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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. 

fried rice in a bowl.
Tasty Instant Pot fried rice

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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!

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Simple Instant Pot fried rice

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Ready in about 30 minutes
  • Makes a great family meal
  • Tastes great as leftovers
  • Perfect for meal prep

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How To Make This Recipe

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Instant pot fried rice process

Step 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.

Step 2:

Once the cooking time is done, naturally release the pressure. When it gets to 30 minutes quick release the pressure.

Step 3:

Open pot and add in soy sauce. Then add in sesame seed oil. Fold rice until sauces are incorporated.

bowl full of fried rice.
Quick and easy Instant Pot fried rice

How Do I store 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 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.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Instant Pot Vegetable Fried Rice

close up photo of fried rice.

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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Toni

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

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

Maria

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

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

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!

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!

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!

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