Instant Pot Rice Recipe (Beef Plov)
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This Instant Pot Rice recipe is a healthier, juicier and flavor packed rice pilaf called plov. It all comes together in 1 pot (the instant pot!) and you won’t believe how quick and easy this is.
Traditionally, beef plov is made with white rice, but we used a brown rice which was perfect for the instant pot because it doesn’t get mushy while the beef becomes melt-in-your mouth tender. Brown rice is also way healthier and your hungry people may not even realize it is brown rice. It works so well in this recipe!
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Watch How to Make Instant Pot Rice Beef Plov:
My husband gave me this Instant Pot for Christmas and I am already completely smitten with it! If you own an instant pot, chances are you are obsessed with it also. Let me know about your favorite instant pot recipes in a comment below. I’m so excited to put this amazing little pot to work!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Rice Beef Plov:
2 1/2 cups short grain brown rice (500 grams), rinsed and drained*
1 lb beef chuck or beef stew meat, cut into 3/4″ pieces
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp butter
1 large onion, diced
3 large carrots, thickly julienned
3 cups (720 ml) very warm water
1 Tbsp salt (we used fine sea salt)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground paprika
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 whole head garlic, unpeeled, cut in half crosswise.
1 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley to garnish – optional
*TIPS FOR SUCCESS: We used organic short grain brown rice (I buy the “Lundberg” brand bag sold in Costco). DO NOT USE quick cooking rice, parboiled or white rice – these would all need modifications in timing and water. Use a standard measuring cup or a kitchen scale to measure the rice (not the measuring cup that comes with your instant pot).
If you don’t own an instant pot yet, you can still make beef plov on the stovetop with this recipe and check out the creative grain we used in this newer version – wildly delicious!!
⬇Print-Friendly Instant Pot Rice (Beef Plov):
Instant Pot Rice (Beef Plov)
- 2 1/2 cups short grain brown rice, 500 grams, rinsed and drained*
- 1 lb beef chuck or beef stew meat, cut into 3/4" pieces**
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 large carrots, thickly julienned
- 3 cups 720 ml very warm water
- 1 Tbsp salt, we used fine sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1 whole head garlic, unpeeled, cut in half crosswise.
Rinse and drain rice and set aside. Set Instant pot to sauté on high heat (push sauté twice to switch to high heat) and add 4 Tbsp olive oil. Once oil is hot (but not smoking), add beef in a single layer and sauté until lightly browned (5 min), stirring occasionally.
Add 4 Tbsp butter and chopped onion and stir 3 minutes until softened.
Add julienned carrots along with all seasonings (1 Tbsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp coriander) and sauté 5 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally.
Spread rice evenly over the top (do not stir). Push garlic halves cut-side-down, halfway into the rice. Pour very warm (or hot) water directly over the garlic cloves so you don't disturb the rice. Use the back of a wooden spoon to poke 5-7 holes through the rice to the bottom of the pot (this helps disburse flavor).
Cover and cook on high pressure 30 min (I used the "Multigrain" setting). Let instant pot rest and naturally depressurize 10 min before switching to the venting position to release steam. Make sure the steam is fully released and the pressure valve has floated down before opening the pot.
Remove garlic and set aside. Stir rice well to combine ingredients. We squeeze the garlic cloves back into the pot because they are melt-in-your mouth delicious.
*We used organic short grain brown rice (I buy the bag sold in Costco)
**The meat will brown easier if you leave it at room temperature 30 minutes before starting to cook it.
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This instant pot plov also reheats really well on a skillet the next day so leftovers are a great thing!
Have you gotten on the instant pot wagon? It was actually this recipe that made me fall in love with my Instant pot (ahem 2 hours instead of 15 hours? YES!!!).
What is your favorite recipe to cook in the Instant Pot? I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks in advance my friends. I always love hearing from you :).
I’ve loved this recipe for years. Most recently I marinated the stew meat overnight in some red wine and Worcestershire sauce and it turned out amazing. That’s the only alteration I’ve done.
Sounds good, I’m glad that you loved the result!
Hello! First off, I love your recipes soo much<3
I don’t have an Instant Pot, but I do have this multi-cooker:
Can I still make this recipe in my multi-cooker (it doesn’t have a sauté or plov setting), or should I stick with the stovetop method?
Hi Natalie! I have not tested this in a multi-cooker to advise. I assume it could work but you’d have to experiment with it.
Like a few others have noted, mine came out super greasy. I used a pack of stew meat that was slightly marbled and was close to 1.5 lbs. I didn’t drain off the excess fat. Big mistake! With the added butter, it ended up being super greasy. I also used long grain brown rice, but didn’t change the cook time, as some have advised. Also a mistake! The rice was slightly overcooked and mushy. Now that I’m aware of this, I’ll definitely give this recipe another shot. The flavor is wonderful and the meat was nice and tender. The garlic was a great touch. So, beware of make any changes to the recipe as written! DRAIN the meat and cook long grain rice for LESS time!
HI Lori, I’m glad you’re going to give it another shot. Thanks for sharing!
I made this recipe on 01-12-2023 and it was outstanding. I used 2.7 lbs beef versus the 1 lb. for a main dish meal.
Hi Bill! Glad you loved the recipe. Thank you for sharing.
I have made this 4 times now, always great even if I change the quantities or ingredients a little depending on what I have.
We have had a refugee from Ukraine with us for three months, and before their arrival I looked up recipes for them to make them feel at home, and I found your site. This and the buckwheat recipes were a huge success from day 1. When I opened the lid of the pot after my first batch he smelled it and said something into google translate. When he showed me it said « home ». Thanks for the recipes 🙂
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Meagan! How kind of you to take people in & make them food from their home country! Blessings to you!
Will it make a difference if I use long grain brown rice instead of short grain? Thank you.
Hi Tanya! I haven’t tested this with long-grain brown rice so keep in mind if you are substituting- long grain requires a little less water and also may cook slightly faster than short grain.
My husband would like me to make this using ground beef. Will that work?
I think it could work with some adjustments, Kim. But you’d have to experiment with it.
