This Pressure Cooker Egg Fried Rice-ish is super versatile and allows you to use up a ton of ingredients that may be about to go off.
Okay, so it's not quite Egg Fried Rice. Hence calling it Pressure Cooker Egg Fried Rice-ish.
And it's not quite Savoury Rice. Hence not calling it that.
But it can be either or!
Because, as you can see from the photos, I have tried it without adding the egg at the end and it's still delicious.
If you haven't made my Vegetable Stock Paste yet, dishes like this one are perfect for it.
- red onion
- Chinese five spice
- soy sauce
See recipe card below for quantities
Sauté the ingredients.
Add the stock.
Lid on. Steam release set to Sealing. Pressure cook.
Adjust the soy sauce to taste (you may want to add a bit more), stir in the spring onions
You can use any vegetables you want and I encourage you to use anything that you have in the fridge:
- cauliflower florets
- shredded cabbage
Think of this rice as one of those blended soups where you cook everything you have left in the fridge.
This is the same, just in a rice dish and it's so easy to have the rice and vegetable stock paste ready to pressure cook it.
No eggs? Don't worry, it will be delicious without, more of a yummy savoury rice and who doesn't like that?
Plus, it's super quick.
How to chill the cooked rice to eat over the next few days?
Cool down the rice as soon as you can.
This can be sped up by placing the inner pot in the sink and filling the sink with cold water all around it.
Just don't take your eye off it as you don't want the water going inside the inner pot where your lovely freshly cooked rice is.
Use a wooden spoon to stir the rice regularly. This will help let the steam out faster.
Tip: Set a timer for 10 minutes so that you don't forget it's there and check if it's cooled down enough.
Then into the fridge as soon as you can and preferably within half an hour.
Make sure it's piping hot when you reheat it.
It makes a great desk lunch!
This dish will work whatever pressure cooker you have, whether stove-top or electric. I tend to cook it in an Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi. It works great in both.
Pressure Cooker Egg Fried Rice-ish
- Pressure cooker / Instant Pot / Multicooker
- 4-5 chopped rashers of bacon chopped up
- 1 red onion chopped
- 1 stalk of celery chopped (I chop it really small)
- 1 yellow pepper chopped
- 2 medium carrots chopped
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 mug and a half of quick cook white basmati it’s what my friend had in the cupboard, you can use normal white basmati or long grain, of course. Grab a standard-sized mug, any mug.
- Same mug and a half filled with water we’re using a 1:1 ratio rice to water
- 1 chicken stock cube or 1 heaped teaspoon of my homemade vegetable stock paste
- 4 eggs beaten
- 6-7 spring onions
- Fresh chillies chopped or sliced (optional)
- Press Sauté and fry the chopped bacon in some olive oil. Moving it so that it doesn’t catch.
- Stir in the vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.
- Deglaze well (i.e. add a bit of liquid and scrape with a wooden spoon to remove any caramelised/burnt-on bits).
- Stir in the Chinese five spice, soy sauce, rice, water and stock cube or stock paste.
- Make sure the sealing ring is in place properly. Lock the lid in. Steam release set to Sealing.
- Press Pressure Cook and programme 4 minutes. If it’s quick cook rice, do a 2 minute QPR at the end, if it’s normal basmati do a 7 minute QPR at the end).
- Once you have opened the lid, stir in the beaten eggs, keep stirring until you see the eggs have cooked.
- Adjust the soy sauce to taste
- Serve with the spring onions and chillies
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