15+ Amazing Instant Pot Rice Dishes

These amazing Instant Pot rice recipes are a delicious vehicle for protein, veggies, beans and more in these flavorful dishes, from Italian risotto and Spanish paella to rice pudding for your sweet tooth! These are must-try pressure cooker rice dishes.


15+ Amazing Instant Pot Rice Dishes (From Risotto To Pudding)

Rice is quite simply one of the best foods to cook in that Instant Pot. It’s generally known for being a time-intensive food to cook, but the Instant Pot sort of takes the pressure off – no pun intended. While you may have a rice cooker, you can probably retire it if you now own an Instant Pot, since it serves the same purpose and so much more.

These amazing Instant Pot rice recipes are generally pretty good for you, and they are all gluten-free friendly. Rice can be a fantastic and delicious vehicle for protein, veggies, beans and more in these flavourful dishes, from risotto to rice pudding for your sweet tooth!

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1. Yellow Rice With Peas & Sweet Corn 

Instant Pot Rice Recipes - Yellow Rice with Garden Peas and Sweet Corn

Forget about MSG, color numbers or preservatives! This homemade yellow rice is tasty and nourishing, minus any nasty additives. It’s naturally gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan-friendly. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

2. Instant Pot Chicken Souvlaki Rice

Chicken Souvlaki Rice
You and your family will fall in love with this recipe for Instant Pot chicken souvlaki rice served with Greek salad and yummy tzatziki yogurt sauce. Marinated chicken and rice are cooked as a one-pot dish, freeing up your hands to make the salad and the sauce. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

 

3. SPINACH RICE (Palak Pulao)

SPINACH RICE (INDIAN PALAK PULAO)

This Instant Pot Spinach Rice (also known in Indian cuisine as Palak Pulao) is a nutritious and healthy dish that can be served as a side dish with your favorite curry or a main dish with some vegetables or salad on the side. This rice recipe is super simple and is gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be made vegan-friendly. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

4. Five-Minute Shrimp Scampi Paella 

Shrimp Scampi Paella

We’ll get to the real deal next, but we do love this paella-esque dish with a scampi sauce. The trick to injecting flavor into the rice is to cook it with the shrimp, shell on. Saffron, fresh parsley, and lemon juice have this gorgeous dish bursting with flavor, and it’s pretty to serve! Recipe from Health Starts in the Kitchen.

5. Pressure Cooker Rice Paella 

Pressure Cooker Rice Paella

Paella is a gorgeous feast to serve, but it’s not exactly notorious for being a simple affair. Paella, meet your match! It takes just 20 minutes to cook, and fortunately, that includes all of the ingredients. Rice, chorizo, and seafood truly make a decadent dinnertime treat. Recipe from William Sonoma.

6. One-Pot Osso Buco Rice 

One-Pot Osso Buco Rice

Osso buco is a fabulous Italian dish of slowly braised cross-cut veal shanks with vegetables, wine, and tomatoes. It’s traditionally served with risotto and topped with gremolata. This is a one-pot osso buco rice using your trusted Instant Pot. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

7.Instant Pot Risotto With Fennel & Asparagus

Risotto with Fennel & Asparagus

This risotto dish is bursting with summer flavor. Fennel and asparagus make a unique and stunning vegetable combination is this cheesy, creamy rice dish. This recipe is both vegetarian and gluten-free. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

 

8. Instant Pot Rice Pudding (dairy-free option) 

 Rice Pudding

Who wants dessert? We do, we do! This rice pudding is refined sugar-free, so you can feel good about snacking on it. It also includes substitutions for dairy if you’re avoiding milk! We love this healthy Instant Pot rendition. Recipe from Traditional Cooking School.

9. RICE PILAF WITH CHICKPEAS

INSTANT POT RICE PILAF WITH CHICKPEAS

This healthy and delicious Instant Pot rice pilaf is made with protein-rich chickpeas (garbanzo beans), warm spices, and cilantro for a perfect vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free main or side.  This is a guest recipe from Chhavi of Yellow Thyme food blog (read more about the author below the recipe). Get the recipe here.

Also, try Instant Pot Spanish Rice with Chorizo.

