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Instant pot Mexican rice in a green bowl on top a napkin

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Simple dump and go Mexican rice dish. Add ingredients, set the Instant Pot, and enjoy.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Instant Pot Mexican Rice
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 190kcal


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup salsa of choice
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder


  • Place all ingredients in Instant Pot liner and stir. 
  • Close lid and make sure valve is set to sealing. Set to either manual 8 minutes on high or the rice function button (low 12 min). 
  • To release pressure, you may manually release if you are short on time. You may end up with a wetter grain, but it's still good. If you have time to kill, you may allow it to naturally release pressure on its own. 
  • After pressure is released, remove lid and fluff with a fork. Serve hot.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 760mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.8mg