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Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice

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Why splurge on takeout when you can stir up the magic of Hibachi right in your own kitchen? This Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice recipe is your ticket to homemade perfection, where every grain of rice is infused with Hibachi charm.

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What Makes Hibachi Fried Rice a Perfect Meal

  • Restaurant Quality: This recipe delivers hibachi style fried rice right in your own kitchen.
  • Quick and Convenient: The Instant Pot makes the process fast and virtually hands-off.
  • Versatile Dish: Add your favorite proteins or veggies for a customizable, satisfying meal.

Ingredients Needed for Hibachi Rice

  • Long Grain Rice: The base of the dish, chosen for its fluffy texture when cooked.
  • Vegetable Stock: Adds flavor to the rice as it cooks, making it more savory.
  • Sesame Oil: Provides a distinctive, nutty flavor that’s characteristic of hibachi-style dishes.
  • Butter: Adds richness and helps sauté the onions for added flavor.
  • Traditional Soy Sauce: Gives the dish its salty, umami taste.
  • Small Yellow Onion: Adds a sweet and slightly tangy flavor, complementing the other ingredients.
  • Large Eggs: Cooked into the rice for extra protein and a traditional element of fried rice.
  • Frozen Vegetables: Add color, variety, and nutrition. Peas are a classic choice, but any mix can be used.

How To Make Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice

Step 1: Set Up Your Instant Pot

Set your Instant Pot to the browning/sauté function, add sesame oil and butter and allow to sizzle. 

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Step 2: Sauté the Onion

Add onion and sauté for 1 minute. Stir occasionally.

Step 3: Cook the Eggs

Add eggs and cook for another minute, stirring often.

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Step 4: Add Stock and Sauce

Add vegetable stock, Soyaki sauce or soy sauce.

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Step 5: Add the Rice

Finally add the rice to the pot. 

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Step 6: Cook the Rice

Lock lid and set to rice function and cook for 10 minutes. Release steam.

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Step 7: Add the Frozen Vegetables

Add frozen vegetables and stir. Allow to sit for 1 minute. Serve immediately.

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Step 8: Serve the Dish

Your Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice is now ready to serve and enjoy!

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Handy Tips for Making This Easier

  • Deglaze: Deglaze the pot before pressure cooking to ensure there is no egg or food bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Flavor Up: Don’t hold back on seasonings. Soy sauce, sesame oil, and a bit of white pepper can make your rice burst with flavor!
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Make Your Rice Unique

  • Shrimp Hibachi Fried Rice: Add sautéed shrimp for a seafood twist.
  • Tofu Hibachi Fried Rice: Opt for tofu as a delightful twist to the classic recipe.
  • Pineapple Hibachi Fried Rice: Include pineapple for a sweet and tangy flavor.

You can even switch out the type of rice to make it even more unique.

  • Basmati Rice: Aromatic and stays fluffy when cooked.
  • Brown Rice: This variety has a distinct nutty flavor and takes longer to cook compared to long grain rice.
  • Jasmine Rice: Slightly stickier than long grain rice, can be used steamed or chilled.

How to Store Leftover Rice

Storage: Once you have cooked the hibachi rice, allow it to cool slightly before storing it in an air tight container in the fridge. It will keep for up to 3 days.

Freezing: You can freeze hibachi rice for up to 2 months.

Reheating: Simply thaw and reheat in the microwave when you are ready to enjoy your Hibachi Fried Rice.

Pair This With Other Tasty Recipes

  • Instant Pot Chicken: Add an air fried chicken breast to your delicious meal.
  • Steak: Pair the fried rice with hibachi steak for a rich flavor combination.
  • Shrimp: For a seafood twist, add buttery shrimp to the hibachi fried rice.
  • Corn Salad: Serve salad made with frozen sweet kernel corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions, sprinkling Japanese Mustard Sauce, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

FAQ’S

What Type of Rice Is Used In Traditional Hibachi Fried Rice?

Traditional hibachi fried rice typically uses steamed Jasmine rice.

Can I Use Frozen Veggies in This Recipe?

Yes, thawed frozen veggies can be used in this recipe.

Do I Need to Pressure Cook the Rice for This Recipe?

Yes, pressure cooking the rice helps achieve the right texture and consistency. If you add chilled cooked jasmine rice to the pot the pressure cooking times would all change and the rice would become mushy.

How Do I Ensure That the Rice Grains Don’t Stick Together?

Rinsing and chilling the rice prior to cooking can help prevent the rice grains from sticking together.

Hibachi Fried Rice

Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Discover the ultimate fusion of convenience and flavor with our mouthwatering Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups long grain rice rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce.
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 package of frozen vegetables.

Instructions

  1. Set your Instant Pot to the browning/sauté function, add sesame oil and butter and allow to sizzle.
  2. Add onion and sauté for 1 minute. Stir occasionally. Add eggs and cook for another minute, stirring often.
  3. Add vegetable stock, Soyaki sauce or soy sauce.
  4. Finally add the rice to the pot. 
  5. Lock lid and set to rice function and cook for 10 minutes. Release steam.
  6. Add frozen vegetables and stir. Allow to sit for 1 minute. Serve immediately.
  7. Your Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice is now ready to serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Rice Matters: Use day-old rice for the best texture. Freshly cooked rice can make your fried rice a bit mushy.
  • Preheat: Always preheat your Instant Pot on sauté mode before you start. It helps to cook the rice evenly and prevents sticking.
  • Flavor Up: Don't hold back on seasonings. Soy sauce, sesame oil, and a bit of white pepper can make your rice burst with flavor!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 1257mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 14g

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