Make my Mexican Rice Recipe (or Arroz a la Mexicana) in your instant pot or pressure cooker in just one easy step! It's very easy to make and it taste way better than prepackaged Mexican rice!
Mexican Rice Recipe | Instant Pot Mexican Rice Recipe
I eat low carb for the most part but I do allow myself some rice quite frequently. I find that even a fourth of a cup satisfies my craving for it, and that keeps me from feeling deprived. Mexican rice is a tricky thing when you order it at a restaurant. Sometimes it's fluffy and not sticky and just perfect. Other times, it's an overly-orange sticky mess.
The first time I did this recipe I got it all wrong, and not only did it burn a bit, but it was a sticky mess. I think I believed adding the vegetables allowed me to reduce water in the rice, but this was not the case. So despite the vegetables, you add in this rice, treat it as you would any other rice dish, with your usual proportion of rice and water. I use basmati rice and the ideal proportion for me is 1 cup rice to 1.25 water, HP 6 mins, QPR.
You can beef up this Mexican Rice Recipe (chicken up this dish?) by making Arroz con Pollo instead, by adding in a pound of bite-sized chicken into it if you'd like.
If you're looking for more delicious Mexican side dishes, check out my Pressure Cooker Refried Beans! They're so delicious and simple that you'll never want to buy canned refried beans again!
If you're looking for more delicious rice or grain recipes, check out my list of 49+ Instant Pot Rice and Grains Recipes!
So next time you're preparing a side dish for your next Mexican meal, put away the prepackaged, store bought rice and make this delicious Instant Pot Mexican Rice instead! It tastes SO much better and it's definitely worth the little bit of extra effort!
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- In a blender, blend together Onions, tomato, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeño.
- Meanwhile turn your Instant Pot to Sauté and when it's hot, add in 1 tbs of oil. Add the rice and sauté for 5 minutes. You want the rice to get translucent.
- Add in the blended vegetables and let them cook with the rice for 2-3 minutes, stirring well to incorporate.
- Pour in water, add cumin, and Goya Sazon. Seal the Instant Pot, set to Manual HP for 6 minutes, and release pressure quickly when done.
- Serve with a tomatillo salsa for a little piquant flavor