Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Simple Instant Pot Dirty Rice Recipe

This Instant Pot recipe is going to be one that you turn to time and time again. It’s easy to make, saves you time, and it is packed full of amazing Cajun flavor. Although traditional Dirty Rice usually has fresh chicken liver as an ingredient, we opted not to use it in this recipe. Instead, we used fresh ground pork which added great flavor to the final dish. This Instant Pot Dirty Rice is definitely gonna have your family Ragin’ Cajun at the dinner table.

That Creole Flavor for Instant Pot Dirty Rice

There are many different brands and styles of Cajun seasoning out there. The seasoning that we used is Konriko Brand Creole Seasoning. This lovely spice is gonna be what gives your dish that amazing Cajun flavor! What we love about this spice blend is that it tastes great on so many different dishes. We’ve added it to french fries and even steamed vegetables just to have add a spicy boost of flavor. You could even add it to our other Instant Pot recipe for Cabbage, Sausage, and Potatoes. However you choose to use it, this is definitely one of those spices that you’ll want to keep in your pantry.

Instant Pot Dirty Rice

instant pot dirty rice recipe

This classic cajun dish is made even easier when it's cooked in your Instant Pot
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, ground beef, ground pork, rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 511kcal
Cost: $15


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef chuck
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 yellow onion, diced *see note
  • 1 green pepper, diced *see note
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp Konriko Creole Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp fresh or dried chives
  • 3 cups uncooked long grain white rice rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • fresh parsley for garnish


  • Set Instant Pot to "Saute" setting and add olive oil. Once the oil has warmed up, add the ground beef and ground pork. Cook until the meat is starting to brown (3-5 minutes).
  • Once the meat is starting to brown, add in the onion, green, pepper, celery, and garlic. Continue to cook until the meat has cooked completely and the vegetables have softened (5-7 minutes). Stir in creole seasoning and chives and press the "Cancel" button to turn the Instant Pot off.
  • Stir in the rice and chicken stock. Cover the Instant Pot with the valve in the closed position. Press the "Manual" button and set to cook for 7 minutes. Once the timer has gone off, allow the pressure to drop naturally for 15-20 minutes.
  • After allowing the pressure to drop naturally, carefully open the steam valve to ensure that all steam has been released. Remove the lid and fluff the rice and meat mixture until fluffy. Serve and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.


Try to use fresh vegetables if you have them on hand.  You can also use a bag of pre-chopped frozen Cajun Style Mirepoix Blend.  Not only does it save on prep time, but it also cuts the cost down considerably.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 58.7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1176mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1.8g | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 5mg

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