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Instant Pot Spanish Rice

The easiest side dish for any of your Mexican inspired meals! This Instant Pot Spanish Rice has an 8 minute cook time for the easiest and most delicious rice! You’ll never used the packaged stuff again.

Spanish rice with spoon in white bowl

Want to ditch the so-so packets of Spanish rice you make to go with your favorite tacos? Making homemade Spanish rice may sound difficult, but this recipe is almost easier than the boxed stuff, and is SO much more delicious.

If you’re go to for an easy family dinner is tacos, then you’ll want to start making this rice to go with them. I’ve been making this recipe weekly at my house, and can attest that the hands on prep time is only about 5 minutes.

step by step photos making Spanish rice in instant pot

How to make Instant Pot Spanish Rice:

  • Toast white rice in Instant Pot on sauté setting with oil for a few minutes
  • Add dried seasonings
  • Add tomato sauce and broth
  • Cover and set the valve to seal
  • Set to high pressure for 8 minutes
  • Quick or natural pressure release and fluff rice before serving
Spanish rice in instant pot

What kind of rice do I use for Spanish Rice:

I’ve only tested this with long grain white rice. This yields a nice and fluffy result and the rice doesn’t stick together.

I have not tested this recipe with brown or instant rice. While I’m sure it would work, they would require time adjustments.

Spanish rice in a white serving bowl with a serving spoon

What to pair with this rice?

And to make it a meal, be sure to serve it up with some Mexican Street Corn Salad and Queso Blanco!

Spanish rice in instant pot

Instant Pot Spanish Rice

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The easiest side dish for any of your Mexican inspired meals! This Instant Pot Spanish Rice has an 8 minute cook time for the easiest and most delicious rice! You'll never used the packaged stuff again.
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Prep Time:12 minutes
Cook Time:8 minutes
Pressurize:10 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  • Turn Instant Pot to saute and heat avocado oil
  • Add rice and stir while letting toast for about 3-4 minutes
  • Turn off Instant Pot and add remaining ingredients
  • Add lid and set to seal
  • Set to high pressure for 8 minutes (it will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure before it starts cooking)
  • When cooking time is completed you can turn the valve for quick pressure release or allow for natural pressure release
  • Fluff rice and stir to combine before serving

Notes

  • rice is toasted when you can just start to smell a nutty aroma and the rice is not yet browned yet
  • veggie broth can be subbed for chicken broth to make vegetarian
  • if performing quick pressure release be sure to be mindful of the steam and don’t burn your fingers

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 212kcal

One Comment

  1. Absolutely delicious and the perfect base for shredded anything, for salad bowls, or as a side for any Tex-Mex dishes. We loved it!

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