Instant Pot® Wild Rice and Barley Pilaf


This Instant Pot® wild rice pilaf is hearty and earthy and pairs well with pork or chicken.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • ¾ cup wild rice

  • ½ cup quick-cooking pearl barley

  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add olive oil and let heat for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and onion and cook until onion is soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, dill, and oregano; cook for 1 minute. Hit Cancel.

  2. Stir chicken broth and wild rice into the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 25 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 2 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in barley and peas, put the lid back on, and let sit for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and let sit until barley is tender and mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

It is important to use the quick-cooking pearl barley in this recipe to ensure proper and even doneness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
3g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 627mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 232mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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