Instant Pot Spanish Style Rice

  • Author: Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: pressure cooking


This Instant Pot Spanish rice is easy to make from scratch and is a delicious side dish with tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more!



  • 14.5oz ┬ácan of diced tomatoes, blended
  • 1 1/22 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1.  Blend the tomatoes until smooth. Transfer to a liquid measuring cup and add the chicken stock until the liquid reaches 3 cups.
  2. Combine the rice, oil, garlic, cumin and salt in the Instant Pot. Pour in tomato and water mixture and stir. Cook on high pressure for 22 minutes.
  3. Let the pressure from the Instant Pot naturally release. When the pressure has released, remove the lid and toss the rice with a fork. Serve immediately and season with additional salt to taste.