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Instant Pot Tortilla Soup With Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Pressure/depressurizing
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Healthy, easy, and delicious Instant Pot Tortilla Soup With Rice is the tastiest comfort food in under 30 minutes. Instant Pot, slow cooker, and stovetop instructions included.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: instant pot tortilla soup, slowcooker tortilla soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 216 kcal
Ingredients
Toppings
  • sour cream
  • plain Greek yogurt
  • fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • shredded cheese
  • Crushed tortillas
  • diced green onions
  • hot sauce
Instructions
Instant Pot Instructions
  1. Set Instant Pot to saute and wait for for the display to show "HOT". Add olive oil, carrots, onion, and chicken. Saute for 2 minutes. Add green pepper and garlic and saute for another minute. Set Instant Pot to warm/turn off.

  2. Add all the other ingredients and secure the lid. Set the lever to "sealing". Press manual>high pressure>10 minutes.

  3. When the time is up, allow for 10 minutes of a natural release and then use the quick release to remove any additional pressure.

  4. Top with avocado, cilantro, cheese, tortillas, sour cream/plain Greek yogurt, and lime wedges or whatever your heart desires.

Slow cooker Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients but rice to the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Add rice in the last hour of cooking.

  2. Top with avocado, cilantro, cheese, tortillas, sour cream/plain Greek yogurt, and lime wedges or whatever your heart desires.

Stovetop Instructions
  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute carrots, onion, and chicken for 4 minutes. Add green pepper and garlic and saute for 1 more minute. 

  2. Add all the other ingredients, place the lid on the pot and cook over medium heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Top with avocado, cilantro, cheese, tortillas, sour cream/plain Greek yogurt, and lime wedges or whatever your heart desires.

Recipe Notes

2 tsp of chili powder is perfect for people who don't like spicy. 3 tsp (1 tbsp) would be better for those who like a bit of heat. 

 

If you prefer more of a soup consistency, use 5 cups of chicken broth. If you want it more stew-like, only use 3 cups of chicken broth.

 

Use rotisserie chicken to speed up your prep time. Add it with the other ingredients at cook time.

If you want to use brown rice, you'll need to increase the cook time to 20 minutes in the Instant Pot and stove top. Cook time remains the same for slow cooker set to high.

 

In a rush? Do a quick release on the Instant Pot using a towel to flip the lever to "venting". It will take about 7 minutes.

 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Tortilla Soup With Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 754mg22%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 6610IU132%
Vitamin C 50.4mg61%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.