20 Instant Pot Chinese Recipes For Every Taste
For many people, Chinese food is automatically associated with takeout or weekend trips to a dim sum location, but oriental cuisine isn’t just for eating out. With these delicious Chinese recipes from Instant Pot, you can recreate the taste experience in your own kitchen and, in the process, avoid unnecessary additives or MSGs.
From succulent beef and broccoli to sticky pork belly and fluffy fried rice, Chinese dishes are full of flavor and nutritious, especially those rich in nutrient-dense foods like vegetables, meats, seafood, and broths. While takeaway versions can often seem unhealthy with too much sodium and fried foods, making these recipes at home is one way to control what goes in. The best part is that you’ll be surprised at how easy they can be, especially thanks to the powerful Instant Pot.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Chinese recipes that you can make in a pressure cooker. Go and check out these blogs too for more inspiration from Instant Pot. There are a variety of meat, rice and vegetable dishes, including stews and soups. We hope you enjoy them! Tell us in the comments your personal favorites to do in the Instant Pot.
1. Instant Pot Char Siu (barbecued Chinese pork)
is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. It’s the kind of food you just can’t wait to eat. Just the smell and a quick glance at those tender slices of pork would leave your mouth watering. The marinade gives it its flavor, while the fatty cut of pork produces results that melt in the mouth every time. Recipe from Pressure Cook Recipes.
2. Mongolian Instant Pot Beef
Our Mongolian beef version is free of refined sugar and still packed with flavor. It uses cheap cuts of beef like skirt steak and flank steak, so this recipe is totally inexpensive. With the use of Tamari, it is also gluten-free. You can feel good eating this! Instant Pot Eats recipe.
3. Instant Pot Fried Rice
Of course, we had to include a
classic fried rice dish! It’s a must when ordering takeaway, and you know it makes fantastic leftovers. You might be thinking you need a stove and pan for “fried” rice, but Instant Pot’s stir fry feature will work fine! Recipe of this old girl.
4. Instant Pot Short Rib Soup (Galbitang)
This recipe usually takes hours to simmer and break down the
to their tender and juicy genius, but the Instant Pot reduces the time. You can’t complain about something so amazing that’s on the table in an instant. Talk about convenience! Kimchimari recipe.
5. Instant chicken and corn soup with spinach
This recipe is often served as a starter in Chinese restaurants, and for good reason: it’s tasty! Our version is nutritious, healthy and perfect to fight cold and flu season. It is a great snack or main meal, considering that it has protein. Instant Pot Eats recipe.
6. Teriyaki rice from a pot with chicken and vegetables
Meals from a
pot are the pinnacle of cooking
the instant pot. When rice, teriyaki sauce, chicken and a rainbow of vegetables are in the mix, we basically have the perfect meal. In just 30 minutes, you have dinner on the table. Life Made Sweeter recipe.
. Healing Instant Pot Congee
is a traditional healing recipe, basically a tasty version of rice pudding with a Chinese twist. You can really make it your own if you want a real soup or something more like porridge with thickness depending on how much broth you use. Aromatics will make you anticipate this even before it starts cooking. Fortunately, it’s fast! Recipe of The curious coconut.
8. Instant Pot Chinese Beef & Potato Stew
Split between beef stew and Chinese food for dinner? Don’t make the hard decision. Combine the two with this hearty meat and potato dish, where spices are truly the soul of it. There’s also a funny story behind it. Red House Spice recipe.
9. Instant Asian salmon with garlic and vegetables
it simple! Sometimes evenings just require those lighter meals. This salmon dish is a great way to get your omega-3 fatty acids. In just 15 minutes, you will have a complete, balanced and healthy meal with an Asian twist. Instant Pot Eats recipe.
10. BRAISED INSTANT POT PORK BELLY
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What is a master stock? It is a sauce/broth mixture that is used and reused to poach and stew meats, from chicken to pork, beef, and more. A traditional dish of stewed meat with a master broth can take hours to cook. Making it in an Instant Pot means preparing your food in a fraction of the time. Recipe from The Woks Of Life.
11. 15-Minute Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Cooking Chinese food for kids can be challenging. That’s where orange chicken comes in. This menu staple is easy to make at home and is 100% family-friendly. Sweet notes, salty tones and small bites of citrus flavor unite this dish. Recipe for A Fork’s Tale.
. Instant Pot Chinese Pulled Beef
This is their standard shredded meat, tender, juicy and even slightly addictive, with a Chinese twist. It’s perfect over egg noodles or zucchini noodles, incorporating fun spices like star anise, Sichuan peppercorns, and banana shallots. A little spice really rounds things out! Super Golden Bakes recipe.
. Instant Pot Chinese Beef Short Ribs
Short ribs can be intimidating, but they’re anything but when you have the instant pot. If you’ve never done them, a gift awaits you. These ribs are a great starter recipe served with vegetables. You’ll definitely be back for seconds! Eat Beautiful recipe.
14. Instant Pot Yellow Rice With Corn & Peas
Rice is a Chinese staple. This yellow rice is fun and vibrant, easy to prepare and even easier on budget incorporating frozen peas and corn for minimal preparation and plenty of texture. Instant Pot Eats recipe.
15. Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken
Soy sauce, honey and hot chili paste are the trio that gives life to
This is another poultry favorite from your Chinese restaurant that you can easily make at home. Add it to the meal preparation menu and complete some precooked rice with it when the craving comes. Slap Dash Mom recipe.
. Instant Pot Chinese Pulled Pork
BBQ and Chinese Just Go Hand in Hand. There’s no denying the incredible results you get. This is a great recipe for experimenting with fusion cuisine, and you’ll know it was worth the (minimal) effort the moment it hits your plate! It’s pure happiness on a plate of sautéed vegetables. Primal Palate recipe.
17. Garlic broccoli pressure cooker
is perhaps the fastest thing you can make in your instant pot. With fresh garlic, it will pair perfectly with any main course you choose to make. Recipe for Pressure Cooker Recipes.
18. Vegan Asian Dumplings Instant Pot Steamed
How could we leave you without some dumpling action? These guys are loaded with vegetables in every bite, but you could really use this template to get creative with your fillings! Either way, get your dim sum in the comfort of your own home. Healthy Slow Cooking recipe.
19. Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
Do something a little different with that stray pork loin you have hanging in the freezer. For example: suffocate in delicious teriyaki sauce, cut into slices and serve over sticky white rice. Recipe for Slimming Eats.
. Instant Pot Lo Mein
Finally, for those of you who end up in the ‘noodles’ section of the menu every time, here’s the only mein recipe you need: I promise. Pack for lunch, it will surely keep you sane in those long days of work! Slap Dash Mom Noodles recipe.
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