Pressure Cooker Mexican Rice is thrown together and cooked in your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker.
It is the easiest side dish you’ll ever make, and is so delicious. Your family is going to love this!
This rice, you guys. My search is over. I brought this to family dinner the other Sunday, and everyone loved it! I had never made rice in my Instant Pot before, and it may now be the only way I do it.
I love my rice cooker to bits, but this rice was so much better than rice cooker rice to me.
You may wonder what’s up with all the Instant Pot recipes lately. This isn’t actually a pressure cooking blog, but I got the pot a couple months ago and I’ve been using it SO much, I can’t help but share. If you’ve fallen in love with the Instant Pot like I have, you might want to check out my other Instant Pot Recipes.
My Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff is one of my instant favorites. (no pun intended)
Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket is the only way I’ll make brisket now. Short of doing it in a true smoker somewhere in Texas or Kansas City, this is going to get you the best brisket you can get.
I post what I cook and serve my family for the most part, so if we’re eating it, you are seeing it on here. That’s part of the reason I love blogging and sharing with you all so much!
So clearly, time is at a premium for me right now. I’ve been doing tons of traveling lately, and tons of work over at Mediavine, and loving (nearly) every second of it. But it hasn’t left a ton of time to continue posting as much as I was on the blog.
Not to worry – I’m not going anywhere. This is my passion project, and something I enjoy so much. I’m going to continue posting and sharing recipes with you all for years (I hope!) to come.
This was not an overly “pretty” food to shoot. I have to admin that I struggled with it a bit.
I was even tempted to NOT share this recipe when I saw the photos because I just wasn’t entirely happy. Then I tasted it.
Who cares if it doesn’t look beautiful if it tastes AMAZING, right?
I’m currently crushing on this homemade pressure cooker applesauce recipe over on I Save A 2 Z!
Instant Pot Mexican Rice
- 2 3/4 cups basmati rice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons bacon grease
- 14.5 ounce can stewed tomatoes
- 7 3/4 ounce El Pato Green
- 4 ounces mild green chiles
- 2 tablespoons mild chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/8 cup dried diced onions or 1/4 cup diced fresh onions
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 cups water
Place the rice, butter, and bacon grease into a large skillet or the bottom of your Instant pot. Put the pan over medium heat, or turn on the pot to saute.
Stir frequently for 5-10 minutes, or until the rice is slightly browned.
Remove from heat and place into your Instant Pot ( unless it is already there 😉 ). Dump in the rest of the ingredients, give it a stir, and place the lid onto the pot and seal it.
Press the manual button and decrease the time down to 6 minutes. Let cook and come to pressure. Once the cycle completes, let the pot sit for 10 minutes before releasing the pressure.
Remove lid, toss with forks to separate the grains, and serve with your favorite taco dish.
If you don't have bacon grease laying around, you can use butter. But bacon grease lends some pretty amazing flavor to this!