INSTANT POT WILD RICE

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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

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.

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

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!~

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

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.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
 Total: 35 minutes
 Servings: 4
 Calories: 151
 Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (185g) wild rice
  • 1.5 cup (375ml) cold water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

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.

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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