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
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.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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