Ground Beef Rice Slow Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Instant-Pot


Ground Beef Rice Slow Cooker Recipe


Recipe for: Hashweh

Serves 6

Active Time 15 minutes

Saute; Pressure/Manual (High) Natural/Quick Release

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or Ghee
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup sliced yellow onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 4 or 5 cardamom pods, or ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, parsley, or mint, or a mixture
  • tzatziki, for serving (optional)


  1. Select SAUTE on the Instant Pot
  2. When the pot is hot, add the oil
  3. When the oil is hot, add the pine nuts
  4. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes
  5. Add the onions and garlic and stir to combine
  6. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring just enough to break up the clumps of meat, for 2 to 3 minutes (don’t worry about cooking the beef fully at this stage)
  7. Add the rice, cardamom, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper
  8. Stir well to combine
  9. Stir in the water
  10. Select CANCEL
  11. Secure the lid on the pot
  12. Close the pressure-release valve
  13. Select MANUAL and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 4 minutes
  14. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure
  15. Stir gently to fluff up the rice
  16. Sprinkle with the chopped fresh herbs
  17. Serve hot, with a side of tzatziki if you like

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