Camp Rice in the Instant Pot

J. White Harris


Camp Rice has become one of our favorite dishes. It can be either a side dish or the main course. The recipe originally came from a book on camping. Over 50 years ago I adapted the recipe to one I could use in the kitchen. Then 30 years ago I changed the recipe so I could cook it in a rice cooker. Now I have made some adaptations so I can cook it in the Instant Pot. With the Instant Pot I am able to cook this in just one pot. This is one of our favorite recipes and now it is easier and much quicker to make.


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6 to 8
20 Min
20 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 2
    large onions, chopped
  • ·
    a fist size chunk of salt pork or bacon, chopped
  • 1 c
    long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 large
    can tomatoes, about a quart
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    celery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make Camp Rice in the Instant Pot


  1. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE. When the Instant Pot has heated up add the salt pork and cook for about 4 minutes stirring every 30 seconds or so.
  2. Add the chopped onions and cook another 4 or 5 minutes stirring every 30 seconds or so.
  3. Puree the tomatoes in a blender and add them to the Instant Pot along with rice, sugar, celery seed, and black pepper. Give a quick stir to incorporate the ingredients together.
  4. Close the Instant Pot lid and push the RICE button. (Cooking rice is one of the programs available for the Instant Pot.)
  5. After pressure cooking has finished allow the cooker to cool down naturally until the float valve drops down, this will take 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Open the lid and spread the shredded cheese over the camp rice.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

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About Camp Rice in the Instant Pot

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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