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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

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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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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)

4.82 from 122 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*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 917mg40%
Potassium 417mg12%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 4070IU81%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* 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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  • Sherry
    November 30, 2019

    Just made this tonight. Oh my goodness! It was SOOO GOOOD! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Sherry! Reply

  • Allie
    November 27, 2019

    Hi Natasha.
    I’m looking to double the portion. Do you know know if I need to double the water and cooking time? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2019

      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! Reply

  • Jessica Sakalosh
    November 11, 2019

    Can I use Jasmine rice for the instant pot plov? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      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. Reply

  • Inna
    November 10, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    Can I make this in a crock pot? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      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. Reply

  • April
    October 30, 2019

    Made this exactly as the recipe and it was delicious. So easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed that. Thank you for that great review, April! Reply

  • Nicolette
    September 23, 2019

    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. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great feedback. Reply

  • Tricia
    September 15, 2019

    Made this last night absolutely delicious. Regards the calories per portion how many portions does this make. Thanks  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      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! Reply

    • Bernadette
      October 31, 2019

      We love this!! This is a staple in our household. But would love to know if this freezes well? Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 31, 2019

        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. Reply

  • Carina Z
    September 14, 2019

    First recipe my mom and I made using her new instant and it was a hit! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

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

  • Kevin
    September 9, 2019

    WOW! Awesome. I followed recipe pretty closely. Used about 1/4 tsp more of each spice, added some crushed red pepper. Used chicken broth that I need to use up for part of the liquid. I could only find Lundberg Sprouted short brown, used the entire 16 oz package. I was a little worried about the rice – liquid ratio but turned out perfect. I used the multigrain setting for 30 minutes. Thanks for a great IP recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Kevin! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

    • Rebecca
      October 10, 2019

      Hello Natasha! This recipe looks so delicious wanting to make it tomorrow and to double the recipe but I don’t have an instant pot only a crock pot, how would I be able to make in a crock pot? Will the times change or any ingredients? Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 10, 2019

        Hi Rebecca, 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

  • Christina
    August 29, 2019

    I made this with 2 cups of long grain brown rice. I added less butter and only 2.5 cups of water. However, the rice came out way too greasy/watery. The flavor was good but texture was off. I don’t know what went wrong! Reply

    • Natasha
      August 29, 2019

      Hi Christina, 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. Reply

    • Anna
      November 12, 2019

      Hi Natasha,

      I was only able to find medium grain brown rice. Will that be ok to substitute? Can’t wait to try your
      plov.

      Thanks! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 12, 2019

        Hi Anna, I haven’t tested that but here is what one of our readers wrote “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.” I hope that helps. Reply

  • Alicia
    August 25, 2019

    I made this last night and it turned out pretty good—meat was very tender and the rice had a little bit of crunch to it, which I wasn’t expecting but was OK with it. I just feel like it’s missing it’s plov-ness—if I didn’t know it was supposed to be plov, I would have just thought it’s a nice meat and rice dish. I’m sure I’ll make it again (hubby loves it and added chili garlic sauce to his) and I’ll bump up all the spices to see if I can really get that quintessential plov taste. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 26, 2019

      Hi Alicia, you can definitely amp up the garlic and seasonings to taste. We found this to be the right balance for everyone (adults and kiddos) to enjoy. Reply

  • Diana
    August 21, 2019

    This recipe is so good!! I couldn’t find short grain brown rice. Instead, I bought Uncle Ben’s whole grain brown rice. I believe it’s a parboiled rice. It worked amazingly well and I didn’t change anything else in the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 21, 2019

      I’m so glad that worked out well for you. Thank you for sharing! Reply

  • Flower
    August 17, 2019

    Sooo yummy is all I can say. So easy to make it too. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Flower! Reply

  • Victoria
    August 12, 2019

    My pressure cooker does not have the saute feature. Do you think I could saute in a pan on the stove-top and then pour the ingredients into the pressure cooker, add the rice and remaining ingredients, and then select “Rice”? (Here are the options on my pressure cooker: Tendon, Soup, Congee, Rice, Chicken, Meat, Fish, Cake, Warm, Optional Time.) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2019

      Hi Victoria, I haven’t tested that way but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

      • Victoria
        August 17, 2019

        Hi, Natasha! It worked! I sautéed the beef, onion, and carrots in a pan over the stove. Then, I poured them into the pressure cooker, added the rice and remaining ingredients, selected the “Rice” option, and increased the time to 20 minutes. By the way, I used long-grain brown rice because I couldn’t find any short-grain. In the end, it turned out perfectly delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 17, 2019

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

        • Sofiya
          November 22, 2019

          Hey I had a question. I want to double this recipe, do I need to double the water too? Reply

          • Natashas Kitchen
            November 22, 2019

            Hi Sofiya, 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!

    • Dana
      December 3, 2019

      Hi, Natasha. Do you have a 6qt cooker? I have an 8qt one. Will it be too much of a pot for this dish or should I double the ingredients? Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 3, 2019

        Hi Dana, yes we have the 6 Qt. I have a link to it in the recipe above. I have not tested this in an 8 qt to advise although one of our readers wrote a great review doubling this in an 8 qt pot. I hope that helps. Reply

  • Jed
    August 9, 2019

    One of the best Instant Pot recipes that I’ve tried; absolutely delicious. Next time, I’ll add a little more meat and carrots. I opted to add 2 teaspoons of minced garlic to the meat as it browned, instead of using whole cloves, because we’re not huge garlic fans. I was glad that I found the short-grained brown rice; it took some searching.

    The recipe makes a lot of rice. Do you have any guidance on adjusting the liquid and cooking time if I reduce the raw rice to 2 cups? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2019

      Hi Jed, I haven’t tested it with just two cups. It should still work since it is a small adjustment. Without trying I wouldn’t have the exact water measurement but it would be less. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Reply

      • Jed
        August 15, 2019

        In retrospect, it would be easier to stick with your recipe and freeze the leftovers. The rice and meat freeze well. The carrots will get mushy, but no big problem. Reply

  • Linda Catlin
    August 8, 2019

    I don’t know if you still read the comments on the recipe. It’s dated quite a while back. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this. Even though I’d never eaten it before I found this recipe, it is my new comfort food. After I google searched to find the recipe and put the lid on the pot I clicked to see your stovetop recipe. I noticed you included bay leaf in the stovetop version. I quickly looked thinking I must have left it out of the pot I was cooking. However, when I looked at this recipe for the pressure cooker, and it wasn’t there. Is there a reason for that? Reply

    • Natasha
      August 8, 2019

      There was no specific reason, just reducing the number of ingredients needed without sacrificing flavor. Reply

  • Inna
    July 31, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I wanted to try this w white rice , how many minutes would u recommend to cook for ?? Reply

    • Natasha
      July 31, 2019

      Hi Inna, 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. Reply

  • Becky Adkins
    July 29, 2019

    I am making this tonight. Searched high and low for short grain brown rice with no luck. So I will be using regular brown rice, not instant of course. I’m sure it will be fine if it stands up to the cooking time. I will rate the recipe after tonight! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      I hope you love this recipe Becky! Reply

      • Becky
        July 29, 2019

        It was wonderful. Both my husband and I loved it! I made an Ukrainian dish?! Kinda proud of myself, but you made it so easy. Thank you. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 29, 2019

          Hi Becky! I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you! Reply

          • Becky
            July 30, 2019

            We also had your marinated tomatoes. I will leave a review for that on its own page. But let me just say……that marinade is UH mazing. You are so kind to respond to all these comments.

          • Natashas Kitchen
            July 30, 2019

            Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

    • Sveta
      November 13, 2019

      This looks delicious!
      Can I use buckwheat instead of rice? Reply

  • Jennifer
    July 28, 2019

    This recipe is amazing Natasha !!!! I made it and it came out perfect !!!! My kids and I loved it!!!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      Hi Jennifer, That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great! Reply

  • Emma
    July 25, 2019

    I made this several times and it is very good. The meat is very tender and the rice very flavorful. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2019

      That’s so awesome Emma! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Vera
    July 23, 2019

    I grew up eating Plof and was always intimidated to make it, but this recipe is so simple and really amazing. Tastes exactly like my grandmother used to make Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I love when our recipes bring back memories of loved ones. Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Valerie P
    July 23, 2019

    I did it with basmati and brown rice and it was more flavourful with brown rice will definitely with make again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2019

