Instant Pot, Broccoli and Rice

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This is a really easy side dish, with healthy broccoli. It is a great way to get a perfect side dish on the table in under 20 minutes. (Most of it hands off)



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup medium grain white rice (brown will take longer, but can be subsituted)
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by adding olive oil to the Instant Pot Bowl. Then press the saute button, after about 30 seconds, add your diced onions, saute until they are soft. (Remember to mix them, as they saute, otherwise, they will burn)
  2. Then press the off button. Add the 2 cups of vegetable broth, and rice. Mix well. Add your lid, making sure it’s in the sealed position, then press manual high pressure and set the timer for 5 minutes.
  3. Once the timer is done, do a quick release. Once it’s safe to open your Instant Pot, open it up, stir the rice add another 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth, broccoli, salt and pepper and stir.
  4. Then add your lid, making sure that the valve is in the sealing position. Set the manual high pressure for 1 minute.
  5. Do a quick release, open your Instant Pot once the pin has dropped.
  6. Plate, serve and enjoy!

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