Electric Pressure Cooker Instructions for Wild Rice

Electric Pressure Cooker Instructions for Wild Rice

Posted by Moose Lake Wild Rice on Apr 3rd 2019

Did you know you can cook wild rice in an electric pressure cooker?

Wild Rice cooked in electric pressure cooker

Instant Pot pressure cookers are very popular and very handy in today's fast-paced world. With running from work, to activities with the kids, school, and all of the day-to-day happenings, the electric pressure cooker has become the go-to kitchen appliance to make our lives easier, and to make  healthy meals quicker and more accessible for today's busy families.

An electric pressure cooker can also make quick work of your wild rice! Traditionally, cooking your wild rice can take up to 65-70 minutes on the stove top, but in your Instant Pot you can have rice in as little as 25 minutes.

Moose Lake Wild Rice sells three different types of wild rice, and we've tested each type in an electric pressure cooker to give you an idea of how easy it is to cook wild rice in an Instant Pot. 

All cooking instructions were tested in the Pampered Chef Quick Cooker, but they can easily be adapted for your brand of pressure cooker. While different brands might offer different levels of pressure, we are confident that our instructions are close to universal. Keep in mind that you can play around with different cooking times to achieve different textures in your rice: some folks like a chewy wild rice, with many of the kernels popped, while others like a courser texture with fewer kernels popped.


MN Cultivated Wild Rice

MN Cultivated Wild Rice

Start with 1 cup of our Cultivated Wild Rice. Pour rice into a colander and rinse well.

Add rice to the inner pot of your pressure cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups of water or stock (we like chicken, but vegetable stock would be tasty as well). 

Optional: add a pinch of salt (to taste) and 1 teaspoon olive oil. You could also try our Wild Rice Seasoning.

Cook on highest pressure for 15 minutes. Natural pressure release for 10 minutes. Carefully release any remaining pressure. If there is any remaining liquid in the pot, you can drain it. If you would like the rice to be a little more tender, cook under pressure for an additional 2 - 3 minutes.

Fluff rice with a fork and serve, or add the cooked rice to any of your favorite recipes.


Hand Picked Parched Wild Rice

Hand picked parched wild rice

The hand picked parched wild rice takes a little less time in the pressure cooker. In about 20 minutes you will have an amazing side dish for any meal. If your pressure cooker has a rack that fits inside your inner pot, you can cook the rice in a pressure-safe dish with a protein cooking at the same time.

Follow your cooker's instruction manual for tips on cooking two foods together.

Hand picked parched wild rice

Start with 1 cup Hand Picked Parched Wild Rice. Pour rice into a colander and rinse well with cold water.

Add the rice to the inner pot of your pressure cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups of water or stock. (We used 1 cup chicken stock and 1/2 cup water for our test batch - delicious!)

Optional: add a pinch of salt to taste and 1 teaspoon olive oil. You could also try our Wild Rice Seasoning.

Cook on highest pressure for 10 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Carefully release any remaining pressure.

If there is any remaining liquid in the pot, you can drain it. If you would like the rice to be a little more tender, cook under pressure for an additional 2 - 3 minutes.

Fluff rice with a fork and serve, or add the cooked rice to any of your favorite recipes

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