This recipe was super easy and soooo GOOD! All I had was long grain brown rice so I followed another reviewers comment to double the recipe (because we love leftovers) and use a 1:1 ratio of rice to water (5 cups rice and 5 cups water), doubled seasonings, forgot to double the carrots so I added frozen peas mixed in after pressure cooking. I also just used baby carrots chopped into rounds. I used stew meat that was still very wet from being thawed in water so I made sure to drain all the water after I browned the meat so as not to mess with rice to water ratio. I wonder if I can make an “Asian” version of this by just changing the seasonings???
Hi Ned, I have not tried making this recipe with seasonings that will make it a more Asian dish. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
I finally got an instant pot and this was the first recipe I tried! My instant pot sauté option wasn’t consistent with the heat so my meat didn’t get a good sear. Overall I trusted the process and the result was delicious! Followed step by step. Next time I think i’ll sear the meat in a skillet. My picky husband and kids approved of this recipe! It’s delicious and oh so healthy! Will keep this on rotation for dinners at my house, thank you Natasha!
Thanks for sharing, Maria! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.
Made this a few times already. But I’m having a large company over this weekend can I double this recipe or should I make 2 different portions separately ?
Hi Alena, I haven’t doubled this personally, but I would keep the time the same if doubling. One of my readers doubled it and reported the following: “I did do 2 lb of beef and doubled all seasonings. I also did 5cups of rice and 5 cups of water. Fit to a T in the 6QT. Came out perfectly fine.” I hope that helps!
I made it vegan, 1.5x spices, saute onions & red pepper to start, add cooked beans for meat, and keep carrots chunky. i’ve made it as the recipe says and no matter what so far always delish – I love that it’s so easy, tasty. Thanks for the recipe(s)!
That’s great! You’re very welcome. 🙂
Hi! I this recipe with chicken, and it was delicious. I might add of the spices to the recipe, but apart from that, it reminded me of chicken plov that my mom made when I was a child in Kyiv. Thank you very much for the recipe. I couldn’t believe that it came out so well from the pressure cooker. She used to make it in kazan for hours.
That’s great! So glad it was delicious. Thank you for the review, Hannah!
Natasha I have found using more meat had made this a main dish. If anyone lives near a Winco they have the short grain brown rice in the bulk food section for an fyi!
Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Jordan!
I make this fairly regularly with a few modifications as a one pot main dish. I reduce the rice to 2 cups, water to 2 2/3 cups, and oil and butter to 3 Tbsp each. Then I throw in some frozen peas after the pressure is released to help cool it quickly and add some color. It’s always well received by the family. Thanks for all the great recipes!
You’re welcome and thank you for sharing the modifications that you are doing too. That’s helpful!
Just discovered you and your hilarious inspiring cooking videos!
I made your chicken plov last week and now I want to try this beef plov!
Would long grain basmati brown rice work in this recipe?
Hi Crystal! Thank you for following. I have not tested this to advise how to alter the recipe (cooking time, liquid, etc…) I always recommend trying a recipe the way it is written for the first time without making substitutions and then adjusting from there in the future.
Made it as per the recipe, but skipped the butter. Used a “Plov” spice mix from the Eastern European grocery store and about 1.25 lbs of meat (might even add a little more next time for a higher meat to rice ratio). Overall tasted great!
Hi Valentine, great to hear that you enjoyed the result! Thank you for the review.
Is it ok to use white rice? Due to a medical condition I’m unable to eat brown rice as I’m on a low fiber diet.
Hi Michele, I always recommend trying a recipe the way it is written for the first time without making substitutions. I think white rice will work but the timing will be different so you would have to do an experiment on that.
Amazing recipe ! I’ve made this following your exact instructions multiple times ! Never fails and so delicious . Question- if I make it with lamb stew instead of beef, would it be the same timing in instant pot ??
Hello Shana, good to hear that you always love this recipe! I haven’t really tested that yet to advise but others shared that they used lamb and it went well. If you would like to do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.
Natasha how would white meat chicken breast work? Have you tried it? I just try to stay off the red meat somewhat!
Hi Jordan, I imagine that will work too. I saw someone else commented that they tried chicken thighs and it was great.
It came out awesome! I so wish you would make more instapot recipes! I love interpreting your artwork into yummy food!
Hi Jordan! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. We are working on more instant pot recipes in the future but be sure to check out the ones we have currently. There is quite a selection of instant pot recipes.
I am wanting to make this for dinner and went to Freddys to see if they have the short grain brown rice. The only short grain brown rice they had was sprouted. Is this the same? Would it change the cooking time if I used sprouted short grain brown rice?
Hi Stacey, I don’t have any experience using sprouted rice in this recipe, so I can’t make any recommendations. If you experiment, I’d love to know how it turned out!
Made it with chicken thighs. Almost as good as our Turkmani cousin’s!
Excellent. Thank you for sharing. I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe.
Hi Natasha, where do you buy short grain brown rice? I was at Safeway today all they have is long grain. Or one that just says brown rice but it’s clearly also long grain. Would the plov come out mushy with long grain brown rice?
Hi Olga, our local grocery store carries it. But I’ve also seen it at Winco, Albertsons & Fred Meyer.
I could only find short white rice so I used that and cooked for 25 min using the pressure function instead of multigrain. Also I only had 2 cups of rice on hand so I used 2 cups of water. It wasn’t mushy, but did seem a tad wet but I think from the oil? It wasn’t soupy. It was good and my picky son had 3 servings. Next time I will try with broth instead of water to see if that boosts the flavor even more.
I usually make this recipe exactly how it’s written. I didn’t have any short grain rice on hand. I just made it with long grain. Had a fairly similar crunch to it like it would with the short grain rice. Great texture. Not mushy at all. Still delicious!
Thanks for a great recipe!
Made it today and it came out great. I tried making plov in IP before and it came out mushy, but brown rice is a game changer.
I made this with jasmine rice and reduced the time to 20, came out well but the meat was dry.
I’m thinking next time to remove the meat while I sauté the onions and carrots…what do you think?
Hi, it could be the change in rice. I haven’t tested that through but it would probably be because the white rice absorbed more liquid and got overcooked before the meat could be tender. I always recommend trying a recipe the way it is written for the first time without making substitutions.
I was recently in Uzbekistan and was able to purchase Plov spice mix from the outdoor market. I searched high and low for an IP recipe that I thought would work and chose this one. I made some changes and used: 2lbs of chicken thighs, 3 cup Jasmine rice, and added two tablespoons of minced garlic. I used all the same spices listed but added two tablespoons of plov spice mix that I had too. I cooked it for 15minutes with 10min NR. It was a bit mushy for my tastes. So the second time I went with 10minutes with 10min NR and liked the texture much better.
It was a hit at home and at a family gathering! Everyone kept saying it felt “warm” and a great “comfort food”
I plan on doing beef plov next! Thanks for the recipe!
That’s great to hear, Amanda. Thank you for sharing some of the changes that you tried, we appreciate it!
What would be another rice that I can use instead of brown rice when making this recipe? Thanks so much 😊
Hi Olga, you can try other rice, but you will need to adjust to water and time. For example – Jasmine rice will get overcooked in this amount of time, you may try to make that less time, but I haven’t experimented to advise.
Absolutely love this recipe! Thank you for all those delicious recipes that are practical and easy to understand. I have a quick question- is there a way to search within the comments for specific words? So that I don’t have to scroll though tons of comments to find a similar question about the recipe. Thank you
You’re most welcome, Laura. I’m happy too, that you’re enjoying them! When you are at the page of the recipe you may click Cntrl F on your laptop and type the word to search. If you’re on a mobile device it depends as every brand has different keys.
This is a great recipe I made it and the moment of truth is seconds were in order. Natasha your recipes are golden!
Aww, thank you, Jordan! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Natasha years ago a coworker every day brought in a dish that had its origins in Uzbekistan and I loved it and traded him food that my wife made from El Salvador! This recipe was completely and totally amazing and you for what I would say scored 10 stars! Cannot wait to make the ribs in the instapot!
That’s amazing! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Jordan!
This has become a weeknight family favorite! The chicken and rice is also good. We substitute beef or chicken stock for water and always a heaping tablespoon of Better then Bouillion.
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! That’s so great, Tricia!
This is only the 2nd recipe I have made as a beginner user of an Instant Pot.
I made this for the first time last night. It may be that the recipe turned out exactly as it should– it looks nearly identical to your photos. But if this is how it should turn out, my tastes are a little different and I would be grateful for advice on how to modify the recipe without wrecking it:
1. Finished product seems distinctly greasy, as if I could reduce the quantity of butter and oil by half with improvement. Or would you suggest a smaller reduction?
2. The ratio of rice to everything else seems excessive– if I wanted to reduce the proportion of rice, how much should I reduce the quantity of water added (in the recipe as it stands now that’s 3 cups of water).
3. I know that pilaf is supposed to produce a soft and somewhat sticky rice– this seems too soft and too sticky, nearly mushy. If one wants to reduce this quality, does that call for a shorter time pressure cooking, or less water, or what would you suggest?
Thanks so much. I very much want this recipe to succeed.
Hi George, Plov traditionally has a fair amount of oil (our recipe has less than many traditional recipes). Also, it can depend on how much fat content the meat has that you are using. You can try less water or rinsing the rice to avoid stickiness, but this recipe should make more sticky and creamy rice. I hope you love this recipe!
We actually use sirloin in this recipe which reduces the grease.
I never looked at the grain of rice before, but I noticed it calls for short grain brown rice. I went to the store this morning and couldn’t find anything packaged as short grain. I ended up getting Mahatma Brown Rice, which looks like it might be long rain (says Google). I am going to try this recipe tonight and see how it goes (we’re not super fussy). If you see this in time, do you recommend any changes to the recipe?
Hi Jim, I haven’t tested with long grain brown rice, but they should be fairly close. You might cook on high pressure for an extra minute with long grain rice.
Thanks for this recipe. A friend recommended it and I would like to try it. I have an itty bitty 3 quart instant pot – will the recipe fit or should I 2/3rds it? Thanks!
Hi M, one of our readers stated this recipe fit a 3-quart pot with “no room to spare.” I think 2/3 o4 3/4 of the recipe should work great. If you try it, let us know how it worked out!
Loved this recipe same way I love every other recipe here! It turned out ok but my instant Pot timer never went off. It had On on multigrain for over 30 min and then I just gave up. Tried to see if changing multigrain to pressure cook would change anything and it showed “food burn”. I depressurized it and opened up. It was all cooked. Any tips on how to handle Instant Pot on that setting? What did I do wrong? Thank you!!!
Hi Marina, I’m not sure why the timer would not go off. Maybe it’s an issue with the instant pot itself? Make sure the venting knob is set to the sealing position so you don’t lose too much steam as it cooks and so it can come to pressure.
For those who say the rice is a bit under cooked…soak your brown rice for an hour in water, or longer before you start cooking…this usually works.
Hi Ruth, great tip! Thank you for sharing.
Natasha, could I use long grain brown rice instead of short grain? Would I change anything if so? I’d love to make this tonight.
Hi Robin, I haven’t tested with long grain brown rice, but they should be fairly close. You might cook on high pressure for an extra minute with long grain rice.
My family loves all of your recipes, but this one definitely stands out. It reminds me of my Ukrainian grandma. Thank you!!
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Bryan!
I made this a handful of times and the flavor of this is amazing. I only have one issue: seems like the rice never cooks all the way. It’s always a little hard. I am using the same brand and type of rice you use, and I followed your directions to the T. I checked multiple times, and I know I followed your directions exactly. What do you think it is? Do you have any tips for me, OTHER than what you already listed in your directions?
Hi Lilia, It’s hard to say without being there; when I try this, it cooks through perfectly! I’m curious if elevation or other factors play a role here. If that continues to happen, I recommend adding a minute or two of more pressure cook time. Also, make sure you set it on high.
I’ve been eating plov in restaurants in Brooklyn for over 10 years. I don’t even know how I discovered it. I love lamb and I love rice. Together is simply heaven. For the last few weeks I’ve been craving plov and since I’m a chef I decided to look up the exact recipe and procedure. I’ve watched every video and read every recipe on the Internet. Then I realized that I need a special pot which I don’t have so I started to research Dutch ovens when I came across your instant pot recipe. I read it and watched your video. Then I realized how much I dislike brown rice. So I read all the comments. Turns out I’m not the only one. I followed your recipe with the recommendation of one of the reviews. It came out more than perfect. Best plov I’ve ever had!
I’m so glad you gave my recipe a try, Simon! Thank you for sharing your feedback!
I have a pressure cooker. How long should I cook it? It usually takes 10 mins to preheat to high pressure and then leave it 30 mins?
