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cooked rice inside the Instant pot with a spatula

Instant Pot Mixed Grains Rice

5 ingredients are all you need to make this healthy, protein and fiber-rich instant pot mixed grains rice. It's a great way to add variety to your baby, child, and adult's diet!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Pressure Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 186kcal


  • 1 ½ cup (250g) whole barley
  • 1 cup (200g) white rice (see note)
  • ½ cup (100g) quinoa
  • ½ cup (100g) green lentils
  • ½ cup (100g) dried beans, black beans preferred (see note) , soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 4 ½ cups water


  • Wash grains and lentils by rinsing and rubbing between your hands in water. Drain and repeat 2-3 times. Drain and discard water.
  • To the Instant pot, add all the ingredients
  • Add 4 ½ cups of water to the pot.
  • Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is in the sealing position, and cook on high pressure 20 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release until pressure subsides, or wait at least 20 minutes before doing a quick release
  • Once done, give the rice a REALLY good mix! Enjoy!


White rice is most preferred as it is softer and chewier in texture.
The two recommended beans are black beans and small red beans (not kidney beans).  Black beans will  result in a more moist, softer texture, which is most ideal for babies. 


Calories: 186kcal | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg