This Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf is going to change up dinner. It’s a great base for a bowl or for air fried soy curls and gravy.
Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf is What’s For Dinner Tonight!
Today’s recipe is from The Gluten-Free Instant Pot Cookbook by Jane Bonacci and Sara De Leeuw.
I’m always looking for new inspiration for dinner and beyond. I’m not sure if you already know, but my Doctor took gluten out of my diet last year, so I’m searching for new gluten-free ideas.
While the book is not all vegan they do have some naturally vegan and easily veganizable recipes. Check it out if you can.
What Is Wild Rice?
Wild rice is a different from “regular rice” because it’s an aquatic grass rather than a real rice. It does grow in water like basmati and brown rice.
Brown rice has 30% more calories than wild rice and 40% less protein. That makes me think we should be eating more Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf.
Did you know that corn and wild rice are the only commonly-eaten grains native to North America? You can use that one at your next cocktail party.
Do You Have to Soak Wild Rice Before Cooking In Your Instant Pot?
While some recipe tell you to soak your wild rice, not all of them do.
Soaking cuts down on cooking time, but it can get complicated when it’s mixed with other rices like in this recipe.
You don’t need to soak the rice for this Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf.
What Does Wild Rice Taste Like?
It has an earthy flavor kind of like toasted nuts. You’ll find that it’s chewy like brown rice since both have their outside bran on.
More Instant Pot Side Dishes
You may tend to use your electric pressure cooker for main dishes, soup, or stews, but don’t forget it’s a great place to cook side dishes too.
While you can eat Bean & Veggie Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa as a main dish, it’s perfect as a side too.
Serving Instant Pot Quick Pickled Beets are my favorite way to sneak beets into a meal. It doesn’t hurt that they are delicious too!
If you don’t have any wild rice on hand at the moment try my Vegan Instant Pot Mushroom Dirty Rice. It has lots of flavor and is as easy to make.