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Instant Pot Okra And Rice Recipe

Okra Rice is a popular Caribbean side dish that blows plain old rice out of the water. Learn how to cook okra and rice in the instant pot perfectly each time. So delicious and soft.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Haitian, International
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 180kcal


  • 1 Lb. Okra Sliced
  • 3 Cups Jasmine Rice Washed / Rinsed
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Minced or chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • Cup Haitian Epis
  • 2 Tbsp. Oil Olive oil is okay to use
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt Or to taste
  • ½ Tsp. Black Pepper Or to taste


  • Wash and rince the rice. Set aside. On the Instant Pot, click on the sautee button and adjust the time 30 minutes. Add the oil and add the okra. Cook for 3 minutes. Next, add the tomato paste, epis and garlic. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes.
    Add the rice. Mix well. Then add the water, season with salt and pepper.
    Okra sauce in pot
  • Place the lid on the pot and turn the knob to sealing. Click on cancel, then press the rice button. Click on rice again so that the light is on the more button. The time should show 15 minutes.
    Quick release, fluff with a fork. Serve and enjoy.
    rice and okra in instant pot
  • Serve and enjoy.
    Rice and Orange in blue bowl



Cooking Recipe Notes: 

Wash the rice until the water runs clear. 
*** Calories are estimated per serving ***


Serving: 6People | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 8mg