Pressure Cooker Mexican Style Rice
A simple side you can have ready to serve in a flash! This dish is delish with any Mexican meal.
Using a pressure cooker takes the mess out of cooking a rice mix like this because everything goes in one pot and it’s done.
I was making those fantastic, Tasty Beef Tacos the other night and figured we needed another side dish to go with. I had all the burners on my stove going with various things cooking like refried beans, taco sauce, tortillas and the beef for the tacos. There wasn’t much room for a side dish and then it dawned on me, I haven’t used my pressure cooker in a while and it’s fantastic for making rice. Hello! Why not make Mexican style rice?
So, when everything else was just about done, I chopped up an onion, a jalapeno and some garlic. I heated my pressure cooker up and sauteed the chopped veggies. I tossed in a cup of rice.
Then I added some chicken stock, tomato sauce and a few seasonings. (included in the recipe print out below)
I put the lid on, turned the steam vent to closed and pressed the rice button. Once the pressure cooker did it’s thing, my rice was ready in 7 minutes.
Ya gotta love a gadget that makes deliciousness like this so fast. I mean, I would have had another skillet and another pot and lid to clean and had to wait another half hour before I could serve dinner if I had made this on the stove.
I imagine all kinds of rice combos will work and I’ll share as I come up with more. The thing I love so much about using the pressure cooker for making rice is how perfectly tender it turns out. Of course, the pressure cooker makes everything nice and tender.
I hope you’ll give this one a try and let us know how it turns out for you. We’d love to hear from you!
Have a fabulous day and as always, keep it delicious!
Till next time ~ much love, Connie
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 C diced onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 C basmati rice (uncooked)
- 1 1/2 C chicken stock
- 1/2 C tomato sauce
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- Heat the pressure cooker unit.
- Add the olive oil, diced onion, jalapeno and garlic.
- Saute 1 minute.
- Add the rice, chicken stock, tomato sauce and seasonings.
- Stir to combine the ingredients.
- Place the lid on the unit and close the steam release valve.
- Press the rice/risotto button and adjust the time to 7 minutes.
- Once the timer has counted down to zero after cooking the rice, carefully turn the valve to release the steam.
- Stir the mixture well and serve hot.
Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com