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Mexican Fiesta Rice

Weeknight Mexican Fiesta Rice - Simple and easy weeknight dinner for the family!An easy versatile vegetarian dish. Use it as a side dish for Mexican night, use the leftovers as a filling for burritos along with the protein of your choice, or add cheese & sour cream and make your  own burrito bowl!.|https://www.thebellyrulestheind.net @bellyrulesdmind

Instant pot Mexican Fiesta Rice - A party on your plate and a party in your mouth!!  If you’re looking for a super quick, simple, and delicious Mexican Rice recipe — you’ve come to the right place.  Simple and easy weeknight dinner for the family. The bonus of this recipe is that it’s a one-pot dish and hence that means a whole lot less clean-up is involved :)  An easy versatile vegetarian dish. Above all, this fiesta rice is another DUMP and PUSH START Instant Pot recipe.

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This post was originally published in March 2018 and has been refreshed with instructions for Instant pot.

It seems like everyone these days has an electric pressure cooker! This Dump and push start Mexican Fiesta rice is hands-down one of the most common meals in my house. They’re great for a last-minute dinner recipe and make for versatile leftovers. This hassle-free recipe is a must-have in your kitchen. This is a favorite, simple Mexican Rice full of the Spanish flavors we love because its quick and full of flavors. How about 5 minutes quick? This is one of my family favorite recipe. All you need to do is make this once and from the next time you don’t even need to look at the recipe anymore. My tip is to use Basmati rice for this recipe as making Basmati rice is fail-proof! Trust me.

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How to make Fiesta Rice in an electric Pressure cooker?

An incredible vegetarian meal that would excite your taste buds. Flavored with tomato, spices, beans & colorful veggies. This Mexican Fiesta Rice is easy to make and comes together quickly. Above all, it’s great as a main dish or as a side dish. As a professed hater of leftovers, this is one thing me & my boys actually eat the following day. Yep, it’s that good.

  • Dump all the ingredients in the pot
  • Pour the water and stir
  • Close and seal. P
  • Pressure cook for 5 minutes 
  • Once the Instant Pot beeps, do the QR (quick pressure release). Gently fluff the rice with a fork and serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

mexican fiesta rice

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

  • Quick and easy work night comfort food
  • All made in one pot makes cleanup a snap
  • Tons of flavor

Mexican Fiesta rice

How to make Mexican Fiesta Rice a Perfect Lunchbox Idea 

This Mexican Fiesta Rice is a standby favorite, with easy ingredients, convenient and simple in the Instant Pot. Therefore making this hands down one of my favorite Rice recipes! Great way to use cooked leftover rice too! Sometimes I use cooked rice instead of adding in uncooked rice. If using cooked rice, stir into the mixture at the very end.

What type of Rice can I use to make Fiesta Rice

You can use any Rice, therefore Brown rice or jasmine rice are all good. For ensuring success at making Basmati, Jasmine or Brown rice, check out our Instant pot perfect Rice post. This Mexican Fiesta Rice was the top item on the list of food items. It’s traditional Mexican/Spanish rice but kicked up a notch. This rice is perfect to serve at room temperature. This recipe is versatile and therefore you can add jalapeno and make it as spicy as you wish. In addition to being easy, this Mexican Fiesta Rice rice is vibrant and fresh.

They go well with anything and here are a few options -

  • Stuff leftover fiesta rice in bell peppers 
  • Fill your enchiladas with it
  • Make Burrito wraps'
  •  Possibilities are endless!

 

These Instant Pot fiesta rice bowls are ALL about the toppings!

mexican fiesta rice

For more Mexican Recipes:

  1. Tomatillo Salsa Verde
  2. Instant pot Best Charro Beans
  3. Instant pot Burrito Bowl
  4. Pineapple Guacamole
  5. Instant pot Spicy black bean soup
  6. Instant pot Churro bites 

Check out the Avocado Rose Video

 

Mexican Fiesta Rice

Mexican Fiesta Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Instant pot Mexican Fiesta Rice - If you’re looking for a super quick, simple, and delicious Mexican Rice recipe — you’ve come to the right place.  Simple and easy weeknight dinner for the family. The bonus of this recipe is that it’s a one-pot dish.  That means a whole lot less clean-up is involved :)  An easy versatile vegetarian dish. This fiesta rice is another DUMP and PUSH START Instant Pot recipe.

Ingredients

  • One cups basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red pepper/ diced
  • 1 cup onion/ chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper / diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1-2 jalapeno/ chopped
  • 1 can black beans/ drained and rinsed/you can use kidney beans, cannellini beans too
  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 1 can tomato puree/ if using tomatoes at home take 4 tomatoes and make puree
  • for garnish
  • 1/2 cup shredded four cheese/optional
  • 1/4 cup cilantro/ chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the rice, onion, peppers, corn, black beans, and water in the inner pot of your pressure cooker.
  2. Add the tomato puree, taco seasoning and salt to taste. Stir to combine, put the lid on and set valve to 'sealing'.
  3. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes. when it is done. do a quick pressure release.
  4. Remove the lid. Sprinkle the top of the rice with cilantro and cheese.
  5. Serve with suggested toppings.

  1. stove top version
  2. Cook the rice according to instructions
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add onion and red /green pepper, jalapeno, corn and cook until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add rinsed and drained black beans and taco seasoning & salt.
  5. mix and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add in the tomato puree and mix it well.
  7. Stir the bean and veggie mixture into rice. Add the cilantro and mix.
  8. Serve it with a side of cheese, sour cream, chopped avocado, and lettuce!

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Jacquie

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I made this tonight and it turned out excellent! I'm new to the Instant Pot and this was an easy, quick, and delicious meal! While the rice cooked, I made a quick pan of sauteed zucchini/yellow squash with onions on the side. I served it with the rice and added a dollop of Fage Greek yogurt and shredded cheese on top! Great meatless meal! I think tomorrow I may make some shredded chicken in the Instant Pot and make some chicken tacos with the leftover rice. Thank you! I like your site- this is the first time I"ve been on it and will bookmark!

Soniya Saluja

Monday 12th of October 2020

Thanks Jacquie,, Glad to hear you and your family loved it.

Jill

Monday 11th of May 2020

Thank you!

Jill

Monday 11th of May 2020

What size can of tomato purée do you use?

Soniya Saluja

Monday 11th of May 2020

Hi Jill, 8 oz can of tomato puree

beitelem

Friday 23rd of August 2019

This looks amazing. I want to try it!

Snappy Gourmet

Friday 23rd of August 2019

Love that you included directions for a pressure cooker. I really need to use mine more so thanks for the inspiration!

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