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Pressure Cooker Yellow Rice – Quick, Easy, and Delicious

Pressure Cooker Yellow Rice | The Foodie Eats
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Quick, Easy, and Delicious

Pressure Cooker Yellow Rice

This past weekend, my sister asked if I could bring yellow rice to family dinner at my mom’s house. I’m sure pressure cooker yellow rice was not on her radar. But it was actually the most complimented dish of the day. Everyone kept asking… “What’s that I’m tasting?” Ah! Music to a chef’s ears. Well, I told them. And now I’m telling you. Things that taste this good really should require more effort. But thanks to the Instant Pot, they don’t have to always!

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Pressure Cooker Yellow Rice | The Foodie Eats

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Pressure Cooker Yellow Rice
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 small yellow onion (1/4 cup) - diced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic - minced
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  1. Using sauté setting on Instant Pot - Melt butter, then add onions and garlic, cook until softened.
  2. Add rice and turmeric; stir well to coat.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, then close lid and switch to rice setting (12 minutes at low pressure).
  4. Once cooking is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then switch valve to quick-release remaining pressure.
  5. Open lid and remove cinnamon stick, thyme stems, and bay leaf.
  6. Mix well, serve, and enjoy!


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  • Reply
    April 2, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Quick, easy and very tasty.
    The only thing I will do different next time is actually turn my sauté setting off after my butter melts and just before I add the rice. The heat was too intense when I added the rice and I had to race against time to get the broth in there so I could get the rice off the bottom of the pot to keep it from burning! LOL!

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      April 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      That’s a great point. I think I’ll add that step into the recipe. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Reply
    November 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    This was delicious. Thank you! My bf was raving over it!

  • Reply
    February 18, 2018 at 10:55 am

    How many does this recipe serve? Thank you!

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      February 23, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Well, you end up with about 4 cups of cooked rice. So it serves quite a few people. Not sure how many servings that is, technically.

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