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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.

The first step was to prepare the pork tenderloin for browning in the Instant Pot.

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!!

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

Yield: 4

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice

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.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 591mg Carbohydrates: 23g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g

 

2 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.

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