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instant pot spanish rice 2

Instant Pot Spanish Rice

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  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Here's a super fast and easy Instant Pot Spanish Rice that can be made in a jiffy in your Pressure Cooker.  Make any night ... a tasty Mexican Dinner night!


  • 1/2 small Onion
  • 1/2 small Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups White Rice
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth (low sodium)
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 cup Salsa


  1. Chop 1/2 small Onion and 1/2 Red Bell Pepper and add to your IP
  2. Add just enough Veg Broth to bottom of pan to prevent sticking and using the SAUTE mode, LESS setting.... sauté the veggies until soft.  
    (Use the + or - buttons to adjust the heat settings, LESS, NORMAL, MORE)
  3. Add 2 cups of Veg Broth and the spices and stir to combine. 
  4. Rinse your rice well until the water runs clear, than add to your IP.  
    Stir to combine. 
  5. Add 1 cup of your favorite Salsa to the center of the pot and DO NOT STIR.  
    Tomatoes scorch easily and we want to prevent them from sitting on the bottom or sides of the pot. 
  6. Attach lid, make sure vent is turned to SEALING, and cook on MANUAL mode, LOW PRESSURE, for 10 minutes. 
  7. Allow it to depressurize naturally for 5 minutes before removing lid.
  8. Fluff rice with fork and serve.