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Instant Pot Cajun Cauliflower Rice in a white bowl

Instant Pot Cajun Cauliflower Rice

Pressure Cooker Cauliflower rice with KIelbasa and Cajun flavors is a low-carb and healthy version of the Louisiana-inspired dish made easy in the Instant Pot. It's hearty and full of good-for-you nutrients!
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot cajun cauliflower rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Natural Release 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 195kcal
Author lalaine


  • 8-qt Pressure Cooker


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded, cored, and chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded, cored, and chopped
  • 1 package (12 ounces) kielbasa sausage
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  • Without the lid on, PRESS the SAUTE mode button on the Instant Pot. When HOT appears on the display, add butter.
  • Add bell peppers and onions and cook until softened. serve.
  • Add sliced kielbasa and cook until lightly browned.
  • Turn off the SAUTE setting and add the cauliflower rice to the pot and stir until ingredients are combined.
  • Add paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and thyme.
  • Add broth and stir again to evenly distribute seasonings.
  • Close and lock the lid, and set the floating valve on the SEALING. Cook on MANUAL for 5 minutes.
  • When finished, do a 10-minute NATURAL RELEASE. Then turn the steam floating valve on the lid to the VENTING position to release the remaining pressure manually. Carefully open lid.
  • Fluff the cauliflower rice with a fork and serve hot.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg