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Fluffy Instant pot wild rice blend

Instant Pot Wild Rice Blend

Instant pot wild rice blend is sweet, high in fiber and fluffy. This method of instant pot cuts back the total cooking time by around 20-minutes and yet gives soft, fluffy and mildly nutty wild rice blend ready for your next recipe. Here is my step-by-step instant pot wild rice blend recipe with a cooking video. 
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Course: sides
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: instant pot wild rice, instant pot wild rice blend, wild rice blend in instant pot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $5


  • Instant pot


  • 1-½ cups wild rice blend washed, rinsed and soaked in water listed below
  • 1-½ cups filtered water
  • Salt to taste optional
  • Butter to serve


  • Pot in Pot Method:
  • Take the wild rice in a large bowl and and add water to it. Use your fingers to rub the grains between your fingertips. This process helps release the gunk and dirt stuck to the grains. Throw the murky water and rinse it well with fresh water till the water runs clear
  • Transfer the washed wild rice blend to a pot that fits well inside the inner pot. Add water and let the grains soak in water for 10-minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of water to the instant pot inner pot. Now place the pot containing wild rice inside the inner pot and secure the lid.
  • Set the Instant pot to manual pressure cook for 28-‘minutes in the high-pressure mode.
  • Once the instant pot beeps, let the instant pot release pressure naturally. It takes around 10-minutes for a natural pressure release. After that, open the lid.
  • I prefer to let the rice stand for another 10-minutes. This helps the grains to absorb any broth or water left.
  • Use a fork to fluff the rice gently and serve warm with butter or ghee with your favorite sides.



Storing options:

  • I use wild rice blend as a substitute of regular rice.
  • Since I love to meal prep a lot, I store this cooked wild rice by portion size packed in individual containers.
  • The rice stores well in refrigerator for 3-5 days.


Serving: 198g | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g