Conventional wisdom is that rice can't be cooked in a pressure cooker because it will foam and block the vent.
But this spring in Newfoundland
I was shown the secret of how it can be done safely.
Use the trivet in the bottom of the pressure cooker,
add about 1 inch of water,
put the rice in an oven-proof bowl (eg glass)
add water to the bowl - about 1/2 volume of the rice
put the bowl on the trivet and close up
Cook for about 15 minutes - brown rice takes longer, minute rice much less.
Not a whole lot of saving in cooking time or fuel
, but no water to drain out, no burnt rice stuck to the bottom of a pan.
Useful if you're cooking something else at the same time. One pot cooking.
Keep an eye on the vent the first time you try this method to be sure you have the proportions right, that the rice doesn't start foaming which could block the vent.