Hi Emma, the Instant Pot is essentially a pressure cooker with a couple of differences, and this should work great in a standard pressure cooker.
This recipe looks so good. I do not have an instanta pot. Can I use a pressure cooker? 🥰
Hi Sheila, yes, this should work great in a standard pressure cooker.
My wife, and I love this recipe. It’s our official Sunday Supper. We did alter one thing. Instead of using hot water or beef stock, we use beef consumme. It adds so much flavor, and really finished the meals taste for me. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy everyone!
That’s nice to know, William. Thank you for sharing that with us!
Thank you for helping me with this meal! It’s Sunday and I’m at the grocery store getting what I need! Haha.
You’re welcome, enjoy!
My best friends are from Uzbekistan and were always telling me about Plov. I wanted a healthier recipe and I love my Instant Pot. This recipe is awesome and easy to make. My friends really enjoyed it as well. I have added it to my rotation of meals and make it every other week.
That’s so great! This is so much easier and faster and you still get the great flavor of authentic plov.
Hey,Natasha . Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us, we really loved it. My husband not to long ago bought me the exact same insint pot you have,but i don’t have lots of recipes we love your website so can u please make more good yet simple recipes? Ribs r my next recipe to try.
Hi Olga, yes, we will definitely share our favorite recipes as we come up with them. In the meantime, here are all of our instant pot recipes.
This is one of our favorite dishes. I made this around ten times. Kids love it and ask for more. I put white rice and more beef. When I got Instant pot, this was our 1st recipe, we just love it. Thank you for all your delicious recipes, I tried at least half of them:)
That really makes my day! Thank you for sharing that with me.
Recently bought an instant pot. Third recipe and only winner so far .
There is something about the mix of these spices , tender beef and rice that is so comforting and delicious.
I put the soft garlic in at the end . Only thing I think I may have screwed up on is that the rice was a bit more moist , almost like a risotto like texture . I’m not sure if the cool time should be increased . Still delicious and will cook again . Only complaint is my stomach hurts from eating too much of this 😆
Oh no haha but I’m glad you enjoyed it very much! Thank you for sharing that with us.
Hello Natasha, I have been a YouTube subscriber for months now. And this is my first time making a recipe from you. I made this beef polov in my instant pot following your instructions, but unfortunately, I ran out of cumin and coriander and no fresh parsley, too. So I skipped them and didn’t expect much, but wowwww I was surprised because the dish came out very tasty! I can’t wait to make it again with complete ingredients. Waiting for my 3 year old to finish his beef polov while typing this. He says it’s delicious! More instant pot recipes please.
Thank you and God bless you more and more.
I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Julai! I can’t wait for you to try it with those spices too!
I made this original recipe several times and we love it so much but my kids aren’t a fan of brown rice, so this time I tried using Jasmine rice instead… it turned out amazing. My husband said it was the best plov he has ever had. I reduced the cook time to 20 min on high pressure and that’s the only adjustment I made. Beef was tender and so soft, rice was perfectly separated and had amazing texture and not mushy at all. The most perfect plov I’ve ever made 🙌🏻
I’m so glad you found a way for everyone to love it, Alina! That’s so great!
Hi, Natasha would love to try making this with Buckwheat? Is the timing going to be same?
Hi Natalie, buckwheat in the instant pot at those timings would turn to mush. We do have a wonderful buckwheat plov recipe here.
Is there no insta pot version of the recipe?
My rating was supposed to be 5 Stars for this dish. I clicked on the 5 stars. I’d give it a 10 if I could.
That’s sweet of you, Kim. Thank you!
Hi Natasha, if I were to use jasmine rice instead, how would I adjust the water and cooking time?
Hi Christie, Jasmine rice will get overcooked in this amount of time, you may try to make that less time, but I haven’t experimented to advise. Please see the recipe notes section of the print-friendly recipe card for details on the type of rice we used.
OMG, Natasha!! First: I love all your videos. They’re crazy fun! I’ve tried quite a few of your recipes already & they have been a hit. I haven’t written a comment on the others but, so far they are 5 Stars in my book! I had write a comment about this one because, I think I found my ALL Time Favorite! THIS IS IT!!
The aroma from this dish filled the house. My daughter walked in from work & was like: OMG!! It smells really good in here!! My husband woke up & was like: Oh! It smells really great in here!! What are you cooking?
Needless to say, I had two bowl fulls of this dish!!
Even though, I made one substitution to the recipe, it was ABSOLUTELY, delicious!! I substituted the Brown Rice for Wild Rice & it was, UH-MAZIN!! Thank you for this recipe!! It is a definite Keeper!!
Hi Kim! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes!
Can you substitute beef for fattier cuts of chicken?
Hi Marina, I think that should work! Honestly, the only thing you would have to change is the meat and possibly how long to braise it. We have a similar recipe for chicken that you can use as a guide here. I hope this helps.
Hi Natasha, we LOVE this recipe and it’s a HUGE hit! Thanks so much! I’d love to make it for out vegetarian friends though… so wondering what to sub the meat with? Perhaps mushrooms? Have you tried a vegetarian version by any chance? 🙂
Hi Nadia, I haven’t tested it that way but I think it would work with mushrooms. I think it’s worth experimenting.
Plov turned out good! However, I do not see the purpose of sautéing because food doesn’t brown in the instant pot; it’s crowded once you add onions and carrots and the sides of the pot are high, therefore it just simmers.
So next time I plan to just dump it in and push go and let it do the work.
That should work too, I just love sautéing it first. It’s a personal preference.
I made this for supper last night. Cut recipe in half because it is for 2 people. We both loved it! Had leftovers for breakfast this am with eggs and toast. Next time I will make more. Thank you.
That’s so great, Karen! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!!
You mention that this makes 8 servings. How big is each serving (either by volume or weight)? Our son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and we’re still learning how to calculate his insulin doses. I appreciate that you included carbs in the nutrition info! We just want to adjust based on how much we actually give him. Thank you!
P.S., this is now one of our staple meals. Our whole family loves it! Even the dog, who gets the bits of fat trimmed from the beef. 😉
I’m so glad you love this recipe. Unfortunately, I never measured the servings in cups. You might try something like the free MyFitnessPal app which can help you calculate nutrition with more fine tuning. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.
If I halved this recipe, would I still cook it for the same amount of time? It’s just me and my husband 🙂
Hi Teresa, since the rice and beef will require the same cook time, I would keep the cook time the same.
I made this last night. I doubled the recipe (except the salt) because there are four of us. It was amazing!! We all loved it, even my daughter who doesn’t really like brown rice. It’s now in our regular rotation of recipes!
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!
I made this recipe last week and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
You’re welcome, Christy! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Do you have a version of this recipe that works in a slow cooker?
Hi Doug, I haven’t tested this recipe in the slow cooker but you can follow instructions right here.
I was wondering if you think this would work with ground beef instead of stew beef? I bring a meal to church on Sundays and this would be yummy, but trying to keep costs down. Thanks!
I haven’t had a chance to test that out yet, but if you do please let me know how it goes.
What other method is suitable for cooking this recipe
Hi Glen, we have a note on that in the recipe but I’ll copy it here for you: “If you don’t own an instant pot yet, you can still make beef plov on the stovetop with this recipe and check out the creative grain we used in this newer version – wildly delicious!!”
I made this recipe for the first time my rice was chewy how can I fix it the next time and this recipe need more beef and probably more spices or was it me
Hi Ruth, thanks for your feedback. Brown rice is a little chewier than white rice. I suggest checking to make sure it is the same kind of brown rice (different sized grains take varying amounts of water and cooking time), also be sure to keep all proportions the same and let it naturally depressurize for 10 minutes at the end of the cooking cycle which definitely helps for the rice to finish cooking, absorb some of the liquid and soften. I hope that helps!
I bought small grain brown rice and followed your instructions to the t so I will change the rice to Jasmine rice which I love.
Thank you for the feedback
Love all your recipes
You’re welcome, Ruth! I’m glad that worked out!
Hi Natasha! This recipe is so delicious! I’ve made this many times and every time it’s a hit! I
I just love your recipes and have tried many. Thank you for sharing!
Hi Lorraine, you are very welcome. Glad it always turns out awesome, thank you for your good review!
This is such a good, simple recipe, and I count myself fortunate to have had real Узбек
Плов. This is a great substitute.
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Dale!
On discovering I didn’t have enough brown rice when I was already in the middle of preparing this recipe, I had to pivot to accommodate white rice. What I did was follow the instructions up to the point of adding the rice. I put 1/2 c of water in and cooked under pressure for 15 minutes. Then I did a quick release and added the rice, garlic, and water and cooked under pressure for another 15 minutes. I did the 10 minute natural release to quick release. The meat was tender and the rice was not mushy.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and it worked out! Thank you for sharing that great feedback.
Did you wash the rice before?, What type of rice did you use?. I am using white jasmine rice.
Hi Val, Jasmine rice will get overcooked in this amount of time. Please see the recipe notes section of the print-friendly recipe card for details on the type of rice we used.
It looks like it would ve been very tasty, but I got a burnt message on Instapot almost right away and couldn’t finish cooking per the recipe.
What would help adding an extra step of adding a bit of water to the meat, onion, carrots, and veggies, and scraping everything from the bottom before adding the rice.
Hi Catherine, it sounds like maybe the heat was on too high when you were searing the meat. I would suggest sauteeing on medium next time if you find that high heat is too hot and burning your meat. Also, make sure you are using enough oil. It will help to scrape the bottom of the pan when you add the butter and onion to scrape off any stuck-on bits. You can cook it on manual high pressure as well, but I used the “Multigrain” setting
We made this over the weekend and all our kids loved it. 7-18, all 4 of them. We could not find short grain due to shortages in stores near us so we went with long grain. If you go long grain like we did I recommend upping your time by 8-10 minutes and adding a 1/4-1/2 cup more liquid. Otherwise, it was lovely. Thank you Natasha.
Perfect! Thanks for sharing your good feedback and some tips with us too, Sabrina. That is so helpful!
Hi Natasha! Thank you very much for a great recipe. This amount is calculated for 6 qt Instant Pot? If I will double the recipe will it take it? Sorry for dumb questions i have newly bought the IP. One more questions if I will use white rice should i decrease the time of cooking? thanks and have a good day
Thank you for your question, Guldana. I haven’t doubled this personally, but I would keep the time the same if doubling. One of my readers doubled it and reported the following: “I did do 2 lb of beef and doubled all seasonings. I also did 5cups of rice and 5 cups of water. Fit to a T in the 6QT. Came out perfectly fine.” I hope that helps!
Love how it turned out! But what is the serving size? I can’t seem to see it on the web page
The serving size can be found at the beginning of the print-friendly recipe card (located at the bottom of the recipe post). The nutrition label shows counts “per serving.” This recipe serves 8 so it will be 1/8ths of the recipe. Hope that helps!
I made this tonight for my family of 6 – we all loved it! My lightest eater had seconds which rarely happens! I did use a 3 lb. chuck roast instead of just 1 lb. to up the protein (I seared it in batches and added it all back in after the carrots were sautéed) and it worked perfectly, and we have enough leftovers for 3 of us tomorrow 🙂 I can’t wait to try experimenting with different versions of this!
That’s the best when the whole family approves! Thank you for sharing that feedback with me!
Hi Natasha! I’m wondering how I could adapt your recipe using cauliflower rice instead of the brown rice. I love brown rice, but trying to cut the carbs! Any thoughts? I love your recipes!
Hi Julana, it doesn’t look like it anyone has tried this with cauliflower. If you experiment with that I would love to know how you like the recipe. Personally, I haven’t experimented with cauliflower in an Instant Pot.
Natasha, I absolutely love your recipes and videos! This was really good! Thumbs up from my husband and 3 boys and so easy to make. Definitely will be making again!!!
I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!
If I were to use half the rice, do I use half of the water as well?
Hi Rochelle, you can halve the entire recipe, but I haven’t tested that in a 6-quart Instant pot to be sure it’s safe. Make sure you are reaching the minimum required water level. If you happen to test that, please lt us know how you like it.
Natasha! Thank you for this amazing recipe! Quick question – when I sauté meat it gives a lot of water and then when I add onion – it is no longer “frying” but rather boiling in the water from meat. How do you deal with that?
Hi Yana, it sounds like you are overcrowding your pan. The meat should sear and not release water. Make sure your pan is hot enough before you add your meat. You can cook your meat in batched if using a smaller pan.
Thank you Natasha. I will try that! Merry Christmas!!!
