Instant Pot Wild Rice & Vegetable Soup
Whole 30 | Vegan Option | Gluten Free | Dairy Free
This Instant Pot Recipe is SO simple, delicious and full of veggies- you'll be making it on repeat for those cold winter nights. The recipe is naturally gluten free, dairy free & vegan, however I like to add chicken to mine for a protein kick (pictured). If you don't already have an Instant Pot, this is your sign to get one!
I like to make a big batch of it and freeze it in single-serve containers for those nights when I don't want to cook.
2 tablespoons grapeseed or avocado oil
1 small white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 container sliced baby bella mushrooms
3 medium carrots, chopped into small pieces
2 stalk celery, chopped into small pieces
juice from 2 lemons
1 cup organic wild rice, rinsed
(1-2) 32oz containers organic vegetable broth, low sodium preferred (see notes)
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped (or more if you want a stronger flavor!)
Salt+ pepper to taste
Optional: diced chicken or turkey meat
Chop all of your vegetables first!
Plug in your Instant Pot and turn it to "Sauté" mode. add the oil, onions, and mushrooms, and cook for ~5 minutes or until the mushrooms start to break down a bit. Add the garlic, stirring frequently to avoid burning. Stir for ~2-3 minutes.
Add all of the remaining ingredients (including the chicken or turkey if you wanted meat) and stir well. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn it to "Pressure Cook" on HIGH for 15 minutes, making sure the steam toggle is set to "Vent".
When the timer goes off, immediately turn open the steam vent toggle and allow the pressure to release for 5 minutes or so. Serve immediately with a garnish of fresh rosemary and a squeeze of lemon.
Recipe serves ~ 4-5 people and freezes REALLY well!
If you like more of a "chowder" style soup, go with one container of broth. If you like your soup more, "soup-y" use 2 containers. If you like it somewhere in between, go for 1.5. If you prefer an even thicker soup, before placing the lid on the Instant Pot-- mix 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder with 1/4 cup cold water and pour into the soup mixture, stirring well. You can also do more than that if you like it really thick.