Instant Pot Wild Rice – a quick and easy side dish that’s ready in minutes! (DF + GF)
Such a time saver for one of my favorite sides!
Instant Pot Wild Rice
One of my all-time favorite side dishes is wild rice. So simple and yet so delicious! The only drawback is how long it takes to cook. Between work, school, and the rest of life going on it can be hard to make the time but making it in the instant pot has been a game changer! Ready in just 30 minutes! Yes!
Do You Need to Rinse Wild Rice Before Cooking
Yes! It is always best to rinse wild rice thoroughly with cold water before cooking.
How Long Can I Keep Cooked Wild Rice in the Fridge
You can keep cooked wild rice in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-6 days.
Is Wild Rice Healthy
Yes! Here is a nice article on all the health benefits of wild rice!!
What Should I Serve with Wild Rice
I usually serve wild rice as a side dish with chicken or pork. Some of my favorites are grilled chicken breasts, sous vide chicken breasts, and simple weeknight sumac pork chops. But wild rice is so versatile you could really serve it with just about anything! Or you can follow this simple process to cook it and then add it to another recipe, like a soup or casserole.
How Do I Cook Instant Pot Wild Rice
Let’s make it:
Step 1 – rinse your wild rice under cold water
Step 2 – place your rinsed wild rice, broth (or water), and a pinch of salt in the instant pot.
Step 3 – pressure cook on high for 25 minutes and then naturally release for 10 minutes
Give it a quick stir and then serve! Yum!
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A simple Instant Pot recipe for your wild rice! Such an easy side dish and the cooking time is SO much shorter in an Instant Pot!
- 1 1/2 cup broth (or water)
- 1 cup wild rice
- pinch of salt
- Rinse rice under water.
- Add rinsed rice, broth (or water) and pinch of salt to Instant Pot (you do not need to use the trivet).
- Stir to combine.
- Close Instant Pot and make sure it is set to Seal.
- Pressure cook on HIGH for 25 minutes.
- Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes then carefully manually release any remaining pressure.
- Stir rice.
- If there is a tiny amount of water at the bottom, that’s okay. Stir your rice up a couple times and it will soak in/evaporate quickly!
- resulting texture of this recipe is that the rice is fairly soft and a little chewy. If you want your rice a little more chewy (less soft) reduce cooking time by 3 minutes (and reduce water by 2 tablespoons). If you want your rice VERY soft increase cooking time by 2-3 minutes.
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