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Instant Pot vegetable fried rice is a quick and easy meal to have on your table in a snap. Perfect for a family meal or for meal prepping.
Making fried rice is a breeze in the Instant Pot. Everything cooks in about 30 minutes and it makes a great meal for the whole family.
This Instant Pot vegetable fried rice is a basic, meatless fried rice. Feel free to add some cooked ham if you like having a meat component to your fried rice as well. You can also whisk and cook an egg and add it to the rice after the cooking time is done.
It’s easy to customize and make your own!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Ready in about 30 minutes
- Makes a great family meal
- Tastes great as leftovers
- Perfect for meal prep
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Long grain white rice
- Frozen peans and carrots
- Reduced sodium soy sauce
- Sesame oil
How to make this recipe
1 – Add rice, vegetables, and water to the Instant Pot. Secure lid on pot. Set valve to the sealed position. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
2 – Once the cooking time is done, naturally release the pressure. When it gets to 30 minutes quick release the pressure.
3 – Open pot and add in soy sauce. Then add in sesame seed oil. Fold rice until sauces are incorporated.
How do I store my leftover fried rice?
Place the rice in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. If meat was added, 3-4 days.
Can I freeze my leftover fried rice?
Yes. Place the leftover rice in a resealable freezer bag, squeezing out excess air. Lay flat in the freezer to freeze. Properly stored, the fried rice will last up to 6 months.
Calories per serving (approximately 1 1/2 cup): 307
- 2 1/2 cups white long grain rice
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
- 4 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 1/2 cups water
1. Add rice, vegetables, and water to the Instant Pot. Secure lid on pot. Set valve to the sealed position. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
2. Once the cooking time is done, naturally release the pressure. When it gets to 30 minutes quick release the pressure.
3. Open pot and add in soy sauce. Then add in sesame seed oil. Fold rice until sauces are incorporated.
This is a vegetarian fried rice. To add protein, add 1 cup chopped warmed cooked ham and 2 warm cooked scrambled eggs when adding in the soy sauce at the end.
The Instant Pot needs to come to pressure before the cooking time starts, similar to an oven that needs to preheat. The cooking time doesn't actually start until pressure builds, which can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes, sometimes longer depending on how full the pot is and how much liquid there is inside. Once it reaches pressure the Instant Pot will beep, and the cook time will begin to count down. Please, make sure to consider that extra time when planning your meal.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 409mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.