Spanish-style rice, red rice, tomato rice, spicy rice… whatever you call it – this really is my absolute favourite rice dish, and it’s made in the Instant Pot (which is not actually called the InstaPot, as I only recently learned!) Actually, it’s SO easy and SO tasty that we’ve made this easy instant pot vegan Spanish style rice every week for the past couple of months. Turns out this is 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. You can also use it as a base for stir fry, stew or curry. Another option to mix things up: 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. Bonus: like many of my recipes, it is naturally vegan!