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

  • Susan
    July 22, 2019

    I absolutely love this recipe! I do have one issue though. Due to digestive issues, I can no longer eat brown rice (it’s a serious tragedy) and I was wondering if there’s a way I can make this with white rice instead. Would arborio rice work since it’s a short grain too? Please help me continue to eat this amazing dish!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      Hi Susan, 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. Several of our readers have tried it with rice and had to cut the time don significantly. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that. Reply

    • Lillian McCulley
      November 3, 2019

      Hi! I used arborio but only cooked my rice for 12 minutes and it turned out great! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 4, 2019

        Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Olga
    July 17, 2019

    Natasha, thank you so much for the plov recipe! It turned out amazing! It was very easy to cook and I spent much less time comparing with traditional method. And in the end plov was so rich in flavor! Большое спасибо! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2019

      Aww that’s the best Olga! I’m so happy you enjoyed this! Reply

  • Kathy vautour
    June 30, 2019

    can you use long grain brown rice as well? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2019

      Hi Kathy, 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

  • Tanya
    June 27, 2019

    Tried the PLOV. Very tasty! Here is the question…if I doubled the batch do I change the cooking time or the same 30 minutes? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2019

      Hi Tanya, 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! Reply

    • Susan
      July 22, 2019

      I double this every time I make it and never adjust the cooking time. Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 22, 2019

        Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Susan! Reply

  • Hena
    June 23, 2019

    Thanks for the recipe. Didn’t try it yet but planning to. I like plot with eggplant. Do you think it would work if I add eggplant to it?

    Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2019

      Hi Hena, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work! If you experiment please let me know how you like the recipe! Reply

  • Clysta Lundgreen
    June 21, 2019

    This looks delicious. I am eager to see what other recipes you develop for the Instant Pot. I love your blog and your recipes. Your Olivye potato salad is my husband’s very favorite. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that with me Clysta! Reply

  • Courtney
    May 8, 2019

    Hi I don’t have an Instant pot how else would you recommend to cook? Reply

  • Allisonh
    April 19, 2019

    I made this as directed and it was so delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2019

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

  • Stacey
    April 10, 2019

    So I made this recipe just now, followed all instructions to the T, the rice still seemed a bit water and not fully cooked? I usually don’t use brown rice is it suppose to me more chewy ,almost like a soft crunch? Reply

    • Natasha
      April 10, 2019

      Hi Stacey, brown rice is a little more chewy 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! Reply

  • Jenny
    April 8, 2019

    Great recipe! Can I use brown basmati rice in this recipe? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 8, 2019

      Hi Jenny, Basmati brown rice will cook slightly faster than short grain brown rice. My guess is that it will be done with 25 minutes on high pressure rather than 30 minutes. Reply

  • Michelle
    March 31, 2019

    Thank you for sharing this, it sounds fabulous! I would like to do this with stewing lamb tonight, all I have is long grain rice on hand. Do you think because the stewing lamb is smaller cut I can shorten the time to the rices needs? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2019

      Hi Michelle, I haven’t tried this plov with long grain but keep in mind if you are substituting that long grain requires a little less water and also may cook slightly faster than short grain rice. So to answer that it should take less time. Reply

    • Nellie
      May 22, 2019

      Just made this and it’s delicious! I doubled the recipe (I saw that you posted a comment about it and copied it; 5 cups rice & 5 cups water). I used white basmati rice and cooked for 23 min. Next time I’ll do 20 for firmer rice. I also used baby carrots bc my husband loves huge chunky carrots. I didn’t have coriander seasoning so I went without and it’s still delicious! Can’t wait to have dinner! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        May 22, 2019

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

  • Yelena
    March 30, 2019

    Hello Natasha! Can this recipe be doubled? If yes, does anything changes? I want to do for a party but don’t want to risk it with doubling the recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2019

      Hi Yelena! 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! 🙂 Reply

      • Yelena
        April 1, 2019

        Thank you very much. Another quick question, does the time stays the same if the Insta pot bigger? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 1, 2019

          Hi Yelena, I haven’t tested that in another size, I think that would be the case but advise checking your manual for comparison Reply

  • Avey
    March 18, 2019

    Can sprouted short grain brown rice be used? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2019

      Hi Avey, I don’t have any experience with using sprouted rice in this recipe so can’t make any recommendations. If you experiment, I’d love to know how it turned out! Reply

  • Dan Saxx
    March 17, 2019

    Can this be done with NO SALT and still be ok?

    Low salt diet……. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2019

      Hi Dan, I haven’t tried this recipe without salt. It does enhance the flavors quite a bit. If you try it without or experiment please let me know how you like that! Reply

  • Cathy
    March 16, 2019

    I know this is a beef meal but was thinking about leaner version. How bought chicken thighs? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2019

      Hi Cathy! I think that should work! 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

  • Dana Jennings
    March 14, 2019

    I made this recipe tonight for dinner and my husband and I both loved it. Great job. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2019

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

  • Diane
    March 10, 2019

    We don’t eat beef, so I subbed boneless skinless chicken breasts and used chicken stock instead of water and used less salt. Added broccoli florets at the end for extra veggies. Great lunch for work. Do you hate when we change your recipes? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2019

      Hi Diane!! I’m happy you can make that your own with what you like and what you have on hand! I love seeing how our readers customize these! Reply

  • Tracy
    March 3, 2019

    The beef Plov was amazing. We love mushrooms so added chopped mushrooms while sautéing. Turned out perfect! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Tracy! Reply

  • Regina
    March 1, 2019

    This plov turned out so delicious! I can’t believe how easy it is to make. The whole family (including my kiddos) enjoyed it. Thank you, Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2019

      Wow! That’s so great! Sounds like you found a new family favorite! Thank you for sharing your awesome review with me! Reply

  • Angela Vancas
    February 26, 2019

    If you need to use white short grain rice would you change the amount of water or time? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2019

      Hi Angela, 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. Several of our readers have tried it with rice and had to cut the time don significantly. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that Reply

  • Angela
    February 26, 2019

    I only have long grain brown rice. Is that ok or should I use short grain white?
    If long grain is ok do I need to adjust anything?
    Hoping to make this tonight.
    Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2019

      Hi Angela, I haven’t this plov with long grain but keep in mind if you are substituting that long grain requires a little less water and also may cook slightly faster than short grain rice. Reply

  • Hannah
    February 18, 2019

    I cooked this tonight with thin cut steak chopped into small strips.
    I reduced the pressure to low and kept it at 30 mins.
    Heaven!!!! I don’t like onion texture so added onion granules. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2019

      That’s so great, Hanna! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Irina
    February 15, 2019

    My husband just got me a Ninja Foodi pressure cooker and of course, I had to try this recipe. I’m so in love with my pressure cooker and this recipe! I will probably add some bay leaves next time to kick up the flavor a notch, but this recipe is definitely a keeper! Natasha, can you please come up with more instant pot recipes?!? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Irina! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Irina
    February 13, 2019

    Natasha,

    Can I use shredded carrots (the kind they sell in a bag already shredded) instead of julienned? And how much? Reply

    • Natasha
      February 14, 2019

      Hi Irina, you could use the pre-shredded store-bought carrots. I would say about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of shredded carrot. Reply

  • Harini
    February 1, 2019

    Hey Natasha! I’ve made this recipe and it’s ABSOLUTELY delicious, but I recently found a video of “Instant Pot Russian Garlicky Beef and Rice” and I thought of this recipe. So I came to see if the recipe was similar and it turns out that the Youtube channel copied this EXACT recipe and is taking credit for it. I’m not sure if they got permission, but the channel is called Chop Secrets and I just wanted to let you know. That being said, I absolutely love all your recipes and I’m totally gonna make your recent chocolate mousse for Valentine’s Day 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      February 4, 2019

      I’m so glad you loved the recipe!! Thank you so much for letting me know. Unfortunately they did not get permission or credit our page for the recipe – it is really difficult to enforce this type of recipe use unless they stole actual footage from our blog or channel or photos. Thanks again for the heads up! Hope you have a lovely Valentines day!! Reply

  • Alla
    February 1, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I made this recipe yesterday, and my kids, my husband and I absolutely loved it. Can you please post more instant pot recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2019

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

  • Maria
    January 31, 2019

    Hi. Thanks for this great recipe !
    Can this be done on a stove instead of using instant pot? Thanks xx Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2019

      Hi Maria! it would need some modification for the stovetop. I would recommend checking out our stovetop plov recipes. We have our classic beef one and another one with buckwheat (my personal favorite). Reply

  • Penny
    January 26, 2019

    I just made this and we really enjoyed it. I will make it again! So tasty and we love the texture! the only thing I would like to see added is that using the multigrain setting adds at least 30 mins of waiting time so if you are expecting a 30 min supper, it’s more like an hour. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 26, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Penny! Reply

  • Lilia
    January 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I loved this recipe and now making it again, but I need to make it for more people this time. If I make a double portion of this recipe in the pressure cooker do you think it will work out well? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      Hi 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! 🙂 Reply

  • olya
    January 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha
    Is there a way to make this recipe in a regular pressure cooker?
    Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      Hi Olya, yes this should work great in a standard pressure cooker. Reply

  • Tim
    January 13, 2019

    Used Better Than Bullion beef base mixed with the water. Came out great. Doubled the dry spices. Great recipe. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      You’re so welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Lena
    January 12, 2019

    Looks so good! Would long grain brown rice work? Reply

    • Natasha
      January 12, 2019

      Hi Lena, I haven’t this plov with long grain but keep in mind if you are substituting that long grain requires a little less water and also may cook slightly faster than short grain rice. Reply

  • Carol
    January 9, 2019

    I LOVE your recipes as they are healthy and so tasty, and you are so much fun as you do your videos!
    I have made the beef plov a couple of times and it is so good, (and I followed the recipe carefully), but the rice is not completely cooked. Any suggestions? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2019

      Hi Carol. I’m wondering if having it depressurize a but longer will help with that. Did you possibly use a different rice? Reply

      • Carol
        January 10, 2019

        HI! I used the Lundberg’s Short Grain Brown Rice from Costco, as you recommended. I will let it depressurize longer next time I make it. Thanks so much!!! Reply

  • Nina
    January 8, 2019

    Made your plov a few times! Turned out really good! 🙂 now I am thinking to try making it with chicken, any suggestions? Maybe cut up in cubes when the chicken is still a little on a frozen side and make it without brown it? Or just brown brown it like I do with beef?
    Thank you 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2019

      Hi Nina, 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

  • Yekaterina
    January 7, 2019

    hi, i loved this recipe! thank you so much, could u do a version of the white rice please, since our family prefers the white rice over brown Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2019

      Hi Yekaterina, 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. Several of our readers have tried it with rice and had to cut the time don significantly. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that Reply

  • Ro Ma
    January 3, 2019

    Just finished your IP plov dinner.

    Super good dish, will make again. My wife raved about it.

    I appreciate and respect your recipes, business acumen, and good religious life. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you! Reply

  • Ashley
    January 2, 2019

    Cant wait until it’s done, buttttt I forgot to poke the holes in the rice at the end! Do you think it will still turn out okay!? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2019

      It should still turn out okay 🙂 Thank you for your feedback! I bet your house smells amazing right now! Reply

  • Julia
    December 28, 2018

    I made this with 3 tablespoons of butter and 3 oil instead of four since I like mine less oily and it turned out fantastic! Thank you for yet another recipe. Do you think I can make this recipe with chicken as well? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I think that could work! Reply

  • Kiesha
    December 17, 2018

    Wow, turned out great! The beef is so darn tender & the rice is perfect. I should have added just a little more carrots I think but overall a success. I added a little more seasoning, used manual pressure on high for 30 mins since IP Ultra multigrain soaks for 45 mins (Thanks again Bree for the tip). Thanks for this yummy recipe Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Nina Zygarewicz
    December 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha!

    This plov recipe is the first thing I cooked in my new instant pot! It came out delicious and meat was sooo tender! It sure beats the long method I did on the stove top!

    Thank you for the recipe!

    Nina Zygarewicz Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • 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

    • AP
      December 16, 2018

      +1 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

      • Kiesha
        December 17, 2018

        Thank you for this info Bree! Appears the Ultra is the same. I’m going with 30 minute high manual pressure. Reply

      • Lisa
        June 17, 2019

        Ah ha! I was wondering what was going on, setting to manual now! Reply

    • marina
      December 18, 2018

      I had the same problem with multigrain setting. I just switched to pressure cook with natural release. I have Ultra 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

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