mexican rice
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Mexican Rice

Light and fluffy rice flavored with garlic, onions, tomatoes and hot peppers. Perfect side dish for any meal!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno diced (optional)
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup crushed tomatoes with juice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro


  • Place your Instant Pot on the sauté mode. Once the pan is hot, add the oil. Once the oil is hot add the diced onions and jalapenos (optional).
  • Sauté onions until softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the rice to the onions and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the garlic, stir and sauté for one minute.
  • Add the stock, tomatoes, cumin, and chili powder. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure nothing is sticking.
  • Press the Cancel button. Lock lid in place and place in the sealing position. Pressure cook/manual on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Allow for natural pressure release for 10 minutes. Release any remaining pressure.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork.
  • Stir in the cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals