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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.

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.

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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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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice:

  • 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)

How to Make Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Rice:

  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.
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

Phyllis

Friday 10th of September 2021

Seems like too much rice for liquid amount??

Kathleen

Saturday 11th of September 2021

Hi Phyllis, It worked perfectly with that amount of liquid. Take care, Kathleen

Lori

Wednesday 9th of June 2021

I made this recipe tonight and it was delicious! I used 1 cup quinoa with 11/2 cups chicken broth. I also used a 1 lb pork tenderloin. I pressure cooked it for 3 minutes and slow released for 10 minutes. It turned out perfect!

Kathleen

Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Hi Lori, Thank you so much for sharing your results and modifications with us! Take care, Kathleen

Mary

Saturday 13th of March 2021

I used this recipe yesterday. My tenderloin was less than 2# but I don't remember exact weight. I set it for 3 minutes and natural release time was 15 minutes because I was busy doing something else. The tenderloin and rice turned out perfect. Thank you.

Kathleen

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Hi Mary, I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing your results with us and YES Natural Release for meat is so important to keep the moisture in. Take care, Kathleen

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Mary Scott

Monday 20th of July 2020

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.

Kathleen

Monday 20th of July 2020

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

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