Lemon Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Orzo 🍋🧀
Get rid of your steamer basket! At Nom Pot, we're always looking for ways to make Instant Pot cooking even easier. In this recipe, we steam our salmon right on top of the pasta and veggies!
First, add 1.5 cups of water to your pot and stir in 1 cup of orzo pasta. To add some flavor to the pasta, we like a base seasoning of minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Other things that go really well are cherry tomatoes, basil (for fresh add in at the end), or red pepper flakes.
Then add frozen peas and carrots on top of orzo and spread flat. You can use other veggies but make sure they can withstand pressure cooking!
Season salmon fillets (I use frozen ones!) with salt & pepper and any seasoning you like -- dill or thyme go really well. For frozen fillets, just make sure to really rub in the spices. Place them in pot on top of veggies and add a lemon slice on top.
That's it! You're ready to pressure cook. It will take 5-9 minutes based on the thickness of the fillet (usually 0.5 inches on the thin end up to 1.5 inches for a thicker piece).
When time is done, quick release. Make sure your salmon is cooked through! Take out salmon and set aside. Add parmesan cheese into orzo, mix well, and let sit for a minute for the orzo to thicken.