Tender, flavorful pilaf made in the Instant Pot. It doesn’t get any easier than this! Simply add the ingredients and let the pressure cooker do the rest.

Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1/4 c. olive oil or butter
  • 1/3 c. orzo or vermicelli
  • 1 c. white rice, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. coarse kosher sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. freshly minced parsley OR 1 tsp. dried parsely
  1. Instructions
  2. Turn Instant Pot on SAUTE mode. Add the olive oil (or butter). Once hot, add the pasta and cook for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Add the rice and cook until it turns bright white, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Carefully pour in the broth along with the garlic powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, and paprika.
  4. Place the lid on. Make sure valve is switched to sealing. Turn SAUTE off and select MANUAL mode (high pressure) for 3 minutes. Once cooked, allow the pressure to come down naturally. This will take anywhere from 12-15 minutes.
  5. Open the lid and stir in the parsley. Let the rice sit for a few minutes before serving.