Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and much more. The flavor is amazing and the rice is freezer friendly.

 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe

I finally have a delicious Spanish Rice Pressure cooker recipe to share with you today!

However, you can get it done in less work and in less time because we are using an electric pressure cooker! This literally takes minutes and your entire family will love this flavor packed Spanish rice.

 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

You will need a pressure cooker to make instant pot spanish rice.

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.

You can find the Instant pot on sale here.  It’s really changed dinner time around here.

If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend going ahead and biting the bullet. I love using the pressure cooker when I don’t have much time.

It is perfect for frozen food or meals that normally take a while. You can toss everything in and have dinner ready in no time at all.

Those days when you forget to take something out of the freezer or wait until the last minute for dinner, the instant pot is your saving grace.

I am not exaggerating when I say it truly has changed meal time around here. We love ours and it makes soup recipes even easier.

You can also these Instant Pot Accessories to make pressure cooking a breeze. We just love to pressure cook and  I am certain you will too.


 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes
 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

Instant pot Spanish rice ingredients:

  • White Rice
  • Water
  • Salsa
  • Garlic Salt
  • Cumin
 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

How to make Instant Pot Spanish Rice Recipe:

First, place the rice in the pressure cooker. Next, pour in the water and salsa.

 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

Add in seasonings.  Stir to combine all the ingredients.

Add lid to pressure cooker and make sure the valve is set to sealing.

Press the manual button and then cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.

How long does rice take in the instant pot?

Allow it to cook.

All the pressure cooker to release the pressure naturally (20-22 minutes).

Remove lid. Fluff with a fork and enjoy!

 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes
 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

It is that easy to make Spanish rice Instant pot recipe!

Next time your family is having their favorite Mexican food, make sure you make this super simple pressure cooker Spanish rice recipe.

We have even added tomato sauce and diced tomatoes with the salsa when we didn’t have quite enough. You can’t go wrong with this easy recipe.

 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

What to serve with pressure cooker Spanish rice?

It’s delicious served with the Best Crockpot Chicken Tacos Recipe. Yum! We also love these Oven Baked Tacos. 

 It is also great served with Easy Baked Enchilada Chicken. So good!

This recipe for easy Mexican rice recipe freezes really well so it’s perfect for busy nights. You must learn how to freeze rice. It’s a time saver on busy nights when you need a quick side dish.

 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

It is so simple to freeze instant pot Spanish rice!

You definitely want to make a big batch of this rice and freeze it. It is so handy having this in the freezer for an easy side dish.

You can also freeze this Spanish rice in cupcake pans. Just place in each individual cup and freeze.

Once frozen, pop them out and place in a freezer bag. You now have individual servings ready to reheat.

No need to buy those overpriced rice bowls at the store! Here is the silicone cupcake pans that I use.

They are really easy to pop out once frozen. So handy!

 Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe takes just minutes and makes the perfect side dish for enchiladas, tacos and more. The flavor is amazing!.#eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #spanishrice #sidedishrecipe #easyrecipes

Print this easy Spanish rice pressure cooker recipe below:

Easy Spanish Rice Pressure Cooker Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Try this Spanish rice pressure cooker recipe. This is the best Spanish Rice you will make. Try this easy instant pot Spanish recipe recipe!
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Side Dish
Calories 236
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 cups White Rice (not instant)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin

Instructions

  • Place the rice in the pressure cooker.
  • Pour in water and salsa on top.
  • Add in the seasonings and then mix to combine all the ingredients.
  • Add lid to pressure cooker and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  • Press the manual button and cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Allow it to cook.
  • After the cook time, allow the pressure to release naturally (20-22 minutes) from the pressure cooker.
  • Remove lid. Fluff with a fork and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The perfect side dish ready with almost zero effort. My favorite kind of side.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 236kcal, Carbohydrates 49g, Protein 5g, Fat 1g, Sodium 1322mg, Potassium 237mg, Fiber 2g, Vitamin A 105IU, Vitamin C 0.4mg, Calcium 33mg, Iron 1.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    OMG!! this was AWESOME!! and super Easy, I am so not a chef. Even I could do this 🙂 Definitely going into the weekly menu 🙂

  2. Sounds quick & easy. But I have a question: You say it is using brown rice but it asks for white rice in the ingredients. Will brown rice need a longer cooking time?

  3. Sorry about that – I will fix that. This recipe is with white rice. If you use brown rice, I would cook it for 22 minutes in the instant pot. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    I added a lb of ground beef and an onion to mine to make it a meal, soo good. Might need a smidge more water with the beef bc my rice is a smidge on the underdone side but the consistency is good.

  5. 5 stars
    I just made this last night I did not use salsa because my kids do not like anything spicy I used the chicken tomato sauce chicken broth brand Mazola it was amazing I used two and a half cups of water I put my pressure cooker on manual for 3 minutes I also added some coconut oil and butter for flavor I also used about two tablespoons of ketchup because I didn’t have any tomato sauce because my son likes his red rice after it’s done I hit cancel so it doesn’t go to the war mode and it automatically releases a pressure after a few minutes

  6. 5 stars
    My kids and I love Spanish rice! This was awesome! I added extra salsa and decreased the water. Fabulous!!! This is going to be a staple for Mexican night!!

  7. 5 stars
    My daughter loves rice and this is now her favorite!!! I did add about a half cup of extra salsa because it was a little dry at first after the 20 minutes.

  8. 5 stars
    one of my favorites and a go to recipe…it is quick easy and delicious I usually do it in the instant pot as opposed to the pressure cooker and it takes no time at all….it makes enough for a few meals although I like it on it’s own for a snack