Carrot Rice – Instant Pot Recipe

One pot meals are my go to recipes on a busy day. It’s simple to prepare yet fulfilling to eat. I have always loved trying out different varieties of one pot meals. I have had quite a success trying and experimenting with newer varieties of one pot meals. These one shot preparations are also good lunch box recipes.

Here is another one-pot recipe – Carrot Rice! 

This recipe enhances the flavor of the basmati rice with the blend of the whole spices. Try this recipe and I am sure it will be one of your go-to dishes! 


Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 3 people


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  • Shredded Carrots – 1 Cup
  • Onions – 1 
  • Green Chillies – 3 to 4
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch – chopped finely
  • Garlic – 1 to 2 cloves
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Cloves – 3 to 4 
  • Cinnamon – 1/4 to 1/2 inch stick
  • Peppercorns – few
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 Tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1 Tsp
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Rice – 1.5 Cups
  • Water – 1.5 Cups
  • Salt – as per taste

How to:

  • Turn “ON” the instant pot in Sauté mode. 
  • Heat Oil. Add the whole spices – Cloves, Cinnamon, Peppercorns and Cumin Seeds. Sauté till you get the aroma of the spices.
  • Next, add the chopped green chillies, ginger and garlic. Fry till done.
  • Then, add the shredded or grated carrots. Mix well.
  • Now, Add the salt, Garam masala, and cumin powder. Mix well.
  • It’s now time to add the rice. Wash and add the basmati rice and give it a good mix.
  • After adding rice, add the water required. Mix well.
    • I add 1:1 ratio of water:rice for perfect non sticky rice dish. And I typically use long grain basmati rice only.
  • Now, turn OFF the sauté mode on your Instant pot. Close lid. Make sure the vent is in sealing position. 
  • Select ‘Pressure Cook’ and set the time to 6 minutes. Allow it to cook and let the pot go on a Natural Pressure Release. 
  • Once done, garnish with caramelized onions (Onions fried in ghee) and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with raita and pickle. Enjoy!
Carrot Rice with Raita

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