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Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf is an easy side that pairs well with many mains. This tender rice will become a go-to for family meals as well as entertaining.

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf is an easy -to-make side that pairs well with many main courses. Using an electric pressure cooker makes cooking almost effortless, freeing your time for other things. This tender and moist rice will become one of your go-tos for family meals as well as entertaining guests. Here’s how to make it.

This recipe makes 4-6 servings.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes (This does not include time to come to pressure or the time needed for natural pressure release.)

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, finely grated
  • ½ medium red onion, diced fine
  • 2 large stalks celery, diced fine
  • 8 oz baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup wild rice blend, rinsed well
  • 2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, divided
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe

Instructions

Plug in the pressure cooker.

Add olive oil to the pressure cooker and select the sauté high function.

Once the display reads “hot,” add the carrots, red onion, celery, portobello mushrooms and minced garlic to the pot.

Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring continually, until the veggies soften and the mushrooms start to release their liquid, approximately 5 minutes.

Press cancel to stop the cooking cycle off.

Add the wild rice, broth and fresh rosemary to the pot and stir to combine.

Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.

Put the lid back on and close to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high for  15 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, let pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.

Unplug the pressure cooker and let the pot sit closed for an additional 5 minutes.

Remove the lid from the pressure cooker.

Fluff the rice while stirring in one tablespoon fresh parsley and the toasted almonds.

Sprinkle the remaining chopped parsley on top.

Serve and enjoy!

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe

What does this side dish pair well with?

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf goes particularly well with chicken, pork and fish. 

What wild rice should I use?

Any wild rice mix should work for this recipe.

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, finely grated
  • ½ medium red onion, diced fine
  • 2 large stalks celery, diced fine
  • 8 oz baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup wild rice blend, rinsed well
  • 2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, divided
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Instructions

Plug in the pressure cooker.

Add olive oil to the pressure cooker and select the sauté high function.

Once the display reads “hot,” add the carrots, red onion, celery, portobello mushrooms and minced garlic to the pot.

Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring continually, until the veggies soften and the mushrooms start to release their liquid, approximately 5 minutes.

Press cancel to stop the cooking cycle off.

Add the wild rice, broth and fresh rosemary to the pot and stir to combine.

Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.

Put the lid back on and close to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high for  15 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, let pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.

Unplug the pressure cooker and let the pot sit closed for an additional 5 minutes.

Remove the lid from the pressure cooker.

Fluff the rice with a fork while stirring in one tablespoon fresh parsley and the toasted almonds.

Sprinkle the remaining chopped parsley on top.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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5 comments

Biana May 30, 2020 - 5:11 pm

This rice pilaf looks so good! Love all the veggies you put in it, so healthy and delicious!

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Alison May 30, 2020 - 6:02 pm

I’ve been a fan of pilaf since a kid. It was a regular in our house. This recipe is even healthier and heartier with the addition of wild rice and vegetables. It makes a meal all on its own!

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Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry May 30, 2020 - 6:26 pm

What a delicious looking side dish and it sounds so healthy too! Definitely going to be trying this in my Instant Pot, perhaps pairing it with some chicken.

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Colleen May 30, 2020 - 6:40 pm

This looks delicious. I love wild rice, and I can’t wait to make this pilaf. Thanks for sharing.

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Cookilicious May 31, 2020 - 12:29 am

oh this looks yumm! i want to try this dish out for sure..love pilaf

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