Loaded with veggies and protein, this Instant Pot Quinoa Fried Rice is going to be a new favorite!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:2 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
Yield:8 servings 1x
½ tablespoon butter
4 eggs, whisked, seasoned lightly with salt and pepper
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 ½ cups quinoa (rinsed if package doesn’t specify that it is already rinsed)
1 ¾ cups chicken broth
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup thinly sliced cabbage (or coleslaw mix)
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup frozen shelled edamame
1 cup frozen peas
½ cup chopped green onions (save some to garnish)
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
⅓ cup lite soy sauce
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1–2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
Chopped dry roasted peanuts
Select saute and add butter to the pressure cooker pot. When melted add eggs and cook until scrambled. Transfer eggs to a separate plate. Alternatively, if your pot is stainless steel and likely to stick, you might consider doing this in a nonstick frying pan on the stove top while the quinoa cooks.
Add sesame oil to the pressure cooker pot. When hot, add garlic, ginger, and quinoa and stir for 1 minute. Turn pressure cooker off, add chicken broth; make sure all quinoa is submerged.
Scatter veggies on top in this order: carrots, cabbage, red bell pepper, edamame.
Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 2 minutes.
While the quinoa cooks, in a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and chili garlic sauce.
When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
Add the soy sauce mixture, eggs, green peas, and green onions; stir. Taste, add more soy sauce if desired. Serve warm with a garnish of green onions and dry roasted peanuts.
The veggies are very versatile in this dish. Always layer the vegetables that take the longest to cook first followed by vegetables that need less time.
Add a protein for an even more complete meal! Grilled steak, shredded chicken, tofu, garbanzo beans, etc.
Do not substitute with rice. The cook time will not be quite long enough for rice.
Keywords: instant pot quinoa, healthy fried rice, chinese fried rice