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How to Cook Wild Rice

Learn how to make wild rice on the stove top and in the Instant Pot. Both methods are very easy and will have you using wild rice in a variety of recipes!

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 45 minutesTotal: 50 minutes
Fat 0 Protein 6
Yield 4 1x



  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 4 cups of water or broth

Instant Pot

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1.5 cups of 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!

Watch It

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 143 Sugar: 1 Fat: 0 Fiber: 3 Protein: 6
Author: Linley RichterCategory: Side DishMethod: Stove TopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

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