Print
Make foolproof Mexican rice in a pressure cooker! Methods for brown and white rice included. Vegan, gluten-free. | https://passtheplants.com

Pressure Cooker Mexican Rice

  • Author: Beth Hornback | Pass the Plants
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Make foolproof Mexican rice in a pressure cooker with this fast and easy method. Vegan, gluten-free.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups long-grain rice (such as Lundberg Farms Brown Basmati)
  • 1/2 white onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 small jalapeño (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

Stovetop Pressure Cooker

  1. Sauté rice, onion, garlic, and salt in olive oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Mix water and tomato paste until thoroughly combined, then add into the pressure cooker along with the jalapeño, whole.
  3. Lock lid onto the pressure cooker and bring to pressure over high heat.
  4. Once pressure is reached, reduce the heat just enough to maintain the pressure.
  5. Cook white rice for 3 minutes, and brown rice for 22 minutes.
  6. Allow pressure to release naturally. Release any remaining pressure after 15 minutes.
  7. Fluff rice with a fork, and serve hot.

Electric Pressure Cooker (such as an Instant Pot)

  1. Sauté rice, onion, garlic, and salt in olive oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Mix water and tomato paste until thoroughly combined, then add into the pressure cooker along with the jalapeño, whole.
  3. Lock lid onto the pressure cooker and select the High Pressure function.
  4. Cook white rice for 3 minutes, and brown rice for 22 minutes.
  5. Allow pressure to release naturally. Release any remaining pressure after 15 minutes.
  6. Fluff rice with a fork, and serve hot.