Instant Pot Israeli Couscous


Israeli couscous are tiny balls of lightly toasted pasta dough, and they are absolutely delicious!

So if you want to diversify your dinner a bit, and try something other than quinoa or rice, you have to make this dish!

It is the perfect addition to whatever meat you are cooking and kids love them.

How can I make it dairy-free for lactose-intolerance?

Just replace the butter with 1 tablespoon of oil.

How can I make it vegan?

Replace the chicken broth with vegetable stock or water and take out the butter.

Can I add vegetables?

Sure! Feel free to add veggies like broccoli or bell pepper to add some color and flavor:

You can also add onion or mushrooms as well (same cooking time):

Can I double the amount?

Yes. If you want to double up the quantity and make 16 ounce pack, use 2 ½ cups of chicken broth.

Cooking time stays the same - cook for 5 minutes and once done do a quick pressure release.

How about a one-pot meal?

Looking for one-pot meal using Israeli couscous? Check out this Israeli Couscous with Ground Beef.

I got a burn message! What to do?

If you see the Instant Pot burn message on the display, and hear some annoying beeps, just ignore it all for 5 minutes and than do a quick pressure release. Don't worry - the taste and the texture would still be great - Trust me :]

The burn message on this case just means that you added too less water, so next time, for the same amount, brand and type, add a little more water.

It happened to me one time when I used a different brand, and although I thought that dinner is ruined, I still got a delicious Israeli couscous!

Instant Pot Israeli Couscous

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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Israeli, Middle East
Keyword: Harvest Grains Blend, Israeli Couscous
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 3


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • 1 package Harvest Grains Blend 8 ounce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Put the butter,Harvest Grains Blend and the broth into the Instant Pot and lock the lid.
  • Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Fluff with a fork and season with salt and black pepper.


Calories: 8kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 364mg Potassium: 85mg Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 10IU Vitamin C: 7mg Calcium: 12mg Iron: 1mg




2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Israeli Couscous

  1. What, exactly, is the measure of a package of harvest grains blend. Keep in mind the internet is international and we don’t all have the same products.

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