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Instant Pot® Mexican Rice

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars
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"This Instant Pot® rice is a wonderful side dish for any Mexican meal."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 225
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)); select Saute function and adjust to medium. Cover the bottom of the pot with avocado oil. Cook and stir onion until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add rice to the pot and mix until coated with oil and lightly browned. Pour in chicken stock; stir any browned bits off the bottom of the pot. Add tomato sauce, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Close and lock the lid. Seal the vent. Set timer for 7 minutes; allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir rice before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 225 calories; 4.1 41.1 5.2 2 788 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I’ve made this recipe at least 10-15 times since May with success! Truly delicious go to for us. My husband even says it is one of the best Mex. Rice I’ve ever made and I agree…full of more flav...

Most helpful critical review

I was so excited to try out this recipe. I followed it to a T in my 6 quart instant pot. A few minutes after I closed the lid, the message “burn“ showed up on my instant pot. #EpicFail

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I’ve made this recipe at least 10-15 times since May with success! Truly delicious go to for us. My husband even says it is one of the best Mex. Rice I’ve ever made and I agree…full of more flav...

I am the submitter of this recipe and would like to address the issue that Adela had with the recipe. The "Burn" warning seems to be prevalent to the newer models and there are several possible ...

I didn't have tomato sauce, so added about 1 TBS of tomato paste to existing liquid. No temps for the IP given, so I used Medium level of Pressure cooking.. This rice came out delicious!!

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This is perfect! I made as written. After seven minutes the rice was still very wet and I thought it was going to fail. I put in for two more minutes and it was perfect. Highly recommend!

This was perfect! The kids raved about this and asked for seconds. I did double it so we would have leftovers. It's a really mild flavor which is appealing since it didn't overpower what I se...

I was so excited to try out this recipe. I followed it to a T in my 6 quart instant pot. A few minutes after I closed the lid, the message “burn“ showed up on my instant pot. #EpicFail

I scaled this down to 3 servings and used olive oil in place of the avocado oil (as that is what I had on hand). I also rinsed the long grain rice for a bit to remove some of the starch. I only ...

Awesome recipe - simple - and the whole family loved it. I didn't have avocado oil, so I used my standard no flavor coconut oil. The only other change I made was doubling the recipe.