Israeli Couscous Recipe in the Instant Pot

Israeli Cous Cous in the Instant Pot

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This Israeli Couscous Recipe in the Instant Pot is a spectacular way to add some delicious and easy flavor to your meal. The Couscous absorbs the broth flavor and becomes a delightful and low-hassle side dish! 

What Ingredients are in this Iraeli Couscous Recipe? 

Butter 
Israeli (or pearl) Couscous
Chicken Broth 

For full ingredient measurements, view the recipe card at the bottom of the page. 

How to Make this Israeli Couscous Recipe

Begin by turning your Instant Pot to the SAUTE function. Add the butter and allow it to melt. Then, pour the couscous into the pot. Stir the couscous around in the butter for 1-2 minutes to allow the cous

cous to toast. Don’t let it burn! 

Turn saute off, and add the chicken broth into the pot. Seal the lid and turn the pot to MANUAL on high. Set the timer for 7 minutes. 

When the cook cycle is complete, allow for a 2 minute natural pressure release. Then perform a quick release. 

Once you open the lid of the pot, there may still be some liquid with the couscous. This is okay! Turn the pot to the KEEP WARM function, and stir the couscous occasionally until the rest of the liquid evaporates. 

Enjoy! 

person scooping a spoonful of the Israeli cous cous recipe

Can I Add Herbs for More Flavor?  

I love this Israeli Couscous Recipe because it is so much more flavorful than the typical method of cooking!

If you would like to add even more flavor, you can add any spices that sound good! I’m partial to anything like parsley, basil, garlic, or even paprika!

You can also add fresh herbs to the recipe once it’s done cooking in the Instant Pot, which will add quite a bit of flavor. 

Is Couscous Healthier than Pasta?

A lot of people consider Israeli couscous to be healthier than pasta, because it’s made from whole wheat! Oftentimes, regular pasta has more refined carbs, making it a less healthy alternative. 

Do I Need to Rinse Couscous Before Cooking? 

No, you don’t need to rinse couscous before cooking. Just like pasta doesn’t need to be rinsed, neither does couscous! 

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Israeli Cous Cous Recipe

Israeli Couscous Recipe in the Instant Pot

This Israeli Couscous Recipe in the Instant Pot is a spectacular way to add some delicious and easy flavor to your meal. The Couscous absorbs the chicken broth flavor and becomes a delightful and low-hassle side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Israel
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
pressure building 8 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup dry Israeli couscous
  • 1 ½ cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Begin by turning your Instant Pot to the Saute function. Add the butter and allow it to melt. Then, pour the couscous into the pot. Stir the couscous around in the butter for 1-2 minutes to allow the couscous to toast. Don’t let it burn!

  2. Turn saute off, and add the chicken broth into the pot. Seal the lid and turn the pot to MANUAL on high. Set the timer for 7 minutes.

  3. When the cook cycle is complete, allow for a 2 minute natural pressure release. Then perform a quick release.
  4. Once you open the lid of the pot, there may still be some liquid with the couscous. This is okay! Turn the pot to the KEEP WARM function, and stir the couscous occasionally until the rest of the liquid is evaporated.

  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 

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