This close up of Tomatillo Rice shows a never sticky green tinted rice sprinkled with cilantro.
5 from 15 votes

4-Ingredient Tomatillo Rice - Instant Pot Recipe

4-Ingredient Tomatillo Rice cooks up in a fast 15 using an Instant Pot.  It's a perfect side to your Mexican meal or a great filler for your favorite burrito recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Natural Release 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Author Julie Menghini


  • 1 cup brown rice rinsed
  • 1 cup tomatillos *canned pureed
  • 1 cup chicken stock low sodium - vegetable broth or water will work too
  • 2 tsp butter

Fresh Cilantro Garnish is optional


    • Puree the can of tomatillos in a blender.  You will only use 1 cup.  The remaining puree can be frozen or use it in your favorite salsa recipe.
    • Add all of the ingredients to the instant pot and stir to combine.  Replace the lid and close the vent valve.  Set the instant pot for 15 minutes at high pressure.  When the 15 minutes is up let the instant pot release naturally for 10 minutes and then do a quick release.



    I've only been able to find the 28oz-sized can.  I would get a smaller one if I could find one.  You will only use 1 cup.  The remaining puree can be used to make salsa or other sauces.


    Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.2mg
    This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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