Instant Pot Sausage Rice—smoked sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, rice and parmesan cheese cooked quickly in your pressure cooker. This meal is loaded with flavor and is a dump and go one pot meal.
Related: Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage With Peppers, Mushrooms and Orzo
Instant Pot Sausage Rice
Other names I could have called this dinner:
- Party in my mouth rice
- One pot dinner delight
- When can we have this again?
You know what’s crazy? I actually had all the ingredients for this Instant Pot sausage rice at my house! It was a dinnertime miracle. Whether or not you can make this recipe tonight you need to bookmark this recipe to make sometime. It’s fast and easy and a dinner all in one pot.
Some substitution ideas:
Sausage: I used chicken garlic smoked sausage made by Hillshire Farms. Other options are smoked sausage, kielbasa, andouille sausage, ground Italian sausage (make sure to brown it first), etc.
Mushrooms: I used fresh button mushrooms. You can also use drained canned mushrooms. Or leave them out if you don’t care for them.
Tomatoes: I used a can of petite diced tomatoes. Other options are fresh diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, fire roasted or stewed tomatoes.
Rice: I love using the parboiled (converted) rice for this recipe as it does not stick. I buy my parboiled rice in the big bins at Winco or in bags at Walmart. Don’t confuse parboiled rice with pre-cooked or minute rice. Parboiled rice has been processed in its husk by soaking, steaming, and drying. As a result, all the nutrients from the husk are absorbed into the grain before it’s removed. The starch content alters in the process, making cooked parboiled rice less sticky than regular white rice. The rice kernels aren’t clumpy and glued together instead they are more separated.
You can basically use any type of rice for this recipe, just adjust the cooking times and water to rice ratios by looking at the green chart below:
More one pot instant pot dinners…
Instant Pot Smoked Sausage With Parmesan And Orzo
Instant Pot Shepherd’s Pie Casserole
Instant Pot Smoked Sausage, Green Beans And Potatoes
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Instant Pot Sausage Rice
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
Smoked sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, rice and parmesan cheese cooked quickly in your pressure cooker. This meal is loaded with flavor and is a dump and go one pot meal.
- 1 (12 oz) package pre-cooked rope smoked sausage, sliced into quarter inch slices
- 1 cup uncooked converted/parboiled rice (read rice section above for other types of rice)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 8 oz package of white mushrooms, quartered
- 1 (14.5) oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Add sausage into pot in an even layer. Sprinkle in the rice evenly. Pour the water into the pot. Layer the mushrooms and tomatoes over the top. Sprinkle in the garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Don’t stir.
- Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes (for other types of rice see times and water to rice ratios in the green chart above). When time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes. Move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Stir the contents of the pot. Scoop onto serving dishes and sprinkle each dish with 1 Tbsp of parmesan cheese.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
- Category: Sausage
- 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.
Sasha Torres says
Is the can of diced tomatoes supposed to be drained?
No, I did not drain my tomatoes.
Nicole Tierheimer says
Followed the directions exactly and got a burn notice. This sucks! Usually love your recipes but won’t make this again
Darn! And you used mushrooms?
I’m a newbie. First time with rice dust in the IP. Used exactly 1cup brown rice & 1.25 broth/water mix. Added 2 minutes for total high pressure of 24, NR 10 then AR. Rice was still crunchy. Ideas of what I may have done? I added some time to cooking to avoid crunchy rice as I was short on time. Thank you I’m advance (IP duo evo
Hi there Lisa, was it short grain brown rice by chance?
I made this today for lunch (during my lunch hour, very easy). I used Chrizo and brown rice. We don’t care for mushrooms so I added a can of corn. The “green chart” said to cook the brown rice for 22 minutes which I did. I did NR for 10 minutes. Then released the pressure opened, stirred and served with shredded parm cheese. We loved it! It was so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing it!
So glad you liked it! This one is a favorite of mine.
Has anyone adapted this with uncooked sausage? Or should I just precook then?
Hi Michelle, this is michelle. I am a new instant pot owner and wondered the same thing. Raw is all I had (beer brats) so I took them out of their casing and cooked it with the saute feature. Handy only one pot to clean and it turned out great!
Was very good made with smoked Italian sausage. Very easy to make.
That sounds amazing with the smoked sausage!
Can this recipe be doubled and would the cook time same
Yes you can double it and I would use the same cooking time.
Going to try this tonight – just want to be sure – the rice is uncooked – I’m new to the instant pot and have not tried a recipe with rice.
Yep it’s uncooked! Good luck Judy!
Chad S. says
Great recipe. Came together quickly and tasted great. Thank you!
You’re welcome! This is one of my new favorites.
I made this last night with some leftover sausage I cooked on the grill earlier in the week. Also used a whole grain rice medley I got at Target, and adjusted the cooking time per the pressure cooker directions on the package. It was A.MAZ.ING!!!!! This is the first recipe of yours I have tried-I’m a new fan. I love your hacks, and your ideas, and your awesome new kitchen!!! You’ve inspired me to make a few changes in my kitchen. I’m about to retire, so I want to create my “forever” kitchen now, and I want to incorporate some of your ideas. I also lit up the Container Store website yesterday and ordered some of the POP containers. Thank you Karen!!!!!
Oh that container store is addicting isn’t it???!!!!!
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