Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

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5 from 1 vote
This Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice will replace the meal you usually get from your favorite Chinese restaurant. Furthermore, it will probably take less time to make it than driving to the restaurant to pick it up or having it delivered
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Close up of Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice with an Instant Pot in the background

This Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice will replace the meal you usually get from your favorite Chinese restaurant. Furthermore, it will probably take less time to make it than driving to the restaurant to pick it up or having it delivered.

Close up of Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice with an Instant Pot in the background

My Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice has all the delicious elements that the takeout has but you can cook it right in your own home for less money, larger portions and even better taste.

Why Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice Works

Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice recipe is fabulous because you can make it to your families taste, by adding things that they like or that you have conveniently in your pantry.

Of course, China invented fried rice, probably as a way to not waste food. Here is some interesting history of this Chinese delicacy.

How to Make Chicken Fried Rice Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Cook Eggs: First, turn your instant pot onto sauté mode. Once your instant pot becomes hot, add 2 tablespoons to your pot then add your two eggs, then whisk well until scrambled. When scrambled remove and set aside.
  • Sauté Garlic: Second, add 2 more tablespoons of oil and add in your minced garlic. Just stir a little bit to release the flavor. Press cancel on your instant pot and add in your broth.
  • Rice and Chicken: Next, add in your chicken and rice. Mix well then high-pressure for four minutes.
  • Natural Release: Once finished cooking, allow a naturally release for 10 minutes, next, manually release.
instant pot chicken fried rice 1st three steps to prepare
  • Remaining Ingredients: After released, add the soy sauce, seasonings, egg, and frozen vegetables. Put the lid back and allow the heat from the pot to warm the vegetables and eggs.
  • Serve: Finally, once completely warmed, serve your fried rice with sesame seeds, and green onions.
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Recommendations for Making Easy Chicken Fried Rice in the Instant Pot

Undoubtedly, variety is the spice of life. Therefore you can mix up this recipe to accommodate your families tastes and needs. Here are a few ideas:

  • A different meat and broth, try beef, pork or seafood.
  • Make a vegan version with Tofu and vegetable broth
  • Brown rice for a healthier option.
  • Heat from a nice spice sauce or red pepper flake can be nice.
  • Different vegetables make a nice treat too.

Truly the options are endless. Experiment and enjoy.

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Questions for Making the Best Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Making this recipe in the Instant Pot really makes it quick, easy and fool proof. It is important however to familiarize yourself with your Instant Pot and some of the terms and concepts. For Example:

  • Burn: There may be insufficient water/broth in the inner pot, or food may be too close or stuck to the bottom of the inner pot with all the liquid on top.
  • HP: High Pressure mode
  • Manual or Pressure Cook :  For Manual/Pressure Cook program to set custom time and/or pressure level when you pressure cook.
  • Natural Release : Allow the cooker to cool down naturally until the float valve drops down.
  • Quick Release :  Turn the Steam Release handle or press the Quick Release Button to the “Venting” position to let out steam until the float valve drops down. 

Further information, videos and terms, check here.


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Expert Tips for Making the Best Fried Rice and Chicken

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: I love this recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Heat: Red Pepper flake or a dash of your favorite spicy sauce will add a kick.
  • Different Vegetables: Feel free to add your favorite vegetables or whatever you have on hand, such as mushrooms, asparagus or broccoli.

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Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

5 from 1 vote
This Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice will replace the meal you usually get from your favorite Chinese restaurant. Furthermore, it will probably take less time to make it than driving to the restaurant to pick it up or having it delivered
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 TBSP vegetable oil divided
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 TBSP garlic minced
  • 1 3/4 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb. uncooked chicken breast 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • 3 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1/4 TBSP white pepper
  • · Salt
  • green onion optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Turn your instant pot onto sauté mode. Once your instant pot becomes hot, add 2 tablespoons to your pot. Add your two eggs, whisk well until scrambled. One scrambled remove and set aside.
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of oil and add in your minced garlic. Just stir a little bit to release the flavor.
  • Press cancel on your instant pot. Add in your broth. Taking a wooden spoon or strong spatula, scrape the bottom of your instant pot to remove any remaining residue from the egg and garlic. This will prevent the burn notice from turning on your instant pot.
  • Add in your chicken and rice. Mix well.
  • Close the lid on your instant pot and close the ceiling valve by pushing the valve away from you. Set your instant pot to high-pressure for four minutes.
  • Once your instant pot is finished cooking, allow it to naturally release for another 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, manually released by bringing the valve toward you to release the pressure.
  • Add to your rice the soy sauce, Seasonings, egg, and frozen peas and carrots. Mixed together. Put the lid back on the instant pot and allow the heat from the pot to warm your frozen vegetables and eggs. Allow them to warm for about five minutes.
  • Once the vegetables have completely warmed, serve your fried rice with sesame seeds, and green onions

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Heat: Red Pepper flake or a dash of your favorite spicy sauce will add a kick.
  • Different Vegetables: Feel free to add your favorite vegetables or whatever you have on hand, such as mushrooms, asparagus or broccoli.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1338mg | Potassium: 742mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5139IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg

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