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Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe: Simple & Tasty

Written by: Emily Smith

This wild rice recipe is my go-to for a quick, hearty side. Just toss everything in the Instant Pot, and voila! Perfectly cooked, flavorful rice every time. It's a real game-changer!

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Wild rice in the instant pot is my go-to dish when I'm craving something wholesome and hearty. It's a straightforward recipe, but don't let that fool you - the flavors pack a punch. Trust me, once you try this nutty, textured gem, you'll be as smitten as I am. It's versatile too, perfect as a side dish or jazz it up with your favorite add-ons. Ready to give it a whirl? Let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Wild Rice

  • Wild rice: Nutty flavor and chewy texture add depth to the dish, providing a hearty and wholesome base.
  • Water or broth: Essential for cooking the wild rice, infusing it with flavor and ensuring a perfectly cooked final dish.

Kitchen Tools Needed

  • Instant Pot: Efficiently cooks the wild rice under pressure, reducing cooking time and ensuring even cooking.
  • Measuring cup: Essential for accurately measuring the wild rice and water or broth for the recipe.
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Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe: Simple & Tasty

This Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe is simple and tasty, perfect for a quick and healthy side dish. With minimal ingredients and easy steps, you can have delicious wild rice ready in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • to taste salt

Optional Ingredients

  • to taste herbs or spices of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the wild rice under cold water.
  • In the Instant Pot, combine the wild rice, water or broth, and salt.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.
  • Optional: Add herbs or spices for extra flavor.

Notes

For a richer flavor, use broth instead of water. You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to customize the taste to your liking.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 3gCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, Instant Pot, Wild Rice
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Preparing and Storing Wild Rice

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the wild rice according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the rice to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the wild rice according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the rice to cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing any excess air.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Wild rice is not actually rice but a type of grass seed. It is native to North America and has a nutty flavor and chewy texture when cooked.

Common Questions About Cooking Wild Rice in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
How long does it take to cook wild rice in the instant pot?
Cooking wild rice in the instant pot takes about 25 minutes on high pressure.
Can I use broth instead of water for cooking wild rice?
Yes, you can use broth instead of water to add more flavor to the wild rice.
Should I rinse the wild rice before cooking?
It's recommended to rinse the wild rice under cold water before cooking to remove any debris or excess starch.
Can I add herbs or spices to the wild rice for extra flavor?
Yes, you can add herbs or spices of your choice to the wild rice before cooking for added flavor.
How should I store leftover cooked wild rice?
Store leftover cooked wild rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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