Instant Pot Taco Rice

This is certainly not one of my prettier recipes, but it’s a family favorite around here and so incredibly simple to make, so I had to share it with you. Instant Pot taco rice has become a go-to weeknight meal for us.  Everyone in my family likes it, and I like that it takes only a few minutes of hands on time.  I reserve this meal for a night when I know I’m going to have very little energy.  Everyone needs a handful of meals like that.

I don’t serve anything alongside this because to me it’s a complete meal.  If you are wanting to bulk up the meal a little more, I would serve a salad or cut up fresh fruit and veggies just to keep it simple.  Of course, I also like to serve it with the typical taco fixings such as cheese, sour cream, avocado, olives, jalepeno, green onions, etc.  

Because I know some of you will ask, yes you can make this without an Instant Pot too.  Just use a large skillet, brown and drain the ground beef, Add the rest of the ingredients and cook as long as the package directions for your rice indicate.  You may need a bit more liquid, so keep an eye on it.  I have not tested this on the stovetop, but I feel confident that it will work.

Instant Pot Taco Rice
Serves 4
A combination of tacos, rice, and beans to make a tasty and easy weeknight meal in the Instant Pot.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
490 calories
58 g
70 g
15 g
29 g
5 g
326 g
1236 g
2 g
1 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
326g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490
Calories from Fat 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 5g
27%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 70mg
23%
Sodium 1236mg
51%
Total Carbohydrates 58g
19%
Dietary Fiber 6g
22%
Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
9%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 1 cup white rice
  3. 1 cup salsa of choice (I've tested it with many brands and they all work.)
  4. 1 15 oz. can black or pinto beans
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 2 tsp chili powder
  8. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Turn Instant Pot on saute.
  2. Brown ground beef in insert. Drain if there is an excess of fat.
  3. Add remainder of ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Place lid on, making sure valve is set to sealing.
  5. Press manual, and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  6. Manually release pressure when time has elapsed.
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calories
490
fat
15g
protein
29g
carbs
58g
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2018-03-20T18:43:16+00:00

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2 Comments

  1. Morgan April 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    This sounds really good. Do you think I could make it with brown rice?

    • Tara Buss April 21, 2018 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      You could definitely do it with brown rice but it would be a much longer cook time. If you’re using an IP, look in the instruction book for the cook time for brown rice.

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