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Instant Pot Spanish Rice in the instant pot
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Nora Taylor

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 (or vegetable broth)

Instructions

  • Using the Saute function on Instant Pot, saute onion, garlic, and rice in the olive oil for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. 
  • Add the Rotel, salt and water (or vegetable broth). Stir together. Now, seal Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 24 minutes. Once complete, allow the pressure to come down naturally.
  • Fluff with a fork and serve. 
  • *If you don't have an Instant Pot, simply saute the onion, garlic, rice in a large regular pot for 3-4 minutes. Then add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal