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Instant Pot Rice Recipe (Antelope Backstrap Plov)

Incredibly yummy Instant Pot Rice Recipe made of Antelope Backstrap meat, rice and vegetables.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner, Instant Pot, Main Course, Main Dish, Wild Game Meat
Cuisine: Russian
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Love Keil


  • 2-3 lbs antelope backstrap or sirloin beef cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 4-5 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 carrots cut into rectangles
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal spice
  • Kosher salt ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 garlic head
  • 3 cups long grain white rice I use jasmine rice
  • water


  • Click on the “Saute” setting on the Instant Pot. Pour in 2 tablespoons of oil and when oil is hot, brown the antelope in batches, until brown on both sides about 5-7 minutes. Try not to add too much meat at the same time and leave a space between each meat piece, to get a nice sear. Transfer to a plate.
  • Pour in 2-3 tablespoons of oil, when oil gets hot add onion and carrots and saute for 5 minutes, stirring few times.
  • Return cooked antelope to the Instant Pot and season with 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon ground coriander and 2 teaspoons Montreal spice, salt and ground black pepper, to taste. Pour in 2 1/2 cup of water, or enough water to cover the meat and veggies. Cover with a lid and cook on meat/stew setting for 15-20 minutes. Quick release the pressure.
  • Open the lid then place rice over the meat, being careful not to mix it in too much, make sure to keep rice on top layer.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt into 2 1/2 cups of hot water and carefully pour it over the rice, be careful not to disturb the rice. Wiggle in 1 garlic head in the middle of the pot. Cover the Instant Pot and turn the valve to “Sealing”. Cook on meat/stew setting for 5 minutes. After let it stand for 5 minutes before releasing the pressure.
  • Quick Release the pressure and open the lid. Using a wooden spoon, mix the rice with the meat and vegetables. Transfer to a plate and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!


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