Instant Pot Mexican Rice with Corn and Black Beans

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If you’re looking for a super quick, simple, and delicious Instant Pot Mexican Rice recipe — you’ve come to the right place. This is a favorite, simple Mexican Rice full of the Spanish flavors we love. And quick? How about 4 minutes quick? 

If you love Mexican food, likely Mexican Rice is a staple. Along with beans, corn, tortillas, and guacamole! This Mexican Rice is a standby favorite, with easy ingredients, convenient and simple in the Instant Pot — and hands down, one of my favorite Mexican Rice recipes… ever!

The Secret Ingredient

The secret and quick ingredient is simply… salsa. Chunky salsa, particularly. To which I modify according to who I’m serving that night. For me, it will always be a mild salsa. For the rest of my guys, the hotter the better. Usually, we land somewhere in the middle with “medium.” 

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A Complete Protein Source

Pop Sugar acknowledges that “there probably isn’t a vegetarian on the planet who hasn’t been asked, “Are you getting enough protein?” While the amount is important — women need, on average, about 45 to 65 grams of protein a day — so is the type.”

Then there are foods known as incomplete proteins, including beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, peas, and corn. Combine two or more incomplete proteins and boom — you’ve got a complete protein. 

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Instant Pot Mexican Rice with Corn and Black Beans

Instant Pot Mexican Rice with Corn and Black Beans | 31Daily.com

If you love Mexican food, likely Mexican Rice is a staple. Along with beans, corn, tortillas, and guacamole! This Mexican Rice is a standby favorite, with easy ingredients, convenient and simple in the Instant Pot — and hands down, one of my favorite Mexican Rice recipes… ever!

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

2 cups uncooked long grain rice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup salsa
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
14 oz can black beans
14 oz can corn
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In the base of the pressure cooker, turn on the saute setting. Once hot, add the oil and the rice. Stir until the rice becomes opaque. Cancel the saute setting and add the salsa, water, garlic powder, and cumin to the rice. Stir and lock in the lid. Set on manual high pressure and cook for 4 minutes. Once the rice has cooked, naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes before rapidly releasing any remaining pressure.

Meanwhile, drain and rinse both the beans and the corn; set aside. Chop the tomatoes and juice the lime. Once the pressure has been released, remove the lid from the pressure cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

At this point, I like to set the lid back on the Instant Pot while I’m prepping other meal items so that the black beans and corn can heat up.

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8 thoughts on “Instant Pot Mexican Rice with Corn and Black Beans

  1. Christian

    How can I add chicken to it? Would it cook with the rice?

    1. Stephanie Wilson

      Hi Christian — that is a great idea! I have not tested that, but I’m going to this weekend and will probably create a new recipe post. For now, I would think that adding pre-cooked chicken, like rotisserie chicken, would be the simplest. Sounds delicious and can’t wait to try your idea!

  2. Lauren

    Do you add the lime juice to the rice mixture along with the beans, corn and tomatoes? Or just use as desired on top of the finished product?

    1. Stephanie Wilson

      Hi Lauren! I add it at the end as desired.

  3. Julia Kardosh

    Was the rice precooked?

    1. Stephanie Wilson

      Hi Julia! — No, the rice was not precooked. I’ll specify uncooked rice in the recipe.

  4. Alyssa Esson

    Do you use minute rice or regular?

    1. Hi Alyssa — I use regular rice!

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