Instant Pot Rice Recipe (Beef Plov)

Making beef plov in an instant pot is so quick and easy and using brown rice is genius. This Instant Pot Rice recipe is a healthier, juicier and flavor packed version of beef plov | natashaskitchen.com

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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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!

Making beef plov in an instant pot is so quick and easy and using brown rice is genius. This Instant Pot Rice recipe is a healthier, juicier and flavor packed version of beef plov.

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).

Making beef plov in an instant pot is so quick and easy and using brown rice is genius. This Instant Pot Rice recipe is a healthier, juicier and flavor packed version of beef plov.

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!!

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Instant Pot Rice (Beef Plov)

4.8 from 82 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Making beef plov in an instant pot is so quick and easy and using brown rice is genius. This Instant Pot Rice recipe is a healthier, juicier and flavor packed version of beef plov | natashaskitchen.com
Making beef plov in an instant pot is so quick and easy and using brown rice is genius. This Instant Pot Rice recipe is a healthier, juicier and flavor packed version of beef plov.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Calories: 502 kcal
Servings: 8 as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Add 4 Tbsp butter and chopped onion and stir 3 minutes until softened.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Recipe Notes

*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.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Rice (Beef Plov)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 917mg 38%
Potassium 417mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 81.4%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 16.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This instant pot plov also reheats really well on a skillet the next day so leftovers are a great thing!

Making beef plov in an instant pot is so quick and easy and using brown rice is genius. This Instant Pot Rice recipe is a healthier, juicier and flavor packed version of beef plov.

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 :).

Making beef plov in an instant pot is so quick and easy and using brown rice is genius. This Instant Pot Rice recipe is a healthier, juicier and flavor packed version of beef plov. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Yossi
    December 11, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I made your beef plov tonight. That was my first time making and eating plov so I’m not sure if I did it right. I followed the recipes as written except that I used an electric pressure cooker (other brand, not an instant pot). The rice was perfectly cooked but I find it too oily.Is it normal that it is oily? I can see like a pool of oil at the bottom of the bowl. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 13, 2018

      Hi Yossi, plov does traditionally have a fair amount of oil in it (our recipe actually has less than many of the traditional recipes). Also, it can depend on how much fat content the meat has that you are using. Reply

  • Anna
    December 11, 2018

    Well, that was delicious !!! I didn’t have brown rice so I decided to test it out with white. I did 2 cups of rice and 1.5 cups of water and pressure cooked it for 15mins. I was worried that the beef would be dry but it falls apart. So yummy. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2018

      I’m so happy that worked Anna! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • Kate
    December 5, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Thank for making this in an Instant Pot. Makes life SO much easier!!

    How much is in one serving? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2018

      Hi Kate! You’re so welcome! This serves 8 as a side. I wish I did now, but I haven’t measured this by cup. Reply

  • December 4, 2018

    I made this tonight and it came out really good! I used 2.5 pounds of trimmed sirloin steak. I also used safflower oil instead of olive oil. I also followed one reviewers advice and used 1.5 cups of beef broth and 1.5 cups of very warm water. I thought the meat might turn out dry, but it was super tender. I definitely will make this again!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2018

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Irina
    December 1, 2018

    Wondering if you have an IP borsh recipe you can share with us…Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 3, 2018

      Hi Irina, I don’t have one yet, but that is a great idea. If I come up with something awesome, I will be sure to share it with you 🙂 Reply

  • Lily
    November 29, 2018

    Can I make this in a pressure cooker and not an instapot? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2018

      Hi Lily. The Instapot has a pressure cooking setting 🙂 We used the multigrain pressure setting for this recipe. Reply

  • Donna Gagui
    November 29, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Can I use quinoa instead or rice? Thanks My husband just recently bought instapot and I can’t wait to try it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2018

      Hi Donna! That may work. I haven’t tried that with quinoa so I can’t provide any feedback or advice. I would love to know how you like it! Reply

  • Nicholas
    November 28, 2018

    Hello Natasha, can I use sushi rice instead of brown rice? If so, what adjustments do I need to make? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2018

      Hi Nicholas, I haven’t made this with sushi 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! Reply

  • Olga
    November 26, 2018

    Natasha I have a multicooker with rice/risotto and multigrain settings with which setting should I use? I’m confused. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 26, 2018

      Hi Olga. Step 5 says “Cover and cook on high pressure 30 min (I used the “Multigrain” setting).” I hope this helps! 🙂 Reply

  • Linda
    November 25, 2018

    Hi Natasha I am making this recipe with lamb instead of beef and have a few questions. First, can I substitute sushi rice for short grain brown rice? Also I want to add chickpeas, which step would I add them in and would adjust the time? Thanks in advance Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2018

