Easy Beef Rice Pilaf Instant Pot
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Easy Beef And Rice Pilaf Instant Pot

Easy Beef And Rice Pilaf Instant Pot - delicious beef flavored rice pilaf cooked in instant pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: One Pot Meal
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: beef, instant pot, rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 591kcal
Author: Love Keil



  • 6 slices bacon sliced
  • 2 cups onion diced, about 1 big onion
  • 1-2 lb beef stew beef or chuck, cut into 1 inch bite pieces
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or any oil of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons Montereal Steak Spice or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • 2 cups carrots cut into thick strips
  • 2 cups long grain rice washed, I also love using Jasmine rice!


  • Turn Instant Pot on "SAUTE" mode. Add bacon pieces and cook for 5 minutes, stirring few times. Next add 2 cups of diced onion and cook/stir for another 5 minutes (If you don't like cooking with bacon grease, now it will be a good time to take a spoon and remove it from the Instant Pot. I personally like to cook with bacon grease!) .
  • Now, add beef and stir. Add 2 tablespoons of oil, 2 teaspoons Montereal Steak Spice, 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon coriander and 2 1/2 cup of water. Place 2 bay leaves over the top and give it a nice stir.
  • Cover & lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Cook on Meat/Stew Mode for 30 minutes. After Quick Release the pressure and add 2 cups of carrots and 2 cups of washed rice to the top of the meat. Do Not Stir.
  • Close and lock the lid. Cook on Meat/Stew Pressure for 5 minutes. Natural Release the Pressure for 15 minutes.
  • After open the lid and give the beef and rice a nice stir. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve with Easy Greek Salad Recipe. Enjoy!


  • Use your favorite meat spices when making rice pilaf with beef. 
  • Store leftovers in airtight container inside the fridge for up to 3 days. Rice pilaf tastes amazing when reheated in the skillet with eggs and cheese next day. 
  • Add whole unpeeled garlic ON TOP of uncooked rice, top removed for that EXTRA garlic flavor right before closing the instant pot. I always do this when having garlic on hands. 
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7128IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg