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French Onion Rice in a white bowl

Instant Pot French Onion Rice

Instant Pot French Onion Rice is a tasty rice side dish, another one of my Instant Pot "Dump and Start" recipes. There is a lot of flavor in this Instant Pot rice side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker french onion rice recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 - 7
Calories 394 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 cups Long Grain White Rice, uncooked, rinsed very well
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can French Onion Soup
  • 1 1/4 cups Beef Broth
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 (4 oz) can Sliced Mushrooms, drained (optional)
  • 1/2 med Sweet Onion, sliced thinly and cut into quarter moon shapes
  • 1 Tbsp Dried or Fresh Parsley Flakes
  • 1 lg clove Garlic, finely minced
  • 4 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper


  1. Add all of the ingredients in the inner liner pot of the pressure cooker. Stir well.

  2. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  3. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial.

  4. Then press the +/- button or dial and select 3 minutes. High pressure.

  5. The pot will take about 5 minutes to come to pressure.

  6. When the cook time has finished, let the pot sit undisturbed for 9 minutes (9 minute Natural Release).

  7. Turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to release the remaining pressure/steam.

  8. When the pin in the lid drops back down, open the lid carefully.

  9. Fluff the rice with a fork, and gently stir.

  10. Serve the rice hot, with extra parsley on top, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Make in the 3 qt, 5 qt, 6 qt, or 8 qt pot.

You can add chicken to this if you want a one-pot meal. For an average sized 8 oz skinless/boneless breast, cut it in fourths. This will ensure it cooks without drying out. If the pieces are pretty thick, cut them just a little smaller, maybe in sixths and toss them in with the rice.