Microwave Mexican Rice (With Instant Pot Option)

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Do you ever need a quick side dish to go with dinner? This simple rice takes less than 20 minutes and tastes great. You can make it in the microwave, or the Instant Pot for a quick addition to weeknight dinner.

Note- It takes about the same total time to make the rice in both the microwave or the Instant Pot even though the cooking times vary.

Microwave Mexican Rice

2 Cups Long Grain White Rice, rinsed

1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning (This is my recipe.)

1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce

2 teaspoons Coarse Sea Salt (Use 1 1/2 teaspoons if you substitute table salt.)

2 1/2 Cups Water


Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe casserole dish with a lid. Put the lid on the dish and microwave on 100% power for 10 minutes. Microwave another 10 minutes at 50% power. Let the rice rest, covered for 5-10 minutes and serve.

For the Instant Pot, mix all ingredients in the Instant Pot. Seal and cook on High Pressure for 2 minutes. Allow for a full natural release. Serve.

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