10. Instant Pot Mexican Beef Rice 

Mexican Beef Rice

This dish is perfectly indulgent with cheese, beans, rice – the whole bit! You can serve it up Southwestern style in bowls, or load up lettuce cups with this healthy, protein-packed mixture. Chunky salsa, corn, and cheese bring this recipe together. Recipe from Magnolia Days.

 

11. Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice 

Red Beans & Rice

Red beans and rice is a delicious, one-pot meal that you can totally begin at 5 p.m., even if you’re looking at dinner for 6 p.m. The chicken andouille sausage makes a lovely addition alongside a mix of veggies. It serves 10, so you can look forward to leftovers. Recipe from A Pinch of Healthy.

12. INSTANT POT DIRTY RICE

instant pot dirty rice
It’s a popular Creole dish in America’s south and more specifically in the regions of Louisiana. Ground beef, bacon, peppers, and Cajun seasoning mix makes this dish all about the flavor! It’s a delicious one-pot recipe the whole family will love. It’s also gluten-free. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

13. Instant Pot Congee (Jook)

Instant Pot Congee (Jook)

If you’re not familiar with congee, it’s an Asian-inspired, savory porridge. You start with rice, chicken, and ginger with a mild spice but deep flavor. You can top it with whatever you like – nuts, Sriracha, eggs, pickled vegetables, fried onions or shallots, sesame seeds, or steamed greens. Recipe from Budget Bytes. 

 

14. Instant Pot Rice Pilaf 

Rice Pilaf

In just eight minutes, this Jambalaya-style rice is ready to go. Simply layer in the ingredients which include rice, chicken and tons of veggies. This plate is loaded with nutrition for a healthy spin on fried rice. Recipe from Omnivore’s Cookbook.

15. INSTANT POT TURMERIC JASMINE RICE

INSTANT POT TURMERIC JASMINE RICE
A bowl of aromatic Instant Pot turmeric jasmine rice is not only delicious but it comes with many health benefits. In only 10 minutes, you can have perfectly cooked rice as a side dish to any main. Gluten-free, vegan-friendly recipe. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

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16. Chai Spiced Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Chai Spiced Rice Pudding

Rice is a versatile ingredient. Infused with chai spice and topped off with a colorful blend of fruits and nuts, this dish is the perfect dairy-free and gluten-free breakfast or dessert. You even get a little caffeinated kick from the chai. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

17. Rice Pilaf With Ground Lamb & Figs

Rice Pilaf with Ground Lamb & Figs

Step up your rice pilaf game with some fancy ingredients! Ground lamb and figs make a sweet and savory duo like no other in this Persian-style recipe. It’s topped off with crunchy almonds completing this balanced and healthy meal. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

 

18. BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO WITH BLUE CHEESE

INSTANT POT BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO WITH BLUE CHEESE

This comforting and creamy Instant Pot butternut squash risotto comes with a twist of blue cheese instead of the classic Parmesan cheese. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal but fancy enough for company. This recipe is by our contributor Lucy Parissi of  Supergolden Bakes blog. Get the recipe here.

19. Tiger Prawn Instant Pot Risotto 

Tiger Prawn Instant Pot Risotto

With our first risotto, we have some Japanese-Italian fusion which encompasses quite a few surprising commonalities, but the most notable is the strive for excellence. That is what we believe this recipe delivers above all. Recipe from Pressure Cook Recipes.

20. Mushroom Instant Pot Risotto 

Mushroom Instant Pot Risotto

You simply can’t go wrong with mushroom risotto. You’ll get the perfect, creamy outcome every single time with this recipe, using both fresh and dried mushrooms for intensely brilliant flavor in every bite. Recipe from Serious Eats.

21. Instant Pot Coconut Rice 

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is probably one of the most well-known rice recipes. It makes a super tasty bed to soak up flavors from Thai food, Hawaiian dishes or Chinese fare. Really, it’s every food’s best friend. This makes the fact that you can cook it in the Instant Pot just a little bit sweeter of a deal. Recipe from Pressure Cooking Today.

 

What’s your favorite rice dish? Have you made it in the Instant Pot? We love this versatile food and how simple it is to make in the pressure cooker. We hope you found a new recipe you’re excited to try here!


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