You’re welcome and Merry Christmas too!
Plov to me was always such an intimidating dish to make. I remember as a child the enormous effort & process that it was. This recipe just turned everything upside down. I am so excited to be able to make this delicious dish in under an hour without much experience in the kitchen tasting EXACTLY LIKE an old fashion Plov my mom used to make when I was a child! Bravo, Natasha! Question – do I need to make any adjustments to this recipe if I want to use lamb instead of beef?
Hello Yulia, that makes me so happy. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. I haven’t really tested that yet to advise but others shared that they used lamb and it went well. If you would like to do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.
Your recipes never fail to amaze our family. I love making them because every one is sooo good! I love that it is easy to make with items that are usually all in my arsenal. Keep it up, your doing great things and you have a follower for life!
Thank you so much for trusting my recipes, Dan. I’m so happy that you and your family are enjoying my recipes!
I made this for dinner and it was not only easy, but so delicious. This recipe will become a staple in our house. Not only was it delicious it made the house smell so good.
I’m so glad you enjoeyd that, Diane! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review!
I just finished cooking and eating this right now. The flavors are great and everything is cooked very well.
Unfortunately, if you are planning for this dish to be a main course, you will need to either double the beef or halve the rice.
As is, the finished product is like 80% rice which is a bit much for a main dish.
I will definitely make this again and probably do something like:
2 cups of rice and 2 lbs of beef.
Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Alex! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!
Hi Alex! When you double the beef did you double also seasonings? Thanks.
I would like to be able to print just recipe without all of the comenments
Hello Gene, you may do that by clicking on Jump to recipe then click print. You can save the recipe first on your device then print it at a later time.
The best plov, exact same taste as I remember from my childhood.
Making a double batch right now, my whole family loves it!
Yay, love it! Thanks to you and your family for trying out this recipe.
I have tried this recipe, and both times it tasted amazing! The only thing is, my rice was a little hard. Still really tasty but defiantly would want it softer. Also, if I doubled the recipe would I double the time? Thank you in advance, your recipes are absolutely the best!
Thanks for sharing that with us Lilia. I haven’t doubled this personally, but I would keep the time the same if doubling. One of my readers doubled it and reported the following: “I did do 2 lb of beef and doubled all seasonings. I also did 5cups of rice and 5 cups of water. Fit to a T in the 6QT. Came out perfectly fine.” I hope that helps!
This recipe turned out absolutely delicious, I used long grain brown rice for 35 minutes and its perfect, best plot I have ever made….. Meat is literally melting in your mouth, so soft… Thank You Natasha for wonderful recipe!
Whenever I have a gathering at my house my menu is like 85% your recipes….:) Thank You for all your hard work!
Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles!
Loved this! I was nervous, this was my first time using the saute feature on my Instapot. It worked great! I double the spices and we really enjoyed the flavors! Mixed with some chopped cilantro. Was able to make it during lunch break (I work at home) and it was easy for self-serve dinner. Thanks!
That is so awesome! I’m so happy to hear that you loved the result. Thanks for your wonderful feedback, Sarah.
This is a great recipe! Both the hubby and I love it
I’m so glad to hear that Melissa! Thank you for that great review!
Wonderful recipe! 😋Turns out perfect. Recommend X1,000.
That is so nice, thank you so much for your awesome review, Veronika!
Hello!! I don’t have an instant pot. But a crockpot. Can I still cook this on there?
Hi Sandra, I haven’t tested this recipe in the slow cooker but you can follow stop instructions right here.
My husband said that this was his favourite dish of anything that I have ever cooked! My 2 year old daughter and I loved this so much too! It is so delicious and so easy to make – thank you for another amazing and easy recipe!
You’re welcome, Andrea!! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!
Can I double this recipe?
I imagine yes you can, when you’re at the recipe you may click on Jump to recipe and then click the number of servings to adjust the ingredients, hope that helps!
Would the cooking time need to be doubled also if I double the recipe?
Hi Galina, I haven’t doubled this personally, but I would keep the time the same if doubling. One of my readers doubled it and reported the following: “I did do 2 lb of beef and doubled all seasonings. I also did 5cups of rice and 5 cups of water. Fit to a T in the 6QT. Came out perfectly fine.” I hope that helps!
Would the recipe be the same with buckwheat instead of rice? I’m thinking the cooking time might have to be a little shorter?
Thank you very much for adapting the recipes for IP.
Hi Adrieana, buckwheat in the instant pot at those timings would turn to mush. We do have a wonderful buckwheat plov recipe here.
Natasha, if I double the meat, do I need to change anything else in this recipe? Add extra seasoning?
Hi, I haven’t tested with double the meat, but I would increase the seasoning or it may end up a little bland.
Thank you! I also only have regular table salt, do I use the same amount as the fine sea salt the recipe calls for?
I can’t say for sure since I haven’t tested that through but that sounds like it would work.
Thank you, Natasha! Can I use the same amount of regular table salt as fine sea salt? I don’t have any fine sea salt at the moment.
Hi Natasha, that should work!
You use less table salt than sea salt in recipe
Hello, Natasha! What setting should I put the pressure cooker on if i need it ready in two hours? I’d like to get it started in the morning, go to church, and come back to hot and ready plov
Hi Sulamita, the pressure cooker allows for faster cooking. I haven’t tried slowing this down to two hours to advise. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that.
if your instapot has a delay cook button on it I would experiment first while you are home and then if it works then you know that you can do it when you are not at home. Just a suggestion 🙂 Oh and when in doubt always refer back to your instruction book that came with your instapot. I hope that helpsa little. Happy instapotting 🙂
Hello Natasha!! Can I freeze this plov? I am trying to do some meal prep before I go into labor
Love love love your blog!!!!
Hi Olena, I haven’t tried freezing this but here is what one of our readers wrote “The rice and meat freeze well. The carrots will get mushy, but no big problem.” I hope that helps.
This is one of our favourites! Full of yummy flavours. Again Natasha you rock!
That’s so awesome Lorraine! Thank you for sharing that great feedback with us!
Made today and it came out great. My partner commented twice how much she liked it! Only change I made was using long grain brown rice instead of short because that was what I had on hand. Definitely going to be making this on a regular basis
So great to hear that Jen, I’m so glad that you both enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for sharing your good feedback with us!
I’m going to make the beef plover but don’t have short grain brown rice but do have short grain sticky brown rice…. can I use that instead? Thx.
