If you are looking for an easy and healthy fried rice dish, try this instant pot chicken fried rice recipe. From the moment that the Instant Pot came on the market, these handy appliances were an instant (no pun intended) hit! People lined up to buy them, and recipes popped up left and right.
Everyone loved their versatility and ease of use, and you could virtually find them in kitchens everywhere. Whether you are a student, a busy professional, or a parent who needed a way to make a quick meal, an Instant Pot would be the perfect way to make a hot dish.
One-pot dishes are arguably the most popular meal to make in an Instant Pot, especially because they bring together a complete meal in one package. If you’re looking for a great one-pot recipe to try, fried chicken rice should be on the top of your list.
What is Fried Chicken Rice?
Chicken fried rice is one of the popular dish origins in china, made with cooked rice. Usually cooked rice stir fry with veggies, scrambled eggs, and chicken. It can be made in two different styles in instant pot or pressure cooker.
If you have any leftover rice or fried chicken, you can use an Instant Pot to transform your leftovers into a delicious and fresh meal! What’s more, this great recipe uses staple pantry ingredients such as eggs, carrots, and peas, so you won’t have any trouble making this amazing recipe.
Not only is it delicious, but it’s also super easy to make! You can throw everything into your Instant Pot, and leave it to cook. After about 30 minutes, your meal will be ready. This is a great meal to make during a busy weekday night or if you’re craving a filling snack.
Which Rice We Should Use to Make Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice
For cooking this dish you can use any type of rice. But perfect and best instant pot fried rice, I recommend using basmati rice or Jasmine rice. A good flavor comes from this dish if you use Basmati or Jasmine rice.
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How to Make Chicken Fried Rice in an Instant Pot
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to make Instant Pot chicken fried rice.
Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
- 200 gram fresh boneless chicken (cut into dice size)
- 2 cups Jasmine rice or Basmati rice, washed well
- ½ cup carrots, diced
- 2 eggs
- 5 garlic cloves, minced finely
- 1½ cup chicken broth or water
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp red chili sauce
- Green onion, sliced finely (for garnish)
- First, scramble your eggs in your Instant Pot using the sauté function. Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add into the cooking basket. Use a spatula to push around the egg curds until fully cooked through. Remove cooked eggs and set them aside.
- Set saute mode on instant pot and heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add chicken pieces to it. Stir fry the chicken for 3-4 minutes or until light brown. Remove from the instant pot and set aside.
- Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil and add minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant, and add diced carrot, frozen green peas, salt, and black pepper. Saute for 1-2 minutes or until softened.
- Place soy sauce, sesame oil, frozen green peas, sauteed chicken, and scrambled eggs into the Instant Pot. Mix thoroughly.
- Now add 2 tablespoons of chicken broth to deglaze the cooking basket. Add the remaining broth.
- Add rinsed rice. Make sure to follow this order.
- Close the Instant pot and select the ManualHigh Pressure setting. Allow it to cook for five minutes. After five minutes, open the seal and allow the pressure to release naturally.
- Add 2 tbsp of red chili sauce, mix thoroughly. Place green onions on top for garnish.
- Serve and enjoy!
Once you’ve mastered this recipe, don’t be surprised if you make it every time you have leftover fried chicken or rice. Make sure to rinse the rice well to prevent too much starch from seeping into the final dish.
For best results, use long-grain rice because this kind of rice absorbs sauces well. You should also make sure that the ingredients are layered evenly so that everything cooks at the same time.
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