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Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry

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Experience the irresistible blend of savory and sweet in our Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry! With succulent pork, a glossy teriyaki glaze, and vibrant veggies, this quick and easy recipe promises a delicious weeknight delight.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Flavorful Teriyaki Delight: Enjoy the perfect balance of savory and sweet in every bite with a tasty stir fry sauce.
  • Effortless Instant Pot Magic: This Instant Pot stir fry ensures a quick and hassle-free cooking experience, making it a go-to for busy nights.
  • Customizable Veggie Feast: Personalize your Instant Pot stir fry with a colorful array of vegetables, creating a dish that suits your taste and preferences perfectly.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Pork Loin (No Seasoning): The main protein of this stir-fry, pork loin is tender and lean, absorbing the teriyaki sauce for a flavorful bite.
  • Red Bell Peppers (Diced And De-Seeded): Add a pop of color, a sweet flavor, and a crunchy texture that contrasts nicely with the tender pork.
  • Sugar Snap Peas: Bring a fresh, slightly sweet crunch to the dish, adding a bright green color that enhances the visual appeal.
  • Baby Bella Mushrooms (Sliced): Contribute a meaty texture and an earthy flavor that complements the pork and balances the sweet and salty teriyaki sauce.
  • Spring Onion Stalks: Add a mild, slightly peppery flavor and a vibrant green color, enhancing both the taste and appearance of the dish.
  • Olive Oil: Used for sautéing, olive oil ensures even cooking and adds a smooth richness that binds all the flavors together.
  • Teriyaki Sauce (For Pork): Gives the pork its signature sweet-and-salty flavor, creating a delicious glaze that coats every ingredient.

Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients:

  • Teriyaki Sauce (For Sauce): The main flavor component of the sauce, it adds a sweet, tangy, and salty depth that ties the whole dish together.
  • Fresh Ginger: Infuses the sauce with a warm, spicy kick that cuts through the sweetness of the teriyaki sauce and brown sugar.
  • Brown Sugar: Enhances the sweetness of the teriyaki sauce, balancing the saltiness and creating a caramel-like glaze when cooked.
  • Minced Garlic: Adds a pungent depth to the sauce, complementing the sweetness and enhancing the overall flavor profile.
  • Cracked Black Pepper: Provides a subtle heat that contrasts with the sweet and salty elements, adding complexity to the sauce.

How To Cook Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry In The Instant Pot?

Here is a step by step guide for Instant Pot Pork Stir Fry.

Step One: Saute The Pork

Set Instant Pot to saute mode. Add in olive oil. Place pork loin into the Instant Pot and sear on all sides. Turn off saute mode.

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Step Two: Pressure Cook Pork

Place the lid on Instant Pot. Turn valve to closed position.

Set to high pressure for 30 minutes. Once the Instant Pot stops counting quick release the pressure. Once cooked place the pork on a cutting board and slice.

Step Three: Slice Vegetables

Slice the peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Place into the Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode. Place the lid on the Instant Pot for two minutes and then check the vegetables for tenderness.

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Step Four: Prepare Teriyaki Sauce

Mix together the brown sugar, teriyaki sauce, ginger, and garlic. Pour over vegetables and stir well. Add the pork and turn off the saute mode.

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Step Five: Garnish And Serve

Top your Instant Pot Pork with black pepper or sesame seeds and serve.

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Cooking Tips:

  • Prep Ahead: Chop vegetables and marinate the pork in advance for a quicker assembly.
  • High-Quality Soy Sauce: Opt for high-quality soy sauce for a richer and more authentic teriyaki flavor.
  • Perfectly Cooked Pork: Sear the pork quickly over high heat to lock in juices, preventing it from becoming dry.
  • Fresh Ginger and Garlic: Use fresh ginger and garlic for an extra burst of flavor that elevates the dish.

Variations

  • Replace meat with tofu or a mix of your favorite stir-fry vegetables for a vegetarian delight.
  • Add chili flakes or Sriracha for a spicy kick that transforms the dish.
  • Serve the teriyaki stir fry over noodles or rice for a comforting and filling meal.

Substitutions

  • Sesame Oil: You can substitute Sesame oil for olive oil if you prefer the flavor of sesame.
  • Chicken: Substitute pork with chicken thighs or chicken breasts for a poultry twist on this teriyaki stir fry.
  • Teriyaki Sauce: You can use store bought or make an easy homemade teriyaki sauce for this recipe.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storage: Store your Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry, allow it to cool to room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to three days for optimal freshness.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, consider freezing the stir fry, ensuring it’s in a freezer-safe container, for up to three months.
  • Reheating: When reheating, use a stovetop or microwave method, and enjoy the flavors all over again!

What To Serve With This Recipe

Pair your Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry with these sides for a complete and satisfying meal!

  • Steamed Jasmine Rice: The perfect base to soak up the delicious teriyaki sauce. You could also use brown rice or wild rice for a fresh and healthy meal.
  • Vegetable Fried Rice: Elevate the meal with a side of savory fried rice filled with colorful veggies.
  • Crispy Spring Rolls: Add a crunchy touch with crispy vegetable or shrimp spring rolls.
  • Asian Slaw: Fresh and crunchy coleslaw with an Asian-inspired dressing complements the stir fry beautifully.

FAQ’S

How To Thicken Stir Fry

The brown sugar is the thickener so if you want to replace it you can with honey but will need a thickening agent like cornstarch.

Can I Use Frozen Vegetables In This Stir Fry Recipe?

While fresh vegetables are recommended for optimal texture, you can use frozen vegetables, but be mindful of excess moisture during cooking.

Can I Use Pork Tenderloin In This Recipe?

Yes, we use pork loin but you can use tenderloin in this recipe. It’s up to you.

Instant pOT Teriyaki Pork

Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Instant Pot Recipe will not only satisfy your tummy due to it's delicious taste but this is also a healthy meal in which you can add many vegetables that you want.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork loin (no seasoning)
  • 2 red bell peppers; diced and de-seeded
  • 1 package sugar snap peas (2 cups)
  • 10 baby bella mushrooms; sliced
  • 2 stalks spring onions (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Set instant pot to "sauté" mode. Add in olive oil.
  2. Place pork loin into the instant pot and sear on all sides. Then add in teriyaki sauce and turn off sauté mode.
  3. Place lid on instant pot. Turn valve to closed position. Set to high pressure for 30 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting quick release pressure.
  4. Meanwhile, slice the peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Leave the chives to the side in a small bowl. Remove the pork to a cutting board and slice.
  5. Set instant pot to "sauté" mode. Place vegetables and fruit into the pot. Set lid on top but do not lock. Let steam 2 minutes then stir. Steam another 2 minutes then test vegetables for desired tenderness.
  6. Mix together the brown sugar, teriyaki sauce, ginger, and garlic. Pour over vegetables and stir well. Add the pork and turn off saute mode. Top with black pepper.

Notes

  • Prep Ahead: Chop vegetables and marinate the pork in advance for a quicker assembly.
  • High-Quality Soy Sauce: Opt for high-quality soy sauce for a richer and more authentic teriyaki flavor.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 1390mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 7g

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