Melt the Butter: Set the Instant Pot to 'Sauté', use the 'Adjust' button to set the heat level to 'Normal', and allow the pot to heat up for a minute. Add the butter and allow it to melt.
Sauté the Pearl Couscous: Add the pearl couscous to the pot, mix into the butter and sauté for a few minutes until the couscous is slightly golden. Then add the dried minced onion and sauté for an additional minute.
Add The Chicken Stock and Season: Next turn the 'Sauté' function off and add the chicken stock, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika to the pot and give everything a good stir.
Add The Tomato Paste: Finally add the tomato paste to the pot but do not mix it into the other ingredients. Just place it on top of the couscous.
5-Minute Cook Time: Close the Instant Pot, set the pressure release valve to 'Sealing' and set the Instant Pot to cook on 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook', 'High Pressure' for 5 minutes.
Quick Pressure Release: After the 5-minute cook time has completed, perform a quick pressure release (QPR).
Open the Pot: Once the remaining pressure has been released and the pin has dropped, open the Instant Pot and, using a wooden spoon or spatula, give the couscous a good stir until the tomato paste is fully mixed in .