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Instant Pot Spare Ribs and Rice

Make Classic Chinese Comfort Food: Instant Pot Spare Ribs and Rice 豉汁排骨飯. Deliciously tender spare ribs with super flavorful rice soaked with black bean sauce. Super Easy One Pot Meal your whole family will enjoy!
Servings 4 -6
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Marinate 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 1 pound (454g) pork spare ribs , cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) oil
  • cup (345g) Jasmine rice , rinsed
  • cup (375ml) cold water

Black Bean Marinade


  • Green onions , finely sliced
  • 1 Thai chili , finely chopped (Optional)


  • Marinate Spare Ribs: In a mixing bowl, marinate spare ribs with Black Bean Marinade for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight in the fridge.
  • Pressure Cook Spare Ribs and Rice: Mix marinated ribs with 1 tbsp (15ml) oil, then place in Instant Pot. Try to fill the whole Instant Pot bottom with a single layer of spare ribs. Then, layer 1½ cup (345g) Jasmine rice on the spare ribs. Add 1½ cup (375ml) cold water. If the rice is rinsed, drain well and use 1 1/4 cup (310ml) cold water instead. Ensure all the rice are submerged in liquid. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 13 minutes, then 10 minutes Natural Release.
    *Pro Tip: Ensure spare ribs are at the bottom, then rice on top.
  • Season and Serve Instant Pot Spare Ribs and Rice: Fluff and gently mix the spare ribs and rice. Taste and season with more salt or soy sauce if necessary. Garnish with finely sliced green onion. Add Thai chili to spice it up! Serve immediately. :)


Chopped Pork Spare Ribs – if you purchase them in Asian butcher shops, they usually come in cut up pieces. If not, ask your butcher to chop them up in pieces.
Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 354kcal


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 197mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg