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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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Watch How to Make Instant Pot Rice Beef Plov:

My husband gave me this Instant Pot for Christmas and I am already completely smitten with it! If you own an instant pot, chances are you are obsessed with it also. Let me know about your favorite instant pot recipes in a comment below. I’m so excited to put this amazing little pot to work!

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!!

⬇Print-Friendly Instant Pot Rice (Beef Plov):

Instant Pot Rice (Beef Plov)

4.82 from 171 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
Keyword: Beef Plov, Instant Pot Rice
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Course: Dinner, Main Course
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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  • Kim
    July 29, 2021

    My rating was supposed to be 5 Stars for this dish. I clicked on the 5 stars. I’d give it a 10 if I could.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 30, 2021

      That’s sweet of you, Kim. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Kim
    July 29, 2021

    OMG, Natasha!! First: I love all your videos. They’re crazy fun! I’ve tried quite a few of your recipes already & they have been a hit. I haven’t written a comment on the others but, so far they are 5 Stars in my book! I had write a comment about this one because, I think I found my ALL Time Favorite! THIS IS IT!!

    The aroma from this dish filled the house. My daughter walked in from work & was like: OMG!! It smells really good in here!! My husband woke up & was like: Oh! It smells really great in here!! What are you cooking?

    Needless to say, I had two bowl fulls of this dish!!

    Even though, I made one substitution to the recipe, it was ABSOLUTELY, delicious!! I substituted the Brown Rice for Wild Rice & it was, UH-MAZIN!! Thank you for this recipe!! It is a definite Keeper!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2021

      Hi Kim! Thank you so much for your lovely review! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Marina
    July 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha!
    Can you substitute beef for fattier cuts of chicken?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2021

      Hi Marina, I think that should work! Honestly, the only thing you would have to change is the meat and possibly how long to braise it. We have a similar recipe for chicken that you can use as a guide here. I hope this helps.

      Reply

  • Ilze
    July 8, 2021

    Plov turned out good! However, I do not see the purpose of sautéing because food doesn’t brown in the instant pot; it’s crowded once you add onions and carrots and the sides of the pot are high, therefore it just simmers.
    So next time I plan to just dump it in and push go and let it do the work.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 9, 2021

      That should work too, I just love sautéing it first. It’s a personal preference.

      Reply

  • Karen
    June 16, 2021

    I made this for supper last night. Cut recipe in half because it is for 2 people. We both loved it! Had leftovers for breakfast this am with eggs and toast. Next time I will make more. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2021

      That’s so great, Karen! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!!

      Reply

  • B. Hunter
    June 11, 2021

    You mention that this makes 8 servings. How big is each serving (either by volume or weight)? Our son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and we’re still learning how to calculate his insulin doses. I appreciate that you included carbs in the nutrition info! We just want to adjust based on how much we actually give him. Thank you!

    P.S., this is now one of our staple meals. Our whole family loves it! Even the dog, who gets the bits of fat trimmed from the beef. 😉

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    • Natasha
      June 11, 2021

      I’m so glad you love this recipe. Unfortunately, I never measured the servings in cups. You might try something like the free MyFitnessPal app which can help you calculate nutrition with more fine tuning. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

      Reply

  • Teresa
    June 4, 2021

    If I halved this recipe, would I still cook it for the same amount of time? It’s just me and my husband 🙂

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2021

      Hi Teresa, since the rice and beef will require the same cook time, I would keep the cook time the same.

      Reply

  • Debbie Canfield
    May 31, 2021

    I made this last night. I doubled the recipe (except the salt) because there are four of us. It was amazing!! We all loved it, even my daughter who doesn’t really like brown rice. It’s now in our regular rotation of recipes!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Christy Conn
    May 18, 2021

    I made this recipe last week and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2021

      You’re welcome, Christy! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Doug Miller
    May 10, 2021

    Do you have a version of this recipe that works in a slow cooker?

    Reply

  • Glen
    May 10, 2021

    What other method is suitable for cooking this recipe

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2021

      Hi Glen, we have a note on that in the recipe but I’ll copy it here for you: “If you don’t own an instant pot yet, you can still make beef plov on the stovetop with this recipe and check out the creative grain we used in this newer version – wildly delicious!!”

      Reply

  • Ruth Scott
    April 11, 2021

    I made this recipe for the first time my rice was chewy how can I fix it the next time and this recipe need more beef and probably more spices or was it me

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      Hi Ruth, thanks for your feedback. Brown rice is a little chewier than white rice. I suggest checking to make sure it is the same kind of brown rice (different sized grains take varying amounts of water and cooking time), also be sure to keep all proportions the same and let it naturally depressurize for 10 minutes at the end of the cooking cycle which definitely helps for the rice to finish cooking, absorb some of the liquid and soften. I hope that helps!

      Reply

      • Ruth Scott
        April 12, 2021

        I bought small grain brown rice and followed your instructions to the t so I will change the rice to Jasmine rice which I love.

        Thank you for the feedback

        Love all your recipes

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 12, 2021

          You’re welcome, Ruth! I’m glad that worked out!

          Reply

  • Lorraine
    March 30, 2021

    Hi Natasha! This recipe is so delicious! I’ve made this many times and every time it’s a hit! I
    I just love your recipes and have tried many. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      Hi Lorraine, you are very welcome. Glad it always turns out awesome, thank you for your good review!

      Reply

  • Dale J
    March 29, 2021

    This is such a good, simple recipe, and I count myself fortunate to have had real Узбек
    Плов. This is a great substitute.
    Спасибо Наташа.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Kat
    March 24, 2021

    On discovering I didn’t have enough brown rice when I was already in the middle of preparing this recipe, I had to pivot to accommodate white rice. What I did was follow the instructions up to the point of adding the rice. I put 1/2 c of water in and cooked under pressure for 15 minutes. Then I did a quick release and added the rice, garlic, and water and cooked under pressure for another 15 minutes. I did the 10 minute natural release to quick release. The meat was tender and the rice was not mushy.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and it worked out! Thank you for sharing that great feedback.

      Reply

    • Val
      June 24, 2021

      Did you wash the rice before?, What type of rice did you use?. I am using white jasmine rice.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        June 24, 2021

        Hi Val, Jasmine rice will get overcooked in this amount of time. Please see the recipe notes section of the print-friendly recipe card for details on the type of rice we used.

        Reply

  • Catherine
    March 19, 2021

    It looks like it would ve been very tasty, but I got a burnt message on Instapot almost right away and couldn’t finish cooking per the recipe.
    What would help adding an extra step of adding a bit of water to the meat, onion, carrots, and veggies, and scraping everything from the bottom before adding the rice.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2021

      Hi Catherine, it sounds like maybe the heat was on too high when you were searing the meat. I would suggest sauteeing on medium next time if you find that high heat is too hot and burning your meat. Also, make sure you are using enough oil. It will help to scrape the bottom of the pan when you add the butter and onion to scrape off any stuck-on bits. You can cook it on manual high pressure as well, but I used the “Multigrain” setting

      Reply

  • Sabrina
    February 8, 2021

    We made this over the weekend and all our kids loved it. 7-18, all 4 of them. We could not find short grain due to shortages in stores near us so we went with long grain. If you go long grain like we did I recommend upping your time by 8-10 minutes and adding a 1/4-1/2 cup more liquid. Otherwise, it was lovely. Thank you Natasha.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2021

      Perfect! Thanks for sharing your good feedback and some tips with us too, Sabrina. That is so helpful!

      Reply

  • Guldana
    January 29, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Thank you very much for a great recipe. This amount is calculated for 6 qt Instant Pot? If I will double the recipe will it take it? Sorry for dumb questions i have newly bought the IP. One more questions if I will use white rice should i decrease the time of cooking? thanks and have a good day

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2021

      Thank you for your question, Guldana. I haven’t doubled this personally, but I would keep the time the same if doubling. One of my readers doubled it and reported the following: “I did do 2 lb of beef and doubled all seasonings. I also did 5cups of rice and 5 cups of water. Fit to a T in the 6QT. Came out perfectly fine.” I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Tyler
    January 27, 2021

    Love how it turned out! But what is the serving size? I can’t seem to see it on the web page

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2021

      The serving size can be found at the beginning of the print-friendly recipe card (located at the bottom of the recipe post). The nutrition label shows counts “per serving.” This recipe serves 8 so it will be 1/8ths of the recipe. Hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Megan
    January 25, 2021

    I made this tonight for my family of 6 – we all loved it! My lightest eater had seconds which rarely happens! I did use a 3 lb. chuck roast instead of just 1 lb. to up the protein (I seared it in batches and added it all back in after the carrots were sautéed) and it worked perfectly, and we have enough leftovers for 3 of us tomorrow 🙂 I can’t wait to try experimenting with different versions of this!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      That’s the best when the whole family approves! Thank you for sharing that feedback with me!

      Reply

  • Julana
    January 21, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I’m wondering how I could adapt your recipe using cauliflower rice instead of the brown rice. I love brown rice, but trying to cut the carbs! Any thoughts? I love your recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2021

      Hi Julana, it doesn’t look like it anyone has tried this with cauliflower. If you experiment with that I would love to know how you like the recipe. Personally, I haven’t experimented with cauliflower in an Instant Pot.

      Reply

  • Rezina Alam
    January 19, 2021

    Natasha, I absolutely love your recipes and videos! This was really good! Thumbs up from my husband and 3 boys and so easy to make. Definitely will be making again!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Rochell
    December 30, 2020

    If I were to use half the rice, do I use half of the water as well?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      Hi Rochelle, you can halve the entire recipe, but I haven’t tested that in a 6-quart Instant pot to be sure it’s safe. Make sure you are reaching the minimum required water level. If you happen to test that, please lt us know how you like it.

      Reply

  • Yana
    December 19, 2020

    Natasha! Thank you for this amazing recipe! Quick question – when I sauté meat it gives a lot of water and then when I add onion – it is no longer “frying” but rather boiling in the water from meat. How do you deal with that?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2020

      Hi Yana, it sounds like you are overcrowding your pan. The meat should sear and not release water. Make sure your pan is hot enough before you add your meat. You can cook your meat in batched if using a smaller pan.

      Reply

      • Yana
        December 25, 2020

        Thank you Natasha. I will try that! Merry Christmas!!!

        Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          December 26, 2020

          You’re welcome and Merry Christmas too!

          Reply

  • Yulia
    December 7, 2020

    Plov to me was always such an intimidating dish to make. I remember as a child the enormous effort & process that it was. This recipe just turned everything upside down. I am so excited to be able to make this delicious dish in under an hour without much experience in the kitchen tasting EXACTLY LIKE an old fashion Plov my mom used to make when I was a child! Bravo, Natasha! Question – do I need to make any adjustments to this recipe if I want to use lamb instead of beef?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 8, 2020

      Hello Yulia, that makes me so happy. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. I haven’t really tested that yet to advise but others shared that they used lamb and it went well. If you would like to do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Dan Labbe
    December 6, 2020

    Your recipes never fail to amaze our family. I love making them because every one is sooo good! I love that it is easy to make with items that are usually all in my arsenal. Keep it up, your doing great things and you have a follower for life!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 7, 2020

      Thank you so much for trusting my recipes, Dan. I’m so happy that you and your family are enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Diane
    December 5, 2020

    I made this for dinner and it was not only easy, but so delicious. This recipe will become a staple in our house. Not only was it delicious it made the house smell so good.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoeyd that, Diane! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Alex Perry
    November 25, 2020

    I just finished cooking and eating this right now. The flavors are great and everything is cooked very well.

    Unfortunately, if you are planning for this dish to be a main course, you will need to either double the beef or halve the rice.

    As is, the finished product is like 80% rice which is a bit much for a main dish.

