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Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice

Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice that's better than take-out & gets ready under 30 mins. A fabulous easy recipe made with pantry staples & equally loved by all.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American-Japnese, Japnese
Keyword: Hibachi Fried Rice, Instant Pot Hibach Rice, Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice, Japnese Hibachi Fried Rice, Pressure Cooker Hibachi Fried Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Jasmine Rice Cooking Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 730kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $3

Ingredients

Liquid

  • 1.5 cups Water

For the Rice

Instructions

Cook the Jasmine Rice

  • Rinse the rice very well several times under running tap water until clear water runs through. This is very important and prevents the rice from becoming sticky. An excellent way to rinse the surface starch of rice.
  • Add the rinsed rice to the steel insert of the Instant Pot along with equal amounts of water, 1 tsp avocado oil or any neutral oil & 1/2 tsp salt. This instantly flavors up the cooked rice & the oil keeps the grains nice & fluffy.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot, seal the Valve. Pressure Cook on HIGH for 3 minutes.
  • Once the pressure cooking cycle is over the Instant Pot will begin to beep. Wait for 10 minutes NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE and than release the rest of the pressure manually by moving the valve from the sealing to the venting position.
  • Carefully open the lid of the pot and gently fluff the steamed Jasmine Rice with the help of a fork.
  • Immediately transfer the cooked rice into a bowl or a large plate allow it to cool down and than pop it in the fridge to chill it. In the meantime proceed with the rest of the recipe. Chilling the rice will help you make the best ever Hibachi fried Rice and keep the rice grains nice and fluffy.

Scramble the eggs

  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE and keep it on NORMAL. Add 3 tbsp oil into the steel insert of the Instant Pot.
  • When the oil becomes moderately hot add the whisked eggs and do not stir for about 10 seconds. Reduce the heat to LOW.
  • Stir the eggs every now and than until they scramble into large chunks. Set aside the scrambled eggs. It's very important to keep the scrambled egg pieces large. We'll break them later.

Make the Hibachi Fried Rice

  • Before you begin assembling the Hibachi Fried Rice set the SAUTE function of your Instant Pot to NORMAL.
  • Now, add 3 tbsp oil. When the oil becomes moderately hot add the chopped onions and saute until the begin to become limp or translucent.
  • Next, add the thawed frozen veggies like diced carrots & peas (read Notes below). Saute the veggies along with the sugar for about 2-3 mins for crisp tender veggies and saute a little longer for softer veggies. It's upto you. We love crisp veggies in all our Asian recipes.
  • It's time to mix in the chilled cooked Jasmine Rice. Reduce the Instant Pot Heat to LOW. Mix the rice in two batches. This will help to incorporate the veggies very well with the rice without stirring too much. I always use a spatula and than a fork to mix the rice in stages and I do it gently. As a result the rice grains do not break.
  • Once you are done mixing the chilled rice add the sauce and the sesame oil. I love to mix the sauce with the oil and than pour them together. Once again gently mix the fried rice so that each rice grain is beautifully coated with the sauce. A fork always helps to fluff and mix the fried rice.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and add back the scrambled eggs. Before adding them break the larger chunks into slightly smaller chunks about 1/2 or 1 inch long. Gently mix it with the Hibachi Fried rice and enjoy restaurant quality meal with some Yum Yum sauce.

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Notes

  1. Frozen Carrots & Peas: Thaw and use them. Saute less for crisp tender veggies and slightly more for softer veggies. It's totally upto you :)
  2. Butter: You can also swap the oil with butter while sauteing onion and veggies or additonally add 2 tbsp butter just before mixing the rice. Adds more flavor. However, I skipped adding any butter.
  3. Soy Sauce: If you prefer more sauce you can totally add some more.
  4. Sugar: Little of sugar balances the savory flavor to a great extent. I'll highly recommend adding it.
  5. Left-over Rice: You can use left-over rice to make this recipe. It works very well.
  6. Chill the cooked Jasmine rice: Hot rice tends to break a lot & mush up. Chill your cooked Jasmine rice for best texture & flavor.
  7. Storing tips: 6 days in the fridge & 3 months in the freezer.
  8. Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
 
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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 730 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 236mg79%
Sodium 1161mg50%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 402IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 730kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 236mg | Sodium: 1161mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg