Press the saute button on the Instant Pot. Once it displays hot, add the oil to the pot and then add the garlic, onion, jalapeño and peppers. Saute for 1 minute, you don't want them browned.
Then add the following WITHOUT stirring- water, rice, black beans, corn, cumin powder, smoked paprika, salt, red enchilada sauce and green enchilada sauce. Do not stir.
Close the pot with its lid. Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, with the pressure valve in the sealing position.Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then do a quick pressure release.
Open the pot and stir in the cheese and close the pot with a glass lid for couple of minutes until the cheese melts. Stir the melted cheese with the rice.
Top enchilada rice with cilantro, avocado and serve with tortilla chips. Yum!
To make this recipe on stove top, use a pan with lid. Follow instructions until sauteing the garlic, onion, jalapeño and peppers (on medium heat). Then add all ingredients in given order- water, rice, black beans, corn, cumin powder, smoked paprika, salt, enchilada sauces and stir. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is done. Remove lid and add in the cilantro and cheese. Mix until the cheese melts. Serve with avocados, cilantro!
If you have burn problem with your Instant Pot- skip the step of sauteing the onion-garlic-jalapeno. Just add everything in the order that it's listed and cook as per instructions.
If you are sauteing the onion, garlic (as per the recipe) only saute for 1 minute. You do not want any brown bits.
I have not tried it personally but this recipe should work with brown rice as well- cook for 24 minutes on high pressure with natural pressure release if using brown rice.
This enchilada rice is mildly spiced. To make it spicier, add more jalapenos, use medium enchilada sauce in place of mild and use an additional 1/2 cup of green enchilada sauce.
You may also use taco seasoning here. If you do that, skip on the cumin and smoked paprika.
You may serve it with sour cream, lime wedges etc.
To make it vegan: skip the cheese at end or use vegan cheese.