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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*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Potassium 754mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 5g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 132.2%
Vitamin C 61.1%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.