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A scoop of delicious Feisty Tapas Gammon Rice cooked with leftover gammon stock and gammon in the Instant Pot Duo Crisp

Instant Pot Gammon Rice

Delicious rice pressure cooked in the Instant Pot with leftover gammon and gammon stock. Then crisped up with the Instant Pot Duo Crisp Air Fryer Lid
5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people


  • Instant Pot / Instant Pot Duo Crisp


  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil or oil of your choice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 small-medium carrot chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • Half a stalk of celery finely chopped
  • Dash of red/white wine about 20 ml (optional, can use some of the stock)
  • 300 g arborio rice
  • 800 ml gammon stock
  • Gammon leftovers diced. About 100 g, don’t worry if you have less, add what you’ve got, it all contributes to the flavour
  • Approx 80 g extra mature cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice, grated


  • Add the 1 tsp of oil to the inner pot. Press Sauté and set to Less. Add the chopped onion, carrot, garlic and celery and stir to coat in the oil. Put the glass lid on and let it sauté for a few minutes.
    Instant Pot Gammon rice - sauteing veg
  • Add a dash of red wine or about 20 ml of stock and stir the rice in. Mix it well.
    Instant Pot Gammon rice - adding arborio rice
  • After 1-2 minutes, add the stock. As it’s gammon stock, don’t add any salt just yet.
    Instant Pot Gammon rice - stock added
  • Make sure the sealing ring is in and well pressed down. Lock the lid in. Steam release handle point to Sealing, unless you have a self-sealing lid (how cool are they?).
  • Press Pressure Cook / Manual and programme 5 minutes. Quick pressure release.
    Instant Pot Duo Crisp programmed with 5 minutes pressure cooking time for gammon rice - pressing Start
  • Stir in the diced ham, check to see if it needs any salt.
    Instant Pot Gammon rice - add the diced gammon
  • Duo Crisp Users: at the end, stir in the ham, quickly scrape the walls down with a silicone spatula. Sprinkle the cheese and put the Air Fryer Lid on, pressing down to make sure it connects well. Press Broil, 204°C, in total I did 8 minutes. 4 minutes and checked. Added 2 minutes and checked again. Another 2 minutes and it was perfect.
    Cheese on top of gammon rice half way through air frying with Instant Pot Duo Crisp Lid


If you don't have the air fryer lid, just stir in the cheese at the end when you add the ham or brown it under the grill or in the oven.
*Instant Pot Terminology
Quick pressure release (QPR, also called quick release or QR) means venting the steam as soon as the pressure cooking process finishes, i.e. moving the steam release handle from Sealing to Venting.
Natural pressure release (NPR, also called natural release or NR) means letting the float valve pop back down of its own accord, so basically you don’t need to do anything at the end and can keep your feet up. If it takes over 15 minutes, you're ok to release the rest of the steam (by turning the steam release handle to Venting) that may be left in order to unlock and open the lid. 
Sometimes you'll see me talk of a combination of NPR followed by a QPR. For example a recipe may have a 4 minute NPR followed by a QPR. You wait for 4 minutes at the end of the pressure cooking time and then do a QPR by moving the steam release handle from Sealing to Venting. 
Keyword air fryer, gammon, ham, Instant Pot, Instant Pot Duo Crisp, Rice