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Instant Pot Wild Rice

Wild Rice is one of my favorite foods, but I don’t use it very often because it takes SO long to cook. Not anymore. Instant Pot Wild Rice cuts the cook time down AND produces the very best wild rice that I’ve ever had.

Instant Pot Wild Rice

Instant Pot Wild Rice

Wild rice can either be really really amazing, or resemble something that on a good day looks (and tastes) like dog food. You know what I’m talking about. It is kind of hard to get it just right sometimes. Or maybe I’m just really particular about the texture of this awesome staple that can be found in any Minnesota kitchen worth its salt.

Either way, you never have to make it another way ever again because I’ve found the VERY best way that there ever was. (Or close to it. You know. Same thing.)

Instant Pot Wild Rice

It doesn’t get easier than this. Pour “rice” into the Instant Pot, pour broth into the Instant Pot. Close lid. Set 15 minutes. Release pressure, open and enjoy.

I need this stuff on hand because it makes such a great addition to soups, bread, stuffing, and salads. Stay tuned later this week on the blog because you’ll be getting my new favorite soup, Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish Soup. Creamy, dreamy, comfort food, in soup form, and any Minnesota grandma would love a big bowl of this.

I also use this rice in my Corn & Potato Chowder recipe, and it would be perfect in the Beef & Wild Rice Stuffed Zucchini too.

Instant Pot Wild Rice

Instant Pot Wild Rice

Instant Pot Wild Rice

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Easy, delicious wild rice cooked in the Instant Pot! Set it and forget it for perfect rice, every time. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice, {fancy grade. NOT quick cooking, par cooked, or the cracked stuff.}
  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth

Instructions

  1. Place wild rice and stock into the Instant Pot. Close the lid and set to Manual, high pressure, for 15 minutes. 
  2. NPR (natural pressure release) for 10 minutes, and then vent remaining steam. 
  3. Open and serve! If there is a bit of extra water, drain it. Keep to add to soups, stews, breads, pancakes, or to make into a hotdish or casserole. 

Notes

Don't use "cracked" wild rice in this, or anything that is "quick cooked" or "par cooked". I haven't tested with those kinds of rice. 

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103 Sodium: 628mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 3g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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Simone

Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Gah I tried this and it was wayyyyyy too watery. I ended up having to strain all my rice out of the extra liquid

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Yeah, that's normal, and expected, and definitely covered in the post. Wild rice doesn't cook like regular rice because it isn't rice. Typically you would boil it to cook it. This way is better, but doesn't negate the need to drain the excess water.

Your results will also vary depending on what kind of rice you use. If you use "fast cooking" or wild rice "pilaf" you're going to have a bad time of things (also covered up in the post, it isn't just fluff, I promise.)

Alyssa

Monday 26th of August 2019

Super easy to make, thank you. Kinda lacking in flavor, but I'll be trying again.

Nicole Johnson

Monday 26th of August 2019

Yeah, it is really meant to be a base to further customize and the base recipe can be built upon in a lot of different ways. Thanks for stopping by!

Kathi

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Does your wild rice have Japonica Black and red in it? I think I should time it by the rice that takes the longest, right?

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 24th of August 2019

My wild rice isn't a blend, it is pure wild rice. If you use a blend all bets are off and I'd cook according to the package directions there and adapt accordingly. I hope that helps!

Rainy

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

You have the ratio wrong. It is one part rice one part water.

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 6th of June 2019

Disagree. :D But you're free to cook your rice however you want. ;)

Calleigh

Saturday 9th of March 2019

Have you ever doubled this in the instant pot?

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 9th of March 2019

Should be fine to double if you have a large pot. I haven't tried it, but there was plenty of room left in my 8qt when I made this recipe so I wouldn't hesitate to double it unless your pot is fairly small.