Instant Pot® Herbed Israeli Couscous

This couscous is a lovely side dish, or can be the base to a main meal. It's also fast to make using the Instant Pot®.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth

  • 8 ounces pearl (Israeli) couscous

  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender's®), divided

  • 1 teaspoon Tuscan herb olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves, cut in thin strips

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Melt butter in the pot. Add chicken broth and couscous. Stir. Cancel Saute mode.

  2. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Fluff couscous with a fork.

  4. Pour olive oil over the couscous. Sprinkle the Greek seasoning over the top. Mix to combine. Add basil, parsley, and rosemary; toss to disperse throughout.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
5g Fat
44g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 509mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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