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Instant Pot 6 Layer Dinner

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Pour in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking. Sprinkle a little Old Bay seasoning. 
  3. Sprinkle the rice on top, don’t stir. Sprinkle a little Old Bay seasoning. 
  4. Add the celery, carrots, green pepper and tomatoes (sprinkle in between each layer with Old Bay Seasoning). 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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