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Easy Pressure Cooker Fried Rice

This pressure cooker fried rice recipe is great in your Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi. Packed with vegetables it’s a great side dish or a main entree for dinner. Add chicken or beef and it’s a complete meal we love.

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If you love fried rice like we do you will love this pressure cooker fried rice made in just a few minutes in your Instant Pot. Of course there are a variety of ways to this dish. So many things you can add into it. It’s on the top of list when it comes to our favorite Instant Pot recipes here on our site. (originally published 6/18, affiliate links present)

If there’s an ingredient you think is a must please by all means add that too, but here is a great basic fried rice recipe you can make for dinner. Make in any brand pot or Ninja Foodi you have.

Instant Pot fried rice

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Ninja Foodi Fried Rice

Egg is a must for us but could be omitted if you have an allergy. Mixed vegetables work well since they are already diced for you and can be thrown in for a quick dinner. Rice is a given.

I like this one for many reasons but I love simple pressure cooker recipes where I do not have to precook the rice beforehand.

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Fried Rice in the IP

In my opinion it also falls into the cheap Instant Pot recipes I make often because it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and almost all of them I have at home.

The only thing I sometimes have to grab at the store are the frozen veggies. Now that we started buying meat in bulk and have a large freezer.

So, I have been keeping that on hand too. Especially when it is chilly outside and the last thing you want to do is head out to the store. Now you can whip this together and have a delicious meal in no time at all.

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Ninja Foodi fried rice recipe

  1. Instant Pot – highly recommend this non stick pot
  2. Uncooked fried rice – we like 1 cup of Jasmine rice
  3. Frozen peas and carrots
  4. Soy sauce
  5. Chicken broth or water
  6. Egg
  7. Onion
  8. Green Onion
  9. Olive oil
    1. or vegetable oil could be used

Here are great recipes for other Instant Pot dinners using uncooked rice you might also like:

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

If making chicken fried rice use precooked rotisserie chicken cubed. I have not made this with brown rice so unsure of the cooking time, it would take longer.

Here are the basic steps for Instant Pot fried rice

  1. Add your broth, uncooked rice, onion and frozen veggies to the pot. Stir.
  2. Set to pressure cook on high for 8 minutes followed by a quick release at the end.
  3. This will cook the rice and soften veggies. Set pot to saute. Now make a hole in the center of the cooked mixture and crack an egg inside.
  4. Scramble the it with a wood spoon using a little oil.
  5. If adding leftover chicken toss in some precooked diced rotisserie and stir. Once everything is cooked add your soy sauce and green onions. Serve!

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Pressure Cooker Fried Rice

If you love your Instant Pot you are going to love this easy pressure cooker fried rice recipe packed with vegetables and lots of flavor! Whether you serve it as a side dish or a main entree for dinner it is a great recipe my whole family enjoys. Add chicken or beef and it’s a complete meal we love. 
Course Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Japanese
Keyword easy, fried rice, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 245kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Put uncooked rice, broth, onion, and frozen vegetables into the Instant Pot or pressure cooker and mix well.
  • Put lid on and close steam valve.
  • Set to manual, high for 8 minutes.
  • Do a quick release and open pot.
  • Stir and make a well in the center of the vegetable rice mixture. Add oil in middle and set pot to saute.
  • Add an egg to the middle and scramble.
  • Cook until egg is scrambled and cooked. Gently stir in with rice.
  • Add soy sauce, serve topped with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 791mg34%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1780IU36%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Shaunda Hall

Friday 25th of February 2022

I took your advice and got the nonstick pot you have in the link best thing since my IP thank you !

The Typical Mom

Saturday 26th of February 2022 good right??


Friday 22nd of January 2021

Why can’ I not use minute rice?

The Typical Mom

Friday 22nd of January 2021

It will become utter mush

Tracey Furminger

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

I'm using a Ninja pressure cooker and I got the add water message and the rice started to burn any ideas had to do a quick release thanks


Monday 21st of September 2020

Am I the only one who ended up with terribly overcooked rice?

Debra A Finlayson

Friday 17th of September 2021

@Mary, No, I did to.


Thursday 19th of August 2021

@nik, 8 minutes is WAY too long. 3 to 4 is sufficient depending on type of rice used. If jasmine rice you have to rinse rice until water runs clear prior to cooking. So 3 minutes for that. Any rice you do not have to rinse, cook for 4 minutes.

Dianne Crockett

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Can you use raw vegetables like celery and carrot as well as the frozen peas?

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