China Doll™ Red Beans and Rice in Pressure Cooker

1 pound (2 cups) China Doll™ Light Red Kidney Beans
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup white or yellow onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery leaves, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1 pound ham or sausage
3 cups uncooked China Doll™ rice
1/2 cup green onions, chopped, for garnish

1.     Rinse and sort the beans.
2.      Place oil into the pot and heat.  Add two green onions, white or yellow onion, celery leaves, and garlic. Sauté until onion is tender but not browned.
3.      Add beans, water, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Stir well.
4.      Bury ham pieces or sausage in beans.
5.      Cook rice with water and salt according to package directions.
6.      Serve beans over hot rice. Top each serving with a generous sprinkling of green onions.

Cashew and Coconut Rice

  • 1 cup China Doll Long Grain White Rice
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 tablespoon warm milk
  • 2 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil divided
  • 15-20 whole cashews
  • 2 whole green cardamom pods
  • 6 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh coconut grated (frozen works well)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  1. Wash, rinse and soak rice in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the rice and set to the side
  3. Soak saffron in milk and set aside for garnishing

  4. Turn Instant Pot to Saute mode. Add 1 tablespoon of ghee and cashews. Cook the cashews for a minute or until they turn golden brown, stirring constantly. Take the cashews out and keep aside for garnishing in the end.
  5. Add remaining ghee to the pot. Add cardamom pods and cloves. Cook for 10-15 seconds as the release the aromas. Add drained rice and toast gently for a minute stirring constantly.
  6. Add 1-1/2 cups of water and salt. Mix well. Make sure all the rice is submerged under water. Close Instant Pot with the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 6 minutes followed by 5-minute Natural Pressure Release.
  7. Open Instant pot. Add coconut, sugar, raisins and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  8. Set Instant Pot to Saute(less) mode. Cook with a glass lid on for 5 mins.
  9. Garnish with fried cashews and saffron.

By: Archana Mundhe, Instant Pot

Cooking White Rice in the Instant Pot

  • Measure your dry rice and set it aside
    • We recommend a minimum of about  1 “cup” – as with any good Southern Recipe, use your favorite “cup”
  • Measure same amount of water as rice and add to Instant Pot’s inner pot/liner.
  • Rinse rice to remove any surface starch
  • Add the wet rice to the measured water in the inner pot.
  • Lock on the lid, and set the steam release valve to “sealing” position.
  • Select your pressure cooking time.
    • The “Rice” button on your device is timed for white or parboiled rice only.
  • For other types of rice, set “Manual” to correct time (by pressing “-” to adjust the cooking time) for the type of rice you are cooking
    • For brown rice, select 22-25 minutes depending on your preferences – a longer cooker time will produce a “stickier” rice
  • Let the rice rest for about 10 minutes after cooking is finished before releasing any remaining pressure, and serve.