Instant Pot Green Veggie Rice

Instant Pot Green Veggie Rice in a bowl

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Take your plain ol’ white rice up a few notches with some nutritious green veggies.  More flavor, more color, more YUM!



For the Rice

  • 1 cup long grain white rice (I like basmati)
  • 1 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon butter

For the Greens

  • 6 ounces fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 green onions coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed (or leave them in for spicy rice)
  • small handful of cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime


  1. Add rice, chicken broth, salt, and butter to the pressure cooker pot and stir.  Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 3 minutes.
  2. While the rice is cooking, place spinach leaves, green onions, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until mixture is finely minced, almost like a paste.  Could also use a blender, but you may need to scrape it down a few times.
  3. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork.  Add green mixture and gently stir to combine.  Serve immediately.


  • Freeze any extra rice in resealable freezer bags.  I love having it on hand for quick rice bowl dinners and fried rice.
  • Double ingredients if needed.  I’ve never tried tripling it.

Keywords: Vegetable side dish, easy rice, pressure cooker