Instant Pot Lemon Parsley Rice Recipe

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Lemon parsley rice in a bowl

Easy Instant Pot Lemon Rice Recipe

Looking for a delicious and easy side dish that you can serve alongside almost anything? You’re going to love this instant pot lemon parsley rice recipe! It’s got a yummy (but not too overpowering) lemon flavor and goes great alongside chicken, beef, vegetables, and more.

But enough talk – let’s get to it. Get ready to see how easy this recipe is to whip up!

Lemon rice ingredients


As you can expect from a lemon rice recipe, there aren’t too many ingredients involved here. This is, as I said, a super simple side dish! All you’ll need is some long-grain white rice, butter, chicken broth, water, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and some fresh parsley.

For the chicken broth, if you want to go a bit healthier (or if you just don’t have any on hand), try this homemade fat-free chicken broth recipe!

Lemon parsley rice in instant pot

Liquid to Rice Ratio

Instant Pot recommends a 1:1 ratio when cooking rice. For this recipe, I consider the 2 cups rice = chicken broth/water combination. The lemon juice is extra and does not interfere with that ratio.

That being said, the juice should not exceed ¼ cup so that it doesn’t throw that 1:1 ratio off.

Parsley rice served with fresh lemon slices

Serving Tips

If you’d like, you can add some additional parsley and even some fresh lemon slices to the lemon rice upon serving. This adds some additional freshness and flavor.

Feel free to come up with some of your own garnish ideas as well. If you find something you really like, let us know so we can try it too!

Lemon rice recipe

Final Thoughts

Look how tasty that looks! If you end up liking the lemon rice flavor this will easily become one of your most popular side dishes. It just goes great with so many different meals!

This one pairs beautifully our whole instant pot chicken recipe.

You might also enjoy it as a side with lemon pepper chicken, smoked turkey, BBQ spare ribs, and any other main dish you’d like. Enjoy!

More Side Dish Ideas:

Instant pot lemon parsley rice

Lemon parsley rice in a bowl

Instant Pot Lemon Parsley Rice Recipe

Serve this delicious and easy lemon parsley rice with almost any dish for an extra burst of flavor!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • Pressure Cooker



  • Melt the butter in the Instant Pot using the Saute setting.
  • When the butter is melted, add the rice and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add chicken broth, water, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and lock lid, being sure the lid valve is set to seal.
  • Cook the rice manually, on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Use the quick pressure release and remove the lid when steam stops.
  • Add the ¼ fresh parsley and use a fork to fluff the rice.
  • Serve immediately, topping with additional lemon slices and parsley if desired.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
Ingredients: Butter, Chicken Broth, Lemon, Parsley, Pepper, Rice, Salt, Water
Meal Type: Side Dish, #StayHome, Meatless
Categories: Healthy, Instant Pot

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