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Instant Pot Ground Turkey & Rice Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This instant pot ground turkey and rice recipe is my go-to for a quick, hearty meal. It's packed with flavors from the garlic, onion, and spices, and the turkey makes it super satisfying.

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You ever get those night-time cravings? Yeah, me too. Recently, I've been whipping up this fabulous Instant Pot Ground Turkey and Rice dish to satisfy my hunger pangs. Scrumptious ground turkey, fragrant white rice, fresh garlic cloves and onions, all seasoned with oregano, paprika, and balanced with chicken broth. Easy on the clock and easy on the taste buds! It's a winner, trust me. Ready to give it a try?

Ingredients for Instant Pot Ground Turkey and Rice

  • Ground turkey: Lean protein source that adds flavor and texture, a healthier alternative to beef in this dish.
  • White rice: Staple grain that cooks well in the Instant Pot, absorbs flavors, and provides a hearty base for the dish.
  • Onion: Adds depth of flavor and sweetness to the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile of the recipe.
  • Garlic: Aromatic ingredient that infuses the dish with a rich, savory flavor, complementing the other ingredients perfectly.
  • Chicken broth: Provides moisture and enhances the savory taste of the dish, adding depth to the overall flavor profile.
  • Dried oregano: Herb that adds a Mediterranean flair to the dish, bringing a warm, earthy flavor to the recipe.
  • Paprika: Adds a subtle smokiness and mild heat to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile with a hint of spice.
  • Parsley: Fresh herb that adds a pop of color and freshness to the dish, serving as a vibrant garnish.

Essential Tools for Making This Delicious Instant Pot Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Cooks the ground turkey and rice quickly under pressure, infusing flavors and ensuring a tender result.
  • Spatula: Helps in stirring the ingredients together and scraping the bottom of the pot to prevent sticking.

Instant Pot Ground Turkey & Rice Recipe

This Instant Pot Ground Turkey & Rice Recipe is a quick and easy meal perfect for busy weeknights. It's flavorful, nutritious, and ready in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Sauté Function
  • Fork


Main Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and brown the ground turkey.
  • Add the diced onion and minced garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the rice, chicken broth, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid, set to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve.


This recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy dinner. You can substitute ground turkey with ground chicken or beef if desired.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 25gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Ground Turkey, Instant Pot, Rice
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Meal Prep and Storage Tips for Instant Pot Ground Turkey and Rice

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the ground turkey and rice according to the recipe.
  • Allow the dish to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the ground turkey and rice as directed.
  • Cool the dish completely before portioning into freezer-safe containers.
  • Label the containers with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Ground turkey is a lean protein that cooks quickly, making it a great option for busy weeknight meals.

Common Questions About Making Ground Turkey and Rice in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of meat instead of ground turkey?
Yes, you can substitute ground turkey with ground chicken, beef, or even plant-based ground meat for this recipe.
Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?
Yes, you can use brown rice, but you may need to adjust the cooking time and liquid amount as brown rice typically requires more time and liquid to cook.
Can I add vegetables to this recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to add diced carrots, bell peppers, peas, or any other vegetables you like to enhance the flavor and nutrition of the dish.
Can I double the recipe in the Instant Pot?
It's possible to double the recipe, but be mindful not to exceed the maximum fill line of your Instant Pot to ensure proper pressure cooking.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze the leftovers in airtight containers for future quick and convenient meals. Just remember to thaw and reheat thoroughly before serving.

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