Instant Pot Wild Rice

Nutritious Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Wild Rice): learn how to make wild rice in half the cooking time. Perfectly tender wild rice with a chew, packed with nutty flavors, and sweet aroma. High Protein, high dietary fiber, low fat. #instantpot #instapot #pressurecooker #instantpotrecipes #powerpressurecooker #rice #vegan #glutenfree #paleo #recipes

Learn how to make Nutritious Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Wild Rice) in half the time! Perfectly tender wild rice with a chew, packed with roasted nutty flavors, plus character sweet aroma. Nutrient-dense, Protein-rich, & Low Fat.

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As Asians, we just love our rice.

We’re always on the lookout for better rice; healthier rice; better methods and easiest ways to cook rice without compromising the taste, texture, and fragrance.

After experimenting with some of our favorite types of rice in our Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, it’s time for another Instant Pot Rice Experiment – Wild Rice! 🙂

Tender Chew . Roasted Nutty . Sweet Aroma

Protein-rich . Nutrient-dense . High Dietary Fiber 

Nutritious Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Wild Rice): learn how to make wild rice in half the cooking time. Perfectly tender wild rice with a chew, packed with nutty flavors, and sweet aroma. High Protein, high dietary fiber, low fat. #instantpot #instapot #pressurecooker #instantpotrecipes #powerpressurecooker #rice #vegan #glutenfree #paleo #recipes

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What is Wild Rice?

What is wild rice: wild rice is an edible nutrient-dense, protein-rich, high dietary fiber grain harvested from a type of aquatic grass.

Despite the name might suggest, Wild Rice is actually different from the types of “Rice” we commonly consume (i.e. Brown Rice, White Rice).

This edible grain is harvested from a type of aquatic grass, native only to North America, India, and China.

Some nutritionists say it’s healthier than other types of rice we normally eat. This nutrient dense grain is high in protein, high dietary fiber, high anti-oxidants, low in fat, does not contain gluten, and a good source of certain minerals and B vitamins.

The downside is it’s generally more expensive than other types of rice, and it takes longer to cook. But, no worries! Instant Pot to the rescue!! 🙂

What to Make with Wild Rice?

Wild Rice has a stronger taste and aroma than the usual types of rice. You can use it for cooking yummy pilafs or grain salads, add them to soups, casseroles, or stuffings.

 

Instant Pot Wild Rice Experiment

We conducted multiple tests with Wild Rice using different amounts of liquid and cooking time in our Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.

Nutritious Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Wild Rice) Ingredients

Here’s the Wild Rice Experiment Summary:

Nutritious Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Wild Rice) Experiment Results

Conclusion: We like Test #2’s results as we enjoy rice with a slight chew, but not too chewy. Adjust the “Wild Rice:Water” Ratio accordingly to your personal preference. 🙂

 


 

How to Make Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe

1

Rinse Wild Rice


1 cup (185g) wild rice


Gently rinse wild rice under cold water. Drain well.

 

 

2

Pressure Cook Wild Rice


Rinsed wild rice, from above
1.5 cup (375ml) cold water
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon olive oil


Place 1 cup (185g) wild rice, 1.5 cup (375ml) cold water, a pinch of salt, and 1 teaspoon olive oil in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

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Close lid and pressure cook:

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure using Manual/Pressure Cook button for 15 minutes (Please see experiment chart for preferred texture), then Full Natural Release (~10 mins).

Turn off heat. Open the lid carefully.

 

 

3

Fluff & Serve Instant Pot Wild Rice


Fluff wild rice with rice spatula or fork, then serve with your main dish. Enjoy!~

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Instant Pot Wild Rice

Learn how to make Nutritious Instant Pot Wild Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Wild Rice) in half the time! Perfectly tender wild rice with a chew, packed with roasted nutty flavors, plus character sweet aroma. Nutrient-dense, Protein-rich, Low Fat, High Dietary Fiber.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse Wild Rice: Gently rinse wild rice under cold water. Drain well.
  • Pressure Cook Wild Rice: Place 1 cup (185g) wild rice, 1.5 cup (375ml) cold water, a pinch of salt, and 1 tsp olive oil in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure using Manual/Pressure Cook button for 15 minutes (Please see experiment chart for preferred texture). Turn off heat and Full Natural Release (~10 mins). Open the lid carefully.
  • Fluff & Serve: Fluff wild rice with rice spatula or fork, then serve with your main dish.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Super Easy
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: gluten free, paleo, rice, vegan, vegetarian
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HeidiHO
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HeidiHO

I made this using a blend called Aztec! It’s Amaranth, Colusari, red rice, parboiled brown rice and multicolored split peas!! Oh my!! This is now my favorite rice recipe. Thanks so much for ALL you do. I trust your stuff illicitly. Never a fail with your recipes.

Anne
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Anne

Final result was fine but I had to add 10 more minutes at pressure and another natural release to get it tender. I think I will go back to cooking wild rice in the microwave.

Erin
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Erin

I’ve tried other rice recipes a half dozen times and it always turns out mushy and stuck to the bottom. This is the only recipe that I have found that makes perfect rice again and again!

Jessica
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Jessica

Hello! I just bought a bag of wild rice + basmati blend. Would I follow the instructions for the wild rice? Or do you think it would be too long for the basmati?
Thanks!

Dorothy
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Dorothy

Hi Amy and Jacky,

I made this today with the quadruple recipe and it turned out GREAT. I used chicken broth for the liquid and did a complete NPR that took 36 minutes.

Wonderful. Made 10+ 1 cup serving which I am freezing to have later.

Thank you,

Dorothy

Dorothy
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Dorothy

Will this work well if I want to quadruple the receipe by just multiplying ingredients x 4?. I realize it would increase cooking time. Also would always using a complete NPR negatively effect the receipe?

Ty
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Ty

Do you have to use oil?

Pat Martin
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Pat Martin

Hi , and thank you for responding to our questions ! If I was to double the amount of rice ,would I double the water and oil as well ?

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I would like to know how you cook red rice. I used 1 cup washed red rice and 1 cup water. I sauté the rice first then I high pressure for 18 and NR 10. I want to know what you think. It turned out just fine chewy .

J
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J

Hello Amy and Jacky,

I had the same problem as the person who left the comment and I used the same ratio, but with two cups of rice. So I used 370g of rice to 3 cups (750ml) of water or stock.

The rice did not absorb all the water and it is sort of chewy.

Is there something I’m missing?

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