Making wild rice in an Instant Pot is quick and easy, and you get perfectly cooked, fluffy rice every time! I love this method for cooking wild rice.

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I love the hearty, nutty texture of wild rice, but it can take a long time to cook on the stove. Luckily, it’s quick and easy to make it in a pressure cooker! I’ll show you exactly how to make wild rice in your Instant Pot!

What is Wild Rice?

Wild rice is actually a type of grass that grows in shallow water in marshy areas, primarily in Minnesota and the Great Lakes region. It is not technically rice, but it’s a grain that is harvested from the stem of the plant. Wild rice has a nutty flavor and chewy texture, and it’s high in protein and fiber. It can be a little hard to find, but using wild rice is essential for this recipe.

Where to Buy Wild Rice

It can be a little tricky to find wild rice, but it’s worth it. I’ve found it at Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Whole Foods, Kroger, and even Amazon! Don’t try to substitute wild rice for white rice or brown rice. Wild rice has a uniquely firm texture that isn’t sticky or soggy. Wild rice also looks similar to black rice or forbidden rice, but it cooks differently. Be sure you’re using wild rice and not a wild rice blend.

How to Make Wild Rice in an Instant Pot