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wild rice in a bowl with parsley and a spoon

Instant Pot Wild Rice

Learning how to make Instant Pot Wild Rice is a great way to prepare an easy side dish with minimal effort while you cook your main dish or other sides!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 135kcal


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker



  • Combine all the ingredients in the Instant Pot.
  • Pressure cook on high for 30 minutes. Use the quick release to release the pressure.
  • Serve immediately.


  1. If using unsalted broth/stock, you may want to add an extra ½ teaspoon of salt. Or, you can just salt the rice to taste after it's done cooking. 
  2. Wild rice or wild rice blend both work great for this recipe. I used a wild rice blend.
  3. A good quality stock will result in the best tasting rice. 
  4. I am cooking this rice at about 2000 feet. For anything above 5000 feet, you'll probably want to increase the water 2 tablespoons for every ¼ cup. 
  5. You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days in a covered container. Reheat in the microwave. I do not recommend freezing leftover wild rice. It becomes very mushy. 


Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg