7-Minute Instant Pot Rice Pilaf
This 7-minute Instant Pot rice pilaf is SO quick and absolutely delicious. It goes well as a side with any kind of protein or as a base for a burrito or veggie bowl, even on its own with a twist of lime and a sprinkle of Frank’s Red hot sauce.
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7minutes 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7minutes 5minutes
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4cup Fried onions
  • 1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1/2tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2cups White Basmati Rice, rinsed thoroughly but not soaked
  • 2.5cups Bone Broth, plain broth or water
  • 1tbsp Chopped cilantro for garnish
  1. Turn the Instant Pot on and set to Saute until display reads HOT. In the meantime, rinse the rice thorougly with cold water until water runs clear. Do NOT soak the rice as that will make it gummy
  2. Add oil to the hot pot, followed by the fried onions and the ginger garlic paste. To prevent splatter, add a little bit of the broth to the pot and let the onions and ginger garlic cook for a few minutes
  3. Add all the spices to the pot and mix well. Add the rice and the broth and mix, making sure to scrape down the sides for any stray rice.
  4. Place the lid on the pot, lock and set it to cook for 7 minutes. *TIP: If you use hot water/broth, your pot comes to pressure much more quickly
  5. Once the cycle is done and the Instant Pot goes into a Keep Warm mode (sayins L0:00) on the screen, QR. Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
  6. Serve with a sprinkle of cilantro as garnish, and use it as a side for your favourite protein or as a base for a delicious and healthy burrito bowl.
  7. Fall in love with this recipe and share it with everyone you know because it’s just so amazing.