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Instant Pot Fried Rice

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4.3 from 6 reviews

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Easy recipe for fried rice made quickly in your Instant Pot. Just like what you’d order at Panda Express!


  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 12 cups frozen peas and carrot mix


  1. Add water and rice to the Instant Pot. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is sealed. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. Scoop rice into a bowl. 
  2. Turn Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the oil and swirl it around. Add in the eggs and scramble them, breaking them into very small pieces.
  3. Add in the white rice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Toss until rice is full coated. Add in the frozen peas and carrots and toss until they are heated through (about 1-2 minutes). Turn off Instant Pot. 
  4. Serve and enjoy!


For the best results use cold rice instead of hot. I’ve done both ways and confirm that both are good! Hot rice gets a little mushier but it’s still tasty. 

To make gluten free use Tamari instead of soy sauce. 

To make with brown rice use 2 cups brown rice and 2.50 cups of water and pressure cook for 22 minutes with a 10 minute NPR. 

To make with jasmine rice use 2 cups rice and 2 cups water and pressure cook for 4 minutes with a 10 minute NPR. 

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. 

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Chinese