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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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