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Instant Pot Lemon Rice Pilaf Recipe

We're using our Instant Pot to make a quick and delicious side that your whole family will love. Instant Pot Lemon Rice Pilaf is done in 20 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot lemon rice pilaf, instant pot rice, lemon rice pilaf, rice pilaf
Servings: 6
Calories: 270kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh parsley chopped (optional)


  • Using the saute feature on your instant pot, melt your butter and saute garlic and chopped onion in the butter until the garlic begins to turn a golden brown and onions become translucent (about 5 minutes).
  • Add rice and continue stirring until rice is coated in butter and begins to turn clear.
  • Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and salt, and stir it until mixed.
  • Place your lid on and set it to sealing.
  • Use your "rice" setting, or set it manually, for 12 minutes.
  • Let it release naturally for 10 minutes after your 12 minutes is up.
  • After 10 minutes, do a quick release (there shouldn't be much steam left).
  • Stir in your fresh parsley, and top with more lemon juice as desired.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg