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Instant Pot Spanish Sausage and Rice

Inspired by one of our favorite vacation spots, this Instant pot Spanish sausage and rice is a super fast, simple dish where smoky Cajun sausage and flavorful rice are the stars! Plus, it's ready in just 30 minutes! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 355kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 package Zatarain's Andouille Smoked Sausage
  • 1 box Zatarain's Spanish Rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 15-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice about ¼ of a lemon
  • ¼-½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ cups water

Instructions

  • Set pressure cooker to SAUTE. Melt butter in the pot.
  • Add sausage and saute 2-3 minutes until edges begin to brown.
  • Stir in the rice for 1 minute.
  • Stir in tomatoes, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, broth, and water.
  • Cover with lid, turn vent valve to SEALED position. Set to MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK for 8 minutes.
  • Once cook time is up, natural release (do nothing) for 5 minutes, then turn vent valve to release remaining pressure. Once float valve drops, remove the lid.
  • Give everything a good stir to fluff the rice. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired and serve.

Notes

Stovetop method: Saute the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in rice, liquid, and other ingredients. Bring to a boi, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 25 minutes. Fluff with fork before garnishing and serving. 
The sausage: Zatarain's also makes a Cajun Smoked Sausage which works beautifully in this recipe and has a little bit of a kick to it. If you can handle the heat, swap the regular smoked andouille for the Cajun sausage! 

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg