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Instant Pot Fried Rice
4.78 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Fried Rice

You really have to try this Instant Pot Fried Rice recipe. This Asian rice dish is cooked from scratch in a pressure cooker. The rice is loaded with flavors and mixed with eggs, and vegetables.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Pressure Cooking 3 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 387 kcal


  • 2 cups uncooked white rice, (long grain or Thai jasmine)
  • 2 cups water

For Stir Fry:

  • 2 tablespoon neutral oil , (peanut or canola oil)
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3 whole eggs, (lightly beaten)
  • cups mixed vegetables
  • 2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine , (or use dry sherry)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce, ( Note: I used 3 teaspoon extra)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, (or use more according to your liking)
  • black pepper, (to taste)


Cook the Rice:

  • Rinse the rice under cold running water until the water runs clear; drain well. 
  • Stir the rice and water together in an Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi.
  • Close the lid and select "manual" on high for 3 minutes. After the cooking cycle finished, wait 10 minutes before releasing the remaining pressure.
  • Transfer the cooked rice from the pot and spread evenly on a baking sheet. Let the rice cool down to allow some surface moisture to evaporate while you prepare the other ingredients. The longer you wait the better it gets.
  • Clean the inner pot and dry well.

Stir Fry:

  • Select "Saute" when it displays “Hot” and you can start sautéing.
  • Heat the oil, add onion, garlic, and ginger, cook, keep stirring until just translucent and fragrant .
  • Add frozen vegetables and cook until defrosted and there is no more liquid (water evaporated).
  • Push all the ingredients to the side to make room for the eggs.
  • Add beaten eggs into the pot, cook until it’s the top surface of the egg has thickened.  Then, flip the egg and cook until it’s set on that side, too then break it apart.
  • Push the egg to the side together with the vegetables to make room for the rice. 
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter to the pot, then add the cooked rice. Stir and mix the rice with the other ingredients.
  • Add Shaoxing wine and soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Keep stirring and adjust seasoning with additional soy sauce or oyster sauce if desired (use an increment of 1 teaspoon each time). 


To add saltiness to the dish, just add a small amount of salt. Do not go overboard with soy sauce or all you’ll taste is soy sauce.
butter and oil vs oil only? I used a combination of butter and oil for less greasy fried rice. 


Sodium: 692mgCalcium: 54mgVitamin C: 7mgVitamin A: 2546IUSugar: 1gFiber: 3gPotassium: 256mgCholesterol: 92mgCalories: 387kcalSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 11gProtein: 10gCarbohydrates: 60gIron: 2mg
Keyword Chinese Fried Rice, Fried Rice, Instant Pot Fried Rice, Vegetarian Fried Rice
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