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Instant Pot Vegetable Rice Recipe

Quick and easy rice recipe with vegetables
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Keyword: rice, vegetables
Servings: 2 people


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika spice
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala or turmeric spice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • First of all, switch your instant pot on 'saute' (or similar function depending on your make)
  • Add the vegetable oil and mix with the spices and salt first before adding finely chopped onion.
  • Gently stir until the onions start to be 'see-through' and they are much lighter in colour.
  • Add water and rice and stir.
  • Add the frozen vegetables on top of the rice and water, but don't mix them in.
  • Close the lid and set the instant pot function to 'rice' (check your manufactures guide)
  • Serve as side to your main meal.