Instant Pot 6 Layer Dinner–a tasty and healthy dinner of rice, ground beef, celery, carrots, green pepper and tomatoes seasoned with Old Bay Seasoning.
Instant Pot 6 Layer Dinner
This is a great weeknight dinner that is an all in one pot meal with veggies, rice and meat. Each of the 6 layers are sprinkled with a bit of Old Bay Seasoning. How much or how little you use is up to you. If you don’t like Old Bay then try Cajun seasoning or seasoned salt instead.
What is Old Bay Seasoning? Each of the layers of this dish are seasoned with a sprinkling of Old Bay. Old Bay Seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices that include celery salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika. You can find the yellow and red metal container by the other seasonings at your grocery store. If you can’t find Old Bay then you can actually make your own.
What kind of rice? You can use long grain brown rice or long grain white rice for this recipe. I chose to increase the nutrition a bit by using long grain brown rice. Note the pressure cooking time difference in the recipe card.
What are fire roasted tomatoes? I love using fire roasted tomatoes to add a ton of flavor with zero work. According to Bon Appetit, “Fire-roasted tomatoes are exactly what they sound like: the tomatoes are charred over a flame before they’re diced and canned (sometimes, they’re also enhanced with onion and garlic powder). Often, you can actually see the blackened flecks on the tomatoes. Contact with the flame brings out the tomatoes’ sweetness and, most notably, imparts a distinct smokiness. Essentially, it’s a shortcut to more flavor.”
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Instant Pot 6 Layer Dinner
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 22 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
- Total Time: 37 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
A tasty and healthy dinner of rice, ground beef, celery, carrots, green pepper and tomatoes seasoned with Old Bay Seasoning.
- 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
- 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup long grain white or brown rice
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes or fire roasted tomatoes
- Optional: mozzarella cheese, for serving
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. Add in the beef and break it up. Add in the onions slices, garlic powder and salt. Brown the beef for about 4 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot.
- Pour in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking. Sprinkle a little Old Bay seasoning.
- Sprinkle the rice on top, don’t stir. Sprinkle a little Old Bay seasoning.
- Add the celery, carrots, green pepper and tomatoes (sprinkle in between each layer with Old Bay Seasoning).
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes for white rice or 22 minutes for brown rice. When time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. If there seems to be too much liquid in the pot then turn Instant Pot to sauté setting on less and let some of the liquid absorb for about 3-4 minutes.
- Sprinkle with a little mozzarella cheese, if desired. Scoop into serving dishes and enjoy. Salt and pepper to taste.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. Make in the 3 or 8 quart with no changes.
For some extra pop add some pickled jalapenos and a couple dashes of hot sauce to each serving.
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
*Karen Petersen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Would I cook this for 22 minutes if using brown rice? TIA
yes that’s correct
Thank you so much! Can’t wait to make this Thursday night for my family!!!
Kim B. says
You must try this recipe. Now. The End.
I’m just wondering how long I would cook this in an 8 qt IP and using white long grain rice instead of the brown??
Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes for white rice with a 10 minute natural pressure release
🙂 Thank you!
Dan Ouellet says
Can white rice be used instead
Yes, Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes for white rice
Hello, what is the measurements for a serving?
Tom Rynes says
Karen, just a comment on this recipe. In this recipe it calls for 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, and at the end in comments it it says for 8qt. ip no change involved. However, I added 2 cups of broth and it was perfect, if I would have gone with only your recommendations, I would have got a burn notice, as the liquid would have dried up. you use a 6qt. but your recipes to my knowledge are not tried, or made in the 8qt. the liquid ratio is different. I love your recipes and make different ones often…keep up the passion for what you do!
Laila Thompson says
I have a large family. Is it ok to double the ingredients? If so, do the cooking time stay the same or should I double the time as well?
Yes you can double and keep the cooking time the same.
Sandra ~ Wife On A Boat says
I had scheduled a Texas Hash for tonight’s dinner – rice and ground beef cooked on the stove top. Then I saw this recipe in my feed this morning and I had to try it. I love my Instant Pot and prefer it to stove top. And oh my goodness this was sooooo good!!! Hubby is currently eating thirds. Thinking I might like to add mushrooms the next time I make it. My only other minor change was jalapeno cheese instead of mozzarella. Not only is this easy comfort food, it goes well with red wine. Thanks!
Oh yes to the jalapeno cheese…sounds so great!
This recipe looks delis!…..can I cooked it in a slow cooker.
I bet it could, although I haven’t tried. If you do try I would cook for 4-6 hours on low and I would add in boiling broth so that it gets ahead start.