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Kid Friendly Spanish Brown Rice

This Kid Friendly Spanish Brown Rice is an easy and healthy recipe that the whole family will love!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 57 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 205kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • Instant Pot or
  • Saucepan


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 2 cups organic brown rice preferably from California
  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup pureed tomato
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt


  • Place rice in a metal strainer and rinse until the water is clear.

Instant Pot

  • Set your Instant Pot to saute and heat the olive oil for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the onion and cook for 8 minutes, until tender.
  • Add rice and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in vegetable broth, pureed tomato, and sea salt.
  • Place the lid on your pressure cooker and seal. Set to high pressure and cook for 22 minutes.
  • When the cook time is done, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release. Carefully remove the lid. Fluff, and serve.

Stove Top

  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender.
  • Add rice and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in vegetable broth or water, pureed tomato and sea salt.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 45 minutes.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.5mg