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Looking for a special rice dish to prepare for tonight's dinner? Here are 26 of our best Instant Pot rice recipes from around the world.
Every week, millions of people flip through their cookbooks and scroll through their social feeds looking for that special rice dish to include in their weekly meal prep.
Should this be you and you're currently hitting a wall, then you're in luck!
Below, we have compiled 26 of our BEST Instant Pot rice recipes- each with a nod towards the cultural origin of the dish- that make perfect side additions or used as full entrees.
Table of contents
- North American Flare
- South American Flare
- Tools We Recommend
- European Flare
- Asian Flare
- Instant Pots We Recommend
- Multi-Cultural Flare
- Tools We Recommend
- White Long-Grain Rice
North American Flare
There's nothing better than enjoying a nice, hot bowl of spicy soup after a hard-working day, and if you're a lover of crushed red pepper and Creole ground beef, then you must try our Instant Pot Copycat Popeye's Cajun Dirty Rice recipe.
Long grain white rice is used in this dish, paired alongside two cups of chicken stock, cajun seasoning, and ground beef, and makes the tastiest cajun broth you've ever tasted! 20 minutes is all your Instant Pot needs to create this dish, making it the perfect option for last-minute dinner prep or lunch prep.
There's never a time when Mexican is overlooked as a meal option, and this Instant Pot Mexican Rice and Beans dish comes up frequently in my monthly rotation.
With a 15 minute cook time, and easy-to-find ingredients, it's the best set-it-and-forget-it mexican rice recipe bursting with flavors of ground cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Our Instant Pot Mexican Rice and Beans uses traditional white rice, which you can blend with lime and cilantro for a more authentic flavor.
Now, if you're like me you've probably wondered where does Wild Rice come from? It's been a toss-up for years between North America and China, however, many credit the cultivation of wild rice to America, while the popular infusion of the grain's plant stem in fine dining is awarded to China.
Our Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf is a warm blend of fresh rosemary leaves, portobello mushrooms, and vegetable broth- simmered in an aromatic olive oil and minced garlic sauce with a table presence that's breathtaking.
Calrose Rice is a native, medium-grain Californian rice that has a taste and texture similar to Asian Sushi Rice.
In our Instant Pot Vegetable Rice Pilaf recipe, we used Calrose Rice and paired it with baby carrots, Italian parsley, and chicken broth for a western rice pilaf classic. 30 minutes is all it takes to whip this dish up in the Instant Pot and can serve as a full entree by itself! Ditch your fried rice recipe this go round!
South American Flare
Instant Pot Spanish Rice
Heading south of the American border, we have our Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe and if you're never tried Spanish rice in the Instant Pot, let this be the dish you start out with.
The flavor is undeniable! Minced fresh garlic, cilantro, and a pinch of minced tomatoes all bring this recipe to life, and the beautiful array of colors and textures makes this an unforgettable weeknight meal.
Tools We Recommend
Arborio rice is an Italian short-grain rice used in many popular Italian cuisines, such as Risotto. Risotto is a popular Italian delicacy that has become a beloved favorite the world over.
In our Instant Pot Risotto with Arborio Rice recipe, we infused Arborio Rice with chicken broth and dry white wine and toppled it with ample amounts of fresh lemon zest, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese.
If you're craving Italian comfort food, but are too tired to go through the process, your Instant Pot will come in handy as it takes less than an hour to prepare and is easy to put together.
Another Arborio Rice favorite is our dairy and gluten-free Instant Pot Rice Pudding.
It's a delicious blend of sweet and wholesome with a ground cinnamon, maple syrup, and almond milk make-up. Perfect for lazy mornings or mid-afternoon treats, this rice pudding has a delectable vanilla flavoring that will make you want to lick the bowl clean.
Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed Bell Peppers is another Italian cult classic and our Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe is a delicious 20-minute remake that is practically fool-proof!
All you'll need is two cups of Arborio rice, a carton of chicken stock, and a few seasonings to toss into the pot to get started. Later topple the plate with a good portion of Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
One of the best Instant Pot rice recipes I've ever tasted was this Asian-inspired Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe.
Full of sweetness and spice, this Instant Pot Jasmine Rice is a heavenly blend of pineapple and grain with a flagrant aroma that you can smell all throughout the house.
And if pineapple isn't really your thing, you can swamp it out with fresh minced cilantro and parsley.
Another weekly favorite of mine is our Instant Pot Sushi Rice, so if you're looking for a sushi rice recipe this is one of the easiest ones to prepare for beginners.
Before trying my hand at this version I was hitting walls preparing it on the stove and in the rice cooker. The Instant Pot takes all the guesswork out of the prep and gives you a nice, sticky consistency without the risk of the rice burning.
In fact, it is one of our best Instant Pot rice recipes because it pairs beautifully with an array of dishes.
Less than 40 minutes is needed to prepare and cool this dish before incorporating it into your meal, but without much leg work required on your part, 40 minutes is well worth it.
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
Take our Instant Pot Chicken Breast and Rice for example.
Here, we've combined white rice with chicken breasts, butter, and frozen mixed vegetables that is a total hit with the kids! Oh, and it only takes 30 minutes should you be worn out from mid-day traffic or practice pick-up duties.
Instant Pots We Recommend
And should you be dealing with a picky eater, it'll be hard to resist our Instant Pot Chicken and Rice recipe.
I credit this to the aromatic parmesan cheese and garlic blend. It draws you in around the 15 minute cook time, and once out of the pot, it creates an all-encompassing, mouth-watering fragrance that makes you want to taste a tiny bite.
Did you know that white rice is also used in breakfast items too?
Our Old Fashioned Instant Pot Rice Pudding is a hit should you be looking for a travel-friendly solution to ditch fast food. In the time it takes to get work-ready and your shoes on your Instant Pot will be done- leaving you to scoop it into a bowl and head off into your day.
Brown Basmati Rice
If you've ever experienced truly authentic Indian cuisine, then you've experienced the sultry aroma of brown Basmati Rice.
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice with Vegetables
Looking for a well-rounded meal option? How about our Instant Pot Chicken and Rice with Vegetables.
Total cook time is 10 minutes and you will need a rice paddle and strainer.
Brown Long-Grain Rice
Long-Grain Brown Rice is one of the most commonly eaten rice types in the US, and our Instant Pot Brown Rice recipe is a sure bet for veggie burritos, steak and chicken meals.
2 cups of long-grain brown rice will yield you approximately 6 servings, so you can prepare it beforehand and serve throughout the week!
Instant Pot Long-Grain Brown Rice with Beef
If you're looking for a long-grain brown rice recipe, try our Instant Pot Beef and Rice!
Tools We Recommend
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole
And who can really say no to our Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole.
Oozing with melted shredded cheese, chili beans and red enchilada sauce, it's the best mid-week treat if you're looking for something quick and easy with a bit of kick to it.
White Long-Grain Rice
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls really don't need an introduction because its aroma does all the talking.
Thick chunks of skinless chicken breasts diced in a blend of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, cilantro and yellow onion makes this a mouth-watering dish that'll have everyone fighting over the last bowl.
Creamy Rice Pudding
And if you want to treat yourself to a late-night snack, how about using your left over long-grain rice in our Instant Pot Rice Pudding?
Copycat Panda Express Fried Rice
Or, to create your very first Copycat Panda Express Fried Rice!
There's so many wonderful meal ideas you can create with these 12 types of rice. Whether eaten alone, or alongside your favorite dish, you'll be happy to know that your Instant Pot has your back.
Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.
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