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Two blue and white china bowls filled with Chinese style rice that has been cooked in the Instant Pot. The rice is garnished with sliced chillis and spring onion and fresh coriander. There are a pair of chopsticks next to the bowl and some fresh chilies in the background.
Pressure Cooker Chinese Style Rice (Instant Pot)
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This easy recipe for Instant Pot Chinese style rice makes a tasty spice-infused rice in 30 minutes with 30 seconds hand on time. It's not fried rice, so it is healthy, quick and easy to make in your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker.

Course: Side
Cuisine: Chinese, Fakeaway
Keyword: Chinese Rice, Instant Pot Chinese Rice
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 200 g white basmati rice
  • 240 ml vegetable broth or stock
  • 1/2 tsp five spice mix
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce (or tamari)
To serve
  • fresh coriander / cilantro
  • spring onions / scallions (chopped)
  • chillis (chopped)
  1. Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker and give a quick swirl to mix.

  2. Check you have the rubber sealing ring fitted to the lid of the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker, put the lid on and set the steam release handle or weight to seal.

  3. Programme to cook on high pressure for 3 minutes with keep warm switched on.

  4. Once cooked allow natural pressure release (NPR) for 18 – 25 minutes before releasing any remaining pressure.

  5. Serve as a stand alone dish with your choice of garnishes, or as a side for your favourite take or fakeaway.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Chinese Style Rice (Instant Pot)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187
% Daily Value*
Sodium 256mg 11%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.