      Hi Linda, I haven’t made this with sushi rice. I imagine that would change the texture quite a bit and worry it would become too sticky! I haven’t experimented with chickpeas. I think that would also depend if they are raw, soaked or pre-cooked. Since chickpeas need just a few minutes to cook I would say towards the end. But since they are being made in an instant pot I would put them in with the rice. I would love to know how you like this recipe if you experiment! Reply

  • Marina
    November 9, 2018

    Can i use long grain instead of short grain? Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2018

      Hi Marina, I haven’t tested this with long grain 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. Reply

  • Marina
    November 9, 2018

    Can i use long grain brown organic rice? Its impossible to find short grain brown rice in Minnesota. Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2018

      Hi Marina! 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 may work with pork. Reply

  • Irina
    November 8, 2018

    Natasha thank you very much for this delicious recipe!! Made it today and it was very tasty!!
    Would love to see a recipe for white rice plov in the instant pot.
    Trying to use my instant pot more 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Greta
    November 7, 2018

    I only have long grain brown rice. Is there something different I need to do? I also only have pork chops. Can I use that instead of beef? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2018

      Hi Greta, 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 may work with pork. Reply

  • Alina
    November 4, 2018

    Can I double the ingredients for a larger party? Or would it overflow in the instant pot? Not cook thoroughly? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2018

      Hi Alina, I do think it might work for the larger sized instant pot. It may be slightly too much to double it in the 6Qt instant pot however. Reply

  • Yuli
    November 2, 2018

    Made it’s exactly as written and it’s delicious!

    Yesterday, realized I had only 1/2c of brown rice as i was sautéing meat – ended up using white, jasmine but set the Instapot to “rice”. I mean, it was that or dinner would be delayed for hours 🤷🏻‍♀️ It turned out perfect! Very delicious! Definitely making it again both ways (brown and white)! ♥️ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2018

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with us Yuli! Reply

  • Svetlana
    September 18, 2018

    On the multigrain setting, my instant pot takes about 45 min just to preheat and then cooks at 30 mins. Is that normal? I’ve looked through the comments and nobody has mentioned it. Am I doing something wrong? Reply

    • Natasha
      September 19, 2018

      Hi Svetlana, I haven’t experienced that lengthy of a preheating time. Are you using a different instant pot than this? Also, be sure your vent is closed at the top while preheating. If anyone else has some insight into this, please let us know 🙂 Reply

    • Linda
      October 31, 2018

      Same problem, but I didn’t wait that long. I sent a request to Instant Pot. Waiting for a reply. I reset to pressure cook. Turned out delicious! Reply

    • Bree
      December 12, 2018

      I had this same issue and looked into it. Apparently the instant pot lux and a few other models have a built in program for the multigrain button. The instant pot soaks the hard grains for 45-60 minutes before actually starting to build pressure. I didn’t want to wait that long so I just put it on manual, high heat, and did 30 minutes. Turned out great! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 12, 2018

        Thanks for sharing that Bree! Reply

  • Laurlaine
    September 17, 2018

    This is an amazing recipe! I have made it 4 times since finding it. Thank you so much for it and for your page. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2018

      Thats so great Laurlaine! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Mal
    September 13, 2018

    Love this recipe! Quick, easy and delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 13, 2018

      Thank you so much for this great review, Mal! Reply

  • Anna
    September 9, 2018

    Looking forward to trying this recipe. Can you please post more insta pot recipes? 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2018

      Hi Anna! All in due time. I love them also 🙂 Thanks for the great review! Reply

  • Alex G
    September 3, 2018

    This was great! I typically make my Plove in a dutch oven but this time used your idea of using Instant Pot. I have to admit, the meet is so much better! However, I did go more of the traditional style of using lamb instead of beef. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2018

      You can’t go wrong with traditional lamb! Thank you for sharing this with us! We appreciate the awesome review! Reply

  • Sharon
    August 21, 2018

    this recipe looks great — in fact I think I’m going to take the plunge and order an Instant Pot at long last. My question: what size is best to order? It’s just me but I cook large batches of food for my dog (I know, she is very lucky 😉 Also, what size Instant Pot did you use for this recipe? Reply

  • Cheryl
    August 19, 2018

    I just bought an Instant Pot and this is the second recipe I’ve made. It’s very tasty. I added in about 12 oz of chopped mushrooms. To the person that thought it was bland…how old are your spices? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2018

