Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Rice a Roni

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

It's here! The Copycat Rice a Roni Recipe you've been waiting for. This Instant Pot Rice tastes like a better, fresher version of that boxed favorite and it's just as easy!


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (2 oz) thin spaghetti noodles, broken into small pieces
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ½ tsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Turn pressure cooker on "SAUTE." Once hot, add butter and let it melt. Add in broken spaghetti noodles and saute until lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add in rice and cook an additional minute until toasted.
  3. Add minced onion, garlic powder, salt, and turmeric. Stir in chicken broth and make sure there are no browned bits of rice or noodles stuck to the bottom of the pan. Turn off.
  4. Secure the lid on top and make sure the valve is set to "SEALING." Select "HIGH PRESSURE" and cook time of 8 minutes.
  5. When cook time ends, allow to natural release for 10 minutes, then turn the valve to "VENTING" and quick release the remaining pressure.
  6. Open the lid, stir everything to combine, and add chopped parsley. ENJOY.


  • For more chicken flavor, add up to 1 Tbsp of chicken bouillon granules when adding in the broth.
  • Make sure the spaghetti noodles are broken into ¼-½ inch pieces before cooking.
  • You can use basmati rice in place of the long grain white rice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 388mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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