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wild rice pilaf instant pot

Wild Rice Pilaf Instant Pot

Easy and flavorful wild rice pilaf, which takes less than 15-minutes to make when you have the wild rice blend cooked and ready to use in this recipe. This lightly sweet and mildly tangy wild rice pilaf tastes perfect with some tzatiki and raita.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean
Keyword: easy wild rice pilaf, Instant pot wild rice pilaf, Wild rice pilaf instant pot
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $5


  • Instant pot


  • 2 cups wild rice blend cooked and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil or butter
  • ½ cup carrots diced or chopped
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halves
  • ½ cup dried cranberries and roasted cashews
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano and dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of half lime or ¼ of lemon
  • parsley to garnish
  • ½ cup chopped apple (Fuji or Honey Crisp) Peeled


  • Prep all your veggies and keep aside.
  • Heat the instant pot to a sauté mode and allow the digital screen to display "hot." Now add oil, and allow it to warm up.
  • Now add carrots and saute it for a while. Once the carrots start to brown and partially cooked, add green peas. Saute well and allow it to cook. The aim is to keep the veggies crunchy and not make them mushy.
  • Add cherry tomato halves and give it a good stir. Add salt, pepper, dried seasoning and mix well.
  • Now add the cranberries and roasted cashews, and mix well. Mix in the cooked wild rice blend and gently mix it with the veggies and dried fruits and nuts.
  • Add lime or lemon juice and adjust salt and pepper if needed. At this point, you can add the chopped apples or wait till the rice cools down. I prefer to add apples right before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with your favorite side dish.


  • Replace the cooking oil with butter for a rich flavor.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon to the finishing dish. It adds a nice touch of spice to this rice dish.


Serving: 200g | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g