    I will definitely make this again and probably do something like:

    2 cups of rice and 2 lbs of beef.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Alex! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

    • Guldana
      January 29, 2021

      Hi Alex! When you double the beef did you double also seasonings? Thanks.

      Reply

  • Gene Hysner
    November 1, 2020

    I would like to be able to print just recipe without all of the comenments

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2020

      Hello Gene, you may do that by clicking on Jump to recipe then click print. You can save the recipe first on your device then print it at a later time.

      Reply

  • Natalya
    November 1, 2020

    The best plov, exact same taste as I remember from my childhood.
    Making a double batch right now, my whole family loves it!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 1, 2020

      Yay, love it! Thanks to you and your family for trying out this recipe.

      Reply

  • Lilia
    October 21, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I have tried this recipe, and both times it tasted amazing! The only thing is, my rice was a little hard. Still really tasty but defiantly would want it softer. Also, if I doubled the recipe would I double the time? Thank you in advance, your recipes are absolutely the best!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 21, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us Lilia. I haven’t doubled this personally, but I would keep the time the same if doubling. One of my readers doubled it and reported the following: “I did do 2 lb of beef and doubled all seasonings. I also did 5cups of rice and 5 cups of water. Fit to a T in the 6QT. Came out perfectly fine.” I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Katie L
    October 8, 2020

    This recipe turned out absolutely delicious, I used long grain brown rice for 35 minutes and its perfect, best plot I have ever made….. Meat is literally melting in your mouth, so soft… Thank You Natasha for wonderful recipe!

    Whenever I have a gathering at my house my menu is like 85% your recipes….:) Thank You for all your hard work!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles!

      Reply

  • Sarah Hall
    October 7, 2020

    Loved this! I was nervous, this was my first time using the saute feature on my Instapot. It worked great! I double the spices and we really enjoyed the flavors! Mixed with some chopped cilantro. Was able to make it during lunch break (I work at home) and it was easy for self-serve dinner. Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 8, 2020

      That is so awesome! I’m so happy to hear that you loved the result. Thanks for your wonderful feedback, Sarah.

      Reply

  • Melissa
    September 22, 2020

    This is a great recipe! Both the hubby and I love it

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2020

      I’m so glad to hear that Melissa! Thank you for that great review!

      Reply

  • Veronika
    September 13, 2020

    Wonderful recipe! 😋Turns out perfect. Recommend X1,000.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2020

      That is so nice, thank you so much for your awesome review, Veronika!

      Reply

  • Sandra Pena
    September 12, 2020

    Hello!! I don’t have an instant pot. But a crockpot. Can I still cook this on there?

    Reply

  • Andrea
    September 9, 2020

    My husband said that this was his favourite dish of anything that I have ever cooked! My 2 year old daughter and I loved this so much too! It is so delicious and so easy to make – thank you for another amazing and easy recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2020

      You’re welcome, Andrea!! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Natasha
    August 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Can I double this recipe?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      I imagine yes you can, when you’re at the recipe you may click on Jump to recipe and then click the number of servings to adjust the ingredients, hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Adrieana
    August 24, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Would the recipe be the same with buckwheat instead of rice? I’m thinking the cooking time might have to be a little shorter?

    Thank you very much for adapting the recipes for IP.

    Adrieana

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      Hi Adrieana, buckwheat in the instant pot at those timings would turn to mush. We do have a wonderful buckwheat plov recipe here.

      Reply

  • Natasha
    July 16, 2020

    Natasha, if I double the meat, do I need to change anything else in this recipe? Add extra seasoning?

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    • Natasha
      July 16, 2020

      Hi, I haven’t tested with double the meat, but I would increase the seasoning or it may end up a little bland.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        July 16, 2020

        Thank you! I also only have regular table salt, do I use the same amount as the fine sea salt the recipe calls for?

        Reply

        • Natasha
          July 16, 2020

          I can’t say for sure since I haven’t tested that through but that sounds like it would work.

          Reply

      • Natasha
        July 16, 2020

        Thank you, Natasha! Can I use the same amount of regular table salt as fine sea salt? I don’t have any fine sea salt at the moment.

