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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


  • 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


  • 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