This restaurant-style Spanish Rice is easily made right at home using the Instant Pot. Loaded with the authentic flavor of your favorite Spanish Rice, this will quickly become a family favorite side dish for just about any meal.
Rinse the rice under cool water until the water runs clear. Set aside to dry while preparing the other ingredients.
Toast Rice: Set the Instant Pot to 'Sauté' and, using the 'Adjust' button, set the heat level to 'More'. Add the oil to the pot and allow it to heat up for a couple of minutes. Add the rice to the pot and toss until it is fully coated in oil. Cook, tossing occasionally, until some of the grains begin to brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add Onions, Bell Peppers, and Garlic: Add the diced onions and bell peppers, sautéing with the rice until slightly tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds.
Add Chicken Stock, Salsa, and Salt: Turn off the'Sauté' function and then add the chicken stock, salsa, and salt to the pot and give everything a gentle stir to combine.
3-Minute Cook Time: Close the Instant Pot, set the pressure release valve to 'Sealing', and set the pot to cook on 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook', 'High Pressure' for 3 minutes.
10-Minute NPR: Once the 3-minute cooking time has completed, allow for a 10-minute natural pressure release. Release any remaining pressure once the 10-minute NPR has completed.
Fluff the Rice: Once the remaining pressure has been released and the pin has dropped, open the Instant Pot and, using a fork, fluff the rice.