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Instant Pot Spanish Rice

This restaurant-style Instant Pot Spanish Rice is affordable, easy to make and the perfect side dish for tacos, burritos and Sheet Pan Fajitas.


  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice

  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp oregano

  • 1/4 tsp cumin

  • 2 cups chicken broth (or water with 2 tsp chicken bouillon)

  • 1-4 oz. can tomato sauce


  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the tomato sauce and stir well.

  2. Top with the tomato sauce and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.

  3. Let the instant pot naturally release for 10 minutes and enjoy!


  • It probably won't make too much of a difference to stir in the tomato sauce rather than just pouring on top. It's just an extra precaution if your instant pot shows the burn signal easily.

  • I haven't tested it on the stovetop, but it should work great with these general stovetop rice instructions: Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.

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