Instant Pot Tropical Rice

Robin Lieneke


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 vote

15 Min
15 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 2 c
    long grain rice
  • 3 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 can(s)
    coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    red/yellow/green peppers, diced
  • 1/2 c
    sliced scallions
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple chunks with juice
  • 1 can(s)
    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.

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About Instant Pot Tropical Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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