Pork Fried Rice
We live in a town without good Chinese food, and yet it’s something we crave often. This fried rice recipe is incredibly easy and satisfies the cravings. It’s also extremely budget friendly, so even if you have good takeout options, save some dough and make this fried rice in your Instant Pot® instead.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
  • 3tbsp vegetable oildivided
  • 1 small onionfinely chopped
  • 2inch pork chopscut into 1/2 pieces, 6 oz
  • 1tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2tsp ground black pepper
  • 3cups Water
  • 2cups long-grain rice
  • 1 large eggbeaten
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 scallionsfinely chopped (optional)
Instructions
SAUTÉ THE VEGETABLES AND PORK.
  1. Select Sauté and adjust the heat to Medium or Normal. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the inner cooking pot. When it’s hot, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Season the pork with the salt and pepper. Add the pork to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Transfer the pork and onion to a small bowl.
PRESSURE COOK THE RICE.
  1. Add the water to the pot and scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any browned pieces. Add the rice. Lock the lid into place and turn the valve to “sealing.” Select Rice, which will automatically set the cooking time based on the amount of rice and water in the pot. When cooking ends, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then turn the valve to “venting” to quick release the remaining pressure.
FINISH THE RICE.
  1. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir the rice and create a well in the center so you can see the bottom of the pot. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil into the center. Pour the beaten egg into the hole and stir quickly. Stir in the soy sauce and the pork and onions. Add the peas and carrots to the rice and allow to rest for 5 minutes to heat through. Garnish with the scallions (if using).