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Instant Pot Salmon and Brown Rice

Instant Pot Salmon and Brown Rice

Instant Pot Salmon and Brown Rice

The instant pot is not just for chicken and beef my friends, fish also cooks up beautifully in the Instant Pot! Tonight I wanted to try a new recipe, but I couldn’t find what I was looking for. So, I decided to get creative in the kitchen, and make up my own easy-peasy recipe!


I had 2 frozen salmon fillets in the freezer, and decided brown rice and peas would be a nice compliment to the fish. Oh, boy friends this is a tasty and CHEAP dish to create! Wild caught salmon does not have to be expensive, especially if you shop at Aldi’s. In their freezer section, they sell a 4pk of frozen wild caught salmon fillets for $3.97!!! What a bargain!




Side Notes:

If you want to be able to feed more than 4-5 people, here’s how you would switch it up, but the cooking time STAYS THE SAME!

  • 3 salmon fillets
  • 3 cups brown rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups frozen peas

Now you can easily feed 6-7 people! IF you do not like salmon, you can use FROZEN CHICKEN BREASTS, just make sure the breasts are on the smaller side.


Instant Pot Salmon and Brown Rice

Homemaker On A Budget
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Instant Pot, Recipes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 frozen salmon fillets
  • 2 cups brown rice uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper


  • Turn the instant pot to SAUTE, and add the olive oil and onion. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • After the onion has started to brown a bit, turn off the instant pot. Then, add the brown rice, and stir to combine.
  • Place frozen salmon fillets on top of the brown rice.
  • Pour the water over the top of the brown rice, then season the tops of the salmon fillets with lemon pepper.
  • Secure the lid, make sure the valve is on "sealing," then set the instant pot to MANUAL for 20 minutes on high.
  • Once the timer goes off, let the instant pot rest for 10 minutes, then quick release.
  • Using a fork, break apart the salmon fillets into chunks, add frozen peas, then cover for 5 minutes.
  • Now it's time to mix it all together and serve!
  • Optional: drizzle a little soy sauce or coconut aminos on top for some added flavor.


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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Salmon and Brown Rice

    • amazing one. thanks for adding beans in this recipe of salmon and brown rice. keep it up.

    • Often I search for recipes based on time to put the meal together. This is a great recipe, but you need to line for total time for start to finish. Here is the breakdown for my Instant Pot. Begin by adding 5 minutes to get up to temp for sauté, then 20 minutes to get up to pressure for cooking, then add 10 minutes for step #6, and add 5 minutes for step 7. that’s an additional 40 minutes.

    • 4 stars
      I’m so glad I found this instant pot brown rice and salmon recipe. Its exactly what I needed and the results were so good.

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