Clean Eating Instant Pot Lentils And Rice Recipe

Instant Pot Lentils And Rice

A delicious one-pot meal straight from your Instant Pot! Enjoy it as a plant-based main meal or a nutritious side dish to a different main course.

Course Grains, Legumes, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Moroccan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Pressurizing 20 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Yield 7 servings
Calories 310 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 cup brown lentils (dry)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown basmati rice
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
US Customary - Metric


  1. Put the red onion, bell pepper and mushrooms into the IP insert along with the oil.

  2. Press the sauté button.

  3. Sauté the vegetables until they are wilted and the onions are translucent.

  4. Add in the spices and stir.

  5. Add the lentils and rice and stir well to coat the rice with the spices.

  6. Finally, add in the broth and stir well.

  7. Press the OFF button on your IP. Put your lid on and close the vent, and then press the manual button.

  8. Adjust time to 24 minutes on high pressure.

  9. Allow a 15 minute natural release, then open the vent to release any remaining steam.

  10. Season with salt as needed and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Lentils And Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 479mg21%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.