      Thank you for the great review, Cheryl! Reply

  • Kim
    August 14, 2018

    We made this last night almost exactly as stated (except used 2 cups beef broth and 1 cup water). It was so delicious! Next time I would add some more beef and carrots to fill out the rice. Other than that it was super easy and everyone loved it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2018

      Thank you Kim! I’m so happy you all loved it! Reply

  • Alina
    August 12, 2018

    how can I make this using jasmine rice and how long would I cook it for Reply

    • Natasha
      August 13, 2018

      Hi Alina! Jasmine rice is not ideal for this recipe because it would over cook in the time it takes for the beef to become tender. Reply

  • Kat
    August 10, 2018

    First time ever making plov (had it before, it’s one of my favorite dishes) but when i tried it, the rice tasted mushy and almost flavorless. What did I miss? I followed all the steps in the recipe. 🙁

    P.s meat is delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2018

      Hi Kat! If you make it with plain brown rice (not instant rice, white rice, or converted or semi-cooked rice), it won’t turn mushy. I’ve never had that experience with using brown rice. Did you substitute the rice? Or maybe make any changes to it that I may troubleshoot? Reply

      • Kat Stanovsky-Tsvet
        August 13, 2018

        Hey Natasha,

        I used the same exact rice you used. Ate it the next day and it wasnt as mushy any more, but all the flavors weren’t there… what am i missing? should i add to the amounts of spices you have? Reply

        • Natasha
          August 13, 2018

          Hi Kat, this normally reheats really well. We love it toasted on a skillet so edges of the rice get crispy. You might try that! 🙂 Reply

          • Kat Stanovsky
            August 14, 2018

            Will try that next time 🙂 thank you!

            Also, would 2 cups of water work better?

          • Natashas Kitchen
            August 14, 2018

            3 cups worked fine for us. If you choose to lessen the amount I can’t say how it will turn out. Let me know how you like it if you experiment!

  • Elena
    August 7, 2018

    I am planning to use this recipe for friends dinner night. I wonder if I add beef short ribs would it cook well too? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2018

      Hi Elena! I haven’t tried that but one of my readers wrote: “Made it today — so good! I used boneless short ribs and increased cooking time to 35 minutes.” Reply

      • Elena
        August 7, 2018

        You are a lifesaver! Thank you! Reply

  • Jenny
    August 6, 2018

    I have a “Magic Chef” ,which looks like the Instapot, that someone gave me a long time ago and I never used. I followed the instructions in your recipe and everything worked and came out great! So delicious. I don’t even like brown rice but it was great in this recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us! I’m sure I’ll readers will find this helpful! Thanks Jenny! Reply

  • Donna Greene9
    August 5, 2018

    Years ago, I used to fix my one pot suppers in a pressure cooker a.k.a late 70s. One of them is similar to your plov beef and rice. Instead of rice, you may use potatoes. This was my beef stew that would turn out perfect every time. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2018

      What a great idea! Thank you for sharing that with me Donna! Reply

  • Beryl
    August 5, 2018

    I don’t have an Instant Pot so I am wondering if.this great dish can be made in a Crock Pit? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2018

      Hi Beryl, the slow cooker would probably require some modifications and much lengthier cooking. I haven’t tested plov in a slow cooker so I can’t provide specific instructions. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. I do have a few stove-top versions as well if you don’t have an instant pot. They are also very good 🙂 Reply

      • susie albano
        August 6, 2018

        could you put your other stove top versions on facebook…dont have an instant pot… Reply

        • Natasha
          August 6, 2018

          Hi Susie, I have a couple of great stove-top versions on my blog. Type “plov” in the search bar and they will all pull up. Reply

  • Nataliya
    August 3, 2018

    Thanks for great recipe!!! (Дякую!!!) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2018

      You’re so welcome, Nataliya! Reply

  • Irina
    July 21, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Thank you so much for this wonderful, flavorful and delicious recipe. My meat eating family ate it up right away! Unfortunately, I don’t eat red meat so couldn’t enjoy it with them. Could you possibly advise me how to adapt this exact recipe for chicken? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2018

      Hi Irina, The only thing you would have to change honestly is the meat and possible how long to braise it. We have a similar recipe for just chicken that you can use as a guide here. Hope this helps. Reply

  • Kate
    July 9, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    Can I substitute brown rice for barley? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2018

      Hi Kate, I haven’t tried pearl barley, but according to this chart from Cook’s Illustrated, the pressure cooking time is very similar to brown rice so possibly it might work. Sorry I can’t give you a more concrete answer. Reply

  • olga panova
    July 8, 2018

    Natasha thank you. It was very good. I just add salt Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2018

      So glad you enjoyed that, Olga! Reply

  • Polina Chubari
    July 3, 2018

    Will I be able to make a double portion of plov in a 8 quart instant cooker all at once ? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2018

      Hi Polina, Although I haven’t tried doubling it myself one of our readers stated this recipe fit a 3 quart pot with “no room to spare” If you try it let us know how it worked out. 🙂 Reply

  • Darcelle
    July 2, 2018

    I so wanted to love this because it looks so good but it tasted very sweet to me and I couldn’t eat it. Was it the carrots or the garlic or both? Or the spices? Maybe it’s just me? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2018

      A lot of the vegetables in this dish do have natural sugars but it shouldn’t taste sweet. Reply

  • Akim
    June 28, 2018

    This was the first recipe I did in the instant pot, loved it. Please bring more recipes to the instant pot, looking forward to more incredible recipes. Thank you. (By the way, your collection of recipes is amazing and I will be trying most of them) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2018

      That’s so great! I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you! Reply

  • Farhanna
    June 27, 2018

    My husband likes to cook these kind of dishes cos it is easy. we use our usual rice cooker and it worked well too, maybe not as quick as the Insta pot. I will send this recipe for him to try. Looking forward to more recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that with us, Farhanna. Reply

  • GG
    June 20, 2018

    Natasha, I have made so many of your recipes and everything turns out so well. I haven’t tried this one yet but will do shortly. I love my Instant Pot – I’m wondering if you will be creating more recipes for the Pot? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! You’re actually not the first to ask that! So many plans for future recipes! Reply

  • Susan M
    June 20, 2018

    I LOVED this recipe! I was a little concerned with putting the garlic in as it stated but oh my God, it worked. I used a medium grain brown rice and it worked great. The only comment I have it that your recipe doesn’t state what type of butter to use in the first ingredients list. On the printer version it says “unsalted”. I ended up using salted butter but decreased my salt by half and it worked out fine.
    Thanks for the great recipe! Reply

    • Susan M
      June 20, 2018

      OH! Also, I used pearl onions, halved, because I HATE chopping onions. Worked great too! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Kina
    June 19, 2018

    Can i use a slow cooker with this recipe? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2018

      Hi Kina, the slow cooker would probably require some modifications and much lengthier cooking. I haven’t tested plov in a slow cooker so I can’t provide specific instructions. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. I do have a few stove-top versions as well if you don’t have an instant pot. They are also very good Reply

  • Amy
    June 13, 2018

    This is SO good!! I can’t stop eating it out of the pot 😋. Followed directions exactly except forgot to poke the holes in the rice. Thank you so much for a flavorful, easy dish!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 13, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Amy! Reply

  • Jessica Prokopets
    June 11, 2018

    I absolutely love your instant pot plov recipe! I’ve tried it with brown rice and white rice and I think I like it a little more with white rice I just set the time to 8-10 minutes 🙂 super yummy and quick after work meal! Keep posting more instant pot recipes! 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Jessica. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Ruth
    June 3, 2018

    Turned out great! The best part was that it’s so easy. I would love for you to post more pressure cooker recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it Ruth! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • CAROL NYE
    May 29, 2018

    This sounds so good, I may have to go out and buy an instant pot!! How can I make this in my dutch oven? Reply

  • MsFeeB
    May 28, 2018

    Have you tried to make this with cous cous or another type of rice substitute? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 29, 2018

      Hi, I haven’t tried with anything besides rice. I found brown rice to work best (better than white rice) because it doesn’t get mushy in that amount of cooking time in an instant pot. Reply

  • Barb Hirst
    May 27, 2018

    OMG!!! Made this tonight. So good. Stew meat was tender, flavor was fantastic. Husband and son asked if there was any left over after consuming huge bowls. Daughter also liked this which says a lot because she is so picky. Bonus our kids adopted from Russia years ago (understand Ukraine is not Russia but many foods share a common flavor). We now found a food they both like. Established an new Gotcha Day tradition food. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      May 28, 2018

      Hi Barb, your comment is like music to my ears 😃. Thank you for such a nice review and you are very welcome! Reply

  • Joy
    May 24, 2018

    Since I don’t have an Instant Pot, what about using a pressure cooker for the “Insant Pot Rice (Beef Plov) recipe??? Or, should I just stick with the stove top?? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 24, 2018

      Hi Joy, I haven’t tested this recipe in the slow cooker but you can follow stop instructions right hereReply

  • Lyubov
    May 19, 2018

    Hi, how long should I cook this for if I want to make twice as much as you made. Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 21, 2018

      Hi Lyubov, I haven’t tried doubling but I would probably keep the time the same. One of my readers 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 is helpful! Reply

      • Polina Chubari
        July 3, 2018

        Thank you. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 3, 2018

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Susan
    May 18, 2018

    First time user of the instant pot. The rice was perfect, meat was dry. Any suggextions. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 18, 2018

      Hi Susan, I would highly highly suggest reading through the owners manual before beginning so you have a good understanding of the way the machine works and go through the test run the booklet in the box recommends. I haven’t had the meat turn out dry but it is normally very tender and moist. If everything in the recipe was followed per the instructions and dry ingredients were measured with dry ingredient cups and wet with wet ingredient cups, I wonder if maybe it’s a setting on the machine? Reply

  • Barbara
    May 14, 2018

    Can u make in a crock pot Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2018

      Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried this in a crockpot. I think it could work but I haven’t tested it to provide instructions on that. Reply

  • Jeni
    May 13, 2018

    This was yummy! Thank you, it was a great Sunday night dinner! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2018

      My pleasure Jeni, I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Franci
    May 2, 2018

    I bought my instant pot a few years ago and have since made all manner of things in it. It is just so handy. I probably use it at least four to five times a week. This recipe looks fantastic and I love that you used a short grain brown rice. I buy the same Lundberg rice and so always have it on hand. I plan to make this next week, but I wondered if you have ever tried it with a no sodium beef broth instead of water? I think I might try that myself.

    One of my favorite, easy meals is to brown some minute steaks or chuck steaks in the instant pot then add some baby carrots, top with a jar of newmans own sockarooni sauce (I usually add about 1/4 cup of broth to the bottom of the pan to deglaze first) and cook on the meat/stew setting for 30 minutes. Serve atop some cooked egg noodles with a sprinkle of grated parm and it makes for an easy, simple and delicious meal. You could use your own pasta sauce I am sure, I just keep some jars of newman’s own on hand for fast meals since I have two teenaged boys who have hollow legs. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 2, 2018

      I bet the beef broth would be even more delicious! Thank you so much for sharing that recipe with me. I will have to try it because it sounds delicious!! 🙂 Reply

  • Kathi
    April 16, 2018

    It is a cold and rainy day here and this was a perfect meal. So comforting and satisfying! It’s on my “keeper” list. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 16, 2018

      You’re welcome Kathi! I’m glad you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Tanya
    April 13, 2018

    Just ate dinner with this juicy, tasty plov! My husband did not like the chewiness of the brown rice. He never liked anything like barley or green lentils anyways. Maybe next time I will repeat this recipe with white rice and chicken because they both cook quickly, just for him. I really liked it with brown rice. Plus it’s just one pot meal! Thanks for the recipe, waiting for more with Instant Pot! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 14, 2018

      I’m so glad you loved it!! 🙂 Reply

  • Narmishka
    April 11, 2018

    Hi Natasha! ^_^
    I am looking forward your excellent recipes. Your recipes are nice and lovely like you. I made it yesterday, it was very very delicious. My family and me (especially my brother) liked it. By the way I love all types of plov. In our country We love and make the plov. This type was very specific for me. Greetings from Azerbaijan,
    Thanks so much and good luck to you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2018

      My pleasure! I’m happy to hear how much and your family enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Connie
    April 10, 2018

    Another awesome recipe from Natasha. Made it tonight and the family devoured it. Too bad, no leftovers. Thanks so much for sharing. Love your blog and your scrumptious recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2018

      My pleasure Connie! I’m glad to hear how much you and your family are enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Beth
    April 9, 2018

    Excellent recipe and great leftovers. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2018

      You’re welcome Beth! I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe as much as I do. Thanks for sharing your outstanding review! Reply

  • Emma
    April 9, 2018

    This recipe was amazing!! For those asking about white rice, I tried it and it turned out perfectly. I did 1 cup water per every 1 cup rice. Cooked it on multigrain setting for 15 mins. Delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2018

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Emma! Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Irina
    April 8, 2018

    I have made this recepie twice so far and 30 min on multigrain setting is not enough to fully cook brown rice. I end up adding an extra 10 min. Not sure if I’m doing anything wrong, I did follow the instructions and I used organic brown rice also. I have the instapot brand pressure cooker. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 9, 2018

      Hi Irina, the brown rice does have a little more bite to it normally compared to white rice which gets considerably softer. It’s totally ok to cook an additional 10 minutes or just let it depressurize naturally for a longer period of time. Reply

  • Viktoriya T.
    April 7, 2018

    Hi, Natasha)
    What setting do i need to use in order to bake in the instant pot?
    Thanks in advance!
    I recently bought it and still feel nervous using it 😑😊 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 7, 2018

      If you are new to the instant pot, I cannot stress enough to make sure to read the manual and do the practice run they suggest with just water so you are comfortable with it. For this instant pot recipe, I use the “multigrain” setting Reply

  • Carmen
    April 4, 2018

    Can I make this recipe in a stovetop pressure cooker Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 4, 2018

      Hi Carmen, white rice is not ideal because it would become overcooked by the time the beef was tender. 30 minutes in the pressure cooker is much beyond the recommending pressure cooking time for white rice which is why brown rice works so well. It cooks perfectly when the meat is tender. Reply

  • Bernadette
    March 21, 2018

    IP. won’t start on multi grain. Using pressure cook on high 30 min. Let’s see what happens Reply

  • Julia
    March 19, 2018

    Hi Natasha
    Any way dried fruit can be added to this ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 20, 2018

      Hi Julia, I haven’t tested that but maybe try stir in some dried fruit at the end before you close the lid. I haven’t tested it personally, but I think there would be enough liquid to handle some dried fruit – hopefully the dried fruit won’t get too overcooked. If you experiment, please let me know how it goes 🙂 Reply

  • Ruth
    March 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha
    I am looking forward to making this and I was wondering
    did you add parsley to this recipe?
    There seems to be some greens ….did you add this after it was cooked ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 17, 2018

      Hi Ruth, sorry I forgot to include the optional garnish – that is about a Tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley 🙂 Reply

  • Natalya
    March 17, 2018

    Hey Natasha. We just tried this recipe last night and it turned out bomb. This was our first instant pot recipe. Will you be posting more anytime soon? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 17, 2018

      Hi Natalya, I am always testing new things and if I come up with something amazing, I will be sure to share it. I’m so happy you loved the recipe!! 🙂 Reply

  • Anita
    March 17, 2018

    Very good! The brown rice turned out amazing. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 17, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Anita, thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Tamela Bynon
    March 15, 2018

    Do you think this could be doubled in the 8qt Instant pot? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 15, 2018

      Hi Tamela, one of my readers, Olga, reported the following: “I was looking for a plov recipe similar to my moms; however, instead decided to try this one with beef and brown rice (was a first time). I did do 2lb 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…”
      So I think it would work well in an 8qt pot 🙂 Reply

      • Tamela Bynon
        March 15, 2018

        Thank you! Really enjoy your blog and site. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 16, 2018

          My pleasure, glad I can help! Thanks for following! Reply

          • Stephanie
            March 19, 2018

            When doubling this recipe, do I keep the same time? Thank u for your time! Can’t wait to try!

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            March 19, 2018

            Hi Stephanie, 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! 🙂

  • John Venning
    March 11, 2018

    Thanks Natasha, love all your stuff and recommendations, newsletter & YouTube subscriber.
    Please keep showing IPot recipes, I’m a new user.
    Thanks again Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2018

      I’m glad to hear how much you’re enjoying my site! Thanks for following and do look forward to more IP recipes! Reply

  • Joan Miller
    March 10, 2018

    I didn’t see an instruction to deglaze before adding the rice and water. How did you avoid the dreaded “Burn?” Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 10, 2018

      Hi Joan, I found that when I add the butter, onion and carrots, the steam from those helps to deglaze the pan naturally as you stir/sautee those. Reply

      • Joan Miller
        March 11, 2018

        Thanks! Reply

  • Bernadette
    March 7, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I am making this recipe tomorrow night. Do you have any idea what I need to change to use long grain brown rice? I have a big bag of it. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 8, 2018

      Hi Bernadette, I make this with short grain but one of my readers reported the following which should help: “I used long grain brown rice and used 2.5 cups of water kept the cook time at 30 minutes. Might try 25 next time. It still turned out wonderful though. Delicious and flavorful, with a great bite to the rice. Thanks for this!” Reply

      • Bernadette
        March 10, 2018

        Hi Natasha, thanks for responding so quickly! I used 3.5 cups of water with my long grain brown rice and that worked great. Next time I might reduce the time cooked or release right after 30 minutes because the rice was a little less firm than brown rice normally is. Love the recipe! My husband said he wants me to add mushrooms next time. He always wants me to try your shrimp scampi with asparagus recipe – so thanks for all the wonderful ideas. Reply

  • Brad Medel
    March 7, 2018

    I have five or six packages of ground lamb in the freezer. I think I’ll take a chance and make this using some of that. What do you think? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2018

      Hi Brad, I haven’t tried this with ground meat but I think it could work if you don’t break up the meat too finely when you are browning it. I wish I could give you better instructions but I just haven’t tested this with ground meat. Reply

