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Instant Pot Vegan Dirty Rice

This Instant Pot Vegan Dirty Rice recipe is an easy and delicious one pot meal that's a spin on a Southern classic. Can be made whole food plant based oil free and can be made on the stove. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Creole
Keyword dairy free main course, dairy free recipes, vegan main course, vegan recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author LarishaBernard


  • 6 qt Instant Pot


  • 1 tbsp olive oil (can sub for vegetable stock)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 lb vegan beefless crumbles (we use Gardein)
  • 1 cup vegan chick'n strips, cut into bite size pieces (we use Gardein)
  • 1/2 cup vegan sausage, cut into slices (about 2 sausages - we used Field Roast Apple Sage)
  • 1 quart vegetable broth (low sodium preferred)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • sliced green onions, garnish


  • Chop the pepper, onions, celery 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 creole seasoning, salt and thyme. Stir together. 
  • Add in vegan beefless cumbles, chick'n strips, and slice sausage.
  • Add vegetable stock and bay leaves.  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 sliced green onions on top.



*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation and information about WFPB-No Oil alternatives.