Portuguese Tomato Rice with Shrimp
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1large onionfinely chopped
  • 2tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4cloves garlicfinely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2cups Arborio rice
  • 2 3/4cups passataor thin tomato puree; if the passata is very thick use 2 1/4 cups passata and 1 1/4 cups of stock
  • 3/4cup chicken stock
  • 2teaspoons paprika
  • kosher saltto taste
  • black pepperto taste
  • 1cup tomatodiced, heaping cup
  • 3-4tablespoons butter
  • 1handful parsleyfreshly chopped
  • 24 raw shrimpshelled and deveined, optional
  1. Hit the sauté button on your Instant Pot and when says it’s hot, add in the oil and the onions and
  2. sauté for 3 or 4 minutes, until the onions are nice and soft.
  3. Add in the tomato paste and cook for another couple of minutes, stirring constantly so the tomato paste doesn’t burn.
  4. Now throw in the garlic and bay leaves, stir another minute before adding in the rice.
  5. Pour in the stock, the tomatoes, paprika and good pinch of kosher salt (start with 1 teaspoon and taste) and a few grinds of black pepper. Lastly, stir in the chopped tomatoes
  6. Close up the lid, seal the vent and program your Instant Pot to cook for 6 minutes at high pressure.
  7. When the time is up, quick release the pressure, open the lid and give the rice a good stir. It will be quite soupy.
  8. If you are adding shrimp, add them now, stir them into the rice and add the lid back on and let the rice sit for 3 or 4 minutes to cook them. If you are NOT adding shrimp, you can leave the lid off but continue to stir the rice occasionally for another minute or so to thicken the rice up a bit.
  9. Just before serving, stir in the butter and parsley. Enjoy!