Instant Pot Fried Rice

Cooked rice mixed with peas and carrot cubes served in a white plate

Are you looking to make a side dish but want to switch it up from the usual jasmine or brown rice?

Well, I’ve got just the recipe for you! This Instant Pot Fried Rice is a quick and easy side dish that everyone is sure to love.

Cooked rice mixed with peas and carrot cubes served in a white plate

It’s super easy to make, and with added veggies, it’s a healthy and colorful side option too.

Why This Recipe Works

Instant Pot Fried Rice is the perfect side option. Instead of making a vegetable side and a separate rice side, this recipe is two-in-one. And it packs in the flavor!

This recipe is reminiscent of Chinese take-out fried rice, but it tastes much better and is a lot lighter than the restaurant version. And its neutral flavor profile makes it easy to adapt to fit any main course.

Recipe Ingredients

Jasmine rice – I use long grain jasmine rice for this recipe, but you can use basmati rice as well.

 

Vegetable broth – I usually use veg broth to keep it vegetarian, but you can also use chicken broth or even water.

Carrots and peas – be sure to peel the carrots before dicing. To save even more time, use a frozen carrot and pea mixture in this recipe! They can be cooked straight from frozen.

How to make Fried Rice

Add rice and vegetable stock to your instant pot.

Add the diced carrots and close the lid.

Turn the vent to the sealing position, press manual mode, and adjust the time to 3 minutes.

When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, allow a natural release for 10 minutes (just like we make any Instant Pot rice recipe) and then do a quick pressure release.

Move the rice to a side and press "saute." Add oil and frozen peas and saute for a couple of minutes.

Stir well and add the beaten egg.


Saute for 2 more minutes, stirring regularly.

Add the salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe is lightly seasoned with only salt and pepper, which makes it flexible to add whatever flavoring agents you’d like. Add a bit of soy sauce or hoisin sauce at the end of the recipe to make it a more traditionally flavored fried rice recipe.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables to this Instant Pot Fried Rice recipe. Some of my favorites to add are sugar snap peas, corn, and mung bean sprouts. If you are adding a diced frozen vegetable like corn, they can be added and sautéed with the peas. If you are adding raw fresh vegetables like sugar snap peas, you may want to blanch or steam them before adding if you like them more well done, or you can add them at the end for some added texture.

How to serve

This recipe is a perfect side dish that pairs well with many main courses. For meat eaters, I love to serve this Instant Pot Fried Rice with Instant Pot Mongolian Beef or Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli. For a vegetarian main, it goes quite well with chickpeas for some extra protein.

Can I add shrimp?

Yes. Add shrimp together with the frozen peas and follow the same instructions. You an also make this Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice recipe.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use other type of rice?

Yes. You can use basmati rice or any other regular rice.

Brown rice won't work for this recipe. If you have brown rice, check out this Instant pot brown rice and vegetables recipe.

Is this recipe vegan?

No, this recipe is not vegan since it contains eggs. Eggs are a key ingredient in what makes the fried rice, so they cannot be omitted or it would greatly change the recipe. However, this recipe is vegetarian.

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Cooked rice mixed with peas and carrot cubes served in a white plate

Instant Pot Fried Rice

This glorious rice plate is as flavorful as it is colorful.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: international
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add rice and vegetable stock to the Instant Pot.
  • Add the carrot and close the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural release for 10 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  • Move the rice to a side and press saute.
  • Add oil and frozen peas to the empty place and saute for 4 minutes.
  • Mix everything together and add the beaten eggs.
  • Stir well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper, serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal Carbohydrates: 79g Protein: 10g Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 644mg Potassium: 234mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 5527IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 48mg Iron: 1mg
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