Instant Pot Spanish Rice

Instant Pot Spanish Rice

Spanish rice can be made easily and effortlessly by using the Instant Pot. The flavorful rice is an excellent side dish for chicken or fish.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place the rice in a fine mesh colander and rinse and drain well. 
  3. Step 3

    Turn on the Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Add the oil, garlic, and jalapeno. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Step 4

    Turn the sauté setting off. Add the broth, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt.
  5. Step 5

    Add the rice and stir to combine.
  6. Step 6

    Add the salsa on top but do not stir. Close and lock the lid.
  7. Step 7

    Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 5 minutes. When 5 minutes is up and the Instant Pot beeps, allow it to sit for an additional 10 minutes while the pressure begins to release naturally. Then, open the valve and release any remaining pressure manually.
  8. Step 8

    Fluff the rice with a fork.
  9. Step 9

    Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve immediately.