If you use it for no other purpose, a pressure cooker is worth it just for cooking rice, in less than a third of the time as traditional stovetop methods. You can also add seasonings such as garlic, chopped onion, and bay leaves, which are used in this recipe. Toast the rice in this mixture to bring out its flavor before adding the water and allowing it to do its job. The actual cooking time will depend on the type of rice being used as well as the number of servings.


  • rice (to taste, Depends on the number of people)
  • water (twice the amount of rice)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 onion (small)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt
  • olive oil


  1. Put water to warm until it starts to boil (kettle).
  2. In the pressure cooker, put the chopped garlic and the chopped onion and bay leaves.
  3. Sprinkle with olive oil generously.
  4. Light the fire and let it brown.
  5. Add the rice and fry.
  6. When the rice starts to get translucent, add a little boiling water to release the bottom of the pot.
  7. Add the remaining water and season it with salt.
  8. Stirring and closing the pressure cooker.
  9. When it starts boiling ("whistling") lower the heat to low and let cook for 5 minutes (if you have a lot of rice, for more than 6 people, increase to 7 minutes).
  10. At the end of that time, turn off the heat and wait 2 minutes to remove the steam.
  11. It's ready to serve.
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