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instant pot tropical rice

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Robin Lieneke
Chamois, MO

This side dish is an amazing accompaniment to shrimp, fish or chicken. Lots of bold flavor and it's beautiful on the plate too.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For instant pot tropical rice

  • 2 c
    long grain rice
  • 3 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 can
    coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    red/yellow/green peppers, diced
  • 1/2 c
    sliced scallions
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can
    black beans, drained
  • 1 can
    pineapple chunks with juice
  • 1 can
    mandarin oranges with juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 2
    lime, juice and zest
  • 2 tsp
    cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make instant pot tropical rice

  • 1
    Add rice, coconut milk, chicken broth and juice from pineapple and mandarin oranges in the Instant Pot (any brand electric pressure cooker is fine). Cook according to directions.
  • 2
    Melt butter in a medium skillet. Saute peppers and white part of the scallions for a couple minutes to soften. (Reserve the green part for garnish). Add garlic and saute a minute more.
  • 3
    In a large bowl add all ingredients except remaining scallions and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with scallions to serve.