Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice is a simple meal that can be dressed up easily to suit any special occasion.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice is a simple meal that can be dressed up easily for any special occasion.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and rice is a quick meal solution during the week.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

The first step was to prepare the pork tenderloin for browning in the Instant Pot.  My tenderloin was about 1 3/4 to 2 pounds.

I cut the tenderloin in half before rubbing it with some olive oil, paprika and black pepper.  You can experiment with different rubs that suit your own taste.

Then I turned the Instant Pot to the saute function and browned the tenderloin on both sides.

When the meat was browned on both sides I removed it from the Pot and set it aside.

Next I added the chicken broth and used it to deglaze the Pot.  This means I carefully scraped off any brown bits that were sticking to the bottom of the Pot.

It is a very important step when using an Instant Pot so that you will avoid the “Burn” message when the Pot is coming up to pressure.

Next I quickly rinsed and drained some long grain rice with water before I sprinkled it over the chicken broth.  I did not stir.

After adding the rice I placed the trivet in the Pot and arranged the pork tenderloin on top of it.

Then I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 3 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking I allowed it to do a Natural Release for 12 minutes before turning the steam release handle to the venting position and removing the lid.

I transferred the cooked pork tenderloin to a cutting board.

Then I removed the trivet and fluffed up the rice with a fork.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and rice is a quick meal solution during the week.    To complete the meal just add the vegetable or salad of your choosing.

It can easily be dressed up to impress your guests for a special occasion.

Some simple but tasty options include adding a sauce to drizzle over the meat before serving.  We have used something as simple as drizzling pure maple syrup over the meat.  We have also tried mixing some mustard and honey together and heating the mixture slightly in the microwave before pouring it over the tenderloin.

Consider serving it with a side of Chunky Apple Sauce that can be found on this site.  You are only limited by your own imagination before serving and enjoying!!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe. This gluten free dinner recipe is all cooked in one pot.

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Yield: 4

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice is a simple meal that can be dressed up easily for any special occasion.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice is a simple meal that can be dressed up easily for any special occasion.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 3/4 - 2 pounds)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups long grain rice (rinsed)

Instructions

  1. Turn Instant Pot on to saute function.
  2. Cut pork tenderloin in half and rub each half with olive oil, paprika and pepper.
  3. Brown the pieces of tenderloin on both sides.
  4. Remove the tenderloin from the Instant Pot and set aside.
  5. Add the chicken broth to the Instant Pot and use it to deglaze. This means scraping all the brown bits from the bottom of the Pot to avoid the burn message when coming up to pressure later.
  6. Rinse and drain the 2 cups of rice quickly with water and then sprinkle the rice over the chicken broth in the Pot. Do not stir.
  7. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and arrange the pieces of tenderloin on top of it.
  8. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 3 minutes.
  9. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, allow it to do a Natural Release for 12 minutes. Then turn the steam release handle to the venting position.
  10. Remove the lid and transfer the tenderloin to a cutting board.
  11. Remove the trivet and fluff up the rice with a fork.
  12. Slice the tenderloin and serve with rice and your choice of vegetables.
  13. Optional: If desired make a sauce or gravy for the meat. Suggestions include, maple syrup glaze, honey mustard sauce etc.

Notes

*This recipe was tested in an 8 quart Instant Pot Duo.

I have made another attempt at this recipe because of all the comments. This time my tenderloin was 1.27 pounds. Last time my tenderloin was about 1 3/4 pounds.

The only thing I changed was the Natural Release Time. I lowered it to 8 minutes.

*The most important thing is to make sure you have a pork tenderloin and not a pork loin roast.

Hope this update helps.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 591mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

 

15 Comments

  • Doni January 13, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    First tenderloin last night for 5m, and allowed it to sit four 7m, then QR. Mine was tuff. Any suggestions. This was my 1st ever time. I also have duo+

    Reply
    • Kathleen January 13, 2020 at 5:09 pm

      Hi,
      I cooked mine for 3 minutes at high pressure. I think 5 minutes would be too long. You could still try keeping the natural release at 7 minutes and see how it turns out. My tenderloin was large. Next time I might try a shorter natural release too and see how it turns out. Thanks for trying the recipe.

