Smoky Instant Pot Lentils And Rice Recipe

This smoky lentils and rice recipe is made in the Instant Pot for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The lentils and rice are cooked together with onions, garlic, and a blend of spices, including smoked paprika and cumin, which adds a smoky and flavorful twist. The result is a hearty and satisfying dish that is packed with protein and fiber.

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Ingredients for Smoky Instant Pot Lentils And Rice Recipe

  • 1/10 cup Lentils
  • 1/10 cup Rice
  • 1/10 Onion, Diced
  • 1/5 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/5 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1/10 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/20 teaspoon Cumin
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1/10 tablespoon Olive Oil

Directions: Smoky Instant Pot Lentils And Rice Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Turn on the Instant Pot and select the sauté function.
  • STEP 2.Add the olive oil, onions, and garlic to the pot and cook until the onions are translucent.
  • STEP 3.Add the lentils, rice, vegetable broth, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper to the pot.
  • STEP 4.Close the lid of the Instant Pot and set the valve to the sealing position.
  • STEP 5.Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before manually releasing the remaining pressure.
  • STEP 6.Fluff the lentils and rice with a fork and serve hot.

Cooking Tips

  • You can customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of smoked paprika and cumin.
  • Feel free to add vegetables such as diced carrots or bell peppers for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Serve the lentils and rice as a main dish or as a side dish with grilled chicken or roasted vegetables.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover lentils and rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat, place the lentils and rice in a microwave-safe dish and heat until warmed through.
  • Serve the lentils and rice with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro.
Nutrition
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355
calories per serving
4 g Fat26 g Protein52 g Carbs9 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    4g
  • Protein
    26g
  • Carbs
    52g
  • Fiber
    9g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    52g
  • Protein
    26g
  • Fiber
    9g

Fats

  • Fat
    4g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    60mg
  • Iron
    6mg
  • Vitamin A
    86mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    5mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    54mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    80mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    257mg
  • Selenium
    34mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp