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Spanish Rice in an Instant Pot

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This Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe is a quick and easy delicious side dish made with fresh veggies and vegetable broth. This vegan Spanish rice is a delicious accompaniment to grilled veggies, tofu, sausages and Mexican mains like tacos or enchiladas. This Spanish rice is very similar to the rice you often find served at Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants. It is easy to make and substitutions are simple if you don’t have the exact ingredients at home.

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Ingredients
- Serves 4 +
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1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 chopped Small Onion
1 Vegetable Bouillon Cube , dissolved in 2 cups hot water
1 can (8 ounce) Small Tomato Paste
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
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STEP 1
Press 'Saute' on your Instant Pot and heat up Olive Oil (1 tablespoon). Add Onion (1), Garlic (2 clove), Red Bell Pepper (1/2), Yellow Bell Pepper (1/2), Green Bell Pepper (1/2) and sauté the veggies until soft about 3-5 minutes.
STEP 2
Add the dissolved Vegetable Bouillon Cube (1), Tomato Paste (1 can), Chili Powder (1/2 teaspoon), and Ground Cumin (1/4 teaspoon), and stir to combine. Then, add White Rice (1 1/2 cup) and stir to combine again.
STEP 3
Top the rice with Tomato (1).
STEP 4
Place the lid on the Instant Pot. Turn the pressure valve to the sealed position and hit the ‘Pressure Cook’ button and cook time to 10 minutes.
STEP 5
When the Instant Pot beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, open the pressure valve to release additional pressure.
STEP 6
Remove the lid, and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve rice with a side of vegan garlic aioli and a sprinkle of parsley. Serve and enjoy!
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Josie
Hi Annette, an instant pot is similar to a crock pot, but it speeds up the cooking process by a lot! If you don't have one, you can do the recipe in a regular pot on the stove, just check the instructions for cooking the rice on the package.
Annette Melnychuk
what about those who do not have an instant pot? I have no idea what that even is
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