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 17, 2020

          Hi Natasha, that should work!

          Reply

          • Maxine
            August 3, 2020

            You use less table salt than sea salt in recipe

  • Sulamita
    July 14, 2020

    Hello, Natasha! What setting should I put the pressure cooker on if i need it ready in two hours? I’d like to get it started in the morning, go to church, and come back to hot and ready plov

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2020

      Hi Sulamita, the pressure cooker allows for faster cooking. I haven’t tried slowing this down to two hours to advise. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

    • Michele
      August 15, 2020

      if your instapot has a delay cook button on it I would experiment first while you are home and then if it works then you know that you can do it when you are not at home. Just a suggestion 🙂 Oh and when in doubt always refer back to your instruction book that came with your instapot. I hope that helpsa little. Happy instapotting 🙂

      Reply

  • Olena Lee
    June 18, 2020

    Hello Natasha!! Can I freeze this plov? I am trying to do some meal prep before I go into labor

    Love love love your blog!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2020

      Hi Olena, I haven’t tried freezing this but here is what one of our readers wrote “The rice and meat freeze well. The carrots will get mushy, but no big problem.” I hope that helps.

      Reply

      • Olena Lee
        June 20, 2020

        Thank you

        Reply

  • Lorraine
    June 4, 2020

    This is one of our favourites! Full of yummy flavours. Again Natasha you rock!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2020

      That’s so awesome Lorraine! Thank you for sharing that great feedback with us!

      Reply

  • Jen
    May 31, 2020

    Made today and it came out great. My partner commented twice how much she liked it! Only change I made was using long grain brown rice instead of short because that was what I had on hand. Definitely going to be making this on a regular basis

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2020

      So great to hear that Jen, I’m so glad that you both enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for sharing your good feedback with us!

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  • Gidget Dusza
    May 9, 2020

    I’m going to make the beef plover but don’t have short grain brown rice but do have short grain sticky brown rice…. can I use that instead? Thx.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 9, 2020

      Hi Gidget, I haven’t made this with sticky rice. I imagine that would change the texture quite a bit and worry it would become too sticky! I would love to know how you like this recipe if you experiment!

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  • Les.
    May 5, 2020

    We enjoyed this recipe very much. I used long grain brown rice because it’s what I had and it turned out just fine. The flavors were delicious. I served it as a main meal with a simple salad for four adults. It’s a keeper.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      Hello Les, thanks for sharing that with us and for leaving good feedback. Great to know that grain brown rice works well with this recipe too!

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  • Rc
    May 3, 2020

    I made this twice now and many of your recipes! Lovely♥️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2020

      Glad to know that you loved this. I hope that you enjoy every recipe that you try. Thanks for your great feedback!

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  • Virginia Fisher
    April 27, 2020

    When I make this recipe it burns in mine pot why is that I go by the directions and it burn.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2020

      Hi Virginia, I have not had that experience but I’m more than happy to troubleshoot, are you using manual high pressure? Are you stirring the ingredients to get some liquid under the chicken?

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    • Steve
      August 14, 2020

      Did the meal actually burn or did you get the burn notice flash on the IP? My IP seems to give me that notice every time I use the sauce function and the try to cook with pressure. Get the pressure down, use your cooking utensils and scrape the charred bits from the base of the IP. My IP is very fussy and does this every time but a little deglazing or scraping makes it work fine on the next attempt.

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    • Sharyn M DeBerry
      September 30, 2020

      After you sauté anything in the Instant Pot, you have to make sure the bottom of the pot is completely deglazed and clean of any stuck-on bits. If you don’t, you’ll get the “burn notice” from your Instant Pot. That’s been my experience anyways

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  • Shannon Baity
    April 26, 2020

    Would long train brown rice work? I can’t seem to find short grain. Thankyou

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    • Natasha
      April 26, 2020

      Hi Shannon, I haven’t tested with long grain brown rice, but they should be fairly close. You might cook on high pressure an extra minute with long grain brown rice.

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    • Ksusha.A
      June 25, 2020

      Worked for me! I did 33 minutes on multigrain hogh pressure for long grain brown rice.
      I must say theres a reason why theres so many good reviews on this recipe. Its genius. My kids love it. The only reason i am not a big fan is that we cant stop eating it! …..

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 25, 2020

        Thank you for that wonderful feedback Ksusha!

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  • Nikki
    April 24, 2020

    So, so good! Everyone loved it! I may cut down on the salt just a bit the next time. But dang, this is a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2020

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

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  • SpaghettiGuy40
    April 19, 2020

    A+ on this recipe. Been making it for a while now. My kids request it all the time.
    I’ve been subbing in boneless skinless chicken thighs. Works just as good. Ukrainian mother-in-law even digs it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      Awesome! Thank you for giving this recipe an excellent review.

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  • Jane Hornung
    April 16, 2020

    This is such great and easy Plov recipe. Thank you for sharing! Made it several times and will continue to do so. My only advice to others is to make sure you poke enough holes for the water to get to the bottom. One time I only did a couple and got a burn notice.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jane! Thank you for that awesome review!

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  • Natashas Kitchen
    April 14, 2020

    Thank you Anna!

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  • Anna Chan
    April 14, 2020

    Hello, Natasha, Have been following your recipes…. just love them! This one, Instant Pot Beef Plov, has become one of our family favourites! I use a wild rice mix instead of the brown rice which gives it even more texture. It worked perfect! Thank you for the great recipe!

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    • Natasha
      April 14, 2020

      Hi Anna, thank you so much for sharing that with us. It’s great to know it works well with a wild rice mix.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 14, 2020

      That’s so great! I love it when the entire family loves a recipe! That’s so great!

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  • Grace
    April 11, 2020

    Hello Natasha. I do not have an instant pot, I have a pressure cooker that has different options but not manual setting. Among the options: rice, risotto, beans or lentils which should I use? Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2020

      Hi Grace, we used rice in our recipe. I haven’t tested with the other options to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

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  • Kristina
    April 4, 2020

    I cooked it today, very delicious! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2020

      That’s so great! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Kristina!

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  • Ksusha.A
    March 30, 2020

    Awesome.
    Mine turned out a little mushy but still kind of grainy. Not sure what kind of brown rice i used but it worked! Taste is exceptional for it being brown rice. Meat is tender. And it all took under an hr

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2020

      The rice is more than likely the culprit. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Yvonne Shannon
    March 30, 2020

    I can’t get out for garlic bulbs. Can I substitute garlic from a jar?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2020

      Hi Yvonne, I imagine that should work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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      • Yvonne Shannon
        March 30, 2020

        well I used minced beef as that was all I had. Everything good except I found brown rice was a little too chewy. Maybe try white rice. Couldn’t pressure longer as carrots would have been mushy. Flavour was great!

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  • Alivia
    March 25, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I’m planning to make this for dinner tonight. I made it once before and my husband (Uzbek and Turkmen parents) made this all the time when he was growing up. He was so happy I could replicate it for him! I accidentally defrosted two lbs of meat instead of one. Do I need to change the recipe except for amount of spices to make this work? I would prefer to not double the rice. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2020

      Hi Alivia, I wouldn’t necessarily double the spices since you are not doubling the rice. But you can add more to the meat to ensure it is not bland. If you experiment I would love to know how you like this recipe.

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      • Alivia
        March 25, 2020

        Update: I had already turned on the IP when you replied, so here’s how it went.
        I used 2lbs of beef stew meat and had to use 2lbs short grain brown rice (all I had with quarantine). Still used 3 cups water and doubled spices. Same 30 min multigrain cook time. It was perfect!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 26, 2020

          Awesome! Thanks for the update and for sharing your experience with us.

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  • Anna
    March 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha. I love all of your recipes. Can you please let me know adjustments to make if using organic white rice and lamb? Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2020

      Hi Anna, I haven’t really tested that yet to advise but others shared that they used lamb and it went well. If you would like to do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Svitlana
    March 14, 2020

    Hello, I have followed the recipe, but the meat got all burnt at the bottom, should I change “multigrain” to something else? Thank you

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    • Natasha
      March 14, 2020

      Hi Svitlana, it sounds like maybe the heat was on too high when you were searing the meat. I would suggest sauteeing on medium next time if you find that high heat is too hot and burning your meat. Also, make sure you are using enough oil. It will help to scrape the bottom of the pan when you add the butter and onion to scrape off any stuck-on bits. You can cook it on manual high pressure as well, but I used the “Multigrain” setting

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  • Lilia
    March 3, 2020

    Would I be able to use jasmine rice for this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      Hi Lilia, Jasmine rice is not ideal for this recipe because it would overcook in the time it takes for the beef to become tender.

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  • Ina Sheyn
    February 26, 2020

    It would be great to have this recipe with farro instead of rice.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      Thank you for that suggestion. I’ll add that to my list.

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  • Eloisa
    February 25, 2020

    Oh my goodness, Natasha, thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I’ve never heard of Plov, what a treat. I was upset because we couldn’t find short grain brown rice nearby, so I finally just used the brown Jasmine rice we had. I used 2 cups of water and crossed my fingers. It turned out moist and creamy and the beef so soft. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 25, 2020

      Fantastic! Thanks for sharing that with us, Eloisa. Hope you love every recipe that you try!

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  • Liliya Bergen
    February 25, 2020

    Scrumptious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 25, 2020

      Thank you!

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  • Thomas A.
    February 15, 2020

    This recipe is fantastic. It was the first thing I cooked in my new Instant Cooker. Valentine’s Day Winner. Wink wink. Thank YOU, NATASHA!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2020

      That sounds like the perfect dinner! Thank you for sharing that with me.

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  • Ginka
    January 31, 2020

    Hi, Natasha, i want to make this but without the meat, should there be any changes in cooking time or water quantity?Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      January 31, 2020

      Hi, to be honest, I haven’t tested this without the meat but if I were to experiment, I would probably leave the water proportions and timing the same. If you test this out, I’d love to hear how it goes.

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      • Ginka
        February 3, 2020

        It came out very good, i’ve done it before with the meat but without it is just as good and delicious! Thank you!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 3, 2020

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

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  • Rena
    January 30, 2020

    Hi Natasha I made this today and followed the recipe 99% (only change was vegan butter bc nursing and baby has dairy sensitivity) and the flavors were great but end result was a bit watery and rice seemed a tad undercooked. Any idea what I could have done wrong? Used same brand short grain brown rice and 3 cups water and 30 min on multigrain. Would love to try again but not sure what I did. Thoughts?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2020

      Hi Rena, it is most likely due to using a different type of rice than what is called for in the recipe. Short grain rice is more starchy and cooks up differently and more creamy than long grain. That is probably why it came out watery and didn’t absorb the liquid properly.

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      • Rena
        January 31, 2020

        Thanks for the reply. I used short grain brown rice from the same brand that you mention for the recipient. I thought the recipe calls for short grain brown rice? I really loved the flavor and want to try again but not sure what to tweak.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 31, 2020

          Short grain is correct Rena. If it was different rice it may have resulted in that. I would try it again just be sure to watch the pot settings & measure everything correctly. Without being there it really is hard to say. Crossing my fingers it works out for you next time.

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  • Lori
    January 30, 2020

    The best recipe I have made in a while. The hubby said make this part of the rotation!!! Love it turns out perfect and I used long grain rice.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2020

      So great to hear that Lori. Thanks for the feedback and I’m really happy to hear that it was perfect!

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  • Lori Kurochkina
    January 28, 2020

    Natasha, if I make this with long-grain white rice instead of brown… does anything change in the recipe? Water amount the same? My instant-pot has a button called Plov and it is for 20 mins. What time would you recommend if I used white rice? Thank you 🙂

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    • Natasha
      January 28, 2020

      Hi Lori, I haven’t had great results with white rice – the beef doesn’t get cooked well enough or the rice ends up over-cooked for the meat to be tender, this is why I used brown rice.

