How to Cook Wild Rice

Wild rice is a great addition to so many meals! Check out how to make wild rice on the stove and in the Instant Pot. Both ways are easy and will have you using wild rice on a regular basis!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Linley Richter
Category: Side Dish
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: American



  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 4 cups water or broth

Instant Pot

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1.5 cups water or broth



  1. Add wild rice and liquid to a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Lower heat to low and cover. Let wild rice simmer for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. When wild rice is done cooking, strain the liquid from the wild rice and enjoy!

Instant Pot

  1. Add wild rice and liquid to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Turn pressure valve to seal and cook wild rice for 35 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Quick release pressure and fluff wild rice with a fork, and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 1
  • Fat: 0
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 6


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