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How to Make Instant Pot Boxed Rice A Roni

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Learn how to make Instant Pot boxed Rice A Roni right in your pressure cooker. Enjoy the rice you love without having to turn the stove on. This is a simple guide to help you know exactly how to make boxed Rice A Roni. 

Boxed Rice a Roni is always simple to make and tastes great now the How to Make Instant Pot Boxed Rice A Roni made it even easier to make.  When I have time I like to make my own homemade Cracked up Cheddar and Broccoli Rice.  I also made boxed hamburger helper, Au Grating Potatoes, and Mac n Cheese.

Instant Pot Boxed Rice A Roni

I get asked why would you make boxed rice in the Instant Pot. My remark is why not! It is just like cooking rice in a rice cooker. You will use less energy than a stovetop method, hands-off approach, and you get tender and flavorful rice each and every time. 

 

Can I Use Any Flavor of Rice A Roni 

Yes, you are more than welcome to reach for any flavor of rice mix. I have used a lot of different flavors and they all work rather well. So feel free to do whatever you and your family enjoy. 

Can I Cook 2 Boxes of Rice A Roni In the Instant Pot 

I have not tried doing this, but yes I think you would have no problem cooking two boxes if you have a 6 quart Instant Pot. You would leave the cooking time the same and just double the recipe as directed. 

A lot of people think when you double a recipe in the Instant Pot you adjust ingredients but you will almost always leave the cooking time the same. I am sure there are some times you will add more time. But for rice, you can leave it the same and still get light and fluffy rice. 

How Long Does It Take to Cook Rice A Roni In Instant Pot 

You will take around two minutes to saute the rice in the butter just as you would in a pan. Then cook for 12 minutes. While it isn’t much faster than cooking on the stove you might find you enjoy the flavor of the rice more. 

I find that cooking in the Instant Pot always allows for more flavor to be brought out. Since the food is under pressure it really helps bring out all the flavors of the spices and seasonings. 

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! We are huge fans of rice and I will still on occasion reach for boxed rice to whip up to go with dinner. 

How to Make Instant Pot Boxed Rice A Roni

How to Make Instant Pot Boxed Rice A Roni

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Learn how to make Instant Pot boxed Rice A Roni right in your pressure cooker. Enjoy the rice you love without having to turn the stove on. This is a simple guide to help you know exactly how to make boxed Rice A Roni. 

Ingredients

  • 1 box Rice a Roni
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Place pot on saute. Melt butter.
  2. Let rice brown 1-2 minutes
  3. Add water
  4. Place pot on manual low pressure 12 minutes.
  5. Do a quick release
  6. serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

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Cheryl

Monday 10th of January 2022

Please include recipe for family size box.

Nikki

Saturday 1st of January 2022

I doubled the recipe (2 regular sized boxes) and it turned out perfect, without me having to tend to it at all. Easiest way to make rice-a-roni (at least for me). Thank you for posting this method.

kennots

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Rice is our main food but I didn't try it before. Thanks for sharing, I like to try it with my family.

M

Sunday 17th of October 2021

Too wet and creamy for my liking.

Donna

Monday 18th of October 2021

@M,

You must have done something wrong, I've done 1 box, and 2 boxes at a time. No difference in amount of ingredient, just double it, or time. Mine comes out dry as opposed to wet. When you take the lid off and stir it the water will adsorb if you let it sit. Or, you can turn saute on and dry it that way. Just be careful, you can burn it pretty fast.

Emma

Thursday 9th of September 2021

rice came out perfect! the only thing I think was missed was when to add in the spice packet, I assumed it was when you add the water and close the lid and it is a we perfect!

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