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kielbasa with rice and peas on wooden spoon in the pressure cooker
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Instant Pot Kielbasa and Rice

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!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot kielbasa and rice, pressure cooker, smoked sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Pressure Time 10 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 161kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 rope kielbasa sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice rinsed well
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • shredded cheese (optional)


  • 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