Instant Pot Rice A Roni

Rice with crushed spaghetti noodles with chopped parsley in white bowl

So for this Instant Pot Rice a Roni recipe we are going to be mixing rice with spaghetti, which may sound a little strange… but actually it’s quite healthy, it tastes great, and the kids love it and are asking for more!

Rice with crushed spaghetti noodles with chopped parsley in white bowl

If you are looking to diversify your meals, instead of going with plain rice again, this is a great option to mix it up once in a while. I’ve been making this as a side dish so often lately!

Can I Use Another Type of Pasta?

I think spaghetti is the best option for this recipe, but you can also use a similar long pasta such as angel hair or linguine and get a similar result.

I Am a Vegetarian—Can I Eat This?

Yes, this quick and easy pressure cooker recipe is a great option for a vegetarian side dish!

Just like the Instant Pot cilantro lime rice, this rice recipe is vegan too as long as you use oil instead of butter.

Do I have to use vegetable broth?

If you are not necessarily concerned with the dish being vegetarian, you could replace the vegetable broth with chicken broth or chicken stock for a different flavor.

How Can I Make a Vegan Rice A Roni?

Just take out the butter and use olive oil or vegan butter instead.

What Can I Substitute for Parsley?

Adding fresh herbs at the end really elevates the flavor of this dish. Instead of parsley, you could also try using basil, cilantro, or oregano.

If you are using dried parsley instead of fresh, you should reduce the amount by about a third since dried herbs are more potent, and you can add the dried herbs at the same time you add the broth.

How to serve

Just like most of the Instant Pot rice recipes, you can serve rice a roni with steamed vegetables and a protein such as chicken or beef.

That way you have a complete healthy meal that’s ready in no time at all!

Rice with crushed spaghetti noodles with chopped parsley in white bowl

Instant Pot Rice A Roni

A delicious and light combination of rice and pasta cooked in butter and vegetable broth… You can easily make this perfect side dish in the Instant Pot.
4.80 from 10 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: international
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 2 oz spaghetti noodles broken into small pieces
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 onio chopped
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. parsley chopped


  • Press saute and add butter or olive oil.
  • Add onion and spaghetti and stir for 2 minutes
  • Add rice, broth and garlic powder and stir a bit.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open lid, top with chopped parsley and serve.


Calories: 239kcal Carbohydrates: 52g Protein: 6g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 539mg Potassium: 153mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 468IU Vitamin C: 7mg Calcium: 28mg Iron: 1mg
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11 thoughts on “Instant Pot Rice A Roni

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you Corrie for your fine recipes and I will try them. I know you are a great cook and I love to try different recipes myself. Thanks again.

  2. 5 stars
    Just came across your recipe website and have not made any of the recipes yet but your instructions and format are so helpful and seems to be easy to understand, adapt and or follow. I look forward to visiting it again and trying some of your recipes.

  3. My family eats only brown rice because it is healthier and lower glycemic. How would I incorporate brown rice and a healthier spaghetti to make this recipe happen. I use protein spaghetti or lentil pasta.
    Thanks Corrie!

  4. The only suggestion I have is that you should rinse the rice before adding to the instant pot, rice straight from the bag, in my opinion, has too much starch and will clump up, I prefer fluffier rice then when I made this recipe as is. Next time I'll add shredded chicken and finish off with some sour cream and shredded cheese.

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