Instant Pot Chicken & Rice with Sauce

The best ever and authentic South East Asian recipe of the rice with chicken…  This filling dinner dish is an impressive combo of the chicken, rice and onion dressing with a topping of Asian flavored sauce.

Instant Pot Chicken & Rice with Sauce
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South East Asian
Keyword: Chicken & Rice with Sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes
Servings: 8
  • 1 (5-pound) whole chicken trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 onion halved
  • 1 (2¼-inch) piece fresh ginger cut in half
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • as required salt
  • 9 cups boiling water
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 white onion sliced thinly
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cup jasmine rice rinsed
  • as required salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic mashed
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger julienned
  • In the pot of Instant Pot, place the chicken alongside the onion, ginger, turmeric, salt and billing water.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 10 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release for about 5 minutes and then, do a quick release.
  • Meanwhile, for dressing: in a bowl, add the water, vinegar and sugar and mix well.
  • Stir in the onion slices and set aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and place the chicken onto a platter to cool.
  • Through a sieve, strain the broth into a bowl and remove the solids.
  • With paper towels, wipe the inner pot of Instant Pot.
  • Add the oil in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Now, add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add the jasmine rice and sweet rice and sauté for about 4 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and stir in 3 cups of the broth and 1 teaspoon of the salt.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “Low Pressure” for about 12 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and do a quick release.
  • Meanwhile, for the sauce: place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and transfer the rice onto a platter.
  • Meanwhile, remove the bone from the chicken and shred the meat.
  • In a large bowl, add the shredded meat, onion mixture and cilantro and mix well.
  • Divide the rice and chicken mixture onto serving plates.
  • Top with the sauce and serve.
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