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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Pork

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A 5-ingredient recipe for the tastiest and easiest pork lettuce wraps ever! Pin this recipe for later!


  • 1 pound ground pork (you can also use ground chicken, turkey or lean beef)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice or jasmine rice (see note)


  1. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the ground pork and break it up*. Brown the pork for about 5 minutes. Then stir in the garlic. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  2. Stir in the water and scrape the bottom of the pot. 
  3. Add in the soy sauce, honey and rice. Stir.
  4. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid and stir.
  5. Scoop the meat and rice over chopped romaine, use it in lettuce wraps, over chopped cabbage or plain. Eat and enjoy!


I used parboiled rice but plain long grain white or jasmine rice works just fine too. 

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. This recipe will work great for the 3 quart Instant Pot. If you want to make this in the 8 quart pot you may want to use the pot-in-pot method since there isn’t a ton of liquid to bring the pot to pressure. For pot-in-pot method: pour 1 ½ cups into your Instant Pot. Then place a trivet into the pot. Add your ingredients for the recipe into a pan/pot that fits inside your Instant Pot. Lower the pot onto the top of the trivet. Pressure cook for 10 minutes. Then release the pressure. Here’s a video I made to explain it:

  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Instant Pot