Porcupine Meatballs are great because the rice gives the meatball texture and really absorbs the taste of the meat and sauce, giving it great flavor. These tasty, filling Gluten-free Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs have a rich flavor and can take on a thick and chunky almost stew-like consistency.
Many times when we have meatballs it’s with one pasta or another, or by themselves for sandwiches. Sometimes I like to make the meatballs with rice, which are often called porcupine meatballs. When I do this, I like it best when they’re in a red sauce. I love rice, and when the rice cooks in the meatballs it takes on the flavor of the meat and sauce while remaining very tender inside the meatballs. I have made these in the oven and had the rice actually poke out like a porcupine. When I make them in the Instant Pot the rice doesn’t poke out in that same way, but the flavor is still great. These Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs can take on an almost stew like thick and chunky consistency, if the meatballs break apart a little. Don’t panic if this happens because the flavor is even better. Here’s how I make Gluten-free Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs.
Gluten-free Instant Pot Porcupine Meatballs
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- Instant Pot
- large mixing bowl
- measuring cup
- measuring spoons
Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SetCook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PieceiNeibo silicone spoon With stainless handleInstant Pot Tempered Glass Lid w stainless rimInstant Pot 6 qt Programmable Pressure Cooker
- 1.5 lb ground beef
- 1 cup uncooked white rice
- 1/2 cup dried chopped onion
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 28 oz tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
Spray the Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray.
Place all of the ingredients except the tomato sauce and water into a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
Pour the tomato sauce and water over the meatballs.
Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
Allow pressure to release naturally.
Serve and enjoy!
If you’re looking for other Instant Pot rice recipes, be sure to check out my recipes for Instant Pot Bacon Cheddar Rice, Instant Pot Ham And Pineapple Rice, Gluten-free Instant Pot Cheesy Rice, Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice, Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Rice, and Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice.