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Easy Instant Pot® Mexican Rice

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This rice is incredibly tender and a one-pot wonder in the Instant Pot®. This is an authentic Mexican rice recipe I adapted for the Instant Pot®. It is an excellent side dish that will disappear fast!"
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40 m servings 165
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Add oil to a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select the Saute function. Add rice and saute, stirring frequently until the rice is golden, about 3 minutes. Mix in onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken base. Add chicken stock, tomato sauce, and cumin. Stir to combine.
  2. Close and lock the lid. Select Rice function on high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Carefully release remaining pressure using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 165 calories; 4.1 28.2 3.4 2 781 Full nutrition

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Delicious!! We loved it. Next time, I will mince the onions. I wasn't sure how long to cook the rice on the rice setting. I tried 10 minutes, and it was perfect.