Spanish Rice in an Instant Pot
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This Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe is a quick and easy delicious side dish made with fresh veggies and vegetable broth. This vegan Spanish rice is a delicious accompaniment to grilled veggies, tofu, sausages and Mexican mains like tacos or enchiladas. This Spanish rice is very similar to the rice you often find served at Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants. It is easy to make and substitutions are simple if you don’t have the exact ingredients at home.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: serves 4-6
  1. Press 'Saute' on your Instant Pot and heat up olive oil.
  2. Add onion, garlic, red, yellow and green peppers and sauté the veggies until soft about 3-5 mins.
  3. Add the dissolved bouillon (I used Better Than Bouillon vegetarian chicken broth), tomato paste, chili powder and ground cumin and stir to combine.
  4. Then, add rinsed rice and stir to combine again.
  5. Top the rice with diced tomato and place the lid on the Instant Pot.
  6. Turn the pressure valve to the sealed position and hit the ‘Pressure Cook’ button and cook time to 10 mins.
  7. When the Instant Pot machine beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 mins.
  8. After 10 mins, open the pressure valve to release additional pressure.
  9. Remove the lid, and fluff the rice with a fork.
  10. Serve rice with a side of vegan garlic aioli and a sprinkle of parsley.
Recipe by The Edgy Veg at