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Instant Pot Brown Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot wild rice pilaf is a simple and delicious side dish you are going to love! Wild/ brown rice blend, onion, garlic, mushrooms and veggie stock.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, pilaf, rice pilaf, wild rice
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 188 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1 2/3 Tablespoon oil - I used avocado oil (you could sub coconut, canola or even butter)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms of your choice (I am using baby bella)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 cups wild rice and brown rice medley, rinsed and drained (I used the kind from Sprouts in the bulk bins section)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Better Than Bullion Vegetable Base (You could sub vegetable stock for the water + BTB vegetable base)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parley (optional garnish)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the Instant Pot on sauté setting (regular), and add oil to the pot.

  2. After about a minute, add the onion and mushrooms, and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Add the garlic, and cook 30 seconds more.

  4. Add the rice, and toast for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  5. Turn off the heat, add the water and Better Than Bullion vegetable base, and scrape to remove any rice that stuck to the bottom or sides.

  6. Place the lid on, lock it, and cook at high manual pressure for 20 minutes, and allow the pot to NPR. 

  7. Once the pressure has released, turn off the pot (so rice doesn't scorch), remove the lid, fluff with a fork, and taste to see if you need to add salt. This will largely depend on how salty your stock/ broth was.

  8. Add (optional) chopped fresh parsley for garnish, and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

I am using a raw rice mix for this recipe. If yours is parboiled (check the label!) it will need significantly less cooking time.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Brown Rice Pilaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.