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Vegan Mexican Rice in the Instant Pot Recipe

This Vegan Mexican Rice in the Instant Pot recipe is a quick and healthy way to spice up your taco night with a healthy and simple side dish.  This is great to meal prep or make ahead for a quick side later.
 
I love serving this quick pressure cooker rice with my favorite vegan taco filling, in burritos, or with a side of refried beans. This is a fantastic side dish that is ready with very little prep.
 
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Anytime we serve up our favorite tacos, fajitas, or rice bowls, we always make this simple pressure cooker Mexican rice to go with it. This recipe uses fresh or frozen veggies, canned diced tomatoes, and spices for a delicious flavor.

Traditional Mexican rice and Spanish rice are made with saffron – however I like using turmeric in a pinch. The turmeric has great color, and a ton of amazing health benefits to go with it!

This Vegan Instant Pot Mexican Rice Is

  • Lightly spiced
  • Loaded with vegetables
  • Healthy
  • Sweet and savory
  • Packed with flavor
  • Versatile
  • Great as a side dish or in a burrito filling
  • Vegan, gluten free, and 100% natural

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What’s In This Instant Pot Mexican Rice Recipe?

How Do I Make This Vegan Mexican Rice in the Instant Pot?

  1. Set your Instant Pot to Sauté mode.  Add the olive oil, garlic, and onions and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add the rice, peas, corn, diced tomatoes with the juice, vegetable stock or water, chili powder, turmeric, oregano, cumin and chili flakes.  Stir to combine.
  3. Set to Pressure Cook on High or Manual Mode for 3 minutes.
  4. Once rice is finished cooking, quick release.  Once float valve has gone down, carefully open the lid and fluff rice with a fork.  Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.  Enjoy!
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The Best Instant Pot Rice

I love using my Instant Pot for cooking rice, it always turns out amazing. For all my recipes I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, its larger than the standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The Ultra model also has some great extra settings like cake baking and yogurt making which are really neat.

 I love that everything can cook in one pot, which makes for way less dishes and hands-off cooking. The Instant Pot is hands-down my favorite kitchen appliance, and actually makes my life so much easier.

What to Serve with Mexican Rice?

Vegan Loaded Nachos (Gluten Free, Pantry Staple, High Protein)

Fresh Mango Margarita (Refreshing Summer Cocktail)

Creamy Vegan Queso (Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Sheet Pan Fajitas w/ Avocado Lime Crema (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, GF)

The Best TVP Tacos (Vegan, Gluten Free, Meatless, Vegetarian)

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Vegan Mexican Rice in the Instant Pot

The Herbeevore
This vegan Instant Pot Mexican Rice (vegan, gluten free) is a quick and healthy way to spice up your Taco Tuesday with a healthy and simple side dish.  This is great to meal prep or make ahead for a quick side later. Serve with tacos, burritos, or beans.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Rice, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Set instant pot to Saute mode.  Add the olive oil, garlic, and onions and saute for 4 to 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the rice, peas, corn, diced tomatoes with the juice, vegetable stock or water, chili powder, turmeric, oregano, cumin and chili flakes if using.  Stir to combine.
  • Set to Pressure Cook on High or Manual Mode for 3 minutes.
  • Once rice is finished cooking, quick release.  Once float valve has gone down, carefully open the lid and fluff rice with a fork.  Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 248mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 362IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
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Posted in American, Easy Weeknight Meals, Gluten Free, Instant Pot Recipes, Low Sodium, Mexican, One Pot Recipes, Pantry Recipes, Side Dishes, Southwest, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

3 Comments

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  2. bradleyllew

    5 stars
    This is super quick & easy! I doubled the spices though & had to sub the tomatoes for Rotel (it’s what I had). Will def make again, ty!

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