Instant Pot Rabbit Stew with Vegetables & Wine [VIDEO]

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Ever wondered how to transform ordinary rabbit meat and a medley of vegetables into a culinary masterpiece? Look no further than the Instant Pot Rabbit Stew with Vegetables & Wine.

This recipe offers a tantalizing fusion of flavors, where succulent rabbit meat, aromatic white wine, and fragrant rosemary unite in the Instant Pot. It promises not just a delicious meal but also a fast and hassle-free cooking experience.

This is one of the Instant Pot recipes that give out a concentration of flavor and taste in record time. Luckily, there a a few more recipes we have with rabbit meat that you might enjoy such as the creamy rabbit stew with capers, rabbit stew with boozy prunes and veggies, and the classic roasted rabbit.

Incorporating a colorful display of fresh vegetables, the rabbit stew turns into a nutritional powerhouse. The result is a mouthwatering combination of rustic rabbit and the wholesome goodness of garden-fresh veggies. This makes Rabbit Stew with Vegetables a culinary delight in the realm of Instant Pot creations.

Is rabbit meat healthy to eat?

Consuming rabbit meat offers a lean protein source, which is the best protein source for the human body.  Yet, rabbit meat is Rich in B vitamins, iron, and zinc, it supports energy metabolism and overall health.

Moreover, with fewer calories, it’s beneficial for those who seek to lose weight and for those with digestive issues. For those allergic to common meats, rabbit meat is an ideal alternative. For more information regarding the benefits of consuming rabbit meat, click here.

Why cook rabbit stew with white wine?

White wine is an indispensable ingredient when cooking white meat, especially for stews, due to its ability to enhance flavors and tenderize the meat. The acidic nature of white wine helps break down proteins, resulting in a more tender and succulent texture.

Moreover, the subtle fruity and floral notes in white wine donate a fine complexity that complements the flavors of white meats without overpowering them. Additionally, the alcohol in wine can extract and intensify aromas, creating a harmonious and well-balanced dish. If you want to know more about how to use wine in cooking or how to pair wine with food, click here.

How to cook rabbit stew in an instant pot?

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To begin, ensure your Instant Pot is preheated by selecting the “Sauté” function. Once heated, add a touch of oil to the pot and carefully place the rabbit meat chunks, seasoned with salt and pepper, into the sizzling pan. Allow the meat to sear for a couple of minutes on each side in order to develop a golden-brown crust.

Once the rabbit chunks are perfectly seared, remove them from the Instant Pot and set them aside. In the residual heat of the pot, pour in a generous amount of dry white wine, using a wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom, collecting the flavorful bits that stuck during the searing process. This step adds depth and complexity to the stew.

Now, reintroduce the pre-fried rabbit chunks into the Instant Pot, creating a delightful symphony of flavors. Add an assortment of vegetables, such as carrots, celery stalks, garlic, and onions, for both texture and taste. Sprinkle fresh rosemary, green olives, and a few bay leaves over the ingredients, enhancing the dish with its aromatic notes.

Seal the lid of the Instant Pot securely, ensuring the pressure valve is closed. Set the cooking time to 30 minutes on high pressure. This allows the flavors to meld and the rabbit meat to tenderize under a controlled pressure environment.

Once the cooking time elapses, perform a quick pressure release, carefully opening the Instant Pot. The result is a mouthwatering rabbit stew, the meat succulent and infused with the rich flavors of wine, vegetables, and rosemary. Serve hot, savoring the delightful outcome of a hassle-free Instant Pot cooking experience.

How to serve the Instant Pot Rabbit Stew with Vegetables & Wine?

To serve a delectable Instant Pot rabbit stew with veggies and wine in a large dish. Garnish with freshly chopped herbs like parsley or thyme for a burst of freshness. Serve alongside crusty bread or over a bed of fluffy rice to soak up the flavorful juices, creating a memorable and satisfying meal for any occasion.

Instant Pot Rabbit Stew with Vegetables & Wine

This recipe offers a tantalizing fusion of flavors, where succulent rabbit meat, aromatic white wine, and fragrant rosemary unite in the Instant Pot. It promises not just a delicious meal but also a fast and hassle-free cooking experience.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course instant pot recipe, Main Course
Cuisine American, european
Servings 6 people
Calories 406 kcal


  • 1 medium rabbit cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots Cut in large slices
  • 2 stalks celery cut in large chunks
  • 1 large onion cut in 4
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup green olives
  • 2 stems rosemary fresh
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup white wine dry
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced black pepper


  • Season the rabbit meat with salt and pepper
  • Set the instant pot to sauté regime and pour some olive oil into the pan to heat
  • Brown each piece of meat on both sides for about 2 minutes
  • Remove the meat from the pot and add the wine, use a spatula to mix
  • Put back the meat and add all the veggies
  • Add the rosemary and the bay leaves
  • seal the pot with the lid and set the “pressure cook” regime at night heat for 30 minutes
  • Manually releases the steam with caution and wait to open the lid
  • Serve with pleasure!


Calories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 37gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 499mgPotassium: 806mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3470IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 6mg
Keyword breakfast recipe, creamy rabbit stew, easy recipe, Healthy recipe, instant pot meat stew, Instant Pot recipe, instant pot stew
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