5 from 1 vote
Super easy pressure cooker Mexican rice is ready in about 10 minutes and turns out fluffy. YUM! via @DashOfEvans
Easy Instant Pot Mexican Rice
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
7 mins

Light and fluffy, but full of flavor, this Mexican rice comes out perfectly every time! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cilantro, Rice, Tomato
Servings: 6 people
  • 1.5 cups long grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken found in the ethnic aisle
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped Sub green onion, if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Set your pressure cooker to the Sauté setting. Add 1 teaspoon of oil, rice, corn and onions. Stir and allow rice to toast up, about 1-2  minutes. 

  2. Turn off sauté setting. Add garlic, tomato bouillon, cilantro and salt. Stir until tomato powder is coating the rice. Add water. Stir.

  3. Turn on rice setting (or manual) for 6 minutes. Put on lid and make sure steam valve is closed.

  4. Once done cooking, allow the pressure to naturally release. Stir rice to fluff it up and top with extra cilantro. 

Recipe Notes

If you are a cilantro hater, use green onion!