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Ninja Foodi Basmati Rice

Did you know you can use your Ninja Foodi as a rice cooker?

By using the pressure cooker function on the Ninja Foodi, it’s possible to cook all rice types, including Basmati, Jasmine, long grain, brown rice and more.

In this quick guide, I’ll show you how to make perfect basmati rice in your Ninja Foodi with a few tips included to ensure you don’t end up with mushy rice!

Ninja Foodi Basmati White Rice

How To Cook Basmati Rice In A Ninja Foodi

Each variety of rice uses a different ratio of rice to water and takes a different length of time to cook.

You can find a rice cooking chart further down if you want to cook an alternative rice type.

For this recipe, we’ll be cooking basmati rice in the Ninja Foodi.

What You Need:

  • 200g basmati rice
  • 250ml water
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • Ninja Foodi

Making It:

When cooking rice, it’s important to rinse it in water to remove any excess starch. This will help to prevent the rice from sticking together or becoming mushy.

Next, add the rinsed rice and water to the pot of the Ninja Foodi.

Place the pressure cooker lid on and select the pressure cooker function. Ensure the pressure release valve is set to the SEAL position.

Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. Once the cooking time is finished, let the Ninja Foodi sit for 10 minutes before releasing the pressure. This will allow the rice to finish cooking in the residual heat.

Finally, fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

Ninja Foodi Rice Cooking Chart

white rice on spoon Ninja

How To Adjust Rice Serving Sizes

In the above rice cooking chart and this recipe, the rice amounts are 200g, which makes three to four servings.

If you want to make more or less, you must adjust the rice and water amounts accordingly. For example, if you want to cook 400g of rice, simply double the water amount. The cooking time will remain the same.

How Much Rice Is Needed Per Person?

The amount of rice needed per person will depend on the type of dish you are making. Generally, aim for 50g to 75g of uncooked rice per serving.

Ninja Foodi rice in a bowl

More Ninja Foodi Recipes

This appliance is versatile enough to make a variety of Ninja Foodi Recipes, including;

Ninja Foodi Basmati White Rice

Ninja Foodi Basmati Rice

Yield: 3 to 4 Servings
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Make perfect basmati rice in your Ninja Foodi!


  • 200g basmati rice
  • 250ml water
  • Pinch salt (optional)


  1. Rinse the rice under a tap through a sieve. Wash it until the water runs clear and as much of the starch is removed as possible.
  2. Add the rinsed rice to the Ninja Foodi cooking pot and add in the 250ml of water.
  3. Place the pressure cooker lid on top and switch the pressure release valve to the sealed position.,
  4. Select the pressure cooker function and set the timer to 2 minutes.
  5. At the end of the 2 minutes cooking time, leave the pressure cooker for 10 minutes before releasing the pressure.
  6. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

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