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Instant Pot Loco Moco

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A Hawaiian comfort food classic. It starts with a bed of sticky white rice and is topped with, a hamburger patty, brown gravy and a sunny-side-up egg.


  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth, divided (or 1 1/2 cups water + 1 1/2 tsp better than bouillon)
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions


  1. Pour water and rice into Instant Pot. Cover and secure lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, divide the beef into 4 equal balls. Form into hamburger patties. Season with kosher salt and pepper. 
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add in the olive oil. Place the patties into the pan and sear on one side for 4 minutes. Flip and sear on the other side for 4 minutes. Move cooked patties to a plate. 
  4. Use the fat and oil left in the pan to make a gravy. Sprinkle in the flour and stir into the oil until smooth and creamy and there are no lumps. Pour in ½ cup of the broth and stir well. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the remaining broth and soy sauce. Let simmer until thickened a bit. Then stir in the butter and let melt. Remove the pan from the heat.
  5. At this point the rice will probably be done. Leave it in the Instant Pot for at least a 10 minute natural pressure release. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Crack the four eggs into the pan and cook as desired (I like mine sunny side up). 
  6. To serve set out 4 plates. Scoop almost a cup of rice into the middle of eat plate. Top with the burger patty, drizzle with gravy and then finally place the egg on top. Sprinkle each portion with a tablespoon of green onions. 
  • Category: Beef