Rice pilaf in the instant pot is a buttery taste the rice recipe that complements any meal. Fluffy and loaded with flavor.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time33 minutesmins
Course: Side Dish
Author: Matt Freund
1CupWhite RiceI used Basmati
2CupsChicken BrothI used Better than Bullion Organic Chicken Broth
1tsp.Dried ParsleyIf using fresh use 1 Tbsp.
Step 1 - Melt the Butter - Add Butter and swirl to melt and spread evenly.
Step 2 - Brown the Orzo - When the butter begins to foam add the orzo. Saute until lightly brown. This usually takes 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 3 - Add Rice - After browning the Orzo add the rice and sauce about 1 minute. Rice will become a bit brighter white in color when done.
Step 4 - Add Chicken Broth - Stir in the Chicken Broth.
Step 5 - Add Spices - Add Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Smoked Paprika and stir to combine. Omit Parsley until the end.
Step 6 - Pressure Cook the Rice - Place lid on the Instant Pot and turn valve to the SEAL position. Pressure Cook HIGH Pressure 3 minutes. I also turn off the keep warm function. Allow pressure to natural release. This took close to 30 minutes. When pressure has released remove lid.
Step 7 - Add Parsley - Stir the parsley into the rice and let rice sit for a few minutes before serving.
If you do not have smoked paprika regular paprika is fine. Are used better than bullion organic chicken base to make the broth. Regular chicken broth is also fine.