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Instant Pot Dirty Rice in a white bowl in front of the pot

Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Instant Pot Dirty Rice is a Cajun/Creole classic recipe of rice cooked with chicken livers and gizzards, and spicy Andouille sausage. You can use other meat if you like.

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Cajun, Creole
Keyword instant pot dirty rice recipe, pressure cooker dirty rice recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 389 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 3 Tbsp Bacon Fat (or cooking oil)
  • 1/2 lb Chicken Gizzards, minced
  • 1/2 lb Bulk Sausage* (hot Italian is nice)
  • 1/2 lb Chicken Livers, finely minced to a paste
  • 1 sm Onion, diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 2 ribs Celery, diced
  • 5 cloves Garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper, optional
  • 2 tsp Low Sodium Creole or Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 cups Rice (jasmine, basmati, or white long grain)
  • 2 1/2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Parsley


  1. Turn on the Sauté setting. When hot, add the bacon fat or oil.

  2. Add the gizzards and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned.

  3. Add the sausage and cook a few minutes.

  4. Add the chicken livers and cook, stirring occasionally, until mostly done.

  5. Add the onion, celery, and green pepper and cook until softened.

  6. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute.

  7. Add the pepper, salt, cayenne, and Cajun/Creole seasoning. Stir.

  8. Add the rice evenly over the top, but don't stir.

  9. Pour in the broth. Don't stir.

  10. If using dried parsley, add it in. If using fresh, leave it until the end.

  11. Cancel the sauté setting and close the lid. Seal the vent.

  12. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 8 minutes. High Pressure. The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.

  13. When the cook cycle has finished, immediately turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to Quick Release the steam/pressure.

  14. When the pin in the lid drops back down, open the lid and stir the rice. Taste and adjust salt, and/or the Cajun/Creole seasoning, if desired.

  15. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*You can use ground beef in place of the sausage.