Rice is a cereal foodstuff that forms an important part of the diet of many people worldwide and as such, it is a staple food for many.

There are many varieties of rice dishes, but Instant pot rice a roni recipe is one of my very favorite dishes that I like to make each week as a side dish for all my favorite entrees.

Instant Pot Rice a Roni

Instant Pot Rice a Roni

This Instant pot rice a Roni is one of the pretty easy and convenient side dishes can be made in just 15 minutes.

So, if you are looking to know exactly how to make this recipe, this guide will help you how to make a rice a Roni in your instant pot.

Rice a Roni is a boxed food mix like pilaf, it’s consists of rice, vermicelli pasta, and seasonings. It’s one of the products that you can serve as a side dish.

The great thing about this recipe is easier to make. To prepare this recipe you need just browned this blend rice, pasta and seasonings in butter, then water until light and fluffy.

The benefits of this Instant pot rice a Roni cooking method is that will make you save energy because instant pot use less energy than the stovetop, hands-off approach and also you get a healthier, tender and flavorful rice that will you and your family enjoy.

rice a roni with butter in instant pot

What Instant Pot Did You Use?

The most rice recipes you will find for the instant pot are designed for a 6-Quart Duo 10 in 1. So, this size is perfect for rice a roni recipe because it has all the functions which I use almost weekly.

Ingredients you’ll need for instant pot rice a Roni recipe:

The good news? Rice a Roni recipe don’t require a lot of ingredients, butter and water, and the boxed Rice a Roni are the only ingredients you need.

all ingredients you need to make this instant pot rice a roni recipe

How Long Does It Take to Cook Instant pot Rice A Roni?

About 15 minutes:

Two minutes to cooking rice until brown on “sauté” function and 12 minutes for cooking on low pressure.

 This instant pot rice a Roni recipe method isn’t much faster than cooking on the stove, but you’ll enjoy the flavor of the rice more.

How to make Instant pot rice a Roni?

Step 1: Set your instant pot to the “sauté” function. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and let melt.

Step 2: Add rice a Roni and cook about 2 minutes until the toasted.

Step 3: Add water and stir. Ensure that there is no rice stuck to the bottom.

Step 4: Adjust instant pot to the “manual” function and cook on low pressure for 12 minutes.

Step 5: When cooking time is over, do a quick release.

Step 6: Serve right away and enjoy!

stirring the rice a roni with a wood spoon


When you brown rice make sure that there are no dry bits stuck to the bottom of your instant pot. So, once you add the water, stir with a wooden spoon to ensure there is no rice stuck.

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Ready In:




Good For:

Side Dish


About Instant Pot rice a roni


  • 1 box Rice a Roni
  • 1 tbs butter

  • 1 1/2 cups water


Nutrition Fact Of Rice A Roni

Serving Size: 1 cup prepared (70g)

Calories: 310

Total Fat: 9 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 1060 mg

Carbohydrate: 50 g

Protein: 7 g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Set the instant pot on sauté. add butter and let it melt.

Step 2

Add in rice and let it brown until toasted for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add water and stir.

Step 4

Turn off the “sauté” function and set instant pot to the “manual” function on low pressure for 12 minutes.

Step 5

When cooking time over, do a quick release.

Step 6

Serve and enjoy.

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