Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Cooked rice mixed with corn and peas with pork chops on side on a plate
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Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice is a flavorful, easy one-pot meal that takes just 15 minutes! This comfort food recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!

Cooked rice mixed with corn and peas with pork chops on side on a plate

Rich in protein and taste - this is the best recipe for the whole family.

If you're someone who loves to meal prep, add this to your monthly recipe rotation. Cooking pork chops in the Instant Pot is a simple and easy way to cook pork every single time!

Juicy and tender pork chops will always be a welcomed dish, especially when paired with the fluffy and delicious white rice. Add in some extra veggies, and you're all set!

If you're worried about cooking pork chops, don't be! Gone are the days when you have to worry about overcooking them so that they have the texture of a hockey puck.

Cooking these pork chops in the pressure cooker is the perfect way to make tender and juicy pork bites every single time. Get ready to prove once again why your Instant Pot is simply the best!

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Why This Recipe Works

No matter the thickness of your pork chops, the Instant Pot has your back. Thick or thin, you thoroughly enjoy every single bite. And adding the rice as the side dish makes this recipe that much better!

The saltiness of the pork paired with the texture and taste of the rice is a simple one-pot dinner that matches your cravings every time you make it.

  • You'll get juicy and tender pork every time.
  • The rice makes a simple side dish that adds to the ease of this recipe.
  • You can save the leftovers for later or reheat them for the next day.

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Recipe Ingredients 

ingredients needed to make Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Olive oil - Coconut oil will work as well. Avocado oil is another great choice. 

Onion - Sweet onions always add a great flavor. 

Rice - I like to use white rice or jasmine rice, but brown rice would be fine as well. 

Water - Needed for the rice so that it doesn't burn in the Instant Pot. Feel free to use chicken broth instead.

Pork chops - Choose your cut and thickness. 

Frozen vegetables - Pick your favorite frozen veggies to add. 

How to make Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Start by gathering all of the ingredients listed above. Don't ever start a recipe if you don't have all the ingredients on hand!

Step One: Add the oil and chopped onions into the bottom of the pot and Press Saute for 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Step Two: Stir using a wooden spoon. Then, add the rice.

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Step Three: Pour 1 cup of water, so your rice doesn't burn while cooking.

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Step Four: Add one teaspoon of salt.

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Step Five: Add the pork chop into the Instant Pot and close the lid. 

Step Six: Turn the valve to the sealing position and cook on High pressure for 5 minutes. You can do this by using the "pressure cook" or the "manual" option, depending on your electric pressure cooker model.

Once the time is up, wait for a natural pressure release. If you are in a hurry, you can wait for 20 minutes and then do a quick release.

Take off the lid and remove the pork chops.

Step Seven: Add the mixed frozen veggies to the rice and stir.

Step Eight:  Dish out & enjoy a delicious pork dinner recipe!

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Variations

Change up the veggies - The great thing about this recipe is that you can change up the frozen vegetables. Peas and carrots are delicious, but you can also add in corn and green peppers, too.

Use different types of rice - Changing up the rice is a great way to change the texture.

Add garlic - Improve the taste and also very healthy.

Spice it up - You can use any spices you like. I like to add cumin, garlic powder or chili powder to the rice.

Helpful Tips

  • If you're worried that the pork is going to be dry, you can set it back into the liquid in the instant pot with the rice to soak up some extra juiciness.
  • you can sear the pork chops before cooking. Just use the saute function and sear for about 2 minutes on each side until brown.

How to store

You can store the leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Keep the pork chops separately from the rice.

How to serve

It's as simple as plating the pork chops and the rice and eating! If you're a fan of eating pork with ketchup or BBQ sauce, do so!

Recipe FAQs

What is the best type of pork chops?

Choosing the best pork chops is important for this recipe. Since there are so many different cuts of pork chops, take your time and choose the best one.

One thing to keep in mind though is that the thicker the cut of pork chop, the less likely it will be to overcook.

What is the best rice to cook in the Instant Pot?

There are many great options for rice to cook in the Instant Pot! Jasmine rice works best for this Instant Pot pork chops and rice recipe.

You can also use long-grain basmati rice.

What is the best way to reheat leftover pork without drying it out?

To reheat, place your leftovers on a microwave-safe plate or dish with a loose-fitting cover on it, and then microwave in short bursts.

How can I make pork chops crispy?

If you decide to make your pork crispy, place it on a baking sheet under the broiler for 5-10 minutes.

You can also use the Air Fryer Lid or Mealthy Crisplid and broil for 5-10 minutes as well.

You can also achieve this in a skillet on the stove.

Can You Use Bone In Pork Chops?

Yes you can use bone-in pork chops for this recipe. Cooking time stays the same. For best results, use thin pork chops.

Instant Pot Pork Recipes

If you're craving more pork recipes, you're in luck! Here are some of my favorites that you can cook in the Instant Pot.

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Cooked rice mixed with corn and peas with pork chops on side on a plate

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

This Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice is the perfect comfort food recipe! Simple and full of flavor!
4.43 from 7 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, party
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice, pork
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables

Instructions

  • Press "saute" and add olive oil and onions. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the rice, water and salt and stir well. Again, be sure that you're using a wooden spoon to stir.
  • Add pork chops the pork chops and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is complete, do a natural pressure release.
  • Remove the lid and take out the pork chops. Set them aside.
  • Add the frozen vegetables with the rice. Stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal Carbohydrates: 44g Protein: 34g Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 673mg Potassium: 670mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 2316IU Vitamin C: 6mg Calcium: 39mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • If you're worried that the pork is going to be dry, you can set it back into the liquid in the instant pot with the rice to soak up some extra juiciness.
  • Feel free to change up the frozen vegetables. Peas and carrots are delicious, but you can also add in corn and green peppers, too.
  • Jasmine rice works best for this recipe but you can use long-grain basmati rice as well.
  • You can use bone-in pork chops for this recipe. Cooking time stays the same. For best results, use thin pork chops.
  • You can sear the pork chops before cooking. Just use the saute function and sear for about 2 minutes on each side until brown.
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9 thoughts on “Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

  1. Never fails, I do rice in an instapot, I get a burn notice. Did it again with this recipe. I use Basmati rice and always do a 2/1 water/rice, as that is what it calls for. I am wondering how it is possible for you to cook rice this way without the burn notice?
    Thanks

  2. I tried this recipe,but I cut the porkchops in bite size and it tuned out perfect. Even the leftovers were good.

  3. This uses 1 cup of water. I have an 8 qt IP and requires 1 1/2 cups
    Iiquid. How much rice should I use? TY!

    1. If you increase the servings to 6, it will convert all of the ingredients to 1 1/2 cups water. It's a 1:1 ratio, so use 1 1/2 cups rice. Hope that helps!

    1. The liquid will be very hot, so the frozen vegetables will cook in the hot liquid. It will take just a few minutes for them to heat through, depending on the size. For example, peas will cook in about 30 seconds.

    1. Yes, you can! Add 2 minutes to cook time should work. Possibly a little more if they are on the thicker side.

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