Instant Pot Sabzi Polo
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4.73 from 11 votes

Instant Pot Sabzi Polo

Make a perfect Persian Herbed Rice in your pressure cooker. This is a super simple, and very flavorful Instant Pot Sabzi Polo recipe that goes well with just about any meat or vegetable--although traditionally you'd have it with grilled fish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Rice, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Instant Pot Sabzi Polo, Persian Herbed Rice, Sabzi Polo
Servings: 4
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried herbs for sabzi polo either purchased packet or a combination of dried herbs such as cilantro, parsley, chives, and dill
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Butter


  • Place the rinsed rice in the inner liner of your Instant Pot. Add the mixed dried herbs, water, and salt and mix well.
  • Cut up the butter into small pieces and sprinkle it over the rice.
  • Cook the rice and herbs on high pressure for 4 minutes, and then allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes.
  • Release any remaining pressure, open the lid, and stir gently with a spatula, taking care to not break the rice.


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 1g