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Vegan Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

Instant Pot Vegan Rice Pilaf

Vegan Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

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By Mama Veggie Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: cook time: 20 minutes (+ time to come to pressure + 10 minutes natural release)

This tasty rice pilaf is a filling, vegan side dish that both kids and adults will enjoy. I like to serve it alongside Quorn cutlets. YUM!


  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, finely grated
  • ½ medium red onion, diced fine
  • 2 large stalks celery, diced fine
  • 8 oz. baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 c. wild rice blend, rinsed well
  • 2 c. vegetable broth
  • 1 T. fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped, divided
  • 1/3 c. slivered almonds, toasted



Add olive oil to Instant Pot and select the Sauté function. Set to high and once the display reads “hot,” add carrots, red onion, celery, Portobello mushrooms, and minced garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring continually, until the veggies soften and the mushrooms start to release their liquid, approximately 5 minutes. Turn unit off.


Add wild rice, vegetable broth, and fresh rosemary and stir to combine. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.


Add the lid and set the pressure valve to “sealing.” Select the “Manual” cooking option on the high setting and set cook time to 15 minutes. When done cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Turn the unit off and let sit for 5 additional minutes.


Remove lid and fluff the rice with a fork while stirring in one tablespoon fresh parsley and the toasted almonds. Serve immediately with the remaining chopped parsley on top. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Vegan Rice Pilaf

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