The BEST Instant Pot Mexican Rice!

by Vicky
12 servings
22 min

I have for you today, the most amazing, incredible, BEST Instant Pot Mexican Rice you’ll ever fix at home! Rice made conveniently in your Instant Pot!!

That’s right my friends! Restaurant style Mexican Rice made by you. So now you can eat as much as you want, whenever you want! You may not like me after this…

When I go out to eat, I love to eat Mexican rice. It’s always been one of my favorites!! In fact, if my particular dish doesn’t come with it, then I always order it as a side dish. Nachos just don’t taste right without rice, am I right??

Anyway, Mexican cuisine is a family favorite and I never ever could figure the rice out, no joke!

The BEST Instant Pot Mexican Rice!
Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 22 min
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  • 2 cups Long Grain White Rice, rinsed
  • 1/8-1/4 cup veg. oil
  • 1 heaping tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 4 cups water

Place chicken bouillon cube in water; heat on stovetop or microwave 4 minutes till hot. Set aside
Rinse Rice, drain as much water as possible
Using Saute function on IP, add veg oil; when hot, add rice. Cook rice until golden brown stirring constantly
When browned, add garlic and seasonings; cook for about 30 seconds, do not burn garlic
Add broth and tomato sauce, stir; Hit cancel to stop saute.
Use Rice selection, 12 minutes.
When done, depressurize immediately and fluff with fork
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  • Dixie Dixie on Apr 21, 2021

    I don't have one of those pots. How do I make it the old-fashioned way?

    • Edward Edward on May 11, 2021

      follow the same recipe, just use a large skillet with lid. Once the rice is browned, add liquids, bring to boil, cover, reduce heat to low, 20 to 30 mins later enjoy.

  • Laurie Laurie on Dec 26, 2021

    4 cups of water is waaaay too much! It should be 2 cups.

    • Karen Karen on Mar 31, 2022

      the long grain rice is 1cup of rice to 2 cups of water … the recipe is using 2 cup of rice so it’s right ..