Pressure Cooker | April 27, 2017

Pressure Cooker Mexi-Rice

One time I asked a good friend how on earth her mother made such amazing mexi-rice. When she told me how simple it was, I couldn’t believe it. What’s even better, I took her famous recipe and made it one step easier! This pressure cooker mexi-rice is fast, easy and the perfect side to any mexican dish.

pressure cooker Mexi-rice in white bowl with lime garnish

When my friend told me her family’s recipe for mexican rice, she mentioned ingredients I had never noticed while shopping. Knorr chicken boullion? “Always Knorr, and clado de tomate” I walked away confused. However, I had taken notes and she promised me I could find all these things at any store. I knew what chicken boullion was, obviously, but the brand Knorr was new to me. Sure enough, right next to the Knorr chicken bouillon was the red, Caldo de Tomate–or tomato bouillon. Both these items can be found in the mexican food isle of your grocery store. If you need a visual, watch our video below! Now I’ve been making this rice for a year, and just recently when I bought my pressure cooker I adapted the rice to pressure cooker mexi-rice.

Why Pressure Cooker?

Pressure cookers have been saving my life lately! I own an Instapot, they are worth every penny, but if you are still having a hard time the Instapot does go on sale a few times a year- especially Black Friday! Some of our other favorite brands can be found here : Tristar XL Pressure Cooker (6qt) or this Tristar XL Pressure Cooker (8qt).

While I love making all kinds of rice in my pressure cooker, but that’s not all I make. We have been making this Broccoli Beef weekly! The beef comes out very tender! No more chewy meat. bleh. Also, we throw in potatoes (for a whopping 8 minutes), take them out, and mash!  We’ve done countless meats and they all come out PERFECT! I’ll never forget the expressions on my mother-in-law’s face while she ate pork chops from the pressure cooker. She told me after that she had never had a pork chop that wasn’t dry and tasteless- but these were amazing! (all I did was cook them in a little BBQ sauce :)

So if you need some more ideas, we have them. Here is a list of several other recipes that can easily be adapted to use in your pressure cooker. 

instant pot Mexican rice overhead shot. surrounded by peppers, halved avocado, limes, and tortillas

First of all, this pressure cooker mexi-rice recipe comes together in minutes, and is pretty healthy. I know everyone needs more recipes like that in their life! For your next Taco Tuesday, or quesadilla-becuase-we-have-no-food-no-time-night, whip up a batch of mexi-rice to go with it. Second, the ingredients are staples in your pantry and will be your best friend when you need them! Now put this on your menu for this week!

pressure cooker Mexi-rice in bowl, with lime and cilantro garnish

5 from 1 vote
Pressure Cooker Mexi-Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This pressure cooker mexi-rice is fast, easy and the perfect side to any mexican dish.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican rice, pressure cooker rice
Calories: 620 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 3 TBS Knorr tomato bouillon
  • 1 TBS Knorr chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 TBS oil I use avocado
  • 3 cups water
  1. Stir all ingredients together in pressure cooker. Set to rice setting and let natural release.
  2. *If you are making a larger batch of rice, or smaller here is a few notes.
  3. I do 1 1/2 TBS tomato bouillon for every 1 cup rice.
  4. 1/2 TBS chicken bouillon for every 1 cup rice,
  5. 1 TBS oil for 1 cup rice
  6. and 1 1/2 cups water to every 1 cup rice.
Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Mexi-Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 620 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 462mg13%
Carbohydrates 300g100%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 27g54%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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