Lemon Orzo With Peas (Instant Pot)
For Lemon Orzo with peas recipe, I have used mint leaves and thyme along with the flavor from lemon and it turned out very well.
Servings: 5 people
- 2 cups of orzo
- 3 ½ cups of water
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- 2 teaspoon chopped mint leaves
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 3 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon black pepper optional
- Salt to taste
Press the ‘saute’ button on the Instant Pot and add olive oil to the inner pot.
Saute garlic until it turns slightly golden. Then add the Orzo pasta and saute just for 30 seconds to make sure it doesn't burn.
Add chopped mint leaves, dried thyme, black pepper, and frozen peas and give a nice stir.
Add water or vegetable broth and salt. Stir well.
Press ‘cancel’ on the Instant Pot and close the lid. Turn the valve from VENTING to the SEALING position.
Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set the timer to 4 minutes.
After 5 mins under pressure, use the quick release option and open the instant pot lid when the silver button on the lid drops.
Add lemon zest, juice and stir well to get an even mix.
Lemon Orzo is ready! Serve warm paired with breadsticks for a sumptuous meal!
Note: The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are reliant on accurate calculations in your diet.
- Saute them in olive oil before starting to boil them.
- Add the spices and condiments like mint leaves, thyme, and even garlic when you saute.
- Pour in vegetable broth or water.
- Add frozen peas and start the cooking process with the Instant Pot.
- In the end add lemon zest, lemon juice, and basil leaves.
Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg