Find out how to make the Best Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers with my perfect cooked rice trick and a delicious blend of ground beef and seasonings.
Add the rice, olive oil, salt and the 1 cup of water to an Instant Pot safe dish. Stir to combine. Cover with foil and pinch a few holes or use my favorite Stackable Pot.
Add a long-legged trivet to the Instant Pot and the remaining 1 cup of water.
Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure. Open the lid.
Measure 1 - 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice for the Stuffed Peppers and store the rest.
Rinse the Instant Pot stainless steel insert.
You can brown the beef in a skillet or in the Instant Pot before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients. I prefer to skip this step and save time by using raw ground beef.
Stuff the prepared peppers equally with the mixture.
Add a trivet with handles to the IP or a steamer basket.
Close the lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 7 minutes + 5 minutes Natural Release. Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure manually and carefully open the lid.
*The recipe makes enough mixture to stuff 4-5 large bell peppers. You can cook them in batches, if you have more medium bell peppers that won't fit all in the Instant Pot. To make less filling, just enough to stuff 4 medium bell peppers, either use 1 cup of cooked rice instead of two, or use less ground beef, instead of 1 lb.