Cajun Rice

Instant Pot

Instant Pot Popeye’s Cajun Rice is ground beef, green pepper and rice with Cajun seasonings. An easy copycat recipe that you can make at home in your Instant Pot.

Ground Beef | Minced Onion Garlic Powder | Celery Seed Cajun Seasoning | Cayenne Pepper Black Pepper | Water Better than Bouillon Base Rice | Bell Pepper Rotisserie Chicken (Optional)



Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in the beef and break it up. Add in the onion. Brown the beef for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease.


Stir in the garlic powder, celery seed, cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper and black pepper to coat the beef. Pour in the water and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Add Better than Bouillon.


Sprinkle in the rice and the bell pepper. Don’t stir. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting and remove the lid.


Stir in the chicken, if using. Test taste the rice and add in salt to taste.

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