Instant Pot Lemon Rice—Greek-inspired lemon rice is perfect to serve as a side dish or with chicken. It’s flavor is subtle, but delicious.
Instant Pot Lemon Rice
I went to the most delicious Greek place the other day for dinner. It got me thinking about how tasty Greek food is and that I need to make more of it. I love the feta, tzatziki, hummus, gyros…all the things. I created some Greek Chicken Bowls and as part of the these bowls I made this lemon rice. The lemon rice with the dill chicken and the yogurt cucumber sauce was to die for. The combination of all three flavors is spot on.
This lemon rice takes just a handful of ingredients and only 3 minutes of pressure cooking time. Yes, that’s right. For long grain white rice you need just 3 minutes of pressure cooking time plus a 10 minute natural pressure release. If you don’t understand what natural pressure release is or how to do it I recommend watching this video:
I haven’t made this recipe yet with any other type of rice besides long grain white rice. If you want to try it with another type of rice then use the chart above as a reference on cooking times and liquid to rice ratios.
What to serve with Instant Pot Lemon Rice
This rice would taste wonderful with grilled chicken, fish, steak, or with some seasoned chick peas. If you want to keep the meal meatless you could make a fresh Greek salad with tomatoes, onions, olives and feta.
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Lemon Rice I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
Greek-inspired lemon rice is perfect to serve as a side dish or with chicken. It’s flavor is subtle, but delicious.
- 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
- 1 ¼ cups chicken broth
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp butter
- ¼ tsp dried basil
- ¼ tsp lemon pepper
- ½ tsp lemon zest
- Add all ingredients into the Instant Pot. Stir.
- Cover and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit there for 10 minutes then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Fluff the rice with a fork. Serve with extra lemon slices and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
- Category: Side
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Greek
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