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Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Tasty, easy, and taking only 25 minutes to make, this Instant Pot Dirty Rice is a great weeknight meal that is filling and flavorful!

A TASTY INSTANT POT MEAL

I love a good dirty rice recipe! Being from the south, it is one thing that we grew up eating. But there are so many versions out there that not one person makes it the same way. This is one of my shortcut versions and I’m using the instant pot to make it quickly. When I have a craving, this Instant Pot Dirty rice fits the bill! With easy-to-find ingredients, it is really tasty and can be a meal in itself or as a side dish to some of your other favorites! It is one of those comforting meals that you just want to make over and over again! So if you want a seriously tasty rice recipe, then this Instant Pot Dirty Rice recipe is just what you need.

Wooden spoon holding up a scoop of Instant Pot Dirty Rice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Can I use other meats?

Yes! We love ground beef in this recipe but you can also use ground sausage or andouille sausage.

Doesn’t Dirty Rice usually use gizzards?

Yes! Traditionally dirty rice uses chicken gizzards as you can see in my authentic dirty rice recipe HERE. But if that isn’t your thing then ground beef alone is perfect here.

Is Dirty Rice the same thing as Cajun Rice?

Yes it is. The terms are sometimes used interchangeably.

Can this recipe be doubled?

Yes it can, I have not tested doubling the recipe so the cooking times for this in the instant pot would be different to ensure that everything is cooked through.

How do I store leftovers?

This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to 3-4 days. Dirty rice can also be frozen. Place cooled rice in a freezer container and it will keep for up to 3 months.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • ground beef
  • olive oil
  • yellow onion
  • green bell pepper
  • celery stalks
  • garlic
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • creole seasoning (like Tony Chachere’s or Slap ya Mama)
  • worcestershire sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • long grain white rice
  • beef broth
  • bay leaf
  • green onions, for garnish
  • parsley, for garnish
Ingredients needed: ground beef, olive oil, yellow onion, green bell pepper, celery, garlic, thyme, oregano, creole seasoning, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, long grain white rice, beef broth, bay leaf, green onions and parsley.

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT DIRTY RICE:

Turn your Instant Pot on to Saute mode. Add the oil to the bottom of the Instant Pot to warm and then add the ground beef. Saute until the meat is crumbled and cooked through. Stir in the onions, celery and bell peppers. 

Vegetables added to ground beef in instant pot.

Saute for another 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are softened.

Ground beef, onions, celery and bell pepper sauteed in instant pot.

Add in the remaining ingredients with the bay leaf on top and place the lid on the Instant Pot. Set the steam valve to sealed and select manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.

All ingredients added to instant pot.

After 10 minutes, turn the steam valve to release any remaining pressure and remove the lid.

Finished rice in instant pot.

Discard the bay leaf and stir in the green onions. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve, enjoy!

Fork holding up some Instant Pot Dirty Rice.

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Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Tasty, easy, and taking only 25 minutes to make, this Instant Pot Dirty Rice is a great weeknight meal that is filling and flavorful!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Turn your Instant Pot on to Saute mode.
  • Add the oil to the bottom of the Instant Pot to warm and then add the ground beef. Saute until the meat is crumbled and cooked through.
  • Stir in the onions, celery and bell peppers. Saute for another 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients with the bay leaf on top and place the lid on the Instant Pot. Set the steam valve to sealed and select manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, turn the steam valve to release any remaining pressure and remove the lid.
  • Discard the bay leaf and stir in the green onions. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve, enjoy!

Notes

  • Serve this as a main dish or a side dish to some of your southern favorites.
  • You can use ground pork or andouille sausage instead of ground beef.
  • Make sure you use long grain white rice and not instant.
  • This can be frozen, see my tips above.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Sodium: 323mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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