Instant Pot Vegetarian Rice Pilaf

This will take your rice to a whole new level
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Rice pilaf dishes are common in many different cuisines, including Middle Eastern, East Asian, and Caribbean. A pilaf is essentially rice cooked in a broth with a mix of vegetables and spices.

In this case, you aren’t using the Instant Pot’s “rice cooker” setting like you might expect, as this dish really develops its flavor over long periods of time. The “rice cooker” setting is better suited to simply steam rice on its own.

This dish is delicious with a hearty roast chicken.

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Ready in
2 1/2 h
6
Servings
222
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ Pound small, white mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 scallions, finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup long-grain rice
  • 1 1/2 Cup of vegetable stock
  • ½ Cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ Cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • ¼ Cup of currants
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Place your Instant Pot on “sauté” mode and heat the oil. Add the mushrooms and scallions and sauté until fragrant, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for another minute or two.

Add the rice, vegetable stock and apple cider vinegar to the sautéed vegetables. Close the lid and turn the steam release to “venting” position. Press “slow cook” and then “more.” Add 2 hours to cook time. You may need to cook it a little longer depending on how tender the rice is.

Once it’s finished cooking, allow 10 minutes for it to cool down. Stir in the lime juice, parsley, pecans, and currants.

Sprinkle with a few remaining pecans to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
4.9%
Protein
5g
9%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
19µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
7.3%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
72µg
90%
Calcium
42mg
4%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
24µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
24µg
6%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
26mg
6%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
99mg
14%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
315mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.7%
Sodium
436mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7%
Zinc
0.9mg
5.9%

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