Middle Eastern Dill Rice in an Instant Pot® Pressure Cooker – Instantly Delicious

When my husband and I were dating and in our first few years of marriage, our favorite restaurant was a Middle Eastern place that served amazing kebabs over a bed of ​dill rice.  ​To this day, I still love this rice more than any other. It is sprinkled with buttery lima beans and the fragrant and unexpected flavor of dill.  Recreating this favorite was a breeze in the Instant Pot®. ​Now to work on my kebabs.

My Perfect Instant Pot® White Rice recipe is the basis for this ​Middle Eastern Rice Dish. ​To add flavor, I like to toast the rice in olive oil for a few minutes before adding the other ingredients. ​Instant Pot® Middle Eastern Dill Rice ​is perfect served with both meat entrees or vegetarian and vegan delights.
Middle Eastern Dill Rice
Serves 4

1 T. olive oil, melted
1/4 cup dill, minced
1/2 t. salt
1.5 cups basmati rice
1.5 cups water 
1/3 cup frozen lima beans


​1. Set the Instant Pot® to saute and heat olive oil.  Add the dry rice and toast for about 3 minutes, just until the edges are slightly golden.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and set the pot to manual – low pressure.  Adjust the time to 8 minutes making sure the valve is set to sealing.  When the timer goes off, do a quick release by turning the valve to venting.  When safe to open, fluff rice with a fork and serve.

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