45+ Best Asian Instant Pot Recipes
If you like Asian food, this collection of Asian recipes from Instant Pot is for you. They’re delicious, easy to make, and hit the spot on the spot, whether you want Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Thai, or Korean dishes.
WHAT IS ASIAN FOOD?
Most people associate Asian food with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian dishes. If you live in the UK, you may think of India when talking about Asian cuisine.
But, Asia is the largest and most populous continent and is home to many more cultures. Asian cuisine includes several major regions spanning countries such as India, Nepal, Mongolia, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and going as far west as Armenia and Georgia.
While each country has its own culinary characteristics, there are some common ingredients we associate with Asian food: rice, noodles, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, chili peppers, dried onions, soy and tofu, curry spices, coriander, coconut milk. Frying, steaming, stewing, and frying are common cooking methods.
the most common Asian dishes include curries, braised meat dishes, dumplings, rice dishes, noodle soups, and stir-fries. Many of these Asian recipes can be made in the instant pot!!!
In this roundup, we’ve compiled some of the best Asian Instant Pot recipes from some of the most popular and sought-after cuisines. We hope you’ll give them a try!
Find more Chinese Instant Pot recipes here.
Sushi rice is a necessary component in a good sushi roll. Learn how to get a perfectly pressure-cooked sushi rice at home. Get the recipe here.
Instant Pot Japanese Curry
The flavor of this curry is a cross of Japanese, Indian and Western cuisines. It can be made with a variety of meats and vegetables, but the key is its thick sauce-like curry sauce. This Japanese curry recipe is made with chicken, but you can easily turn it into a vegetarian and vegan version. Get the recipe here.
Turkey dumplings with Japanese sauce
are inspired by the classic Japanese teriyaki chicken dish. Instead of using chicken, opt for a simple and affordable ground turkey. The dumplings are cooked in a salty broth full of umami flavors. Get the recipe here.
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Inspired by Japanese miso ramen, this noodle soup is topped with Asian vegetables, sweet corn and a boiled egg and is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner that kids and adults alike will love. Get the recipe here.
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A LIGHT, FLUFFY, SOFT JAPANESE-STYLE CHEESECAKE MADE IN MUCH LESS TIME THAN YOU’LL EVER GO BACK TO THE TRADITIONAL WAY. This method is very convenient with delicious results. Recipe from Kirbie Cravings.
Find more Japanese Instant Pot recipes here.
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Black dal or Dal Makhani is one of India’s most beloved dishes and one worth mastering. It is native to the Punjab region and the main ingredients are whole black lentils. The dish gets its richness from the use of cream or butter, but it can also be prepared without dairy. Get the recipe here.
Sliced white mushrooms cooked with green peas in a tomato-cashew sauce. The sweetness of green peas combines perfectly with mushrooms. It is delicious to eat Indian mushrooms with naan bread or some Basmati rice. Get the recipe here.
Easy Instant Pot Buttered Chicken
This heavenly and creamy curry highlights the robust flavors of cashmere chili, dried fenugreek leaves and garam masala. Served with classic basmati rice and naan, this dish evokes excitement on any menu. Indian cuisine treats spices as a work of art. Get the recipe here.
with Tomato and Coconut
Made with warm Indian spices, tomatoes and rich coconut milk, this Instant Pot lamb curry is inspired by South Indian cuisine. It is creamy and delicious and the meat is succulent and soft. Get the recipe here.
Instant PoT Chicken Curry
but smooth Indian Instant Pot chicken curry cooked with cumin Basmati rice – perfect for a family dinner everyone will love. Get the recipe here.
is traditionally prepared by roasting pieces of marinated chicken leg in a clay oven (Tandoor). This delicious dish has a vibrant orange/red color thanks to the generous use of soft cashmere red chili powder. Recipe for Slow Heat to Thin.
KOREAN INSTANT POT RECIPES
is a Korean dish, traditionally made with thin slices of high-quality boneless meat with a good amount of marbling (fat). Authentically, the ribeye is the meat of choice. In this pressure cooker recipe, ground beef works very well. Cotter Crunch recipe.
TTEOKGUK – KOREAN RICE CAKE SOUP
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How many bowls of Tteokguk have you eaten? This rice cake soup is a SPECIAL soup that Koreans could only afford to eat on New Year’s Day. Kimchimari recipe.
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RIBS” />Simply season the ribs, mix the sauce and cook everything for 45 minutes on high pressure. BOOM, that’s it! This dish tastes even better the next day, so try to make it ahead of time. Recipe of Nom Nnom Paleo.
SPICY KOREAN PORK TACOS <
These are so delicious and tasty and celebrate so many great Korean flavors. Pork shoulder or pork butt is the best choice for this recipe because it is a fattier cut of pork. Hip Foodie Mom recipe.
INSTANT POT KIMCHI JJIGAE (STEW
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You can’t have Korean cuisine without Kimchi. This Instant Pot adaptation of classic Korean stew made with kimchi is so tasty and rich! The texture of kimchi is pleasant and soft in a fraction of the time. Korean Bapsang recipe.
Find more Korean Instant Pot recipes here.
THAI INSTANT POT RECIPES
Instant Pot Thai chicken curry
Made in less than 30 minutes with ingredients you can find in most grocery stores. That’s why we call it curry in a hurry. This recipe isn’t technically an authentic version, BUT it’s delicious and pretty close to the real thing, if we can say so. Get the recipe here.
Thai-inspired Instant Pot Red Lentil Soup
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Instant Pot red lentil soup
. Get the recipe here.
CHICKEN PAD THAI
Skip the takeaway and make this Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai easy! Made with homemade sauce and lots of vegetables, you’ll love how easy it is to make this healthier version of pad thai at home. Recipe from The Recipe Well.
Thai-inspired soup with corn and zucchini
A great recipe for using a variety of seasonal vegetables. Sweet corn and zucchini pair well, but coconut curry broth would work well with any vegetable. Try diced carrots, pumpkin, broccoli, green beans, eggplant or peppers. Get the recipe here.
PANANG THAI INSTANT POT CURRY WITH CHICKEN <
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coconut milk, Panang curry paste, chicken, vegetables and spices come together to make an incredibly tasty curry that is delicious served with jasmine rice. It’s a quick and easy recipe that you can make on a weeknight, but it’s impressive enough to serve to guests! Recipe for Paint The Kitchen Red.
Instant Pot Chicken Curry
This chicken curry with coconut is a dish you must try and you can make this recipe with only 5 key ingredients For a quick and inexpensive dinner you can serve your family (including children) or friends. Get the recipe here.
OTHER SOUTHEAST ASIAN INSTANT POT RECIPES
VIETNAMESE INSTANT BEEF BREAST TACOS
The meat is tender and slightly spicy, full of umami flavor. Grated salad, jalapeños, cilantro and lime make the perfect crispy ingredients, bringing that amazing Vietnamese street food vibe right to your table. Get the recipe here.
Filipino PORK ADOBO
Every household has its own version of how they prepare this Filipino dish, so this is an authentic family recipe prepared for generations. Using an instant pot reduces the cooking time of this dish from two and a half hours to 15 minutes. Seriously, that’s a miracle in itself. Recipe for Jay’s Sweet N’ Sour Life.
INSTANT POT SINGAPORE BAK KUT TEH
is the best comfort food in Singapore, with a hearty broth with thick cuts of meat, especially comforting in rainy weather. This dish literally translates to “pork bone tea,” but you won’t find any tea in this pork-laden soup. Nom Nom Princess recipe.
INSTANT POT PHO
This delicious pho recipe results in a tasty broth and tender chicken. Combined with rice noodles, roasted spices and fresh herbs, this soup has a lot of flavor. Recipe of Platings and Pairings.
INDONESIAN CHICKEN CURRY (KARI AYAM) <
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coconut cream. Boil coconut milk will become foamy and make your curry no longer smooth. Adding the coconut cream at the end of the cooking time once it is pressurized keeps it soft. Recipe of What to cook today.
