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Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice

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Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice is our take on a classic take-out favorite, made as easy as possible! The use of the Instant Pot means you don’t have to use day-old, already-cooked rice. Bacon, fluffy bits of egg, salty pork and freshly-cooked rice come together to make a literal one-pot meal with all your favorite flavors. You can skip ordering out– our Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice is a dish the entire family will love, and likely request again really soon. 🙂

Two bowls of pork fried rice with chopsticks.

Let’s be real here, who doesn’t love pork fried rice? Piping hot, spoonfuls of flavor and a fantastic texture, pork fried rice is the Asian-style comfort food beyond comfort foods.

It’s no secret we love all kinds of fried rice (see: Kimchi Fried Rice and our Easy Pork Fried Rice), but this Instant Pot pork fried rice ups the game. It’s simple, quick, and an all-around hands-off kind of recipe!

Why we love it:

  • it’s a one-pot meal,
  • easy to make,
  • kid-friendly,
  • simple to make gluten-free or even vegetarian,
  • and made with healthy, whole ingredients!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice

You don’t need a bunch of hard-to-source ingredients to make this pork fried rice at home! In fact, you might already have most of them on-hand. For a gluten-free version, make a few gluten-free swaps (like tamari instead of soy sauce and a gf mirin), and you’ll be good to go!

Here is what you will need for this Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice:

  • raw bacon, chopped
  • eggs
  • onion, chopped
  • minced garlic
  • long-grain white rice (uncooked)
  • water or chicken broth
  • soy sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Mirin or Chinese cooking wine
  • sesame oil
  • cooked pork chops cut into bite-sized pieces
  • frozen peas or mixed diced frozen vegetables
  • green onions, sliced
ingredients used in pork fried rice.

You’ll of course need an Instant Pot for this recipe. We love ours and it has come through in a pinch so many times (like this Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breast and our Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes). The list goes on and on– you can check it out here!

The Instant Pot works so well for rice. We especially like it for rice that typically takes longer to cook. Check out our Instant Pot wild rice blend or sprouted brown rice.

how to make pork fried rice in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice is a breeze to make! We’ve listed out the basic instructions below to give you an idea of how simple this fried rice recipe is, but don’t skip the full recipe card at the bottom of the page. There, you’ll find all of the ingredient amounts and details you’ll need.

  1. Cook the bacon and eggs. With the Instant Pot set to sauté mode, cook the bacon until it’s slightly crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, then add the whisked eggs to the pot to scramble. When cooked, scoop out the eggs and set them on the same plate as the bacon.
  2. Cook the fried rice. Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the rice and water/broth to the pot along with the oyster sauce, Mirin, soy sauce and sesame oil. Lock the lid in place and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. When the cooking time is complete, let the Instant Pot release pressure on its own for 10 minutes, then release the rest of the pressure manually.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients. Remove the lid and stir in the pork, eggs, bacon and vegetables. Place the lid back on and let the pot sit for five minutes. The residual heat will warm up the diced pork and veggies. Serve topped with sliced green onions.

Tips for great Instant Pot fried rice

  • When you cook the bacon, eggs, and onion it will leave some cooked-on food bits on the bottom of the Instant Pot. Adding the broth will loosen the food. Use a wooden spoon or silicone spatula to scrape the bottom. If you skip this step then you could get a burn notice when the rice cooks.
  • After you cook the bacon and eggs remove them from the Instant Pot. You will add them back after the rice cooks. This will prevent the eggs from cooking too much and getting tough and rubbery.
  • Any frozen vegetable works but they should be diced. If you use larger chunks of veggies or fresh veggies then you should pre-cook them with the onions.
An instant pot with pork fried rice inside.

About the fried rice sauce

The sauce for this Instant Pot pork fried rice has a delicious complexity to it that comes mostly from the Mirin. If you don’t have mirin, you can swap it for rice wine vinegar and a pinch of sugar (sherry also makes a decent substitute).

closeup of instant pot pork fried rice.

Enjoy this Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice! It feels good to whip up a homestyle dinner that rivals your favorite takeout spot, right? We know you will love it!

SOME OTHER RECIPES WE ARE SURE YOU WILL LOVE:

  • Instant Pot Taco Soup: This soup is the equivalent in taste to beef tacos in a bowl! Zesty taco flavor and a comforting hearty meal made in the Instant Pot? We’re SO there.
  • Instant Pot Buttermilk Ranch Mashed Potatoes: We’re talking comfort food excellence, here. Our Instant Pot Buttermilk Ranch Potatoes are creamy, packed with ranch flavor, and the fluffiest mashed potatoes around.
  • Sprouted Brown Rice and Quinoa Stuffing: A savory, gluten-free stuffing that will grace any holiday (or regular-day) table! Fresh veggies, herbs, nuts and bacon are weaved into this stuffing for the most incredible flavor and textures!

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Two bowls of pork fried rice with chopsticks.

Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

You don't need to use day old, cooked rice for this recipe. Start with raw rice and cook it with a delicious sauce. Bacon, frozen veggies, fluffy eggs, and precooked pork make this an Instant Pot favorite.

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 slices of raw bacon, chopped
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water or chicken broth

Sauce for fried rice

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Mirin or Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Add in last

  • 1 to 2 cooked pork chops, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup mixed frozen peas or mixed diced vegetables
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode. When the pot is hot add the bacon and cook until it is brown and slightly crisp. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels. 
  2. Add the whisked eggs to the pot and cook until they look like scrambled eggs. Set the eggs aside with the bacon.
  3. Add a splash of olive oil to the pot then add the onion. Saute until soft. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. 
  4. Add the rice and water (or broth). Scrape the bottom of the pot to loosen any cooked-on bits (the liquid will make it easy to get the browned bits loose). 
  5. Add the soy sauce, Oyster sauce, Mirin, and sesame oil.
  6. Lock the lid in place and set the Instant Pot on high pressure for 6 minutes (it will take 10 to 12 minutes to build up pressure and start the 6-minute countdown). 
  7. When the cooking time is complete, let the Instant Pot release pressure naturally for 10 minutes then release the rest of the pressure manually. 
  8. Remove the lid and stir in the pork, eggs, bacon and vegetables. Place the lid back on and let the pot sit for 5 minutes. The residual heat will warm up the diced pork and veggies. 
  9. When ready to serve, stir in the sliced green onions. 

Notes

Mirin is a sweet Japanese cooking wine. It adds a delicious complexity to the sauce. You can substitute rice wine vinegar and a pinch of sugar if you don't have mirin. Sherry also makes a decent substitute.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 866mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Dimitri Komarov

Monday 2nd of November 2020

This is such a great and easy to make recipe. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe, this is genuinely a savior when I have no time to cook up a full meal.

Dahn Boquist

Monday 2nd of November 2020

thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

What a neat -- and unusual -- way to make fried rice! Very creative. Makes me want to get an IP (I know one of these days I will, I just gotta resist the allure of a new kitchen appliance!). Fun recipe -- thanks.

Dahn Boquist

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

Thanks John, I have found so many uses for the electric pressure cooker. I'm sure you would love it.

angiesrecipes

Monday 5th of October 2020

What a great idea! This is so perfect when you don't have leftover rice and crave some fried rice...awesome!

Dahn Boquist

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Thanks Angie

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