Pressure Cooker Lemon-Pepper Rice

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Rated 5.0 based on 11 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Lemon-Pepper Rice
Pressure Cooker Lemon-Pepper Rice


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Mealthy Tip

Basmati is a flavorful long-grain rice, traditionally from the Indian subcontinent. This aromatic rice means "fragrant" in Hindi. It is often eaten in pilafs and biryanis or as an accompaniment to curries.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 90 calories; 2g fat; 16.3g carbohydrates; 2g protein; 5mg cholesterol; 205mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat1g 6%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat0.6g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16.3g 5%
Dietary Fiber1g 3%
Protein 2g
Vitamin A1% Vitamin C12%
Calcium1% Iron4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


5.0out of 5 Stars

(11 Reviews)

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Randall Hauk says:

Maybe not for the rice purists, but when you get over that, adding some flavor to rice really feels like upping your game. I pair this with grilled chicken with a citrus-y marinade. They work terrifically together. Haven't had leftovers yet to try in a stir-fry the next day, but I bet it'd also make a great addition to that Greek lemon-rice soup thing!

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Tim Smith says:

Tried this out yesterday. Makes some great fluffy rice. I skipped the lemon and the pepper and paired it with a stew.

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Laura Griffin says:

This lemon-pepper rice was amazing! A little spicy and a little zesty. It makes an amazing side dish and is so flavorful, it would be great for holidays or other special occasions too. I served it up as a side to my fish tacos and loved it.

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Greg Jones says:

I really enjoyed this recipe and it paired great with my salmon filet. This is a good example of how jazzing up simple rice can make a huge difference. Very good.

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Melissa P says:

I use this recipe all the time as a base to make plain white rice in my pressure cooker. Works every time!

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Aaron Catledge says:

Outstanding and so easy!

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M Teague says:

Came out great. Might add a bit more zest next time.

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Sharon Harbaugh says:

I had quit cooking rice as I couldn’t get it right. I took off the Mealthy top and my husband said...oh that looks like good rice. It was soft, fluffy and PERFECTLY cooked!! With just two of us I cut rice to one cup and water to one and a quarter cup. Timing stayed the same. Soooooo happy!!!!

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Bob Ronan says:

Absolutely fantastic as written! Never tried this version of basmati, but it’s my new favorite! Paired with butter chicken, prepare for food coma.

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Erika Crabb says:

I like the it was very quick and easy to clean up. I would add a bit less water. Rice was a bit sticky

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Rose-Ellen Provencher Padavano says:

This recipe is perfect! You can season it with anything you want. I made mine seasoned with chili lime seasoning. The only thing I suggest it to use some veg oil as it would give it a nicer taste.