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Instant Pot Cajun Rice


Using an instant pot for rice turns out perfectly cooked rice.  Up your side item game with this easy and quick cajun rice dish, and it will be in your rotation for good!



1 cup long grain rice

1 1/4 cup chicken stock

1/4 cup tomato juice

2 TBS Cajun Garlic Sauce

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 stalk celery diced

1 TBS canola oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 TBS paprika

1 TBS fresh oregano, chopped

1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped

1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

1/4 tsp fresh black pepper, or to taste

1/2 tsp cayenne, optional

Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped for garnish, optional


Prep vegetables.  Turn Instant Pot to sauté function and add oil.  Allow it to heat for 2 minutes, then add onions, peppers, and celery.  Sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until softened.  Add garlic and cook 1-2 more minutes, or until garlic is golden and fragrant.  Turn Instant pot off.

Add chicken stock, rice, herbs, seasonings, and tomato juice.  Put lid on instant pot, then press rice function. Allow instant pot to cook for time of rice function.

Manually release steam as soon as timer goes off.  Open lid and fluff rice with a fork.  Serve.