well.

  • For this dish we are not going to use the air fry / air crisp function.
  • Since the meat is browned in the beginning there really isn’t a need to use the air fryer basket at the end.
  • Having the ability to do both is what makes this pressure cooker and air fryer so great though.

Ninja Foodi pork chops and rice recipe

  1. Boneless pork chops
    1. Could use bone in pork but I prefer the other
  2. Rice
    1. Either white long grain, Ninja Foodi jasmine rice or this Saffron yellow rice we used
  3. Onion
  4. Olive oil
  5. Chicken broth or water
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. Garlic powder
  8. Onion powder

Really feel free to use any seasonings on your meat you want, these are just suggestions.

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Pressure cooker pork chops and rice

  1. Season outsides of meat with seasonings.
  2. Set Foodi to saute with your olive oil, diced onions and meat.
    1. Brown outsides of meat on both sides, then remove and turn pot off.
    2. Remove meat and set aside
    3. Make sure you deglaze your pot or it may trigger the burn or add water function to occur on the screen
  3. Add uncooked rice into your pot and add your broth.
    • I have not used brown rice with this yet and that will definitely change the cooking time of the overall dish. If you do this and it comes out well please share your timing below.

Put in your trivet with pork on top and close pressure cooker lid.

ninja foodi pork and rice

Pork Chops Ninja Foodi

  • Set to high pressure for 8 minutes with a 7 minute natural release.
  • Release rest of pressure after this, serve meat (always check internal temperature before consuming), fluff rice and plate together.

You can also make these breaded pork chops air fryer style without the carbs below.

Can you cook pork chops frozen?

I wouldn’t recommend it for this recipe. The reason I say this is you won’t be able to brown the outsides in the first step.

  • Then when they defrost during the pressure cooking process they will emit extra liquid which will alter the overall texture of the rice and dish.
  • I have cooked a frozen pork loin in Ninja Foodi but it was by itself without other ingredients.
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Here are a few questions you might have before getting started on this pot full of YUM:

Pork Chops Ninja Foodi

How do you defrost pork chops?

For small packages or individual pieces, use cold water. Just place the tightly wrapped packages into a deep bowl filled with cold water.
Drain and refill the bowl after 20 to 30 minutes, or leave cold water trickling into it so it’s constantly refreshed.

How do you vent a Ninja Foodi?

Turn the pressure release valve / knob from seal to vent.  It is located at the back and is clearly written so you can face the point of it to the correct direction.

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Ready for the best baked pork chops??!! We know you’ll drool over these and a few other easy recipes we’ve made lately:

A low carb keto friendly version is here with our air fryer pork chops.

Air Fryer Pork Chop Recipe

Note: If you made this recipe in the past and had issues with a burn notice, I have altered it to ENSURE nobody gets that again! Just make sure you deglaze but eliminating the condensed soup and using a trivet will no longer cause issues.

Ninja Foodi Pork Chops Recipe

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Ninja Foodi Pork Chops

Ninja Foodi pork chops and rice is a great one pot dinner in your pressure cooker everyone loves.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ninja foodi, pork chops, pressure cooker, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 524kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Season pork with 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder on both sides. (or any seasonings you want to put on them)
  • Set Foodi to saute. Add olive oil, diced onions and pork chops. Brown meat on both sides, then remove from pot. Turn pot off and make sure to deglaze your pot with 1/4 c of your broth (or the burn notice will likely pop up-that means scrape all the bits of meat etc…off the bottom of the pot)
  • Pour in uncooked rice and remaining broth (or water) – 2 cups white rice needs 2.5 c liquid or if you use the yellow saffron rice I mentioned use 2 bags (16 oz. total) of that with 3 1/4 cups of liquid
  • Put trivet into pot. Lay browned pork on top of that. Then close lid and steam valve and set to pressure cook high for 8 minutes.
  • Allow pressure to naturally release for 7 minutes when done, then release rest of pressure quickly.
  • Remove pork, plate, fluff rice in pot and serve alongside meat.


Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 524 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 1448mg63%
Potassium 514mg15%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Can I use inbone chops and if so does the cooking time change


Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

This recipe was great !!! The pork was moist and not dry like most of my recipes, and the rice was so flavorful! I used white rice, added frozen peas and I just put my pork on top of the rice/broth mixture. I’m only giving it 4 stars because I think I need to adjust the cook time. My rice was a bit mushy.

But overall was great ! Fast, easy and flavorful!! Definitely being added into our rotation.

Phil Smolinsky

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

Can you make this pork chops and rice recipe in Ninja 4 in 1 slow cooker ? How ?


Sunday 31st of January 2021

I made this for dinner last night and it was beyond my expectations. The pork chops were fork tender and the rice was absolutely delicious! I didn't measure my seasonings, just sprinkled all of it on both side of my pork chops, tenderized them a bit and let them sit in the refrigerator for about an hour before I cooked them. I followed the rest of the recipe as is using Jasmine rice and my family loved it. This is definitely a keeper!

The Typical Mom

Sunday 31st of January 2021

Oh yay!


Saturday 16th of January 2021

The rice and pork chops cooked very nicely, but my pork chops were extremely dry. Any way to keep them juicier?


Sunday 17th of January 2021

Try laying Pork chops directly on rice and liquid

The Typical Mom

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Well if your chops were on the thin side then I would decrease the cook time by a minute or two. It's best to buy thicker so the timing works for both and rice has enough time to get done too.

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