Instant pot Lamb and Rice

"Who doesn’t love one-pot recipes? Here is an instant pot lamb and rice recipe that cooks with tomatoes, herbs and spices that’s so delightful you’ll wanna keep making more."

By:Muna Fatima

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Instant pot lamb and rice has deep, fragrantful spices, tangy tomatoes, zesty lemon, and the most tender lamb. This warm bowl of rice and meat would be the perfect way to end your day because it’s definitely my comfort food and I’m sure it can become yours just as easily. It has ample amounts of protein and a decent amount of carbs. 
Instant pot lamb and rice garnished with fried cashews and mint leaves with raw onion rings

Serves : 2-3

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 45 minutes

Total time : 55 minutes

  1. No Major Allergens

What makes Instant Pot Lamb and Rice healthy?

Instant Pot Lamb and rice has balanced proportions of meat and rice, meaning it has good amounts of protein and considerable amounts of carbohydrates. Sautéed in ghee, the lamb is cooked in good fats and tenderised in juicy tomatoes, and using bone broth to cook the rice. Hence, it has a good fraction of proteins, fats and carbohydrates that make a balanced complete meal.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Lamb and Rice

1 lb Lamb sirloin, small cubes

2 tbsp Ghee

1 tsp Cumin seeds

2 Cardamom pods

2 Cloves

½ inch Cinnamon stick

1 tbsp Paprika

1 tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Ginger paste

1 tsp Garlic Paste

1 tbsp Coriander Powder

1 onion, medium sized, finely sliced

5 tomatoes, finely diced

1 green chilli or Jalapeno pepper, finely sliced

Cilantro, handful

½ lemon, squeezed

2 cups White Rice, long grain (preferably)

1 cup Bone broth

Steps to make Instant Pot Lamb and Rice

Step 1 : Marinate the lamb with Paprika, Turmeric, Ginger and Garlic paste and put it aside. Now, finely slice the onions and tomatoes along with the chilli and cilantro and get the instant pot hot.

Step 2 : Select the ‘Sauté’ option on the instant pot and drizzle the pot with ghee/oil when it reads hot.

Step 3 : Add in all the whole spices (Cumin seeds, Cardamom, Cloves and Cinnamon) to the pot and let it sizzle.

Step 4 : Drop in the sliced onions and wait till they turn golden. (Do not let them turn brown as they may get burnt)

Step 5 : Place the marinated lamb in the pot and sauté for about 5 minutes. Now add in the tomatoes, chilli and cilantro, give a quick stir and close off the instant pot lid. Reset the setting to ‘Pressure Cook’ for about 20 minutes or till the meat tenderises.

Step 6 : After 20 minutes, go back to the ‘Sauté’ setting and let the tomatoes and meat sauté for about 5 minutes.

Step 7 : Add the bone broth to the pot and let it come to a boil. When the broth starts to boil, add coriander powder and lemon juice and mix gently. Add in the rice now.

Step 8 : Set the instant pot to ‘Rice’ setting and let it do its magic!

Step 9 : When the Rice is done, lightly fluff up the rice and mix with meat. Serve hot.

How to store Instant Pot Lamb and Rice?

Store this delicious lamb and rice in a covered container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure the contents are adequately heated before consumption.

What to pair Instant Pot Lamb and Rice with?

You can pair Instant Pot Lamb and Rice with this yogurt based sauce with pickled onions on the side.

This lamb and rice recipe may read long but it's definitely worth it. It has fresh aromas and sharp flavours you just can’t miss. Try it out for yourself and let me know in the comment section below.

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