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Welcome to my Instant Pot Mediterranean Turkey & Rice.
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Instant Pot Mediterranean Turkey & Rice

Welcome to my Instant Pot Mediterranean Turkey & Rice. A delicious fast lunch or dinner in the Instant brought to life with flavours of the Mediterranean.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time43 mins
Total Time53 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 2
Calories: 1207kcal



  • In a mixing bowl mix together your thyme, oregano, honey, garlic and salt and pepper. Using your fingertips massage in the olive oil into the turkey skin. Then using your hands again massage in the marinade.
  • Place the Instant Pot on the sauté setting and place the turkey (skin side down) into the Instant Pot and cook for about 3 minutes or until the skin is starting to show colour, as this will help it crisp up later.
  • Turn the turkey over so that the skin is facing up, pour over it the turkey stock and change the setting to poultry, set to sealing and cook the turkey for 40 minutes.
  • When the 40 minutes is up, remove the turkey immediately and allow to rest on a cleaning chopping board.
  • Rinse the rice under a cold tap to remove any starch and place in the Instant Pot.
  • Place the rice in the bottom of the Instant Pot with the same amount of water to rice. Cook for 3 minutes on the rice setting and then allow to cool down and don’t release pressure until 10 minutes has passed.
  • Remove the rice from the Instant Pot and place the turkey (which will be at edible temperature now) on top of the rice.


We used a small turkey leg from a full turkey that we had chopped up. You could also use a large chicken leg if you wish or other similar bone in poultry.
This recipe is also made very easy to follow by using equal amounts of marinade.
We don’t eat large portions so what we did was split the turkey leg and the rice between the two of us for lunch, plus put a smaller portion to one side for our daughter.
At first we thought 40 minutes for the turkey leg seemed like a long time. But when you put into account its size and the fact we checked it a few times during recipe testing we found that this was the perfect timing.
When doing rice you can follow the equal amounts of water to rice rule. Also you don’t have to adjust the time for cooking more rice.


Calories: 1207kcal | Carbohydrates: 129g | Protein: 79g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 1335mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 10.3mg
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