Easy Mexican Rice with Pantry Staples

Easy Instant Pot Mexican Rice with Pantry Staples

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 2.5 Cups Rice(Basmati,Jasmine ,Sona Masoori ,Brown Rice)anything will work here.
  • 1 Can 8 oz Tomato puree/home made puree 2 cups
  • 1/2 Cup American Sweet corn
  • 1/2 Cup Canned black bean /soaked and boiled Red kidney beans /Rajma
  • 2.5 Tbsp Taco seasoning (if you don’t have ,don’t worry I am sharing the recipe with you )
  • 1 Tbsp Canola oil/Butter
  • Salt(according to your taste)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • 2.5 Cups Water


  • Switch on the saute button of your instant pot.
  • Once hot add the oil to it .
  • Add garlic cloves to it . Turn it around with the spatula once .
  • Add rice and saute it for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add Corn ,and beans at this time . Saute it once more .
  • Now add taco seasoning and salt ,saute it.
  • Add tomato puree to it .
  • Add water and mix everything together nicely.
  • Cover the instant pot with lid and turn the seal position on .
  • Pressure cook for 3 minutes.
  • Let it cool for some time .
  • If you want you can remove the lid after releasing pressure but I will suggest to let it release naturally (especially if kids are involved in cooking)
  • Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a big fork.
  • Serve this mexican rice with tortilla chips and sour cream(if you have ).
  • You can squeeze some lime juice /lemon juice if you want .It will enhance the taste.

Home made Taco Seasoning

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 Tbsp Pepper powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cumin powder


  • Mix everything together and store in air tight jar/Container.

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