Hi Gidget, I haven’t made this with sticky rice. I imagine that would change the texture quite a bit and worry it would become too sticky! I would love to know how you like this recipe if you experiment!
We enjoyed this recipe very much. I used long grain brown rice because it’s what I had and it turned out just fine. The flavors were delicious. I served it as a main meal with a simple salad for four adults. It’s a keeper.
Hello Les, thanks for sharing that with us and for leaving good feedback. Great to know that grain brown rice works well with this recipe too!
I made this twice now and many of your recipes! Lovely♥️
Glad to know that you loved this. I hope that you enjoy every recipe that you try. Thanks for your great feedback!
When I make this recipe it burns in mine pot why is that I go by the directions and it burn.
Hi Virginia, I have not had that experience but I’m more than happy to troubleshoot, are you using manual high pressure? Are you stirring the ingredients to get some liquid under the chicken?
Did the meal actually burn or did you get the burn notice flash on the IP? My IP seems to give me that notice every time I use the sauce function and the try to cook with pressure. Get the pressure down, use your cooking utensils and scrape the charred bits from the base of the IP. My IP is very fussy and does this every time but a little deglazing or scraping makes it work fine on the next attempt.
After you sauté anything in the Instant Pot, you have to make sure the bottom of the pot is completely deglazed and clean of any stuck-on bits. If you don’t, you’ll get the “burn notice” from your Instant Pot. That’s been my experience anyways
Would long train brown rice work? I can’t seem to find short grain. Thankyou
Hi Shannon, I haven’t tested with long grain brown rice, but they should be fairly close. You might cook on high pressure an extra minute with long grain brown rice.
Worked for me! I did 33 minutes on multigrain hogh pressure for long grain brown rice.
I must say theres a reason why theres so many good reviews on this recipe. Its genius. My kids love it. The only reason i am not a big fan is that we cant stop eating it! …..
Thank you for that wonderful feedback Ksusha!
So, so good! Everyone loved it! I may cut down on the salt just a bit the next time. But dang, this is a keeper!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!
A+ on this recipe. Been making it for a while now. My kids request it all the time.
I’ve been subbing in boneless skinless chicken thighs. Works just as good. Ukrainian mother-in-law even digs it.
Awesome! Thank you for giving this recipe an excellent review.
This is such great and easy Plov recipe. Thank you for sharing! Made it several times and will continue to do so. My only advice to others is to make sure you poke enough holes for the water to get to the bottom. One time I only did a couple and got a burn notice.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jane! Thank you for that awesome review!
Thank you Anna!
Hello, Natasha, Have been following your recipes…. just love them! This one, Instant Pot Beef Plov, has become one of our family favourites! I use a wild rice mix instead of the brown rice which gives it even more texture. It worked perfect! Thank you for the great recipe!
Hi Anna, thank you so much for sharing that with us. It’s great to know it works well with a wild rice mix.
That’s so great! I love it when the entire family loves a recipe! That’s so great!
Hello Natasha. I do not have an instant pot, I have a pressure cooker that has different options but not manual setting. Among the options: rice, risotto, beans or lentils which should I use? Thank you!
Hi Grace, we used rice in our recipe. I haven’t tested with the other options to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.
I cooked it today, very delicious! Thank you!
That’s so great! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Kristina!
Mine turned out a little mushy but still kind of grainy. Not sure what kind of brown rice i used but it worked! Taste is exceptional for it being brown rice. Meat is tender. And it all took under an hr
The rice is more than likely the culprit. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
I can’t get out for garlic bulbs. Can I substitute garlic from a jar?
Hi Yvonne, I imagine that should work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
well I used minced beef as that was all I had. Everything good except I found brown rice was a little too chewy. Maybe try white rice. Couldn’t pressure longer as carrots would have been mushy. Flavour was great!
Hi Natasha, I’m planning to make this for dinner tonight. I made it once before and my husband (Uzbek and Turkmen parents) made this all the time when he was growing up. He was so happy I could replicate it for him! I accidentally defrosted two lbs of meat instead of one. Do I need to change the recipe except for amount of spices to make this work? I would prefer to not double the rice. Thank you!
Hi Alivia, I wouldn’t necessarily double the spices since you are not doubling the rice. But you can add more to the meat to ensure it is not bland. If you experiment I would love to know how you like this recipe.
Update: I had already turned on the IP when you replied, so here’s how it went.
I used 2lbs of beef stew meat and had to use 2lbs short grain brown rice (all I had with quarantine). Still used 3 cups water and doubled spices. Same 30 min multigrain cook time. It was perfect!
Awesome! Thanks for the update and for sharing your experience with us.
Hi Natasha. I love all of your recipes. Can you please let me know adjustments to make if using organic white rice and lamb? Thanks!
Hi Anna, I haven’t really tested that yet to advise but others shared that they used lamb and it went well. If you would like to do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.
Hello, I have followed the recipe, but the meat got all burnt at the bottom, should I change “multigrain” to something else? Thank you
Hi Svitlana, it sounds like maybe the heat was on too high when you were searing the meat. I would suggest sauteeing on medium next time if you find that high heat is too hot and burning your meat. Also, make sure you are using enough oil. It will help to scrape the bottom of the pan when you add the butter and onion to scrape off any stuck-on bits. You can cook it on manual high pressure as well, but I used the “Multigrain” setting
Would I be able to use jasmine rice for this recipe?
Hi Lilia, Jasmine rice is not ideal for this recipe because it would overcook in the time it takes for the beef to become tender.
It would be great to have this recipe with farro instead of rice.
Thank you for that suggestion. I’ll add that to my list.
Oh my goodness, Natasha, thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I’ve never heard of Plov, what a treat. I was upset because we couldn’t find short grain brown rice nearby, so I finally just used the brown Jasmine rice we had. I used 2 cups of water and crossed my fingers. It turned out moist and creamy and the beef so soft. Thank you!
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing that with us, Eloisa. Hope you love every recipe that you try!
This recipe is fantastic. It was the first thing I cooked in my new Instant Cooker. Valentine’s Day Winner. Wink wink. Thank YOU, NATASHA!!!
That sounds like the perfect dinner! Thank you for sharing that with me.
Hi, Natasha, i want to make this but without the meat, should there be any changes in cooking time or water quantity?Thank you!
