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plate with instant pot sliced pork chops and rice with a fork

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

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This recipe for Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice is perfect for a busy weeknight or a Sunday dinner. This easy one-pot meal is balanced, nutritious, and flavorful. You only need 40 minutes from start to finish.

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 thin-cut boneless pork chops
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 3 scallions, sliced (optional, for topping)


  1. Press the Sauté function on a 6-quart Instant Pot. Pour in the oil and let it heat up for a few minutes.
  2. Add the onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until they start to soften.
  3. Cancel the sauté function and add the rinsed rice, water, and salt to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the pork chops on top and then the frozen peas and carrots. Do not stir.
  5. Lock on the lid and set the time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  6. When the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 15 minutes.
  7. Then, remove the lid and transfer the pork chops to a serving plate. Stir the rice with the vegetables and serve with the pork chops.
  8. Enjoy hot.


  1. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  2. If you want to use an alternative vegetable in this dish, try frozen green beans.
  3. The total cooking time includes 10 minutes for the pot to come up to pressure, plus 15 minutes natural release time.
  4. If you want to use an alternative vegetable in this dish, try frozen green beans.
  5. You can use water or broth in this recipe.
  6. This recipe works best in a 6-quart pressure cooker. I have not tested it in an 8-quart Instant Pot.


  • Serving Size: 1/5 of recipe
  • Calories: 372
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 568.1 mg
  • Fat: 9.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 36.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 92.6 mg