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Instant Pot Kielbasa and Rice with peas is a quick and easy dinner with few ingredients that you can make in the pressure cooker in 30 minutes. A simple one pot meal!

This delicious budget friendly dinner combines savory smoked sausage with fragrant jasmine rice and peas for a quick meal that pleases even the picky eaters. If you’re looking for easy Instant Pot recipes, you’re going to love this one!

You’ve heard of chicken and rice, right? Well, this sausage and rice is the basically the same idea. In fact, it’s even easier since the sausage is already cooked.

I have a lot of kielbasa recipes on the blog, but this is the first time I’ve paired smoked sausage with rice. It definitely works, though, and it’s super simple to make.

How to Make Smoked Sausage and Rice in the Pressure Cooker

You only need a few ingredients for this easy kielbasa recipe — no cream soups, either! You can easily dump everything into the pot and cook it, but I like to brown the sausage and onions to get more flavor.

brown kielbasa and onions in the pressure cooker

Next, add a little broth to deglaze the pot if you have any browned bits on the bottom. Then, add your jasmine rice over the sausage.

I used a simple blend of salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika to season the sausage and rice. You can sprinkle it on the meat or rice, or adda little bit to both.

Then, pour in some chicken broth, and press the rice down lightly so that it’s all under the broth. Don’t stir it all together — just make sure it’s covered with liquid.

jasmine rice and kielbasa in the instant pot pressure cooker with chicken broth

How Long to Pressure Cook Sausage and Rice

I used the same cook time as my Instant Pot jasmine rice recipe, since you’re basically just adding sausage in with the rice. So pressure cook it for only 4 minutes and allow a 10 minute release.

When it’s done, throw in some frozen peas. The heat from the IP is enough to cook them, although you can thaw them first if you want.

Instant Pot kielbasa with jasmine rice and peas on a wooden spoon

The rice is perfectly cooked and just sticky enough to hold everything together. You can also add some shredded cheese to make it a little creamier. My kids love the cheesy rice!

You guys, this kielbasa and rice is such an easy dinner, and it’s even easier in the Instant Pot. It’s definitely comfort food, and even my picky eaters gobbled this right up!

pressure cooker smoked sausage and rice with peas and cheese in a white bowl
instant Pot kielbasa and rice with peas in a white bowl

More Instant Pot Kielbasa Recipes

Instant Pot Kielbasa and Rice Recipe

5 from 14 votes

Instant Pot Kielbasa and Rice

By: Dee
Instant Pot Kielbasa and Rice with peas is a quick and easy dinner with few ingredients that you can make in the pressure cooker in 30 minutes. A simple one pot meal!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Pressure Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 rope kielbasa sliced
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice rinsed well
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup peas
  • shredded cheese (optional)
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  • Press SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add the olive oil, kielbasa and chopped onion
  • Cook until onions are slightly soft, and add some broth to deglaze pot if necessary
  • Hit Cancel to turn pot off, then add rice over sausage, and add sea salt, garlic powder, pepper and smoked paprika
  • Pour broth over rice, and push down to make sure rice is covered with broth. Do not stir everything together.
  • Place lid on pot, make sure vent is on Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then cook
  • When pot beeps, allow a 10 minute natural release, then quick release remaining pressure
  • When pin drops, remove lid, and stir in peas. Stir in shredded cheese, if desired, and serve


Be sure to rinse the rice well before adding to the pot.
Recipe was made in 6 quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, but it can be made in any brand of pressure cooker.
You can double the recipe without changing the cook time.


Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 410mg, Potassium: 141mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 133IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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  1. Mike Donley says:

    Awesome dish!! What do you consider the serving size for this dish since I’m starting a diet plan and want to track how many bowls I eat.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you liked it, Mike. The standard serving size is about 1 cup — not a lot, but it is filling. Hope this helps!

  2. Jennifer Reynolds says:

    Thank you my first use of instapot

    I had to work with what I had and this was easy and great.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I’m so glad you liked it, Jennifer! Thanks!

  3. Carrie says:

    Quick, easy, and tastes great! I added some canned mushrooms when I added my peas and thought about maybe adding some carrots next time!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I love your additions! Thanks so much, Carrie!

  4. Rose says:

    Thank you for this quick and delicious recipe! I’ve made this a couple times and IP recipes can’t get any easier than this! If I don’t have onions, or if I’m in a rush, I’ll use dried minced onion. I personally like to double the rice and skip the salt. This recipe is in heavy rotation in my house.

    1. Dee says:

      I’m so happy to hear this, Rose. Thank you for the awesome review!

  5. Kaitlin Jaffe says:

    If I double the recipe should I up the cook time?

    1. Dee says:

      The cook time stays the same — just double the ingredients. 🙂

  6. Angie says:

    Just made this for dinner. Even my picky toddler loved it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    1. Dee says:

      I’m so happy to hear this! Thank you for letting me know. 🙂

  7. Stephanie T.-H. says:

    I am still learning how to use my IP (a gift from my friend) I have a frozen rope of sweet italian sausage. I was looking for a freezer to insta pot recipe I love this recipe. I’ll book mark it for another night.

  8. Colleen says:

    We halved the recipe. This was my first ever instant pot try. 3 quart Christmas present. Snowed in and used ingredients we had on hand. Thanks!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Colleen. Thanks!

  9. Kim says:

    Can I use long grain rice instead of the Jasmine rice? Would the cooking time change?

    1. Dee says:

      Jasmine is long grain, so plain long grain white rice would have the same cook time. 🙂