Instant Pot Spanish Style Brown Rice

By August 24, 2012

Another Recipe to share with Instn Pot uses (not for te recipe contest)

By Natural Chef Dana Miller

I love to make this rice when we make tacos or enchiladas for dinner. It was inspired from one of our local Mexican Restaurants’ recipe they shared for their rice. Plus it is a great way to get your kids to eat brown rice!

Ingredients: Serves: 6 – 8

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups of long grain brown rice
  • 3 cups organic chicken stock (preferably homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


1.    Heat the inner liner of the Instant Pot on “Sauté” setting. Melt coconut oil. Add onion; sauté about 5 minutes until translucent.

2.     Add garlic, oregano and tomato paste; stir and let sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes.

3.     Add brown rice; stir to combine and let cook for another minute or so. It begins to caramelize a little bit and deepens the flavors.

4.    Add the chicken stock and sea salt. Give it a good stir to incorporate all the flavors..

5.     Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock into place. Press the Manual button; adjust time so that the pressure time is at 15 minutes. When done and pressure has naturally released, remove lid.

6.     Serve.

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5 Responses to “Instant Pot Spanish Style Brown Rice”

  1. Richard says:

    I used the mixed grains setting and added a minced jalapeño. When I do another batch, I intend to add a can of diced tomatoes and cut back a bit on the chicken broth. Also I added a tablespoon of cumin.


  2. Katie says:

    I followed this recipe as written. It turned out wonderful! Not sure why others had issues. A new and delicious addition to taco night!!!


    Tina Reply:

    did you use brown rice? just wondering if that is the issue – brown rice usually takes 28 minutes in the instant pot, 15 sounds like it’s not enough – I am not sure about this one


  3. Shayna says:

    I use uncooked rice. It comes out amazing – but i do let it cool on it’s own. I only get raved reviews and now am asked to bring it to every taco night.


    Donna Reply:

    That’s great Shayna! :)


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