Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf – Delicious Side Dish for Dinner
Not only can your Instant Pot cook a quick and delicious dinner, it can also cook some amazing side dishes like this Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf.
The nice thing about cooking with an Instant Pot is leaving it to do its own thing. Once you adjust the settings, you can leave it to cook without any worry about burning the rice.
A delicious side dish with healthy ingredients.
Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 large carrots, grated
- 1/2 medium onion, diced fine
- 2 large stalks celery, diced fine
- (8 oz.) baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 cup wild rice blend, rinsed well
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley. chopped and divided
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Add olive oil to your Instant Pot and select the Sauté function. Add carrots, onion, celery, Portobello mushrooms, and minced garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring continually, until the veggies soften and the mushrooms start to release their liquid, approximately 4-5 minutes. Turn unit off.
Add wild rice, broth, and fresh rosemary and stir to combine. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
Add the lid and set the pressure valve to “sealing.” Select the “Manual” cooking option on the high setting and set cook time to 15 minutes. When done cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Turn the unit off and let sit for 5 additional minutes.
Remove lid and fluff the rice with a fork while stirring in one tablespoon fresh parsley and the toasted almonds. Serve immediately with the remaining chopped parsley on top. Enjoy!
We love cooking healthy side dishes in our Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is so easy to use and it cleans up quickly with a little soap and water.
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