Make this Deliciously Easy Instant Pot Fried Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Fried Rice) with few ingredients from your pantry! Fragrant Chinese Egg Fried Rice is a simple yet highly adaptable side dish or weeknight meal.

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It’s true. The Best Fried Rice comes from a piping hot wok.

But, we’ve received emails after emails from many awesome A+J Fans requesting for our Instant Pot Fried Rice Recipe. So we have to make this work for you!! 🙂

After multiple trials, tastings, & experiments, we found a few modifications that make a good Instant Pot Fried Rice achievable. 😀

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Chinese Egg Fried Rice is a simple food. So simple with such few ingredients that it can get tricky to be delicious.

What We Look For in a Good Chinese Egg Fried Rice?

The rice & eggs are the heart & soul of the dish, so if you achieve the following results, you’ll nail the dish:

  • Rice Texture: perfectly cooked – fluffy, plump, individual grains of rice are separated & chew to the bite; Not mushy, wet, broken, hard, burnt, sticky, soft, or clumped together
  • Rice Taste: full of rice fragrance, not too oily, each grain of rice is coated with egg
  • Eggs: perfectly cooked – smooth, full of egg fragrance; not overcooked, burnt, dry, tough, big bites clumped together
  • Overall: Silky fragrant eggs beautifully blended into fluffy plump rice

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Going back to the roots. Keeping it simple with a basic Chinese Fried Rice in Instant Pot with less than 10 ingredients.

Real easy to adapt by throwing in your choice of add-in ingredients.

We usually like to add bits of meat like chicken, ham, shrimp, cubed cured meat or Cha Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) bits into this Easy Fried Rice.

Real comforting & appetizing to eat! 🙂


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Instant Pot Fried Rice

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 43 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Make this Deliciously Easy Instant Pot Fried Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker Fried Rice) with few ingredients from your pantry! Fragrant Chinese Egg Fried Rice is a simple yet highly adaptable side dish or weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (460g) Jasmine rice
  • 1 ¾ cup (438ml) cold water
  • 1.5 - 2 teaspoons (10g) fine salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) + 2 teaspoons (10ml) peanut oil , separated
  • 4 (230g) large eggs , separated (2 mix with rice, 2 scrambled eggs)
  • 1 cup (120g) frozen vegetables , thawed
  • 2 stalks green onions , sliced
  • Optional: A dash of white pepper

Instructions

  1. Pressure Cook Rice: Add 2 cups (460g) Jasmine rice + 2 tsp (10ml) peanut oil in a stainless steel bowl. Mix well so all the rice is covered with oil. Pour 1 ¾ cup (438ml) cold water in the rice bowl. Ensure all rice is submerged in water.

    Add 1 cup (250ml) cold water and steamer rack in Instant Pot. Layer the rice bowl on rack. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes, then 10 minutes Natural Release.

    While rice is pressure cooking, prepare eggs and slice green onions. In a large mixing bowl, beat 4 eggs, then split half of the beaten eggs into another container.

    *Pro Tip: If you are rinsing the rice, ensure the rice is drained really well!

  2. Dry Inner Pot & Make Eggy Rice: Immediately add the piping hot rice in large mixing bowl with 2 beaten eggs. Mix the rice and eggs very gently until all the rice is coated with eggs. Discard the hot water in Instant Pot. Dry inner pot well with a towel.
  3. Cook Scrambled Eggs: Use Instant Pot Saute More function by pressing the "Cancel" button, then "Saute" button twice. When Instant Pot says HOT, pour in 1 tbsp (15ml) peanut oil and wait another minute (ensure inner pot is piping hot, so the eggs won’t stick to the pot).

    Add in remaining 2 beaten eggs and give it a few quick stirs (ensure the eggs are slightly runny). Set aside the eggs.

  4. Cook Instant Pot Fried Rice: Wait until Instant Pot says HOT again (needs to be piping hot!) Add in remaining 2 tbsp (30ml) peanut oil and wait another minute. Add in cooked rice. Do not stir yet! Wait 1 minute before giving it a quick stir. Repeat this step 5 times. Ensure to wait 1 minute between each quick stir.

    *Pro Tip: You should hear some popping sounds and see some steam coming out of the fried rice after the fourth + fifth time. Make sure the stir-frying is done quickly, but gently. You don't want to destroy the individual grains.

  5. Add Ingredients and Season: Add in thawed frozen veggies. Mix and stir fry until veggies are hot (~1 ½ - 2 mins). Sprinkle in 2 tsp (10g) fine salt (taste & adjust). Add in a dash of white pepper and the scrambled eggs. Stir fry until thoroughly mixed. Add in sliced green onions and give it a few more quick stirs. Woohoo!! Your Instant Pot Fried Rice is done! Taste and add more salt if necessary.

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Recipe Notes

You don't need "day-old" rice to make tasty fried rice as long as you have the right Water to Rice Ratio to work it's magic! Slightly drier rice will hold up its texture better.

Results From Our Experiments:

  • Egg to Rice Ratio: 2 Large Eggs per 1 cup Rice is the most balanced
  • Water to Rice Ratio: 1 cup Rice per 0.9 cup Water is all we need
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 722mg 30%
Potassium 199mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 35.7%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Rice, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: chinese fried rice, egg fried rice, fried rice recipes, how to make fried rice, instant pot fried rice, instant pot recipes, instapot fried rice, instapot recipes, pressure cooker fried rice, pressure cooker recipes

Instant Pot Fried Rice Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

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Prepare Ingredients for Instant Pot Fried Rice.

Instant Pot Fried Rice Recipe Ingredients | Pressure Cooker Fried Rice

First thing is to take out the frozen vegetables and thaw them on the countertop.

You can prep the remaining ingredients when the rice is pressure cooking in Instant Pot.

*Pro Tip: If you are rinsing the rice, make sure the rice is drained really really well!

Instant Pot Fried Rice Experiment

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We did multiple experiments to find the best Egg to Rice Ratio & Water to Rice Ratio 🙂

  • Egg to Rice Ratio: 2 Large Eggs per 1 cup Rice is the most balanced
  • Water to Rice Ratio: 1 cup Rice per 0.9 cup Water is all we need

*Pro Tip: You don’t need “day-old” rice to make tasty fried rice as long as you have the right Water to Rice Ratio to work it’s magic! Slightly drier rice will hold up its texture better.

1

Pressure Cook Rice in Instant Pot


Add 2 cups (460g) Jasmine rice + 2 tsp (10ml) peanut oil in a stainless steel bowl. Mix well so all the rice is covered with oil.

Instant Pot Fried Rice Recipe: mix Jasmine rice with peanut oil

Pour 1 ¾ cup (438ml) cold water in the rice bowl. Make sure all the rice is submerged in the water.

Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water and place a trivet in Instant Pot. Layer the rice bowl on the trivet and secure the lid. Turn the Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

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Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure cook at High Pressure for 8 minutes, then 10 minutes Natural Release.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure Setting

While the rice is pressure cooking, prepare the eggs and slice the green onions.

Instant Pot Fried Rice Recipe: beat eggs and slice green onions

In a large mixing bowl, beat 4 eggs, then split half of the beaten eggs into another container.

After 10 minutes of Natural Releasing, carefully turn the Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the remaining pressure.

2

Dry Pot & Make Eggy Rice


Immediately remove & add the piping hot cooked rice in the large mixing bowl with 2 beaten eggs.

Instant Pot Fried Rice: remove pot in pot rice from Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Very Gently! Mix the rice and eggs until all the rice is coated with eggs.

*Pro Tip: Be careful not to squish or mash the rice with the rice paddle!! Remember we want to have separated individual grains of rice in our final Fried Rice dish! 🙂

Instant Pot Fried Rice: mix beaten eggs and Instant Pot Rice together

Discard the hot water in Instant Pot. Dry the inner pot well with a towel.

Instant Pot Fried Rice: dry Instant Pot inner pot with towel

3

Cook Scrambled Eggs


Use Instant Pot Saute More function by pressing the “Cancel” button, then “Saute” button twice.

Instant Pot Saute More Function

When the Instant Pot says HOT, pour in 1 tbsp (15ml) peanut oil and wait another minute.

*Pro Tip: You will need the inner pot to be piping hot or the eggs will stick to the pot.

Instant Pot Fried Rice: stir fry eggs in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker using Saute Function

Add in remaining 2 beaten eggs and give it a few quick stirs.

*Pro Tip: You want the eggs to look silky and slightly runny! They’ll continue to cook a little after you’ve removed them from the Instant Pot.

Set aside the eggs.

4

Cook Instant Pot Fried Rice


Wait until Instant Pot says HOT again.

*Pro Tip: We need Instant Pot to be piping hot!!

Add in 2 tablespoons (30ml) peanut oil and wait another minute.

Instant Pot Fried Rice (Pressure Cooker Fried Rice) Recipe: add peanut oil in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add in cooked rice. Do not stir yet! Wait 1 minute before giving it a quick stir.

*Note: We will repeat this step 5 times. Be sure to wait 1 minute between each quick stirs. Patience is key! 😉

Instant Pot Fried Rice (Pressure Cooker Fried Rice) Recipe: stir fry egg rice in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

You should hear some popping sounds and see some steam coming out of the fried rice after the fourth and fifth time. Oh~ this is going to be good 🙂

*Pro Tip: Make sure the stir-frying is done quickly, but gently. Fried rice is all about the texture and you don’t want to destroy the individual grains or mash them together!

5

Add Ingredients and Season


Add in the somewhat thawed frozen veggies.

Mix and stir fry until the veggies are hot (~1 ½ – 2 mins)

Instant Pot Fried Rice (Pressure Cooker Fried Rice) Recipe: add thawed frozen vegetables in Instant Pot Egg Fried Rice

Sprinkle in 2 tsp (10g) fine salt (please taste and adjust accordingly!) all over the rice.

Add in a dash of white pepper and the scrambled eggs. Stir fry until thoroughly mixed.

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Finally, add in the finely sliced green onions and give it a few more quick stirs.

Instant Pot Fried Rice (Pressure Cooker Fried Rice) Recipe: add sliced green onions in fried rice

Woohoo!! Your Instant Pot Fried Rice is done!

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Taste and add more salt if necessary.

Enjoy your Instant Pot Fried Rice!~ 🙂

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