Instant pot Couscous | Israeli Couscous | Vegetable Pearl Couscous

Instant pot Couscous | Israeli Couscous | Vegetable Pearl Couscous
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 I love pasta and like to try different varieties of it. When I came across this small pearls like pasta also known as Israeli Couscous or Pearl Couscous, I knew I had to try it. Instant Pot Couscous is very to easy to make and make a quick meal as well. I just made a simple and mildly spiced vegetable couscous to have as a light lunch. 

Since the couscous is very small, they are kid friendly and fun to it. You can cook them like regular pasta but here in this recipe I didn’t use any pasta sauce. 

For this Instant pot Couscous you can use any vegetables of your choice like peas, beans, potatoes, bell peppers,corn etc. Also I used extra virgin olive oil but feel free to use any oil or fat of your choice. I like to add nuts to my pasta so I added peanuts but cashews,pine nuts etc also make a great choice. 

Now every brand of couscous is different as the size varies, so you may need to adjust the time as needed. This comes by practice, trial and error. I got the organic couscous from Costco for the recipe. 

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Instant Pot Couscous

Prep Time5 minutes
Active Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: couscous, pasta


  • 1-2 tbsps Olive oil
  • 2 tbsps Peanuts - or nuts of your choice
  • 1/2 Green chili, slit - adjust to your taste
  • 1/4 cup Onion,diced
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes,chopped
  • 1/4 cup Carrots,chopped
  • 1/2 cup Sweet corn - I used fresh
  • 1 cup Israeli Couscous
  • 1 cup Water or broth
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp Cilantro - or herb of choice


  • Put instant pot on saute mode high, add oil. 
  • Once oil is hot, add nuts and fry them for 1 or 2 mins till they roast well. 
  • Now add green chili and onion, fry for 1-2 mins till onions are transparent
  • Add tomatoes and fry till mushy(approx 2 mins).scrape the bottom of the pot if anything is stuck.
  • Now add your vegetables, pasta,salt and stir well. Turn off saute mode.
  • Add water/broth, give a stir. Pasta should be covered by the liquid. 
  • Put the lid, vent to sealing position. Do Manual/pressure cook high for 3 mins.
  • Do quick release or Natural release (your choice) 
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.! 





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