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Mexican rice next to an instant pot and cilantro leaves.
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5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Instant Pot Mexican Rice (Arroz Mexicano) is a tasty side dish to any Mexican food recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 240kcal



  • Select the Saute function on the Instant Pot. 
  • Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot. 
  • Heat for 1 minute. 
  • Add rice. 
  • Stir frequently for 2-3 minutes, or until the rice is toasted. 
  • Be careful not to burn. 
  • Add the onion and garlic.
  • Saute for 1 minute, or until onion is translucent.
  • Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, chicken bouillon, and cumin. 
  • Stir to combine. 
  • Carefully place the lid on the Instant Pot. 
  • Turn venting knob to “SEALING.” 
  • Set timer to 7 minutes. 
  • Let it come to full pressure and complete the 7 minute cycle.
  • Release pressure.
  • Open lid carefully. 
  • Stir and serve. 


Swap out suggestions:
Instead of chicken broth, change to 1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon and 1 1/2 cups water. 
Instead of tomato sauce, use tomato bouillon. 
Note: Use only whole cumin. Ground cumin will change the color of your rice. 


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg