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Couscous & Vegetable Medley - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Israeli Couscous cooked with vegetables of choice in Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.  Enjoy it as a side or salad. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: instant pot, israeli, pressure cooker
Diet: Vegan
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Servings: 3
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Meeta Arora



  • Heat the instant pot in sauté mode and add olive oil to it.
  • Add the bay leaves and onions. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the bell peppers and carrots. Sauté for one more minute.
  • Add the couscous, water, garam masala and salt. Stir well.
  • Change the instant pot setting to manual mode for 2 minutes.
  • When the instant pot beeps, do 10 minutes NPR. This means release the pressure manually 10 minutes after the beep.
  • Fluff the couscous, it is fully cooked. Mix in the lemon juice. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.


  • Prepare with vegetables of your choice.  I used bell peppers, carrots and onions, which I had at home.  Other options are cauliflower, broccoli, edamame and green peas.  
  • If you like, you can add more spices, I wanted to keep the spices light so my daughter could eat it.  


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8370IU | Vitamin C: 56.4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.4mg