Instant Pot Mexican Rice

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

This spiced rice is known as Mexican or Spanish Rice and it is DOWNRIGHT delicious and SUPER simple to make in the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Spanish Rice Recipe:
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup small onion chopped
1 jalapeno seeded and minced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 cups long-grain rice see notes
⅔ cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon butter optional

put rice in a colander and rinse really well.
Turn Instant Pot to saute and let heat up.
Once heated, add in oil, onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
Turn Instant Pot OFF.
Add in stock and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the inner pot.
Add in seasonings and stir well. Add in rice and gently push down with a spoon to submerge in stock. Top with tomato sauce.
put lid on the Instant Pot and be sure vent knob is pointed to sealed.
Cook on HIGH pressure for 3 minutes for long-grain white rice, and 22 minutes for long-grain brown rice.
Let pressure release naturally all the way.
Remove lid and fluff rice with a fork, while stirring in the tomato sauce.
Stir in butter if desired and serve.

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