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Going Hiking Casserole

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


An easy Instant Pot recipe of brown rice, chicken, corn, beans, cheese and guacamole salsa. Perfect food for lasting energy before you head out on a hike!


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 1 cup Herdez Guacamole Salsa (mild)
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Add rice, water, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and chicken into Instant Pot.
  2. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 22 minutes. when time is up let pot sit for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  3. Stir in the corn and beans (if using). Use two forks to break the chicken apart into pieces. Stir in the salsa.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese on top and let it melt. Serve and enjoy. 
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot