Instant Pot Mexican Rice

It can be either a side dish for a Mexican-style dinner or a simple lunch to be packed in your lunchbox when you’re in a hurry. Instant Pot will give you fluffy and flavorful rice in a very short time, so that you can also prepare plenty of other recipes to satisfy your cravings for ethnic food!

Instant Pot Mexican Rice
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Rice, rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6
  • cups rice long grain
  • cups water
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic mined
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • salt to taste
  • Rinse and drain the rice.
  • Pour oil into your Instant Pot and press “Sauté”.
  • Add rice and stir for about 4 minutes, until it becomes light golden.
  • Add peas, carrots, tomato sauce, garlic and onion and stir.
  • Add also water, broth and salt to taste, then lock your Instant Pot and cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Release the pressure naturally. 
  • Remove the lid and let your rice rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
  • You can use fork gently to fluff the rice.
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