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Instant Pot Wild Rice (How To Cook)

This Instant Pot Wild Rice recipe is easy to make! Learn how to cook this healthy gluten free dish fast in 30 minutes using a pressure cooker.
Cook Time30 mins
Natural Release Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: wild rice, how to cook wild rice, wild rice instant pot,
Servings: 8
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Christine Rooney


  • Instant Pot



  • Place 2 cups of wild rice in a strainer and rinse under cold water
  • Place the rinsed wild rice in an Instant Pot and add 4 cups of water and ¼ tsp. kosher salt. Stir until combined.
  • Plug the Instant Pot in and place the lid on top making sure it is sealed correctly and that the valve is in the sealed position.
  • Once the lid is on correctly hit the 'Manual' button and set the timer for 30 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to pressurize, cook for 30 minutes, and then natural steam release for 10-15 minutes. Feel free to move the valve to the venting position to release any additional steam.
    Turn the Instant Pot off and unplug it when finished.
  • Fluff the wild rice with a fork and allow to sit for a minute or two to absorb any extra water. Serve right away in your favorite recipes or freeze until needed.


This wild rice may be refrigerated or frozen until needed (see blog post for instructions).
Be sure to use Long Grain Wild Rice and not a quick-cook wild rice or wild rice blend.
Feel free to add this wild rice to all your favorite recipes.
Stove top recipes call for a 3:1 water to wild rice ratio. This recipe uses a 2:1 ratio - 2 cups of water to 1 cup of wild rice.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg