Healthy Chinese Style Instant Pot Brown Fried Rice
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Main Ingredient: rice, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 50minutes
Total Time: 55minutes
Author: Paint the Kitchen Red
Instant Pot Brown Fried Rice is a healthier version of Instant Pot Chinese Fried Rice because it uses brown rice. The recipe is a great way to add flavor to plain brown rice with minimal effort. To make the recipe non-vegetarian, stir in ham, rotisserie chicken and/or a fried egg to the cooked rice.
Select the 'Saute' function and allow the Instant Pot to heat up.
Add vegetable oil to the hot Instant Pot inner pot.
Saute onions till translucent, about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often.
Press Cancel. This will allow the Instant Pot to cool down while you do the next steps.
Saute ginger and garlic for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Add in water, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper and stir to mix.
Stir all ingredients and add in rinsed brown rice.
Don’t stir the rice, but push it down with a spatula to make sure all the rice is submerged in the liquid.
Close the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
Let the pressure release naturally (NPR) for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure using the Quick Release (QR) method.
Open the lid and add in the thawed frozen vegetables.
Gently stir the fried rice and vegetables until combined.
Close the lid again and let the vegetables and rice rest in the residual heat for about 5 minutes. If the lid has trouble closing, move the steam release handle to the venting position (or in the case of the Ultra model, push down on the steam release button).