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Flax-seed rice

Flax-seed rice is a delicious, kid-friendly, and nutritious rice recipe. Flax seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for brain health.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 530kcal


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 tablespoon flaxseeds ground to powder. Roasted and ground flax seeds work well too.
  • 2-3 tsp salt per taste
  • 2 cups water 1 for soaking and rinse; 1 for cooking
  • 2 tbsp ghee or plant based oil (you may skip oil altogether!)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds optional
  • 2 Bayleaves
  • 2-3 cloves


  • Soak Rice in water for an hour. You may skip this step. If you don't soak the rice, use 1.25 cup water.
  • Put the Instant Pot in Sauté Mode and add Ghee/Oil. Wait when it turns "Hot."
  • When the pot turns "Hot," add Bay leaves, ground flax seeds, and cloves. Give a gentle stir and roast for two minutes. If you have roasted and ground flax seeds stored already, you may skip adding them at this stage.
  • Add cumin seeds and when they sputter, rinse the water from soaked rice and add rice to the pot.
  • Add water and salt to the pot.
  • Close the lid in sealed mode. Adjust the setting to "Rice". 
  • Let the pressure release naturally. For cooking in a Pressure cooker on a stovetop, one whistle and natural pressure release will cook the rice fine. 
  • If you started with roasted ground flax seeds, please add them at this stage. If you added them in step 3 already, please skip this step.
  • Add lemon juice to cooked rice and mix very gently probably with a fork first to ensure the texture stays. Serve hot.


  1. You may batch prepare 1 cup of roasted and ground flax seeds and refrigerate them. They last good for 3-4 days. 


Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 2348mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg