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Instant Pot(R) Rice and Orzo Pilaf with Mushrooms Recipe

Instant Pot® Rice and Orzo Pilaf with Mushrooms


Vegetable broth, sauteed mushrooms, and parsley make for a tasty, vegan-approved rice and orzo dish cooked in an Instant Pot(R).


  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • ¾ cup basmati rice, well rinsed
  • ¼ cup orzo
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ (10 ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add 2 tablespoons oil, rice, and orzo. Saute, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot constantly, until orzo is brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in 1/4 cup broth and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom.
  2. Turn cooker off and add remaining broth, garlic, paprika, and onion powder. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 7 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and saute until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 5 minutes. Carefully release remaining pressure using quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Fluff the rice. Add mushrooms and parsley. Taste and adjust salt as needed.

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Nutritional Information

Instant Pot® Rice and Orzo Pilaf with Mushrooms

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 318.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 12 %
carbohydrates: 13 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 7 %
fat: 23 %
saturated fat: 9 %
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents: 6 %
vitamin b6: 1 %
vitamin c: 5 %
folate: 8 %
calcium: 1 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 3 %
potassium: 1 %
sodium: 5 %
thiamin: 1 %
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*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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