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Instant Pot Parmesan Rice and Peas is fluffy, cheesy, and makes a great dinner side dish. Quick and easy to make in the pressure cooker, it's perfect for busy weeknights. on wooden bowls

Instant Pot Parmesan Rice and Peas

Pressure Cooker Parmesan Basmati Rice and Peas is quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot and so tasty and cheesy! It's a simple side dish that's sure to be a family favorite.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Global
Keyword Instant Pot Parmesan rice and peas, pressure cooker rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Natural Release 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 267kcal
Author lalaine


  • 8-qt Pressure Cooker


  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 3 cups water or broth
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In the Instant Pot, place the rice and green peas.
  • Add 3 cups of water, salt, and pepper.
  • Close the lid and set the valve to the SEALING position. Pressure cook on HIGH pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking time is finished, do a 10-minute NATURAL RELEASE. Then turn the steam floating valve on the lid to the VENTING position to release the remaining pressure manually. Carefully open lid.
  • With a fork, fluff the rice and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  • Transfer to serving platter or bowl and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg