Cook on high pressure for 27 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally.

Budget Friendly Spiced Instant Pot Lentils and Rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Instant Pot
Keyword lentils
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 362kcal
Author Kathy Hester


  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup long grain white rice like basmati or jasmine
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup green lentils or use all brown lentils
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast


  • Add all the ingredients to your Instant Pot liner except for the salt. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Carefully release the pressure manually.
  • If you've used broth, you may not need to add any salt at all. If you used water, salt to taste and you can even add in 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast to give it an optional flavor boost.


Serve with steamed veggies or over a bed a baby kale or spinach.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 5.2mg