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white bowl of cooked wild rice garnished with a sprig of thyme

Instant Pot Wild Rice

a delicious and simple side dish that compliments any meal. It also makes a great base for a 'bowl' meal. Perfectly cooked every time in your pressure cooker!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 146kcal


  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker


  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry wild rice


  • Place rice in a colander or fine mesh sieve and rinse thoroughly under cold water until water runs clear.
  • Pour vegetable broth in the inner pot of the pressure cooker.
  • Add rinsed rice and stir well. Make sure there is no rice sticking to the sides of the pot.
  • Place the cover on, turn the valve to 'sealed' position.
  • Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally.


  • You can use chicken broth, bone broth, or water in place of the vegetable broth.
  • This recipe can be doubled, the cook time remains the same.
  • Do not fill the instant pot more than 1/2 full when cooking rice.
  • 1 cup of dry rice yields 3-4 cups of cooked rice.
  • When cooking rice in a pressure cooker the ratio is 1:1. 
  • Add the liquid first, before the rice, this keeps it from sticking to the bottom. 
  • If using a smaller amount of rice, and a larger instant pot, use the pot in pot method. 


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg