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Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

Buttery rice pilaf is the perfect easy side dish to go with about any meal and this is a no-fuss recipe our family loves! Making white rice in the Instant Pot has been a game-changer in our house!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Rice Pilaf
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Natural release time 10 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 219kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup long grain white rice rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Turn Instant Pot on saute and melt butter in the bottom of pot.
  • Add chicken broth, then add rice. Sprinkle dried parsley flakes over the top.
  • Seal with lid and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Allow Instant Pot to natural release for 10 minutes and then perform a quick release. Stir and serve.


  • On the stovetop, I use a 1 to 1 ratio of rice and water, but I like to slightly increase the amount of water used in the Instant Pot
  • Yes! Take time to rinse the rice to achieve a higher quality finished product
  • Rinse and drain the rice several times until the water is clear
  • Washed rice will be fluffier, separate and serve more easily where unwashed rice will form big clumps and stick together more
  • Water can be substituted for chicken broth if desired
  • Can add a little fresh flavor by squeezing fresh lemon or lime over the rice
  • Rice can be refrigerated for 2 - 4 days, we like to add a pat or two of butter when reheating and stir well before serving
  • Rice can be frozen and should be reheated with a bit of butter


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg