Rice Pilaf (Instant Pot) Oil free and Vegan


4 cups long grain or basmati rice, brown or white (use the cup that comes with the Instant Pot)
4 cups water (same cup)
1 small carrot shredded
1 half of small zucchini shredded
1 small onion diced
1 small shallot diced
3 T minced garlic
1/4 red bell pepper diced small
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 T salt
1/4 tsp turmeric
Dash pepper

Place instant pot on sauté and sauté onion and shallot for 2 minutes (keeping a splash of water near by in case it starts to stick), add garlic and sauté 1 more minute, add rinsed rice, water, nutritional yeast, poultry seasoning, turmeric, salt and pepper, give a good stir and put the Instant Pot on “Rice” , secure lid and point the steam button to sealing.

Once time is up release the pressure and fluff rice with fork. If not eating right away and this is say a “batch” cook, place the rice in a large casserole dish to cool in fridge. Garnish with green onion, parsley or chives.