Instant Pot Ground Beef and Rice is an easy 5-ingredient meal that can be on the table in under 30-minutes! This one-pot recipe uses pantry staples that you can mix up with what you have on hand. This dump-and-go recipe is perfect for busy weeknights.
2boxesBeef Rice-A-Ronimay substitute any flavor that has a 15-20 minute cooking time on the box
2poundsground beefmay substitute ground turkey or chicken, and also thinly sliced chicken breasts
2cupsvegetablescooked or warmed, frozen or canned
4cupswatermay substitute broth of choice
Turn on the Instant Pot to saute. Saute the onions in olive oil until softened. Add in the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain if there is excess grease, and then return to the inner pot.
Add in the seasoning packets and water then stir together.
Add in the rice but DO NOT stir. Tamp down with spoon if needed to submerge all the rice.
Cook on high pressure for 5-minutes and follow with a 3-minute NPR.
Stir the beef and rice then add in the vegetables.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Make it interesting by adding extra toppings of your choice like cheese, chopped tomatoes, green onions, or jalapenos. If you don't have ground beef but you do have beef steak instead check out this recipe at Grandma Behrendt's Kitchen!If you want just want the rice then you cook with the same cooking time. If you like to brown up the rice you can still do this by doing this step first with some butter then removing to a plate while you prepare the meat. Use beef broth instead of water for more flavor then add your favorite seasonings to the recipe.