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Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein

Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein is a quick Lo Mein Recipe with juicy soy doused Pork, crisp veggies & al denté Noodles all cooked in the Instant Pot. You'll love this easy Pork Lo Mein recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American-Chinese
Keyword: Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein, Pork Lo Mein, Pork Lo Mein Instant Pot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 791kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 8 oz thin spaghetti noodles broken into half 226 g
  • 1 pound pork loin thinly sliced 1/2 inch wide & 2 inch long slices
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot thinly sliced into 2 inch pieces
  • 10 snow peas thinly sliced tips removed, stiff parts removed
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil divided into two equal portions

For Marinating the Pork

  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil toasted oil recommended

Liquid

  • 2 cups water or chicken broth

For the Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dark Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce.
  • 1 tbsp Mirin **Read NOTES below for sub
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 3.5 tbsp light soy sauce

Instructions

  • Marinate the pork slices with dark soy sauce and the sesame oil mentioned above in the "For Marinating the Pork" section. Either keep it in the fridge over-night or just flash marinate while you chop the veggies.
  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE function & keep it on NORMAL. Add 2 tbsp oil and when the oil is moderately hot gently release the marinated pork and saute until the meat is lightly golden or light brown around the edges. Set aside.
  • In the same pot add more 2 tbsp oil and saute the garlic for just 30 seconds. CANCEL the SAUTE function.
  • Add the liquid and de-glaze the pot very well scraping the bottom and the sides of the pot with the help of a spatula. This will prevent the BURN error!
  • Add the halved spaghetti noodles in a bird nest pattern (fan or zig zag pattern, refer the recipe Video below, very helpful). DO NOT add the noodles all at once and do not STIR or mix the Noodles after adding them to the liquid. Instead, gently press the noodles with the help of a spatula just to coat them with the liquid.
  • Put the lid of the Instant Pot, seal the VALVE and PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for 4 mins for al dente noodles. **Check NOTES below for softer noodles.
  • Once the cooking cycle is over the Instant Pot will begin to beep. Wait for 3 mins of Natural Pressure Release and than release the rest of the pressure manually by moving the valve from the SEALING to the VENTING position. CANCEL the pressure cook function.
  • Now, with the help of a pair of forks de-tangle the pressure cooked noodles gently. If there's a little trace of liquid in the pot don't worry the noodles will suck it all up.

Add the Sauces, Veggies, Pork

  • Turn on the SAUTE function & set it on LOW. Add all the sauces mentioned in the "For the Sauce" section above. Mix well with the noodles so that each strand gets a nice coating with the sauces.
  • Add the veggies & the sauteed pork and mix well. Saute for 2-3 mins.
  • CANCEL the SAUTE function and put back the lid of the Instant Pot and allow the Pork Lo Mein to rest for 5-10 mins. The residual heat will help tenderize the veggies and make them crisp tender. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

  1. Measuring Units Used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Mirin Sub: Use same quantity of rice vinegar + 1.5 tbsp brown sugar.
  3. For Beef Lo Mein: Sub the pork meat with thin slices of beef.
  4. Want Softer Veggies: Pressure cook them along with the noodles.
  5. Today's recipe: Crisp tender veggies.
  6. Resting Time: The 5-10 mins resting time is very important at the end if you prefer crisp tender veggies. The residual heat will help tenderize the veggies.
  7. Spicy Pork Lo Mein: Increase the amount of Sriracha sauce + add red pepper flakes.
  8. Tossing noodles in sauces: Always toss the noodles on SAUTE at LOW function in the Instant Pot.
 
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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 791 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 2524mg110%
Potassium 924mg26%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 4054IU81%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* 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: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 2524mg | Potassium: 924mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4054IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg