Instant Pot Egg Fried Rice

instant pot fried rice

Craving fried rice? Skip the takeout and make easy egg fried rice at home. This instant pot egg fried rice is a quick and easy pressure cooker fried rice recipe that makes a great side for all your Chinese dishes or a simple kid friendly lunch.

instant pot egg fried rice

Egg Fried Rice in Instant Pot

Chinese fried rice is so comforting. As a side for your favorite Chinese take out dishes or a simple kid friendly lunch.

But, fried rice requires cooked and cooled rice. That is why I love making fried in instant pot. No planning needed!

I’m all set to make egg fried rice when the craving hits or in need a quick fix for school lunch box. An absolutely perfect side dish for all your favorite take outs.

More Fabulous Takeout recipes:

Thai Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Instant Pot Thai Curry Soup with Shrimp and Sweet Potato

Chicken Burrito Bowl 

One Skillet Coconut Curry Shrimp

Creamy Tomato Soup in Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

Team players in this instant pot egg fried rice:

The usual fried rice suspects: Basic ingredients found in your pantry and refrigerator

  • Raw Rice
  • Eggs
  • Onion
  • Scallion
  • Chicken stock
  • Flavorings – Soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, pepper

Handful of ingredients yet so comforting.

Keeping track of all the instant pot rice recipes on the blog?

Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice in Instant Pot

Spicy Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans and Corn

Mushroom Coconut Rice Pilaf

Chicken Pesto Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

How to make fried rice in pressure cooker?

1.Heat a bit of vegetable oil in instant pot. Add eggs and give a good stir.

cooking eggs in instant pot

2. Stir occasionally and cook eggs until just cooked.

3. Transfer eggs into a seperate bowl. Heat some more vegetable oil and saute onions until translucent.

sautéing onions in instant pot

4. Add washed and drained rice, saute for 20 seconds. Stir in chicken stock, salt and pepper.

pouring chicken stock into instant pot

5. Cook according to instructions. Uncover and stir in cooked eggs, scallion, soy sauce and sesame oil.

instant pot egg fried rice

6. Stir well.

7. Serve pressure cooker fried rice hot.

instant pot fried rice

Do you use your Instant pot as much as I do? Then here is another weeknight favorite – Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta or a whole bunch of Instant Pot Recipes

Why is this egg fried rice in instant pot gonna be your family favorite? 

  • Delicious
  • Great side
  • One pot 
  • Easy clean up 
  • Kid-friendly
  • Perfect for meal prep (More lunch box ideas
  • Yummy leftovers for days 

Have leftover rice? Then check out this easy egg fried rice made in 5 minutes and has only 5 ingredients.

egg fried rice in instant pot

Can I make Gluten free egg fried rice?

Rice is gluten free. So you just need to make sure that the soy sauce is gluten free. Like Tamari soy sauce!

Can you instant pot fried rice with vegetables?

Absolutely!

Cook eggs and transfer. Into the same pan and 1 cup frozen peas, cook until it is thawed and all the water evaporates (try scraping the pan to remove any eggs sticking to the bottom). Transfer peas to the plate. 

Add more oil and saute onion. Add rice, saute and then stir in stock, salt, pepper and 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes. Cook according to instructions.

Finally stir in cooked peas along with eggs, soy sauce, sesame oil ad scallion.

Can fried rice be frozen?

Yes. Divide cooled egg fried rice into quart size zip lock bags, seal well and freeze for up to 2 months.

To reheat : Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet, cook, stirring occasionally until warmed through (about 5 minutes).

How long can I store best instant pot fried rice recipe in the refrigerator?

I would suggest 4 to 5 days.

instant pot egg fried rice

Few notes to make delicious instant pot rice recipe:

Cooking rice – You wanna a rinsed and WELL DRAINED basmati rice for this recipe. Since any amount of excess water can overcook the rice. My favorite method is to rinse the rice in strainer, and let it hang out for few minutes so the water can drain totally. 

How to make non-mushy fried rice in Instant pot? 

It totally depends on your rice, yes! Many, many readers have had huge success with this recipe and there are a few who have had mushy rice. Reason? it depends on the basmati rice you are using. Not all brands, packages of rice are the same though they all say basmati rice in the package —> Some need more water and some less. Some need more cooking time and some less. 

How do we solve this? I came up with two different cooking methods for you (you are welcome!). So, which method is right for you? 

Cooking method-1 

  • If you have tried this instant pot shrimp dish already and you have had great success. Just stick to this. 
  • If you cook different rice recipes in your Instant pot and use the rice setting and love the way the rice gets cooked , then this is right for you. 

Cooking method-2

  • If you have tried this instant pot recipe for shrimp before and had a mushy outcome, then go for this. 
  •  If you are not sure about your rice or cooking method

Another important note for cooking best instant pot fried rice in instant pot —–> It depends on the size of your Instant pot. 

I tried making this instant pot recipe with shrimp in a 3-quart Instant pot and a 8-quart Instant Pot. Result? Fried rice in 8-quart was much more firmer that the 3-quart. So, if you a own a larger Instant Pot, then use that for firmer rice. 

pressure cooker fried rice
egg fried rice in instant pot

More Chinese take out recipes :

Instant Pot Thai Chicken Fried Rice

Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice

Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

Easy Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

Honey Soy Chicken and Green Beans Stir Fry

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower and Cashews

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Instant Pot Egg Fried Rice

Craving fried rice? Skip the takeout and make easy egg fried rice at home. This instant pot egg fried rice is a quick and easy pressure cooker fried rice recipe that makes a great side for all your Chinese dishes or a simple kid friendly lunch.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: how to make fried rice in instant pot, Instant pot egg fried rice, Instant pot fried rice, pressure cooker fried rice
Servings: 4
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set instant pot to saute mode. When hot, add about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add eggs and scramble until just cooked, transfer to a plate. (You don't have to continuously stir eggs. Stir 'em every 20 seconds or so, until cooked. This will yield larger pieces of scrambled eggs)
  • Add remaining oil and then stir in chopped onion, cook (stirring occasionally) for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add rinsed and drained rice and saute for about 20 seconds (this step helps in rice not get mushy when cooked) and then stir in chicken stock, ground black pepper and salt.
  • Scrape sides, close Instant pot, lock lid, set valve to sealing, press cancel. (Refer notes below to see which method is right for you).
  • Cooking Method-1 : Select rice mode. (This is an automatic setting and mine took 12 minutes). When cook time is done, let the Instant pot be in warm mode for 5 minutes. When 5 minutes is done, turn valve to vent and let pressure release.Press cancel and open lid. Stir in cooked eggs, soy sauce, sesame oil and scallions with a large fork. 
  • Cooking Method-2 : Cook for 3 minutes on manual mode. When cook time is done, let it be in warm mode for 10 minutes (for al dente rice) and 15 minutes (for more softer rice) When cooking time is done, turn valve to vent and let pressure release. Press cancel and open lid. Stir in cooked eggs, soy sauce, sesame oil and scallions with a large fork. 
  • Remove pot insert from the instant pot base and place on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes, before serving. 

Notes

1.Which cooking method is right for you? 

Cooking method-1 
  • If you have tried this recipe already and you have had great success. Just stick to this. 
  • If you cook different rice recipes in your Instant pot and use the rice setting and love the way the rice gets cooked , then this is right for you. 
Cooking method-2
  • If you have tried this recipe before and had a mushy outcome, then go for this. 
  • If you are not sure about your rice or cooking method. 
2. Size matters – Another important note for cooking rice in instant pot —–> It depends on the size of your Instant pot. 
   – I tried making this recipe in a 3-quart Instant pot and a 8-quart Instant Pot. Result? Fried rice in 8-quart was much more firmer that the 3-quart. So, if you a own a larger Instant Pot, then use that for firmer rice. 
3. Rice – any long grain white basmati rice can be used. Rinse rice in a colander until water runs clear. Let it hang out in the strainer at least for 5 minutes, to drain almost all the water. 
4. Salt – is a personal preference. 1/4 teaspoon salt was perfect for this recipe with the addition of soy sauce and 33% reduced sodium chicken stock., but use as per your taste. If you use no sodium or regular chicken stock then adjust the quantity of salt. 
5. Chicken stock – I used 1 cup of 33% less sodium chicken stock. 

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3 Comments

    1. Hi Jessica,
      I’m sorry that the recipe did not work the way it was supposed to.
      There could be several reasons for the message:
      – The vent was not in a sealed position
      – There could not be enough liquid. This should not be an issue if you used equal proportion of rice to liquid.
      – Steam is Leaking From Silicone Sealing Ring
      Hope it helps:)

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