Quick and Simple Spanish Rice – INSTANT POT

Spanish rice

This is a family favorite Spanish rice recipe that I have tweaked so you can make it up quick and easy using the Instant Pot. It is a simple, basic, down to earth recipe that you can whip up and enjoy with so many things. We like it with tacos, enchiladas, and alongside a scoop of creamy refried beans. By the way, the refried bean Instant pot recipe is coming up soon, so stay tuned.

Why use the Instant Pot? Because it only takes 18 – 25 minutes to make. (That includes prep and everything with no babysitting). You gotta love this gadget! I am constantly amazed at what you can do with it. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, I will include the stove top instructions. However, I hope you will strongly consider investing in one. You won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients 

Serves (6-8)

  • 2 cup rice
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (one 8 oz. can)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 Tablespoon avocado oil, or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth or water

Instructions

  • Press the “saute” button on the Instant Pot
  • Place the oil and rice in the pot and saute until it starts to turn a golden brown. Stir frequently so you don’t burn it. (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Add other ingredients and give it a little stir
  • Place the lid on the Pot and secure in place.
  • Flip the pressure valve into the “sealing” position
  • Press the “manual” button and set time for 8 minutes.
  • When the beeper goes off, let it “natural release” for 5 minutes.
  • At this point, release any remaining pressure by flipping the pressure valve.
  • Once the steam is released, remove lid and fluff the rice with a big fork.

Spanish Rice Stove Top Instructions

Use the same ingredients as above, however you will need to INCREASE BROTH/WATER TO 4 CUPS!

  • In a saucepan, brown the rice lightly in the oil.
  • Add other ingredients.
  • Bring to boil and turn down to simmer
  • Place lid on and cook until done (about 20 -25 minutes).

Serve with your favorite Mexican dish.

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Quick and Simple Spanish Rice – INSTANT POT

Spanish rice

This is a family favorite Spanish rice recipe that I have tweaked so you can make it up quick and easy using the Instant Pot. It is a simple, basic, down to earth recipe that you can whip up and enjoy with so many things.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Yield6-8 Servings
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Ingredients

    • 2 cup rice
    • 1 cup tomato sauce (one 8 oz. can)
    • 2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
    • 2 Tablespoon avocado oil, or coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves (minced)
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
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INSTUCTIONS

1

Press the “saute” button on the Instant Pot

 
2

Place the oil and rice in the pot and sauté until it starts to turn a golden brown. Stir frequently so you don’t burn it. (about 3-5 minutes).

3

Add other ingredients and give it a little stir

4

Place the lid on the Pot and secure in place.

5

Flip the pressure valve into the “sealing” position

6

Press the “manual” button and set time for 8 minutes.

7

When the beeper goes off, let it “natural release” for 5 minutes.

8

At this point, release any remaining pressure by flipping the pressure valve.

9

Once the steam is released, remove lid and fluff the rice with a big fork.

Stove Top Instructions

10

Use the same ingredients as above, however you will need to INCREASE BROTH/WATER TO 4 CUPS!

11

In a saucepan, brown the rice lightly in the oil.

12

Add other ingredients.

13

Bring to boil and turn down to simmer

14

Place lid on and cook until done (about 20 -25 minutes).

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Instant Pot Rice – Perfect Every Time!

When you make rice, does it come out perfect every time? Mine never did, even when I used a rice steamer. But now it does because I learned how to make it using the amazing Instant Pot. If you don’t have one yet, I highly advise you look into it. This is one of the best purchases I have made. You can read more about it here.

When I purchased my Instant Pot I was able to get rid of my manual pressure cooker, crock pot, and my RICE COOKER. Not only do I have more room in my pantry without all those other gadgets, I have one machine that does it ALL, and it does it well!

Whether it is served by itself as a side dish, or included in a recipe, rice is something that we consume a lot in our home. It  is inexpensive, nutritious and very easy to make.

I have mentioned before that I own TWO of these babies. (Yep, two Instant Pots). Here is the thing, I can whip up a batch of rice in one pot while I am steaming a yummy pot of broccoli in another. They come in handy when I am roasting a chicken. I can use the other one to either make rice or some steamed veggies. Some may think this is a little extreme, but I find it very useful. Something you may want to consider?

I am going to show you instructions on how to make WHITE and BROWN RICE.

to make white rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white rice (Short and long grain Basmati or Jasmine)
  • 2 cups water (you can use broth, but I find it doesn’t change the flavor much)
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (avocado, olive. ghee or butter)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • spices (optional) some options  1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 4-5 cracked cardamon pods, or whatever else fancies you.

*As you can see, the water to rice ratio is 1:1, so it is easy to make bigger or smaller batches. This recipe will serve 4 – 5.

Instructions:

1- Rinse Rice

To rinse or not rinse rice before cooking? This is a topic that I have found to be quite controversial and there are a lot of different opinions. I like to rinse my rice before cooking. Rinsing helps reduce the starchy residue. I think it does give it a not so sticky texture, and I like to think I am washing away any icky residue that may be on it. Some times I rinse, and other times I don’t. Totally up to you.

Using a mesh strainer, rinse rice under cool water until water runs clear.

2- Place Rice in Instant Pot Inner pan

3- Pour water over rice

4- Add the oil of your choice and salt (

Adding a little oil keeps the rice from sticking to the pan and prevents the Instant Pot from sputtering and spitting while the rice is cooking.

5- Give it a little stir

6- Place the lid on the Instant Pot

Secure in place and set to the “sealing position”.

8- Press “RICE” button

Adjust time to 12 minutes if it doesn’t go there automatically.

9- Go about your business

This is what I love about this machine. You don’t have to babysit.

10- Natural Release for 10 minutes

After you here the beeper, let it sit for 10 minutes. You can tell how long it has been by looking at the display. After 10 minutes, if the pressure is still up, manually release pressure.

12- ta dah! Fluff with a fork and enjoy!

*** If the rice is a little too “al dente” for you and you want it softer, try adding an additional small amount of water. Adjust to your liking.

to make Brown Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Brown Rice
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon oil of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • optional spices

Instructions:

The only thing different will be the timing.

1- Click on “manual button” at “high pressure”

2- Adjust time to 23 minutes

3- Natural release and sit for 10 minutes.

4- Remove pressure and lid.

Rice freezes really well. I like to make a big batch of rice and freeze in quart size bags. It thaws quickly and really saves a lot of time for a quick meal.

 

Instant Pot Rice – Perfect Every Time!

Whether it is served by itself as a side dish, or included in a recipe, rice is something that we consume a lot in our home. It  is inexpensive, nutritious and very easy to make.

  • Prep Time2 min
  • Cook Time12 min
  • Total Time14 min
  • Yield4-5 Servings

Ingredients

White Rice

    • 2 cups white rice (Short and long grain Basmati or Jasmine)
    • 2 cups water (you can use broth, but I find it doesn’t change the flavor much)
    • 1 Tablespoon oil (avocado, olive. ghee or butter)
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • spices (optional) some options  1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 4-5 cracked cardamon pods, or whatever else fancies you.

Brown Rice

    • 2 cups Brown Rice
    • 2 1/2 cups Water
    • 1 Tablespoon oil of your choice
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • optional spices

INSTUCTIONS

1

Rinse Rice

2

Place Rice in Instant Pot Inner pan

3

Pour water over rice

4

Add the oil of your choice and salt

5

Give it a little stir

6

Place the lid on the Instant Pot

Secure in place and set to the “sealing position”.

7

Press “RICE” button

Adjust time to 12 minutes if it doesn’t go there automatically.

8

Natural Release for 10 minutes

After you here the beeper, let it sit for 10 minutes. You can tell how long it has been by looking at the display. After 10 minutes, if the pressure is still up, manually release pressure.

9

Ta dah! Fluff with a fork and enjoy!

*** If the rice is a little too “al dente” for you and you want it softer, try adding an additional small amount of water. Adjust to your liking.

Brown Rice Instructions

10

1- Click on “manual button” at “high pressure”

2- Adjust time to 23 minutes

3- Natural release and sit for 10 minutes.

4- Remove pressure and lid.

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