Introducing the ultimate comfort food – Instant Pot pork fried rice! Packed with savory flavors and cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot, this dish is the perfect meal for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.
Our Instant Pot pork fried rice is made with juicy chunks of pork, fluffy rice, and a medley of fresh vegetables, all stir-fried together with a delicious blend of spices and soy sauce. And thanks to the Instant Pot’s pressure cooking technology, it’s ready in just minutes, making it the perfect solution for those hectic nights when you don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen.
Whether you’re a seasoned Instant Pot pro or just looking to try something new, our pork fried rice recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling full and satisfied. So why wait? Try our Instant Pot pork fried rice today and experience the ultimate in delicious, easy-to-make comfort food!
This Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice recipe is straightforward and satisfies the cravings.
It’s also highly budget-friendly, so even if you have take-out, save some money and make this Pork Fried Rice while you’re waiting for delivery!
We live in a town with no delicious Chinese Food, yet it’s something we crave often.
It’s like a complete meal being prepared as the rice cook.
To be honest, there is nothing “fried” in this Instant Pot Chinese Pork Fried Rice recipe.
It doesn’t get much easier, but there is this recipe for microwave egg fried rice from https://minuterice.com/recipes/microwave-egg-fried-rice/ if you want more quick prep times.
We love this Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice served with Instant Pot Sesame Chicken.
Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice Recipe
Category: Rice, Pastas
Duration: 30-60 min
Diet: Dairy Free
Cooking Technique: Pressure Cook, Sauté
Primary Ingredient: Onion, Pork, Rice, Soy Sauce
Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Function and Time: Saute and Rice 8-10 minutes
Release Method + Time: Natural Pressure Release 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil or Sesame Oil
2 green onions, finely chopped (optional)
1 small onion, finely chopped
½ cup frozen peas and carrots
2 pork chops, cut into 1/2 –inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups water or for more flavor, use chicken broth
2 cups long-grain rice (you can also use Jasmine rice)
1 egg beaten
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
green onions, sliced for garnish
sesame seeds, optional
How to Make Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice:
Prepare Instant Pot. Press the Saute setting. Add 1 Tablespoon coconut oil to the bottom of the pot. Add a small onion and cook for 2 minutes.
Prepare the Pork: Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Add pork chops to oil and onion. Allow pork chops to cook for 3 minutes on each side. Select Cancel. Remove pork and onion from Instant Pot to a small bowl.
Prepare rice: Add the water to the Instant Pot and deglaze the pan by scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any browned pieces. Add uncooked rice to water.
Lock lid and Set Time. Lock the lid in place and set the valve to the “sealing” position — Press Rice setting for the cooking time.
Natural Pressure Release. Once time beeps, allow Natural Release for 10 minutes.
Add Egg. In a small bowl, use a whisk to scramble eggs. Stir rice, forming a hole in the center where you can see the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add remaining oil to the hole’s center. Pour scrambled egg into the oil and stir quickly.
Finish Rice: Stir in Soy Sauce to the rice mixture, add peas and carrots to rice, and rest for 5 minutes to heat the peas and carrots. Serve garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.
Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Secret Pork Fried Rice Add-Ins:
Creativity shines in this rice dish.
There are many different variations of pork fried rice, and the secret ingredient can vary depending on the recipe and personal preference. S
Some popular secret ingredients that can elevate the flavor of pork fried rice include:
- Sesame oil: This fragrant oil adds a nutty and aromatic flavor to the dish, and is often added at the end of cooking to enhance the overall taste.
- Oyster sauce: This thick, savory sauce made from oysters, soy sauce, and other ingredients can add a rich umami flavor to the dish and help to deepen the overall taste.
- Mirin or rice wine: A small amount of mirin or rice wine can add a sweet and tangy flavor to the dish, while also helping to tenderize the pork.
- Fish sauce: A staple ingredient in many Southeast Asian cuisines, fish sauce can add a salty and slightly sweet flavor to the dish, as well as a unique umami taste.
- Chinese sausage: Diced Chinese sausage can add a smoky, sweet, and savory flavor to the dish, while also providing a bit of texture.
Ultimately, the best secret ingredient for pork fried rice is the one that you enjoy the most and that complements your overall recipe and flavor profile. Experiment with different ingredients and find the combination that works best for you!
Tips for Sticky Rice:
This easy instant pot recipe can be adapted if you’re looking for sticky rice like what’s served in a Chinese restaurant.
Sticky rice, also known as glutinous rice or sweet rice, is a staple in many Southeast Asian cuisines and is prized for its chewy texture and sweet flavor.
Here are some tips for making sticky rice:
- Rinse the rice: Before cooking, rinse the rice thoroughly with cold water to remove any excess starch or debris.
- Soak the rice: Soak the rice in cold water for at least 30 minutes (or up to several hours) to soften the grains and help them cook more evenly.
- Use the right ratio of water: Use a 1:1.5 ratio of rice to water. So, for every one cup of sticky rice, use one and a half cups of water.
- Use a Fine Mesh Sieve: To ensure even cooking, place 1 cup water in the bottom of the Instant Pot, and then place rice in a fine-mesh sieve above the water (it cannot touch the water). Cook the rice for 12 minutes on high pressure. Allow Natural Release for 12 minutes.
- Don’t stir the rice: Avoid stirring the rice during cooking, as this can break up the grains and cause the rice to become too sticky or mushy.
- Let the rice rest: After cooking, let the rice rest for at least 10-15 minutes before serving. This will allow the rice to absorb any excess moisture and become even more sticky.
- Use the right type of rice: It’s important to use the right type of rice when making sticky rice. Look for glutinous rice or sweet rice, which is specifically grown for its sticky texture.
By following these tips, you can make perfectly sticky rice every time!
- 3 Tblsp Coconut Oil
- 2 green onions, finely chopped (optional)
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup frozen peas and carrots
- 2 pork chops, cut into 1/2 –inch pieces
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups long-grain rice
- 1 egg beaten
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- Prepare Instant Pot. Press Saute. Add 1 Tbsp coconut oil to the pot. Add a small onion and cook for 2 minutes.
- Prepare the Pork: Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Add pork chops to oil and onion. Allow pork chops to cook for 3 minutes on each side. Select Cancel. Remove pork and onion from Instant Pot to a small bowl.
- Prepare Rice: Add the water to the Instant Pot and deglaze the pan by scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any browned pieces. Add rice to water.
- Lock lid and Set Time. Lock the lid in place and set the valve to the “sealing” position. Press Rice button.
- Natural Pressure Release. Once time beeps, allow Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes.
- Add Egg. Stir rice, forming a hole in the center where you can see the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add remaining oil to the hole’s center. Pour egg into the oil and stir quickly.
- Finish Rice: Stir in Soy Sauce to the rice, add peas and carrots to rice and allow to rest for 5 minutes to heat the peas and carrots. Serve garnished with green onions
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