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Instant Pot Vegetable Fried Rice

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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. 

bowl of fried rice on a napkin

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!

bowl of fried rice on a napkin

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Ready in about 30 minutes
  • Makes a great family meal
  • Tastes great as leftovers
  • Perfect for meal prep
bowl of fried rice on a napkin

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

bowl of fried rice on a napkin

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.

rice and water in an Instant Pot
peas and carrots in an Instant Pot

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.

rice and vegetables in an Instant Pot
bowl of fried rice on a napkin

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

You can also find my FREE Instant Pot cheat sheets here.

Yield: 6 Servings

Instant Pot Vegetable Fried Rice

vegetable fried rice in a white bowl

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

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.

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I’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below or tag me on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

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Toni

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I'm seriously loving this recipe!! It is so quick and easy to make perfect for weeknights!

simplylowcal

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Thanks, Toni!

Maria

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I love sesame oil on fried rice! I can't wait to give this a try!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I hope you enjoy it, Maria!

Kathryn

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I love the idea of making fried rice in the instant pot! Great idea and I can't wait to try this. I have chicken I will add to this too, can't wait!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

That sounds like a great addition. :)

Julie

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I just love a quick and easy side dish. Especially when it's made in the instant pot. This is perfect!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

The Instant Pot made it so easy. :)

Wanda

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I love that you don't have to use day old rice, just toss everything into the IP! I'm going to try this recipe this weekend!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I hope you enjoy it, Wanda. :)

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