Russian Garlicky Beef and Rice
Servings Prep Time
6 – 8 servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6 – 8 servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Russian Garlicky Beef and Rice
  • 1/4cup olive oil
  • 1lb Beef Stew Meatcut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 4tbsp butter
  • 1 large onionfinely diced
  • 1 1/2cups shredded carrots
Seasoning Mixture:
  • 1tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2tsp black pepper
  • 1/2tsp each cumin
  • 1/2tsp paprika
  • 1/2tsp coriander
Rice Mixture:
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2cups brown ricerinsed
  • 2 whole heads garlicunpeeled, top 1/3 removed to expose cloves
  • 3cups hot water
  • 1/2cup chopped italian parsleyoptional
  1. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTÉ function and adjust to HIGH or MORE .
  2. When oil gets hot, brown the meat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add butter and onion to the pot and Sauté until onion is soft, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add carrots and Seasoning Mixture ingredients and cook for 5 minutes more, using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add bay leaves, then spread rinsed rice in an even layer over the top of the vegetables–do not stir.
  6. Push garlic heads, cut side down, into the rice until they are halfway submerged.
  7. Slowly pour the hot water directly over the garlic cloves to soften.
  8. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL , then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  9. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 30 minutes.
  10. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  11. Carefully remove the garlic heads and set aside. Remove bay leaves bay leaves and discard. Stir rice mixture to combine.
  12. Squeeze the garlic cloves back into the pot, add chopped parsley (optional) and stir to combine. Serve warm
Recipe Notes

The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.