The main reason to use an Instant Pot to make your Mexican rice is the ability to just walk away. No need to keep an eye on the stove or juggle lots of things while you're cooking. This simple recipe makes fluffy, authentic Mexican rice. The key to fluffy rice is letting your Instant Pot do a natural release.
Turn on the saute function, add some oil, then cook the onions & garlic. This step adds flavor!
Next add the rice. Give everything a good stir and let the rice toast up for about 1 minute.
Now add the tomato sauce, broth and spices. Stir everything together, then seal the lid and walk away. :)
Once your Instant Pot has done a natural release, give everything a good stir to fluff up the rice.
Serve your Mexican rice with whatever you like! I recommend flautas (shown here) or quesabirria tacos. Yum yum.