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      • Lori Kurochkina
        January 31, 2020

        Ok, good to know, thanks again!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 31, 2020

          No problem!

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  • Elizabeth Hamilton
    January 22, 2020

    Really easy and very tasty! The way I rate dinners in my home is if my daughter takes it to school the next day for lunch it was good. But if my spouse and my daughter takes it for lunch it was a HIT!!!!!! I am so happy to report this was a HIT!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

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

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  • adams
    January 18, 2020

    amazing recipe. i like the most in this food is the the whole garlic bulb. it is much tasty than a clove.thanks natashas for sharing this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

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

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  • Shanon
    January 15, 2020

    I thought I had coriander but I did not. Made this without it anyway and it was a big hit. I can’t believe how tender the meat gets in such a short cooking time!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2020

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

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    • Danielle Prizament
      January 23, 2020

      My pressure cooker didn’t have a grain setting so I set it on manual high pressure. Hope it turns out well!

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  • Courtney Morehead
    January 15, 2020

    Is there any way to sub cauliflower rice with this regular rice?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2020

      Hi Courtney, I looked through the comment to see if anyone tried it, it doesn’t look like it. If you experiment with that I would love to know how you like the recipe. Personally, I haven’t experimented with cauliflower in an Instant Pot.

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  • Dmytro
    December 27, 2019

    That’s delicious! I tried this recipe and everyone in my family just liked it. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
    I have just Instant Pot Ultra. Cooked at Pressure Cook (low) for 20 min only and let it rest for 10 min after.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2019

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

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  • Shannon Gammon
    December 24, 2019

    I followed the directions exactly and it came out FANTASTIC! Thank you for another amazing recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2019

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

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  • Vicki
    December 10, 2019

    Can I use long grain brown rice for the plov

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2019

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

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  • Victoria Ray
    December 6, 2019

    It all looks and sounds great, Natasha, but the taste is wrong. It doesn’t taste anything like the real Uzbek plov we make in Russia. You don’t need anything except for Turmeric and a tad bit of Coriander

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    • Natasha
      December 7, 2019

      Hi Victoria, this is our family’s version. I hope you give it a try!

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  • Sherry
    November 30, 2019

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Sherry!

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  • 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?

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    • 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!

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  • Jessica Sakalosh
    November 11, 2019

    Can I use Jasmine rice for the instant pot plov?

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    • 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.

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      • KP
        January 23, 2020

        It is possible to use jasmine rice, but the process is a bit different. You would cook everything except the rice first. Once that is done add 2 cups or so of rice along with a cup or more of water or beef broth. This is dependent on how much rice you wish to add, and how much liquid is seen within the pot. Set pressure for 3 minutes, and allow to it to release pressure for 10 minutes. I have cooked it this way multiple times with great success. Thank you for the recipe!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 23, 2020

          Hi KP, I haven’t tested it that way to advise. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that.

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          • KP
            May 6, 2020

            Natasha, this is the way I make it everytime. I often double the recipe. If someone is uncertain about how much water or broth to add, they can use the following tried and true method. Make sure the that after adding the rice you then add enough water so that it comes up to your first knuckle. Thanks for such a great recipe!

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            May 6, 2020

            You’re so welcome and thank you so much also for sharing that with us.

  • Inna
    November 10, 2019

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

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    • 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.

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  • April
    October 30, 2019

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 30, 2019

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

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    • Holly
      December 30, 2019

      Unfortunately ours came out very sticky. We followed the recipe but the rice just glommed together. It still tasted pretty good but the texture was less than.

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      • Natasha
        December 30, 2019

        Hi Holly, did you use a different kind of rice and make sure to release pressure when indicated in the recipe. Rice can overcook quickly if you let it go for too long. It sounds like yours got overcooked.

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  • 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.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

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

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  • Tricia
    September 15, 2019

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

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    • 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!

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    • Bernadette
      October 31, 2019

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

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      • 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.

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  • Carina Z
    September 14, 2019

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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

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

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