Make this beloved Japanese comfort food – Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (Pot-in-Pot). You’ll love the tender pork in richly sweet & savory homemade Ginger Garlic Sauce, over perfectly cooked Japanese rice!

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Japanese food stole our hearts somewhere along the way when we were still learning “My name is Amy.” or “I am a boy.”

Perhaps it was the tiny bite of Sushi perfection

or the proper manners of slurping al dente Ramen from the hot comforting broth as loud as you could…

but for sure not the gooey, once-in-a-lifetime Nattō (納豆) – Japanese fermented soybeans experience…

That blew the minds of 2 food-craving children.

Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (Pot-in-Pot): Make this beloved Japanese comfort food. You'll love the rich sweet, savory Ginger Garlic Sauce!

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So, we’re more than thrilled to have worked with various Japanese restaurants.

And what we miss the most was the people.

Meeting restaurateurs and chefs who shared the same passion for food and love for business just energizes us like the Energizer bunny.

We can talk on and on about dreams, life, family, and of course food! Sometimes we’d stay at their restaurants to chat even well after midnight!

Shougayaki pork ginger 豚生姜焼き定食

Photoshoot @ Our Client’s Japanese Restaurant: Shougayaki (pork ginger) 豚生姜焼き定食

One of our first clients was a Japanese family-run Teishoku-ya 定食屋, specializes in traditional Japanese home-style set meals.

If you’re not familiar with Teishoku, they’re the whole-meal deal. I’d say somewhat like airplane meals (but taste much better) – a main dish, side dishes highlighting seasonal ingredients, miso soup and rice served on a tray.

After tasting their Shougayaki (pork ginger) 豚生姜焼き for the first time, we couldn’t resist recreating it at home, so we can eat it ALL the time! hehe~ 😜

As fancy as the name sounds, I must admit Shougayaki is nothing fancy. But it’s homey, satisfying, and simply delicious.

After experimenting with some twists & boosts for flavors, this Ginger Pork Shougayaki has became one of our favorite go-to weeknight meals.

So, we’re thrilled to share this Pressure Cooker Pork Ginger (Shougayaki 豚生姜焼き) Recipe with you inspired by our stovetop recipe! 😀

Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (Pot-in-Pot): Make this beloved Japanese comfort food. You'll love the rich sweet, savory Ginger Garlic Sauce!

You’ll Enjoy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Because:

  • Deliciously easy to make & comforting to eat!
  • Pot-in-Pot means whole-meal deal done in less than an hour
  • Tender & juicy pork with satisfying mouthfeel
  • The richly sweet & savory homemade Ginger Garlic Sauce is addictive to eat

Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki are Great for:

  • Easy & quick lunch or family dinner
  • Make-ahead meal-prep
  • Can make for entertaining guests: parties, gatherings, potlucks…
  • Outings or summer picnics…

Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki


  • 1 pound (454g) pork shoulder (pork butt meat)
  • 1 medium (130g) onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) peanut oil
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 – 1 head romaine lettuce
  • Optional Garnishment: green onions, finely chopped

Ginger Garlic Sauce

Pot-in-Pot Rice

Instructions for Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki


Preparation

Ingredients & Tool

1 medium (130g) onion
1 – 2 tablespoons (8g) ginger root
1 clove (3g) garlic

Microplane Grater 

Roughly chop the onions, finely grate the ginger root and garlic with a grater.

Step 1
Prepare Pressure Cooker

Tool

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press “Sauté” button and click “Adjust” button to go to Sauté More Function).

how to use instant pot - saute more function

Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).

Step 2
Mix Ginger Garlic Sauce

Ingredients & Tool

Ginger Garlic Sauce
1 – 2 tablespoons (8g) ginger root, finely grated
1 clove (3g) garlic, finely grated
1 tablespoon (15ml) Japanese soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon (7.5g) white miso paste (optional) or 1 additional tablespoon Japanese soy sauce
2 tablespoons (30ml) Japanese cooking sake
2 tablespoons (30ml) Mirin (Japanese sweet cooking rice wine)
1/4 cup (63ml) water

Pyrex glass measuring cup

While the pressure cooker is heating up, mix all the ginger garlic sauce ingredients together in a glass measuring cup.

Step 3
Brown Pork Shoulder Meat

Ingredients

1 pound (454g) pork shoulder (pork butt meat)
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
1 tablespoon (15ml) peanut oil

Generously season the pork shoulder meat with kosher salt & ground black pepper.

Add 1 tbsp (15 ml) of peanut oil in the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot.

Add in the seasoned pork shoulder meat, then let it brown for exactly 5 minutes on each side (don’t need to keep flipping the meat).

Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (Pot-in-Pot): browning pork shoulder (pork butt meat)

Remove and set aside to rest for 5 minutes on a chopping board.

Step 4
Sauté Onions

Ingredients

1 medium (130g) onion, roughly chopped
Kosher salt and ground black pepper

Reduce heat to medium (Instant Pot: Press cancel and click on the Sauté Button).

Instant Pot Saute

Add in the chopped onions.

Season with a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper.

Sauté for roughly 1 1/2 minute until soften.

Step 5
Cut Pork Shoulder Meat

Ingredient

Pork shoulder meat

While the onions are sautéing in the pressure cooker, cut the pork shoulder meat into 0.5” thick slices.

Why Cut The Pork Shoulder in Slices?

This allows the meat to cook perfectly and reduce the cooking time by about 30 – 50 minutes, depending on the original thickness.

cut pork shoulder into 0.5 inch slices

Step 6
Deglaze Pot

Ingredient

Ginger Garlic Sauce

Pour a dash of Ginger Garlic Sauce and fully deglaze the pot with a wooden spoon.

Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (Pot-in-Pot): deglazing with homemade Garlic Miso Sauce

Pour in the remaining Ginger Garlic Sauce.

Step 7
Pressure Cook Ginger Pork

Ingredients

Sliced pork shoulder meat + meat juice

Pot-in-Pot Rice
1 cup (230g) Medium grain Calrose rice
1 cup (250ml) cold water

Stainless Steel Steaming Rack Stand
Stainless Steel Bowl

Add the sliced pork shoulder meat with all the meat juice in the pressure cooker.

Add a tall rack and place a stainless steel bowl filled with 1 cup (230g) Calrose rice and 1 cup (250ml) cold water.

Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (pressure cooker one pot meal, instant pot pot in pot recipe): sliced pork butt, steamer rack, calrose rice

Close the lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 6 minutes
  • Pressure Release Method: 10 minutes Natural Release.

Open the lid carefully.

Fluff rice and set aside.

Step 8
Serve Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Ingredient

1/2 – 1 head romaine lettuce
Optional: finely chopped green onions

*Pro Tip 1: You can wash & cut the romaine lettuce & green onions while the pork is pressure cooking.

Taste and adjust the seasoning with more soy sauce if necessary.

Serve the Ginger Pork Shogayaki over Calrose rice with the chopped romaine lettuce.

Garnish with finely chopped green onions.

*Pro Tip 2: be sure to pour the remaining Ginger Garlic Sauce onto the dish as a final flavor boost!

Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (Pot-in-Pot): Make this beloved Japanese comfort food. You'll love the rich sweet, savory Ginger Garlic Sauce!

Cooking Tips for Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki


 1. Which Type of Japanese Rice to Use?

Medium grain Calrose rice is adequate for this Japanese Ginger Pork Shogayaki Rice Bowl. Save the premium grade short grain Japanese rice for nigiri sushi (unless that’s your favorite go-to rice)! 🙂

2. Can I Rinse the Rice?

We did not rinse the rice as we experimented with this Pot-in-Pot Recipe to be exact with the rice-to-water ratio. If you rinse the rice before cooking, please use a scale to ensure the rice-to-water ratio is accurate.

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Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki
Make this beloved Japanese comfort food: Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (Pot-in-Pot). You'll love the richly sweet & savory homemade Ginger Garlic Sauce!
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Recipe type: Lunch, Main Course, Meat, Pot in Pot, Rice, Easy
Cuisine: Japanese  
  Prep:  |  Cook:  |  Total:
  Serving: 2
  Rated 4.8/5 from 5 reviews
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (454g) pork shoulder (pork butt meat)
  • 1 medium (130g) onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) peanut oil
  • ½ - 1 head romaine lettuce
  • Optional Garnishment: green onions, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
Ginger Garlic Sauce
Pot-in-Pot Rice
Instructions
  1. Prepare Pressure Cooker: Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button and click adjust button to go to Sauté More function). Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).
  2. Mix Ginger Garlic Sauce: While the pressure cooker is heating up, mix all the ginger garlic sauce ingredients together in a glass measuring cup.
  3. Brown Pork Shoulder Meat: Generously season the pork shoulder meat with kosher salt & ground black pepper. Add 1 tbsp (15 ml) of peanut oil in the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add in the seasoned pork shoulder meat, then let it brown for exactly 5 minutes on each side (don’t need to keep flipping the meat). Remove and set aside to rest for 5 minutes on a chopping board.
  4. Sauté Onions: Reduce heat to medium (Instant Pot: Press cancel and click on the Sauté Button). Add in the chopped onions. Season with a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper. Sauté for roughly 1½ minute until soften.
  5. Cut Pork Shoulder Meat: While the onions are sautéing in the pressure cooker, cut the pork shoulder meat into 0.5” thick slices.
  6. Deglaze Pot: Pour a dash of Ginger Garlic Sauce and fully deglaze the pot with a wooden spoon. Pour in the remaining Ginger Garlic Sauce.
  7. Pressure Cook Ginger Pork: Add the sliced pork shoulder meat with all the meat juice in the pressure cooker. Add a tall rack and place a stainless steel bowl filled with 1 cup (230g) Calrose rice and 1 cup (250ml) cold water. Close the lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 6 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully. Fluff rice and set aside.
  8. Serve: Taste and adjust the seasoning with more soy sauce if necessary. Serve the Ginger Pork Shogayaki over Calrose rice with the chopped romaine lettuce. Garnish with finely chopped green onions. Pour the remaining Ginger Garlic Sauce onto the dish as a final flavor boost. Enjoy~

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Easy Pressure Cooker Ginger Pork Shogayaki Recipe (Pot-in-Pot): Make this beloved Japanese comfort food. You'll love the rich sweet, savory Ginger Garlic Sauce!

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