Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice | Lazy Recipes
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Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice | Lazy Recipes

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This pressure cooker chicken and rice recipe is an excellent option for your lunch or dinner. It is quick and easy to make, doesn’t require too much effort and the entire recipe is made in one pot.

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice | Lazy Recipes

To make this one-pot chicken rice you’ll need a pressure cooker or an instant pot. Both will work really well. And the ingredients used in this recipe are also very simple. Here I have used boneless chicken, brown rice, some veggies, onion paste, ginger-garlic paste and a bunch of Indian spice.

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Recipe Tip:

  • Onion or ginger-garlic paste: To make the cooking process easier, I will recommend you to make the onion and ginger-garlic paste in advance, like over the weekend or whenever you are free. Simply store them in airtight containers and refrigerate them. So whenever you want to cook this one-pot dish or any other dish, you can just take them out and start cooking. Believe me, it will save a lot of time.
  • Chopped Veggies: Just like the above, you can also chop all the veggies in advance and refrigerate them in airtight containers.

Prep Time: 2 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Total Time: 22 min

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 300 g chicken, boneless
  • 2 cups brown rice, rinsed and soaked for 15 minutes
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced (approx. 1 cup)
  • 8-10 french beans, chopped (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup onion paste, made with around 2 medium-sized onions
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2-3 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, broken in pieces
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp tap garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1.5 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 3-4 tbsp oil

Cooking Direction:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker over a medium flame. Then add bay leaves, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Cook the whole spices for 1-2 minutes or until they are fragrant.

Add raw onion paste and cook for 2-3 minutes. Raw onion paste might contain a little moisture. So cook it for a few minutes until all the water in the onion paste evaporates and the raw smell goes away.

Then add ginger and garlic paste. Cook for a couple of minutes.

Add the chicken pieces. Give it a good mix.

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add the brown rice. Mix again and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Then add the chopped carrots and french beans. Mix and cook for a minute.

Pour water in the cooker. Always remember the amount of water should always be double the amount of rice. Or if you dip your finger/spoon into the water, then the level of rice should be 1 inch below the level of water.

Secure the lid and pressure cook it over a high flame.

After the first whistle, lower the flame to medium-low and cook for a few minutes.

Then after the second whistle, turn the flame off. Allow it to stay undisturbed for a couple of minutes.

Release the pressure, whatever is still trapped inside, open the lid carefully. Give it a gentle stir.

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice | Lazy Recipes

Serve it hot with some salad.

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice | Lazy Recipes

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice | Lazy Recipes

Sneha Paul
This pressure cooker chicken and rice recipe is an excellent option for your lunch or dinner. It is quick and easy to make, doesn’t require too much effort and the entire recipe is made in one pot.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g chicken boneless
  • 2 cups brown rice rinsed and soaked for 15 min
  • 1 large carrot finely diced (approx. 1 cup)
  • 8-10 french beans chopped (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup onion paste made with around 2 medium-sized onions
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2-3 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick broken in pieces
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp tap garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1.5 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 3-4 tbsp oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker over a medium flame. Then add bay leaves, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Cook the whole spices for 1-2 minutes or until they are fragrant.
  • Add raw onion paste and cook for 2-3 minutes. Raw onion paste might contain a little moisture. So cook it for a few minutes until all the water in the onion paste evaporates and the raw smell goes away.
  • Then add ginger and garlic paste. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the chicken pieces. Give it a good mix.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the brown rice. Mix again and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add the chopped carrots and french beans. Mix and cook for a minute.
  • Pour water in the cooker. Always remember the amount of water should always be double the amount of rice. Or if you dip your finger/spoon into the water, then the level of rice should be 1 inch below the level of water.
  • Secure the lid and pressure cook it over a high flame.
  • After the first whistle, lower the flame to medium-low and cook for a few minutes.
  • Then after the second whistle, turn the flame off. Allow it to stay undisturbed for a couple of minutes.
  • Release the pressure, whatever is still trapped inside, open the lid carefully. Give it a gentle stir.
  • Serve it hot with some salad.
Keyword chicken and rice, one pot meal, quick meals

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