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lebanese vermicelli rice

Lebanese Vermicelli Rice (Instant Pot Recipe)

  • Author: Lily
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This instant pot recipe for Lebanese vermicelli rice is easy, quick, and delicious! If you are looking for a rice recipe, this is it!


  • 3 Cups of Rice (Medium or Long Grain)
  • 1 Cup of Vermicelli
  • 4 Cups of Water or Broth 
  • 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste (about 1 tsp each)


  1. Add olive oil to a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Once the oil is heated, add the vermicelli stirring frequently. Once the vermicelli has browned evenly, pour into a bowl, and set aside.
  2. Add the rice to a large bowl and fill it with water. Wash the rice until the water runs clear. Strain the rice using a strainer. Set aside.
  3. In the Instant Pot, add the rice, water (or broth), browned vermicelli, salt, and pepper.
  4. Close the Instant Pot lid and make sure the vent is not vented. Hit the "Rice" function. 
  5. Once the timer goes off, vent the Instant Pot. Once the pressure had been released, open the lid. Mix the rice (see note 1).


  1. I mix the rice once, then close the Instant Pot lid. Turn off the Instant Pot fully and let sit for 5 minutes prior to serving.
  2. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 313
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Recipe for Lebanese Rice, Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli, Instant pot rice recipe

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