Instant Pot beef stew casserole is incredible! With tender beef and rice cooked in one pot with vegetables too it is a pressure cooker recipe you will love.
We called this deliciousness Instant Pot beef stew casserole, you could also say it’s beef and rice. Whatever the name is I will tell you the flavors are amazing!! With tender beef cooked in a sweet homemade teriyaki like sauce you’ll surely put this Instant Pot recipe on your meal rotation for each month. (affiliate links present)
I’ll admit, I kinda’ came up with this on the fly. I was THRILLED at how perfect it came out on the first go around, I am not always that lucky.
- I had a package of stew meat I needed to use and rummaged through the pantry to come up with an idea. That’s where this Instant Pot beef and rice recipe came to fruition.
Yes you could make pressure cooker stew with this meat, but I wanted something different.
- We just love Instant Pot casseroles! You can literally throw everything in, close the lid and walk away. Add uncooked noodles or rice and everything is tender to perfection in less than 30 minutes total.
We’ve been focusing on Instant Pot steak recipes lately because that’s what I have left in my freezer. You see we bought half a cow earlier this year. I use a lot of ground beef, but all the other cuts kinda’ get ignored. Now was the time to get going on what we had because I hate food going to waste!
Making beef and rice in the Instant Pot does take two steps though. That is due to the long cook time for the beef, and shorter for the grains. It’s still a super quick Instant Pot dinner though.
Here’s the first step. I didn’t bother browning the meat, I just threw everything in and stirred so all the beef stew pieces were coated nicely. Then close the lid, set to high pressure for 18 minutes and you’re ready for step 2.
This is what you need to make our Instant Pot beef stew casserole recipe:
- Beef stew meat
- Minced garlic & ginger
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Beef broth
- Rice vinegar
- Garlic powder
- I prefer baby bellas
If you want to add a bit (or a lot) of heat you can add some Sriracha too. I just added 1 tbsp and it just added flavor, not heat.
- The most important thing to remember when making a pressure cooker rice casserole is to NOT stir it in. You must sprinkle the uncooked rice on the top and just gently submerge it into the liquid on the top. If you don’t follow this rule you will have a recipe fail, and receive the burn message.
Substitutions you could make: You could dice beef chuck roast if that’s what you had. If you wanted to season meat with a sprinkle of salt and pepper to begin with that would be fine. A splash of Worcestershire sauce would be a good add in and if you only have chicken broth I’d use that over water for this. 1/2 cup of fried onions on top at the end might be good too.
- Ready to make pressure cooker beef and rice?
- It may become your new favorite Instant Pot beef recipe.
Looking for more easy Instant Pot recipes?
- Try our pressure cooker stroganoff casserole too with a quick release and short cook time
- Instant Pot butter beef is a family fave
- This Instant Pot sausage and rice casserole is great too
- Or use chicken and make a similar dish we call Instant Pot chicken and rice
Note: I have not made this with brown rice yet. It would take longer. If I use that style of cooking rice in the future I will add pressure cooking time for that as well.
Instant Pot Beef Stew Casserole
- Add first 10 ingredients into your pressure cooker and stir. Close lid and steam valve. Cook on high for 18 minutes with a quick release.
- Lift lid and add carrots, celery, mushrooms and rest of your beef broth.
- Sprinkle the uncooked white rice on top and gently submerge into your liquid, do not stir.
- Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 9 minutes followed by a 3 minute natural release. Release rest of steam after that and stir, serve!