Instant Pot Broccoli and Pearl Couscous

Instant Pot Broccoli Pearl Couscous | Healthy Eats by Jennie

This Instant Pot Broccoli Recipe is healthy, delicious and comforting! With the Instant Pot, this recipe comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal. I think pearl couscous is fun to eat, and this Instant Pot Broccoli Recipe is loaded with nutrient packed broccoli, making it a healthy and fun eat!

Instant Pot Broccoli and Pearl Couscous

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Comfort food, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword Instant Pot Broccoli Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 teas black pepper
  • 1 teas salt
  • 10 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole wheat pearl couscous
  • 1 teas cumin
  • 1 teas turmeric
  • 1/2 teas crushed red peppers
  • 3 cups broccoli cut in small florets
  • 1 lemon, juice of


  1. In the Instant Pot, under the sauté setting, sauté carrots, celery, onions, salt, black pepper and olive oil for about 7-8 minutes.

  2. Then add the garlic and sauté for a minute more.

  3. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes.

  4. Turn off the Instant Pot and add broth, couscous, cumin, turmeric, crushed red peppers and broccoli, and stir.

  5. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set to sealing.

  6. Set the Instant Pot on manual high pressure for 7 minutes. (It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure).

  7. When the 7 minutes are up, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes.

  8. Then quick release.

  9. Add the lemon juice, Stir and Serve.

Food Prep Tip: you can cut up the veggies on a food prep day to make this meal come together even quicker.

Want to try another Instant Pot Broccoli Recipe? Check out these: Instant Pot Broccoli Zucchini Soup, Instant Pot Cauliflower Broccoli Soup, Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Risotto.

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  1. We love Beef and Broccoli but I ve been all over the place with them and tried a lot and they always seem to lack something. We ve had YOUR recipe at least 3 times and it s now our go to recipe. I don t know what it is, if it s the onion or the sesame oil (probably both! lol). I ve also experimented with the meat. Luckily the first time I used stir fry beef I knew I needed to cut the time. But this last time I used a Chuck Roast steak? I don t understand all the cuts. But it was good. I wasn t consistent with the cutting so a few pieces were *ahem* tough. But overall it seemed a good cut of meat. This is a FABULOUS recipe. I love my IP so much. I feel I can actually get a decent meal on the table during the hot days of summer without half of it at the stove or turning on the oven.

    1. That’s Awesome! I am so happy you like it! I am in LOVE with the Instant Pot too!

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