      Reply
  • Carol February 7, 2020 at 8:38 am

    I made mine, rubbed and seasoned both sides and seared it real well in olive oil for about 5 minutes or so. I cut tenderloins in half and flipped them to cook on all sides. My chicken broth was warm when I added it to pot to glaze and I used quinoa instead of rice, and cooked for 3 minutes. It was amazingly tasty and moist! I will definitely make this again!

    Reply
    • Kathleen February 7, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Carol,
      I am so glad that you took the time to share your results with us. I will have to try your variations!
      Thanks,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Klark Gabrielsen February 17, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    What size pork tenderloin did you use? I have one that is more of a roast, weighing about 2 1/2 lbs. (size is 5” x 2 1/2” x 8”). Will this work using your cooking instructions? Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Kathleen February 17, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Klark,
      That does sound more like a roast. It probably needs to be cooked quite a bit longer. I would confirm whether it is an actual pork tenderloin or a pork loin roast. If it is a tenderloin maybe cut it lengthwise as well……A roast that size probably would take about 15 minutes followed by 10 minutes Natural Release. I have a recipe on this site that is a pork loin roast with baby carrots and potatoes. Hope this helps a bit. Let me know how it turns out.
      Thanks,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Laura February 17, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I made this tonight exactly by the recipe but my pork was still completely raw in the middle. The rice was done but we chose not to eat it since the meat sitting above it wasn’t completely cooked and felt it could be contaminated. I didn’t want to add more cook time and then burn the rice. Not sure what went wrong but fortunately we had some leftovers for our dinner.

    Reply
    • Kathleen February 24, 2020 at 6:24 pm

      Hi Laura,
      I am sorry to hear that it did not work out for you. I am wondering if you had a pork loin roast and not a tenderloin. I do have a pork roast recipe on my site as well. I am going to do it again soon and make sure to include the weight of my tenderloin.
      Thanks,
      Kathleen

      Reply
      • Kathleen February 25, 2020 at 5:25 pm

        Hi,
        I just made this recipe again tonight with a 1.27 pound pork tenderloin. I have made the update in the notes section. The only thing that I changed was the Natural Release time. The posted recipe was for a pork tenderloin that weighed about 1 3/4 pounds or a bit more.

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        • Laura March 3, 2020 at 5:53 pm

          No it was not a roast, it was definitely a small pork tenderloin. I also have the 8 quart Instant Pot duo. So I’m not sure where things went wrong, but I’m not quite ready to try this recipe again. But I will someday!! Still a bit of a newbie at this, but I’ll check out your other recipes and try something different next time.

          Reply
          • Kathleen March 3, 2020 at 7:17 pm

            Hi Laura,
            I am glad you are willing to keep experimenting. It is a great little appliance and I am not sure why that recipe did not work for you. I have made it a few times now. Hopefully if you try another recipe on my site you will have success. Keep me posted!
            Thanks,
            Kathleen

  • Erika June 15, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Can this be made with brown rice? What changes would I need to make in terms of cook time? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Kathleen June 15, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Hi Erika,
      Brown rice takes quite a bit longer to cook. Your meat would be over done. My Instant Pot Beef and Rice recipe is made using brown rice. You can check out the necessary cook time for brown rice in that one.
      Thanks for your question,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Mary Scott July 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Can this be made without a trivet? My pot didn’t come with one. I am new to this, so still not sure if I plan to use it a lot, thus not wanting to sink more money into it yet.

    Reply
    • Kathleen July 20, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Mary,
      Some people cook their meat without a trivet but I have never tried it. I think my trivet came with my Pot. It might be okay to cook without if you have deglazed your Pot really well.
      Take care,
      Kathleen

      Reply

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