No Taco Tuesday is complete without the perfect side dish. Luckily, you have come to the right place! If you don’t like this recipe for Instant Pot Green Enchilada Rice, you can also try my Instant Pot Mexican Rice or Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice! But now, for the purpose of this post… green rice!
This Instant Pot Green Enchilada Rice is SO flavorful, and the secret ingredient makes is SUPER easy to make. Don’t worry about buying peppers, spices, etc, because I have the ingredient that makes it easy and perfect. I have suggested my favorite enchilada sauce here, but feel free to substitute it with YOUR favorite or your favorite homemade enchilada sauce!
A few weeks ago, Siete Foods sent me a box of delicious products and I unboxed them on my Instagram stories.
My favorite find in this box was the Green Enchilada Sauce. This stuff is perfection in a jar! Despite the fact that it is Whole30 approved, (of course this recipe isn’t Whole30 approved, but that’s ok!) it has delicious, natural ingredients: tomatillos, green bell peppers, onions, water, jalapeños, apple cider vinegar, garlic, avocado oil, dates, sea salt chia seed, flax seed, black pepper, and turmeric. Trust me that this is the perfect flavor combo!
When I first opened the jar, I tried the sauce with chips. SO GOOD!! You can just stop at this point if you’d like, because this green enchilada sauce makes a great dip! But it also makes enchiladas (of course,) tacos, nachos, or in this instant pot green enchilada rice!
I admittedly have never really been a fan of canned enchilada sauce, but this stuff comes in a jar, so clearly it’s the best.
It cooks SO nicely in the Instant Pot, you will love it as a side dish or even as a main meal! Rice has protein, you know, so have at it!
This post was originally written in April 2020. Revised January 2023