Simple, one-step version of Pressure Cooker Low Carb Rajas con Crema y Elote bypasses charring the poblanos--yet ends up with all the flavor the traditional Rajas con Crema recipe.
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Rajas con Crema y Elote

This simple, one-step Instant Pot version of Rajas con Crema y Elote bypasses charring the poblanos--yet ends up with all the traditional flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
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Servings: 6
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 poblano peppers, sliced into long strips
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin

For the crême fraîche

  • 1/3 cup whipping cream or half and half
  • 1/2 lemon , squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream


  • Heat Instant Pot on Sauté, and when hot, add oil and spread it on the bottom.
  • Spread the sliced poblanos, skin side down and let them burn a bit without disturbing them, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add in onions, corn, water, cumin, and salt.
  • Close Instant Pot and cook on LOW pressure for 1 minute, release pressure quickly.
  • Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for the crême fraîche and once the vegetables are done, mix in the crême fraîche gently.
  • Sprinkle with a little addition powdered cumin for fragrance if desired.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 35.7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg