Instant Pot Lentils And Rice

Looking for something healthy and tasty? This Instant Pot lentils and rice is the recipe for you!

So you know how to make Instant Pot rice and how to make Instant Pot lentils. But why not making them both together??

You can serve it with chicken or tofu or even enjoy a light one-pot meal.

This Instant Pot lentils and rice recipe is vegetarian and vegan and takes less than 15 minutes to make.

Moreover, the ingredients for this recipe are really cheap so it’s an amazing option for budget friendly meal.

Which type of rice to use?

For this lentils and rice recipe, I would go with jasmine rice or basmati rice.

Do I need to soak lentils before?

No. That’s why I like this recipe so much! The Instant Pot does all the hard work and saves you a lot of time.

How to make Lentils and rice

Gather your ingredients:

Press saute and add olive oil.

Saute the onion until golden and crispy, about 3-4 min, and set aside.

Add the rest of the ingredients to your Instant Pot.

Cook on high for 10 min. After that do a quick release.

Serve with fried onion on top and enjoy!

Instant Pot Lentils and Rice
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lentils, rice, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup rice long-grain
  • 1 cup lentils no-soak
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Press saute and add olive oil.
  • Saute the onion for a few minutes until golden and set aside.
  • Add rice, lentils, coriander, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chicken stock and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid, top with the fried onion and serve 🙂
Calories: 395kcal Carbohydrates: 72g Protein: 16g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 713mg Potassium: 576mg Fiber: 16g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 401IU Vitamin C: 4mg Calcium: 55mg Iron: 5mg


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