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Instant Pot Lemon Rice

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups rice 1x


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 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest


  1. Add all ingredients into the Instant Pot. Stir.
  2. 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.
  3. Fluff the rice with a fork. Serve with extra lemon slices and enjoy!


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

I make this lemon rice as part of my Greek Chicken Bowls.

If you want to make lemon rice with a different type of rice see the green chart above.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Greek