This Wild Rice Instant Pot Pilaf is the perfect savory rice side dish for your next meal. This dish is rich with flavor and is loaded with delightful veggies.
Why You Need This Wild Rice Pilaf In Your Life
- Fast. Less than 30 minutes of cooking time.
- Easy. A simple pour and cook recipe.
- Vegetarian. A great vegetarian side dish or main course.
- Versatile. Mix in your favorites for a perfectly customized dish.
The wild rice alone is enough to make your mouth water, but with the addition of veggies and some optional add-ins, if you're feeling adventurous, this dish is sure to leave you craving some more. There's just something so comforting and satisfying as a deliciously prepared Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf!
Not only is this dish incredibly tasty, but it's incredibly easy as well. And would you expect anything less from me? As you probably already know, I'm the self-proclaimed queen of kitchen gadgets, and if there is a quicker and easier way to make something, I'm sure as heck going to use it.
I decided to enlist some help from my trust Instant Pot for this Wild Rice Pilaf. There really is no better way to cook rice than in the as it does it so quickly and infuses the rice with so much flavor.
Want some tips on cooking rice in the Instant Pot? Check out my post on How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Rice!
Is Wild Rice Pilaf Gluten Free?
Wild rice is usually gluten-free, it just depends on what brand you buy. Wild rice by itself is gluten-free, but many wild rice mixtures include white rice and add additional ingredients that have gluten.
Always be careful to check the label for glutenous ingredients or lookout for a label that says the product is gluten-free. You can also find a gluten-free wild rice mixture on Amazon .
What Is The Ratio Of Water To Wild Rice?
For this Wild Rice Instant Pot recipe, you'll use a 1:1 water to rice ratio.
Does Wild Rice Need To Be Soaked?
No, there's no need for soaking the wild rice in this recipe. The Instant Pot does a great job of cooking it in minimal time without any extra effort.
How To Make This Wild Rice Instant Pot Recipe
- Place the , water, mirepoix blend, oil, poultry seasoning, and salt in the Instant Pot.
- Close the lid and select PRESSURE COOK and cook at HIGH for 25 minutes. Let the pot rest undisturbed for 20 minutes. Then release any remaining pressure.
- Add any toppings if using, and serve.
Optional Add-Ins For Wild Rice Instant Pot Pilaf
Feel free to mix it up by adding some additional ingredients to your Wild Rice Pilaf! Here are a few suggestions:
- Toasted almonds
Don't be afraid to experiment with other add-ins as well! Make sure to let me know what worked in the comments!
Can I Cook Wild Rice In my Rice Cooker?
You sure can! Most rice cookers have a setting specifically for Wild Rice. I love my Instant Zest Rice Cooker because of how perfect it cooks all styles of rice.
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This Wild Rice Instant Por Pilaf recipe is sure to become a side dish staple in your home with how easy it is to make and how incredibly delicious it is. Make sure to share this recipe with your friends on Pinterest and Facebook so they can enjoy it too!
- Do not rush the 10 minutes NPR time, as that is important to help finish the cooking the rice.
Optional Add-InsFeel free to mix it up by adding some additional ingredients to your Wild Rice Pilaf! Here are a few suggestions:
- Toasted almonds