5 Ingredient Instant Pot Red Rice (Vegan)


Spanish-style rice. Red rice. Tomato rice. Spicy rice. Whatever you call it - this really is my absolute favourite rice, and it's made in the Instant Pot (which is not actually called the InstaPot, as I only recently learned...) We've made this easy instant pot vegan Spanish style rice every week for the past couple of months and it's now a staple in our kitchen. The best part is how EASY and FAST it is. All in one, very little prep and very little cleanup. Only 5 ingredients plus water.

This rice pairs very well with burritos, both as a filling or as a side dish. It also works nicely as a base for stir fry, stew or curry. Dice up an avocado, toss in some black beans and you've got yourself a full meal in a bowl. Garnish it with cilantro if you please, or leave it out if you don't ride on the cilantro bandwagon. Squeeze a bit of lime in for some tang, or add some chopped pickled jalapeno for a kick. The possibilities are endless. Ready in under 30 minutes, this rice is a game changer for easy weeknight meals. Also, like many of my recipes, it is naturally vegan!

5 ingredient instant pot spanish rice

Instant Pot Spanish Style Rice (Red Rice)
vegan recipe by Allison Sklar

ingredients
2 tbsp. oil
1 small onion, diced
1 cup short or long grain white rice*
1 cup tomato juice
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp chili powder

optional garnishes:
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
lime slices
sour cream

*If using another style of rice, please check cooking times on the Instant Pot website.

method / instructions
Turn the sautée function on and add 1 tbsp. oil to pot.
Allow to heat for 1 minute and add onion.
Allow onion to cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown lightly.
Add 1 more tbsp. oil.
Add rice and stir.
Allow rice to toast for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and slightly brown.
Add water, tomato juice and chili powder. Stir.
Close and secure lid. Ensure the dial is in sealing position.
Cancel the sautée and begin the pressure cook setting.
Set for 6 minutes.
Once it is done, shut off and allow a natural pressure release for about 15 minutes.
Quick release if the pin has not fallen yet, open carefully and stir.
Enjoy warm.
Leftovers keep well in the frige for up to 5 days.



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