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Instant Pot Spanish Rice in the instant pot

Instant Pot Spanish Rice

This quick and easy Instant Pot Spanish Rice is the perfect complement to any Mexican meal. 5 ingredients (+ salt/water), 35 minutes. You can also make this without an Instant Pot if you don't have one.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 250 kcal
Author Nora

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped small
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 28 ounces canned Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or more to taste
  • 4 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Using the Saute function on Instant Pot, saute onion, garlic, and rice in the water or vegetable broth for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. 

  2. Add the Rotel, salt and water. Stir together. Now, seal Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 24 minutes. Once complete, allow the pressure to come down naturally.

  3. Fluff with a fork and serve. 

  4. *If you don't have an Instant Pot, simply saute the onion, garlic, rice in a regular pot for 3-4 minutes. Then add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes.