Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 21
Rating: 4.76
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas, Side Dishes
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
6 - 8 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white rice rinsed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 10 oz frozen peas and carrots mixture
  • 6-8 oz diced cooked chicken rotisserie works great
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with sliced green onion and additional sesame seeds optional
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Rice & Pastas, Side Dishes
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
6 - 8 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white rice rinsed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 10 oz frozen peas and carrots mixture
  • 6-8 oz diced cooked chicken rotisserie works great
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with sliced green onion and additional sesame seeds optional
Votes: 21
Rating: 4.76
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Add rinsed rice and water to the pot, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  2. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 4 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork, remove to a separate bowl and cover loosely with foil. Rinse the pot liner (just get any stuck rice grains out--you don’t need to wash it out completely).
  5. Add toasted sesame oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select CANCEL and then the SAUTE function.
  6. When oil gets hot, add onion to the pot and saute 2 minutes.
  7. Add peas, carrots, chicken and butter to the pot and cook and stir for another 2 minutes, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  8. Push ingredients to the side of the pot and add beaten eggs. Cook, stirring constantly, until the egg begins to set, then fold into the vegetable and chicken mixture until egg is cooked through.
  9. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then fold in the cooked rice, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  10. Serve warm with sliced green onions and additional sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

21 replies
  1. Martina@andriacchi.com
    Martina@andriacchi.com says:

    I made this dish for my kids, one of which is incredibly picky about his food. Both of them LOVED it!! It was a big hit all around!!

  2. Oderus420
    Oderus420 says:

    Amazing recipe. I used chicken stock instead of water to cook the rice. I also sliced the chicken into strips and sauced them until they were nearly cooked and them removed them and deglazed with the chicken stock

  3. Pricey2
    Pricey2 says:

    Very tasty ! I upped the spices with a teaspoon of Better Than Bouillon in the mix and a dab of Sweet Chili on top. Will make again!!

  4. Oderus420
    Oderus420 says:

    Amazing recipe. My only alteration is I use chicken stock instead of water and I cook my chicken in the instant pot with vegetable oil and sesame oil prior to making rice.

  5. Amyfalcone
    Amyfalcone says:

    This was the first thing that i made when i got my insta pot. Better than the resturants becsuse it wasnt real salty. Will diffiantly make this again.

  6. Kickaturd
    Kickaturd says:

    Absolutely amazing recipe! We will definitely be reusing this. We did use some chicken bullion in the rice, though.

  7. Moshinggoat
    Moshinggoat says:

    Very flavorful and delicious. I used chicken broth and brown rice instead of white and ended up all the way to flavortown. Just like the name says, it’s better than take out

  8. snovinger
    snovinger says:

    My husband just commented how that the dish is better than any restaurant that he’s ever had! I didn’t even add the sesame seeds.

  9. cepr93
    cepr93 says:

    We used leftover steak instead of chicken and used half brown and half white rice. We also added chopped celery (with the onions) and peppers(with the steak). My daughter asked when we could make it again!

  10. DianeF
    DianeF says:

    Found it dry. Maybe i used the wrong kind of white rice. I used Basmati. Otherwise it was good.

  11. Judylynn
    Judylynn says:

    Loved loved loved! The hubby is a big fan. More steps than I would like but the kitvhen is not my strongest atteibute. Will make again soon

  12. Shoelover
    Shoelover says:

    Great recipe. Cooked for a week now every night. My kids just asking to make it again and again.

  13. rharris26
    rharris26 says:

    My first Instant Pot recipe! Really liked it, and definitely used chicken broth instead of water.

  14. Toby Booker
    Toby Booker says:

    If I wanted to make twice as much, is it OK to double everything, or does that somehow change the texture of it? Made it last week, and my kids ate all of it before my wife could have any, so making it again tonight.

  15. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Toby,

    Our apologies on the late response.

    You can definitely double recipes and it won’t change the texture. Typically you do not need to adjust the time either.

    What you need to watch out for when doubling recipes is if it is food that expands like rice it cannot be filled more than the 1/2 mark on the inner pot. This includes the liquid you add and dry food cannot pass the halfway mark on the inner pot.

    For all other food, it cannot pass the 2/3 mark on the inner pot.

  16. Marshroger
    Marshroger says:

    This was excellent and the directions were easy to follow. We added extra onions and mini carrots that we had lying around. Next time we will try with chicken broth.

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