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Instant Pot Salmon and Rice

Do you want a restaurant-style meal in minutes? You can enjoy this amazing Instant Pot Salmon and Rice in no time. This dinner is healthy and delicious. Serve this as a dinner for a special occasion or use it for a simple weeknight meal. 
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot salmon
Servings: 2
Author: Jill


  • 1 lb salmon filet cut into two pieces
  • 2 fresh lemons sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 bunches fresh dill amount you use is according to preference
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • tsp black pepper
  • 1 box rice pilaf mix or 4-6 oz. of any rice of choice


  • Lay out a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spray lightly with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Arrange 5-6 slices of lemon in a vertical row on the foil. Place sprigs of the dill on top of the lemon.
  • Place the two pieces of salmon on top of the lemon and dill.
  • Drizzle or brush the melted butter onto the salmon.
  • Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and minced garlic. Add more dill to the top. Top with additional lemon slices. The lemon and dill can all be added according to taste. I like a lot of both.
  • Fold the foil up over the salmon and seal all edges.
  • Add 1½ cups of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place the rice pilaf mix (or any rice of choice) into the water. Stir to mix.
  • Add the trivet to the Instant Pot and place the foil-wrapped salmon on top.
  • Seal your Instant Pot according to the instructions and set the timer for 5 minutes.
  • When time is up, leave salmon in the pot for an additional 5 minutes, then release any remaining pressure and remove to serve.