ASIAN VEGETARIAN RECIPES
INSTANT POT VEGETABLE LO MEIN
A quick and easy vegan meal full of healthy vegetables and cooked in a tasty sauce. Homemade in just 20 minutes, you’ll have this delicious Lo Mein ready and on the table in less time than it takes to order takeout. Piping Pot Curry recipe.
INSTANT POT VEGAN DRUNKEN NOODLES
Super tasty with a soy sauce-based sauce and made with wide rice noodles. Once the noodles and vegetables are cooked, add the broccoli and let it sit in the pot for 5 minutes with a glass lid. Cook With Manali recipe.
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A famous dish of North Indian cuisine. Traditionally, people use winter green mustard greens to make Saag. Kale leaves are used in this recipe. Simply Vegetarian Recipe.
INSTANT POT VEGETARIAN SINGAPORE NOODLES
Vermicelli rice seasoned with curry powder and vegetables. The vegetarian version of Singapore Noodles made in the Instant Pot and made in less than 30 minutes. Cook With Manali recipe.
INSTANT POT THAI BASIL FRIED RICE (VEGAN)
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onion, peppers and cashews and made in the Instant Pot! This fried rice pairs well with any curry or is also great on its own! Cook With Manali recipe.
RECIPES FOR RICE AND ASIAN NOODLES FROM INSTANT POT
NOODLES WITH MAPLE DRESSING, GINGER AND CHILI <
This is a sticky noodle dish with a beautiful combination of maple, ginger and a touch of chili. The good thing about these Instant Pot noodles is that they are quick to make, cheap, super healthy and can be served alone or with your favorite vegetables and proteins. Get the recipe here.
INSTANT POT SHRIMP BIRYANI
one-pot biryani made with layered aromatic long-grain basmati rice with prawns. A delicious meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes! Caramel Tinted Life recipe.
ASIAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
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has everything you need for a hearty meal: protein, fiber, and carbs! Protein is in the form of shredded chicken; fiber from vegetables and carbohydrates from pasta. Sweet & Savory Meals recipe.
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This is better than chicken fried rice to go. You can control exactly what goes into this dish and how much flavor you want. Scrambled eggs, peas, carrots, chicken and rice. Pumpkin N’ Spice recipe.
Instant Pot Spinach Rice
In this recipe, rice is cooked along with aromatics such as onion, ginger and garlic and mild spices, as well as spinach puree, acquiring magnificent flavors and green color. You can get creative by adding tasty and nutritious ingredients to cooking rice, which will infuse it with flavor and color, and add interesting textures. Get the recipe here.
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Made with flank steak and gluten-free low-sugar ingredients, this Instant Pot Mongolian Beef is a healthy take on the Chinese classic. You can serve it with regular rice or cauliflower rice or vegetables for a paleo version. Get the recipe here.
CABBAGE WITH COCONUT AND SPICES (SRI LANKA STYLE
Cabbage is a nutritious and inexpensive vegetable that is available year-round. It’s great in raw salads and salads, but it’s also perfect for cooking a large batch of hearty soup or stew. This cabbage recipe is inspired by a Sri Lankan dish called mallum or mallung, which literally means “mixture.” It’s made with cabbage and hot spices like mustard seeds and turmeric, plus a delicious grated coconut. Get the recipe here.
AUTHENTIC TAIWANESE BEEF NOODLE SOUP
Super tasty broth and meat cooked to perfection. Taiwanese beef noodle soup is Taiwan’s most famous street food dish. When you can’t travel, you can travel at home. Recipe from Tiffy Cooks.
PRESSURE COOKER ARMENIAN LENTIL SOUP
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Homer, soothing and comforting is the best way to describe this pressure cooker Armenian Lentil Soup. Fragrant, spices, herbs and lentils, make this stew a meal “stuck to your ribs”. Perfect for vegans and vegetarians. Recipe of this old girl.
CHICKEN WITH WALNUT SAUCE (SATSIVI) <
A delicious Georgian dish with only a handful of ingredients. It is served hot or cold and is totally delicious over rice, pasta or pita. It is also low carb and gluten-free. Imagelicious recipe.
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