Wild rice resembles rice in shape and cooking methods, but it isn’t rice at all. In fact, it’s the seeds of a grass plant native to Canada and the Midwest. It has been a staple in North American menus for generations, but it can be difficult to cook it just right. If you don’t cook it long enough, the grains are tough. If you cook it too long, they turn gluey. This Instant Pot method turns out a perfect wild rice pilaf every time.
Cook this wild rice in broth, flavoring it with onions, garlic, mushrooms, wine and fresh thyme. Serve this staple alongside any roasted meat for a holiday-worthy side dish. If you have leftovers, you can turn them into beautiful wild rice salads.