  • Sarah Carnicelli
    March 5, 2018

    Could I do something similar in a crockpot? Probably beef stock added? Need an InstaPot! Haha 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2018

      Hi Sarah, 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. Reply

  • Vladimir
    March 4, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    Can you please recommend something to julienne carrots? Something that can also make Korean carrots as well? I appreciate your help! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 5, 2018

      Hi Vladimir, I think I have what you are looking for! We discovered this slicer on Amazon (affiliate link) a while back and love it! Reply

      • Vladimir
        March 6, 2018

        Thank you, Natasha! Love your website! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 6, 2018

          My pleasure, glad I can help! Thanks for following! Reply

  • Michelle Plaskos
    March 4, 2018

    Hi I want to try this recipe out but I only have the Minute Rice whole grain brown rice which is ready in 10 mins on stove top so just wondering if you would know the modifications for using this rice in terms of amount of water and cooking time in instant pot…thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 5, 2018

      Hi Michelle, I think that type of rice would become mushy and overcooked on high pressure in the time it takes for the beef to become tender in an instant pot. Reply

  • Jonathan Buchner
    March 2, 2018

    Have you tried this recipe using lamb instead of beef? Wondering if there would be variations in the herbs. My wife makes a great plov, being from Uzbekistan. I will try it in the pot. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 2, 2018

      Hi Jonathan, I haven’t tried lamb in this recipe, but if you experiment with that, please let me know how you liked it! Sounds like a great idea! 🙂 Reply

  • Rose
    March 1, 2018

    My first time ever using an instant pot. We used your instant Pot Rice (Beef PLov) recipe and loved it. We will keep this one, I didn’t have ground cumin so just left it out. This was very good, The whole family liked it. Thank you for posting. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2018

      My pleasure Rose! I’m happy to hear the recipe was a hit. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Masha W.
    February 26, 2018

    Wow, what an amazing recipe! This is going to become part of my regular dinner rotation. I love plov, but have never learned how to make it because it always struck me as so time consuming. But this was easy and delicious and the perfect texture. I used mostly brown jasmine rice with the proportions you recommended and it turned out really nice. Thanks for bringing post-Soviet cuisine to the Instant Pot! I look forward to more recipes! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 27, 2018

      My pleasure Masha! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers! Reply

  • lauren
    February 26, 2018

    I wanted to love this recipe after reading it and watching the video, but I was disappointed. I followed it exactly, I just didn’t find there was any flavor to it. I normally love your recipes Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 26, 2018

      Hi Lauren, I am always happy to help troubleshoot. This is normally a very flavorful dish with the spices – did you modify the seasonings or change the proportions in the recipe? Make any substitutions? Reply

  • Jillian Burden
    February 24, 2018

    This is my new favorite recipe! I’ve made it three times in the last month. I’m always short on time so I use white rice and cook for 15 minutes in high pressure. It’s amazing every time. Thank you for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2018

      You’re welcome Jilian! I’m happy to hear how much you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Elena
    February 22, 2018

    Really love plov and cooking in the instant pot! Looking forward to try making it using your recipe next week.
    Please post more instant pot recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2018

      This recipe has gotten rave reviews, I hope you love it! I plan on keeping the Instant Pot recipes coming! Reply

  • Jessica P.
    February 20, 2018

    I tried this recipe for dinner tonight and I must say it truly is full of flavor! I used chicken breast (didn’t have beef) and white rice (I ran out, so I compromised) But it turned out delicious! I just had to set the timer to 8 since the white rice cooks faster. I will definatley make this more often! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! And I will add-After working all day this meal took me no more than 30 minutes, which is such a win! The longest part was chopping carrots and onions! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2018

      You’re welcome Jessica! I’m happy to hear how much you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Joyce
    February 18, 2018

    Can I use long grain brown rice? This will be my first time cooking in my new IP. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2018

      Hi Joyce, 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. Reply

      • Cheryl
        February 22, 2018

        I used long grain brown rice and used 2.5 cups of water kept the cook time at 30 minutes. Might try 25 next time. It still turned out wonderful though. Delicious and flavorful, with a great bite to the rice. Thanks for this! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 22, 2018

          My pleasure Cheryl, I’m glad to hear that! Reply

  • Missy
    February 17, 2018

    Sure would love some tried and true recipes for the Instant Pot….Thanks Reply

  • Megan
    February 17, 2018

    Could I use 2lbs of beef instead of 1lb or would that be too much for a 6Qt. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 17, 2018

      Hi Megan, I do think it might work for the larger sized instant pot. It may be slightly too much to double it in the 6Qt instant pot. Reply

      • Megan
        February 17, 2018

        Ok. Thank you! Reply

      • Olga
        February 19, 2018

        I was looking for a plov recipe similar to my moms; however, instead decided to try this one with beef and brown rice (was a first time). I did do 2lb 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. Husband not a fan of the Russian style plov, which I am- so this recipe is a medium since he likes it. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 19, 2018

          I’m glad to hear the recipe was a success! Thanks for sharing your review with other readers Olga! Reply

  • Elizabeth
    February 15, 2018

    Just by reading through the entire post and recipe, I can already feel this pot rice will definitely tastes so good! Thank you for sharing this with us, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2018

      My pleasure Elizabeth! When you decide to try it, please let me know what you think! Reply

  • Alice
    February 15, 2018

    Made this tonight and it was delicious!! It was a little difficult finding short grain brown rice but finally was able to get my hands on it. I did read the comments first and used beef broth instead of water and doubled the spices recipe (except the salt). I also added some chopped baby bella mushrooms! Definitely a keeper (I’d add more garlic next time). So delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2018

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Alice! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Pam
    February 15, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I wondered if you could substitute beef broth for the water?
    When I cook rice in the rice cooker I always use chicken broth. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Hi Pam, absolutely that will work, just keep in mind beef broth has some added salt so you may need to reduce salt slightly in the recipe. Reply

  • Marta
    February 15, 2018

    Hi Natasha, any idea whether/how I can use the instant pot for the braised potatoes with pork and chicken cream cheese chili? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2018

      Hi Marta, I haven’t experimented with those so it is difficult to say since Instant pot needs some modifications with most recipes. With the chili, one reader reported making it on manual high pressure for 23 minutes using frozen chicken breasts. Reply

  • Jody
    February 15, 2018

    I cooked rice all the time. I don’t use the measuring cup that comes with the instant pot. I’m Asian. I’ve been eating rice since I was in my mom’s womb. I know how to cook rice. I follow your recipe to the exact. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2018

      Please let me know what you think of the recipe Jody! Reply

  • Dan Wark
    February 14, 2018

    Never made Plov before. I could not believe how easy it was to make in the Instant Pot. The flavour was fantastic, and the meat very tender. I did add Cremini mushrooms to ours as we love mushrooms, and we did fight over the garlic as well, as you said, so good! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2018

      You’re welcome Dan! I’m happy to hear how much you and your family enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Natalia
    February 12, 2018

    This was really really good! My whole family liked it and that’s surprising for us! 😉 I love your idea of using brown rice – it’s so smart for the instant pot and a better option health-wise. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 12, 2018

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! 🙂 Reply

  • Joel
    February 12, 2018

    I thought it lacked flavor. This recipe could really benefit from fresh herbs. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 12, 2018

      Hi Joel, we add fresh herbs at the end (parsley) and I think dill would be a great addition at the end as well. You wouldn’t want to add fresh herbs into the pot before turning it on or they would dissolve in a pressure cooker. You can add more spices if you prefer – this was the most family friendly version. Reply

  • Jody
    February 12, 2018

    I made this today. I was so exited about this recipe after reviewing all the positive comments. I was disappointed. I follow recipe to the exact. It turned out very mushy and moist. I used short gain brown rice. It taste ok. The recipe call for 3 cups 💦. In my opinion, that’s too much water when cooking rice. Maybe that’s how it supposed to be. Or it could be the setting too. I follow the direction set it on multigrain for 30 minutes and 10 minutes natural release. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 12, 2018

      Hi Jody, please see the note at the top about rice and double check that it wasn’t quick cooking or parboiled rice. Also, did you make sure to measure the rice with a regular dry ingredients measuring cup rather than the measuring cup that comes with the instant pot? Reply

  • Lori
    February 11, 2018

    Can I use crockpot instead of instant pot and white rice? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 11, 2018

      Hi Lori, both the instant pot and use of white rice would need significant modifications. I haven’t tested plov in a slow cooker so I can’t provide specific instructions. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. I do have a few stove-top versions as well if you don’t have an instant pot. They are also very good Reply

  • Inna
    February 10, 2018

    Hello, I’m trying to make this dish for a big crowd. I have the same pressure cooker as you. Can I double it up? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 11, 2018

      Hi Inna, I haven’t tried doubling the recipe, but I think it should work in the same amount of time even if it is doubled since the timer doesn’t start on the pressure cooker until the proper heat and pressure are reached so it should cook in the same amount of time. That is my best guess 🙂 Let me know if you experiment! P.S. If the rice is too firm for you, you can run it for an extra 10 min. Reply

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