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Fluffy Ninja Foodi Rice

Ninja Foodi rice both brown and white is easy to make! Here are tips on how to make the best pressure cooker rice so it’s done fluffy every single time. 

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Making Ninja Foodi rice is simple really. But if you’re new to making any Ninja Foodi recipes then this will be quite helpful. We make brown and white rice several times a week. Whether we’re serving it plain with butter on top for a snack or with chicken or beef served on top it’s a cheap dish we love.

Ninja Foodi rice directions are different from our Instant Pot white rice. In this post we’re sharing how to make fluffy brown rice too.

It is versatile, naturally gluten free, and brown rice has fiber in it which we all need.

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.
    1. Here’s a printable air fryer cook times chart here for your fridge.
    2. Be sure to save this link to the best pressure cooker recipes too.
  2. Grab a Foodi cookbook here, we love this one.

Then join our Ninja Facebook group where you can share and find more ideas you’ll love. We have an air fryer page that shares daily ideas too.

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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. 😉

Since this time we have perfected pressure cooker brown rice too. I don’t make this quite as often as white is our favorite.

BUT I will say it is more tender and fluffy than I’ve ever had it at a restaurant.

ninja foodi brown rice

I will admit that we make white rice in the pressure cooker 90% of the time. My kids prefer that, and I kinda’ do too.

I am however trying to eat healthier and brown rice is on my radar to integrate into my diet more often.

  • Using the timing below to make Ninja Foodi rice will ensure that you’ll have fluffy white or brown rice every single time!
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Tips for making the perfect pressure cooker rice

  1. After combining your rice and water stir them together
  2. Keep track of timing when it is done
    1. Do a 10 minute natural release for white rice
    2. Allow brown rice to naturally release steam for 5 minutes, then release the rest immediately after that
    3. Fluff when done
    4. Turn pot off when done. I even transfer it to a serving bowl so it doesn’t continue to cook in the pot.

Serve immediately for best results.

ninja foodi white rice

What you need to make rice in your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker and air fryer

We also have a recipe to make Ninja Foodi risotto too if you’d like to try that.

instant pot risotto

Things to serve over rice

  1. Our Ninja Foodi roast recipe was served with white rice
    1. Or Ninja Foodi sausage
  2. Pressure cooker beef and broccoli is on top a bed of rice
  3. This mild chili recipe.
  4. Our pressure cooker spicy honey chicken is amazing too

We put pressure cooker chili on top all of the time too.

best pressure cooker chili

Find more Ninja Foodi recipes here too!

This is the best rice recipe for pressure cookers. You won’t be disappointed.

Note: higher altitudes may require more water to get the same results.

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Ninja Foodi Rice

Ninja Foodi rice both brown and white is easy to make! Here are tips on how to make the best pressure cooker rice so it’s done fluffy every single time. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Japanese
Keyword brown rice, ninja foodi, pressure cooker, rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 337kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Add 2 cups of brown or white rice into your Ninja Foodi.
  • If making white rice add 2 1/2 cups water. If making brown rice add 2 1/4 cups water. (amount of water will vary depending on how wet or dry you like it)
  • Put pressure cooker lid on (one that isn’t attached) and put steam valve to sealing.
  • Turn pot on, press pressure, leave on High setting, and adjust timing to 2 minutes for white rice or 15 minutes for brown rice.
  • If making white rice do a natural release for 10 minutes, then quick release when done.
    If making brown rice allow it to naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, then release rest of pressure.
  • Fluff and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi Rice
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 337
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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James Brown

Sunday 9th of January 2022

Thank you so much. We have a sick dog and have never cooked rice in our ninja foodi and this was a great great help.


Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Great recipe! However I always find the rice to always be too sticky. How do I fix this?


Thursday 13th of January 2022

@Jeremiah, if you are not rinsing your rice it will be sticky. Swirl rice in the pan with water and drain. Repeat until the water is no longer cloudy. Cook according to recipe.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

If you don't like the texture you can decrease cook time by 1-2 minutes, that way it will keep the grain together a big more.


Saturday 6th of November 2021

Thanks so much for the recipe. I just recently purchased the foodie ninja and am trying to find recipes for it. The cookbook that comes with it I have found that the measurements and times are totally wrong! Appreciate this great quick recipe :)


Saturday 25th of September 2021

Hello, I tried cooking black rice and followed the instruction in the guide with also 15 mins on High pressure cook, and have turned to 'seal'. It happened to release a large amount of strong steam DURING the 15 mins count down, with the pressure button popped up. Is this a normal phenomenon? I have checked online and believed it shouldn't be releasing steam during the cooking in operation, or just a small amount. However, mine was giving out steam vigorously like exactly how quick release is, which seems abnormal.

I have also ran through a water test at the beginning and it was performing normally during the test - with no steam release during the 2 mins operation time.

Would you have any advice please? Thanks much!

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

Sounds like the valve wasn't closed, or the seal inside the lid is bad.

Barbara Hockman

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

I did as said then it never got to 2 minutes but said add more water what did I do wrong?

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