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Instant Pot Spanish Rice

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.



Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a simple side dish recipe perfect for serving with a variety of main dishes.

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

This flavourful rice has a bit of a kick but is not overly spicy.

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

This Instant Pot rice recipe takes about forty minutes minutes from start to finish and serves six to eight people as a side dish.

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this Spanish rice I started setting my Instant Pot to the Saute setting.

Once the display said HOT, I added some olive oil to the pot.

olive oil in an Instant Pot

I also added some garlic puree to the pot.

Then I added some diced onions to the pot.

diced onions added to an Instant Pot with olive oil and garlic puree

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

diced onions and garlic puree cooking in an Instant Pot

Then I added some long grain white rice to the pot.

long grain white rice added to an Instant Pot with browned diced onions

I stirred the rice around for a couple minutes until it started to brown slightly.

long grain white rice frying in an Instant Pot

Then I turned off the Instant Pot and added some chicken broth to the pot.

stirring chicken broth and long grain white rice in an Instant Pot

I scraped the bottom of the pot well to make sure nothing was sticking.

chicken broth and long grain white rice in an Instant Pot

Then I added some salt, chili powder, paprika and cumin to the pot.

spices, broth and long grain white rice in an Instant Pot

I stirred well.

chicken broth, diced onions and long grain white rice in an Instant Pot

Then I added some Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies and tomato sauce to the pot.

tomato sauce and Rotel on top of chicken broth and long grain white rice in an Instant Pot

I also added some frozen corn to the pot.

frozen corn kernels on top of Rotel, tomato sauce, chicken broth and rice

Then I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 4 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done pressure cooking, I left it to natural release for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes I turned the steam release handle to the venting position to release the remaining steam.

I removed the lid from the pot.

Instant Pot Spanish rice after pressure cooking

I stirred the contents.

Then I added 2 tablespoons of butter to the pot.

butter on top of cooked Spanish rice

I used a fork to fluff the rice.

Instant Pot Spanish rice after fluffing with a fork and butter

I garnished the rice with fresh jalapeno slices before serving.

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

This tasty rice is the perfect side dish for serving with a variety of Mexican dishes including tacos and enchiladas.

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

I used mild Rotel for this recipe but you could use regular if you prefer a bit more heat.

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

If you are looking for a delicious pressure cooker rice recipe, then you need to try this Instant Pot Spanish Rice!

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Instant Pot Spanish Rice:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onions
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 10.5 oz mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, not drained
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp butter

Optional Garnish

  • fresh jalapeno slices

How to Make Instant Pot Spanish Rice:

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute setting.
  2. When the display read HOT add the olive oil to the pot.
  3. Add the garlic puree and diced onions to the pot.
  4. Stir the olive oil, garlic puree and diced onions together well.
  5. Add the rice to the pot.
  6. Stir the rice around for a couple minutes until it is starting to brown slightly.
  7. Turn off the Instant Pot and add the chicken broth to the pot.
  8. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot well to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom.
  9. Add the salt, chili powder, paprika and cumin to the pot and stir again.
  10. Add the Rotel and tomato sauce to the pot. Do not stir.
  11. Add the frozen corn to the pot. Do not stir.
  12. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 4 minutes.
  13. Once the Instant Pot is done pressure cooking leave it to Natural Release for 15 minutes.
  14. After 15 minutes turn the steam release handle to the venting position to release the remaining steam.
  15. Remove the lid and stir the contents.
  16. Add the butter to the pot and fluff the rice with a fork.
  17. Garnish with jalapeno slices if desired.
  18. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Instant Pot Spanish Rice

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a delicious pressure cooker side dish recipe made with long grain white rice and loaded with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn and flavourful spices.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Pressure Cook Time 4 minutes
Coming to Pressure and Pressure Release 25 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onions
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 10.5 oz mild Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, not drained
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp butter

Optional Garnish

  • fresh jalapeno slices

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute setting.
  2. When the display read HOT add the olive oil to the pot.
  3. Add the garlic puree and diced onions to the pot.
  4. Stir the olive oil, garlic puree and diced onions together well.
  5. Add the rice to the pot.
  6. Stir the rice around for a couple minutes until it is starting to brown slightly.
  7. Turn off the Instant Pot and add the chicken broth to the pot.
  8. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot well to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom.
  9. Add the salt, chili powder, paprika and cumin to the pot and stir again.
  10. Add the Rotel and tomato sauce to the pot. Do not stir.
  11. Add the frozen corn to the pot. Do not stir.
  12. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 4 minutes.
  13. Once the Instant Pot is done pressure cooking leave it to Natural Release for 15 minutes.
  14. After 15 minutes turn the steam release handle to the venting position to release the remaining steam.
  15. Remove the lid and stir the contents.
  16. Add the butter to the pot and fluff the rice with a fork.
  17. Garnish with jalapeno slices if desired.
  18. Serve and enjoy!

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