Instant Pot - Zucchini & Beef with Rice


Cut stewing beef into bite size pieces.Slice the onion and mushrooms if not using presliced.


Turn Instant Pot to Saute Normal for 5 minutes and add some olive oil. Dump in the meat and cut vegetables.


Rinse and drain some rice. Put the rice into a pressure cooker safe pan (I use a round cake pan) and add 2 cups of water.


When Instant Pot shuts off beef will still be slightly pink. Add some beef broth and use it to deglaze the Pot.


Dump in some diced tomatoes and Do Not Stir.


Pour in some pasta sauce and Do Not Stir.


Slice some zucchini into 1/2 inch slices and add to pot on top of the pasta sauce. Do not stir. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Add a trivet or egg holder to the Pot to create a shelf for the rice pan. Place the rice pan on the trivet.


Place lid on Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to sealing position and set Pot to Pressure Cook High for 4 minutes.


Once Pot is done cooking, do a Natural Release for 10 minutes before venting. Remove lid, carefully lift out rice and cover it with tinfoil to keep warm.


Stir contents of Pot and if you want a thicker sauce make a corn starch slurry and turn Pot back to Saute mode until liquid boils and thickens.


Fluff up rice with a fork before serving. Serve on top of rice or side by side in a bowl.