Instant Pot Wild Rice is a great side dish for any meal! And with the help of the Instant Pot, you can make it in minutes!
Healthy and delicious, what else can you ask for? This is one of the most common recipes for rice that I make in my house. This is a great option if you are trying to eat a bit healthier.
I actually used not to make it because it would take forever to cook up, but with the Instant Pot. I dramatically decreased the time, and the flavor is the same!
If you are looking for even more Instant Pot Rice Recipes, some of my favorites are INSTANT POT CILANTRO LIME WHITE RICE, INSTANT POT GREEK LEMON RICE, INSTANT POT BASMATI RICE, and INSTANT POT CHICKEN FRIED RICE.
What is Wild Rice?
Suppose you have never purchased or even saw wild rice. You can usually find it in the regular grocery store, in the rice section. It’s usually sold in either a bag or a container. It is colorful rice, as my kids would say.
Wild rice has many different names, including Canada Rice, Indian Rice and Water Oats.
Wild rice, however, is not really rice, which sounds strange, but it is actually grass. And it’s fairly popular in North America, India, and China.
It is considered to be a grain, and as such we cook it exactly we would rice.
The health benefits of wild rice are numerous, including high fiber, antioxidant, and cholesterol-lowering substitutions. It’s great for heart health, diabetes, and weight loss.
How to use Wild Rice?
I usually serve wild rice as a side dish, just like making a basic rice dish in your Instant Pot. But there are several ways you can use it, some of the most popular ones are:
- Vegan Patties
- Add it to your stir fry dish
- Salads, casseroles or soups!
Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Wild Rice
- Wild Rice
How To Make Instant Pot Wild Rice
Start by adding the butter to the Instant Pot, then press the saute button. Let the rice saute with the butter for a few minutes until all butter is melted and the rice is all shiny.
Add the water, and then stir. Place your lid on, with the vent on SEALING, set the time for 25 minutes under manual pressure. When the time is done, do a natural release open the lid, let rest for a few minutes, then scoop to a bowl
How To Store Wild Rice?
If you have any wild rice leftover, let it cool to room temperature, and then place it into an airtight container. Place the container into the refrigerator, and it will last for about 2 to 3 days.
To reheat wild rice, place in a microwave-safe bowl, add a couple of tablespoons of water, and heat until warmed.
How To Freeze Wild Rice?
You can actually freeze wild rice. This is very simple. I usually make a double or triple batch and serve on that night and then freeze the other portions for another day.
To freeze, let the rice cool to room temperature, then place into a freezer bag, smooth up the bag, and then place into the freezer. This rice will last between 4 to 5 months.
To use, take the frozen wild rice out of the freezer, and put it into the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Then heat as directed as stated above.
Some Other Great Instant Pot Rice Recipes
- INSTANT POT SWEET BELL PEPPER COUSCOUS (FIESTA)
- INSTANT POT HOMEMADE RICE PILAF
- EASY INSTANT POT CILANTRO LIME WHITE RICE
- INSTANT POT SPANISH RICE
- INSTANT POT GREEK LEMON RICE
- 1 cup Wild Rice Blend Rice
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Start by adding the butter to the Instant Pot.
- Then hit the saute button.
- Let the rice saute with the butter for a few minutes until all butter is melted and the rice is all shiny.
- Add the water, and then stir.
- Place your lid on, with the vent on SEALING, set the time for 25 minutes under manual pressure.
- When the time is done, do a natural release, open the lid, rest for a few minutes, then scoop to a bowl.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g