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Vegan Instant Pot Tex-Mex Rice

This Vegan Instant pot Tex-Mex rice is a super easy vegan instant pot dinner that you've been craving. Comes together in just minutes!  Gluten free, oil free option, top 8 allergen free! 
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword dairy free dinner, dairy free main course, dairy free recipes, dairy free side dish, vegan main course, vegan recipes, vegan side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 236kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 2 tbsp olive oil (sub for veg stock if oil free)
  • 1 cup Brown Basmati Rice
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 14.5 oz can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz can of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5 oz can of Corn, drained and rinsed
  • Limes
  • Cilantro, optional


  • Chop the red pepper, onions, and garlic.
  • Turn instant pot onto Saute method.
  • Add in your olive oil (or veg stock is avoiding oil). Once hot, add in your rice and toast for 3 minutes. Stirring often so it doesn't burn on the bottom.
  • Add in your onions and peppers, stirring often and cooking 3 minutes or until translucent. 
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. 
  • Turn off saute method. 
  • Add cumin and taco seasoning. Stir together. 
  • Add vegetable stock, tomatoes, corn and beans.  Stir together again.
  • Put on instant pot lid and make sure that the pressure valve is sealed. 
  • Press manual and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes. When the time goes off, let the pressure release via Quick Release.  *If you are not sure about this, please read your manual. 
  • Let the lid stay on for 10 minutes before serving. 
  • Stir everything together serve with tacos, tortilla chips, or even lettuce cups.
  • Add lime juice on top before serving.
  • Top with cilantro if desired.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or hard or soft shells.



*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergies.
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 
**Stove Top method written in post.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 946IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg