Instant Pot Fried Rice

Posted: November 30

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Fried rice is a delicious meal, and it's actually quite easy to make in the pressure cooker! It's also an excellent way to use up your leftovers at the end of a week. This recipe takes about 35 minutes to make and is packed with flavor!


• 2 cups Jasmine rice, rinsed and drained • 2 cups water • 2 tablespoons sesame oil • 2 tablespoons soy sauce • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • 4 eggs • 1 onion, finely chopped • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots mix • 1 cup sweet kernel corn • Sesame seeds, for garnish • Diced green onions, for garnish


Step 1

Utilize a rice strainer to rinse the rice until it’s no longer cloudy. Once the water is clear let it drain for 10-15 mins.

Step 2

Add the rice to the pressure cooker with 2 cups of water. Stir, close the lid, and point the valve to SEALED.

Step 3

Select "Manual" and cook on HIGH for 3 minutes.

Step 4

Upon completion, allow for a 10-minute natural release. Then, do a quick release for the remaining pressure.

Step 5

Open the lid, fluff the rice with a fork, and transfer to a bowl. Without cleaning the insert, turn on Sauté mode, adjust to the MEDIUM setting, and add in sesame oil.

Step 6

Once the oil begins to sizzle, scrape the bottom of the insert with a wooden spoon and add in the onion. Sauté the onion in the oil and stir for 1-2 minutes. Then add the peas, carrots, and corn. Stir to combine it all together.

Step 7

Add the butter and cook everything together for another 2 minutes. Push the veggies to one side of the pot and add the eggs to the other side. Stir the eggs constantly (like you’re making scrambled eggs). Once the eggs begin to cook, mix them in with the veggies until fully cooked.

Step 8

Cancel Sauté mode and set the heat setting to "Keep Warm." Add the rice back to the insert with veggies.

Step 9

Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, some sesame seeds (if desired), and combine with the veggie-egg mixture.

Step 10

Finally, turn off the pressure cooker and serve the fried rice topped with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

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