French Green Lentil and Brown Rice Salad with Walnuts Pressure Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Pressure-Cooker


French Green Lentil And Brown Rice Salad With Walnuts Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 4 as a side dish – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 6 minutes at HIGH pressure


  • 1½ cups dried French or green lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (fresh cooked or leftover)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups frozen petit peas, thawed
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)


  • 1½ tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a 5- to 7-quart pressure cooker, combine the lentils, water, and oil
  2. Close and lock the lid
  3. Set the burner heat to high
  4. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  5. Set a timer to cook for 6 minutes
  6. Remove the pot from the heat
  7. Open the cooker with the Quick Release method
  8. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  9. The lentils should be soft, yet slightly chewy
  10. Drain and place in a shallow salad bowl
  11. Let stand at room temperature until warm
  12. Add the brown rice, walnuts, and peas to the lentils and gently toss to thoroughly combine and break any clumps of rice up into grains
  13. Drizzle with the vinegar and oil, and gently toss to coat
  14. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the cheese, if using
  15. Let stand for 10 minutes to let the rice absorb the dressing
  16. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled; it will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days

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