Hi, to be honest, I haven’t tested this without the meat but if I were to experiment, I would probably leave the water proportions and timing the same. If you test this out, I’d love to hear how it goes.
It came out very good, i’ve done it before with the meat but without it is just as good and delicious! Thank you!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
Hi Natasha I made this today and followed the recipe 99% (only change was vegan butter bc nursing and baby has dairy sensitivity) and the flavors were great but end result was a bit watery and rice seemed a tad undercooked. Any idea what I could have done wrong? Used same brand short grain brown rice and 3 cups water and 30 min on multigrain. Would love to try again but not sure what I did. Thoughts?
Hi Rena, it is most likely due to using a different type of rice than what is called for in the recipe. Short grain rice is more starchy and cooks up differently and more creamy than long grain. That is probably why it came out watery and didn’t absorb the liquid properly.
Thanks for the reply. I used short grain brown rice from the same brand that you mention for the recipient. I thought the recipe calls for short grain brown rice? I really loved the flavor and want to try again but not sure what to tweak.
Short grain is correct Rena. If it was different rice it may have resulted in that. I would try it again just be sure to watch the pot settings & measure everything correctly. Without being there it really is hard to say. Crossing my fingers it works out for you next time.
The best recipe I have made in a while. The hubby said make this part of the rotation!!! Love it turns out perfect and I used long grain rice.
So great to hear that Lori. Thanks for the feedback and I’m really happy to hear that it was perfect!
Natasha, if I make this with long-grain white rice instead of brown… does anything change in the recipe? Water amount the same? My instant-pot has a button called Plov and it is for 20 mins. What time would you recommend if I used white rice? Thank you 🙂
Hi Lori, I haven’t had great results with white rice – the beef doesn’t get cooked well enough or the rice ends up over-cooked for the meat to be tender, this is why I used brown rice.
Ok, good to know, thanks again!
Really easy and very tasty! The way I rate dinners in my home is if my daughter takes it to school the next day for lunch it was good. But if my spouse and my daughter takes it for lunch it was a HIT!!!!!! I am so happy to report this was a HIT!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Elizabeth! Thank you for the wonderful review!
amazing recipe. i like the most in this food is the the whole garlic bulb. it is much tasty than a clove.thanks natashas for sharing this recipe.
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Adams!
I thought I had coriander but I did not. Made this without it anyway and it was a big hit. I can’t believe how tender the meat gets in such a short cooking time!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Sharon! Thank you for the wonderful review!
My pressure cooker didn’t have a grain setting so I set it on manual high pressure. Hope it turns out well!
Is there any way to sub cauliflower rice with this regular rice?
Hi Courtney, I looked through the comment to see if anyone tried it, it doesn’t look like it. If you experiment with that I would love to know how you like the recipe. Personally, I haven’t experimented with cauliflower in an Instant Pot.
That’s delicious! I tried this recipe and everyone in my family just liked it. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I have just Instant Pot Ultra. Cooked at Pressure Cook (low) for 20 min only and let it rest for 10 min after.
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!
I followed the directions exactly and it came out FANTASTIC! Thank you for another amazing recipe!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Shannon!
Can I use long grain brown rice for the plov
Hi Vicki, I haven’t tested this with long grain brown rice so keep in mind if you are substituting that long grain requires a little less water and also may cook slightly faster than short grain.
It all looks and sounds great, Natasha, but the taste is wrong. It doesn’t taste anything like the real Uzbek plov we make in Russia. You don’t need anything except for Turmeric and a tad bit of Coriander
Hi Victoria, this is our family’s version. I hope you give it a try!
Just made this tonight. Oh my goodness! It was SOOO GOOOD!
I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Sherry!
I’m looking to double the portion. Do you know know if I need to double the water and cooking time?
Hi Allie, I haven’t doubled this personally, but I would keep the time the same if doubling. One of my readers doubled it and reported the following: “I did do 2 lb of beef and doubled all seasonings. I also did 5cups of rice and 5 cups of water. Fit to a T in the 6QT. Came out perfectly fine.” I hope that helps!
Can I use Jasmine rice for the instant pot plov?
Hi Jessica, Jasmine rice is not ideal for this recipe because it would over cook in the time it takes for the beef to become tender.
It is possible to use jasmine rice, but the process is a bit different. You would cook everything except the rice first. Once that is done add 2 cups or so of rice along with a cup or more of water or beef broth. This is dependent on how much rice you wish to add, and how much liquid is seen within the pot. Set pressure for 3 minutes, and allow to it to release pressure for 10 minutes. I have cooked it this way multiple times with great success. Thank you for the recipe!
Hi KP, I haven’t tested it that way to advise. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that.
Natasha, this is the way I make it everytime. I often double the recipe. If someone is uncertain about how much water or broth to add, they can use the following tried and true method. Make sure the that after adding the rice you then add enough water so that it comes up to your first knuckle. Thanks for such a great recipe!
You’re so welcome and thank you so much also for sharing that with us.
Can I make this in a crock pot?
Hi Inna, I haven’t tried this in a crockpot. I think it could work but I haven’t tested it to provide instructions on that. When not using an instant pot, we have a few other pilaf recipes that are staples in our house.
Made this exactly as the recipe and it was delicious. So easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed that. Thank you for that great review, April!
Unfortunately ours came out very sticky. We followed the recipe but the rice just glommed together. It still tasted pretty good but the texture was less than.
Hi Holly, did you use a different kind of rice and make sure to release pressure when indicated in the recipe. Rice can overcook quickly if you let it go for too long. It sounds like yours got overcooked.
Great recipe thank you, first time to cook rice in Instant Pot, added few more veggies, family had a filling supper with very little effort from my side.
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great feedback.
Made this last night absolutely delicious. Regards the calories per portion how many portions does this make. Thanks
Hi Tricia, This recipe serves 8 as a side dish. If you click “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post, it will take you to our printable recipe where you’ll have the option to change the number of servings. Hover over the “8” highlighted in red and slide it to how many servings you would like to make. I hope that helps!
We love this!! This is a staple in our household. But would love to know if this freezes well?
Hi Bernadette, I haven’t tried freezing this but here is what one of our readers wrote “The rice and meat freeze well. The carrots will get mushy, but no big problem.” I hope that helps.
First recipe my mom and I made using her new instant and it was a hit!
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!