Can’t get enough Asian food? Good news: these Instant Pot Asian recipes are super scrumptious and a breeze to make.
Whether you’re craving Chinese, Indian, or Japanese, this collection will surely knock your socks off.
Thanks to the ever-reliable Instant Pot, you’ll get to enjoy a culinary journey to Asia in the comfort of your home.
Don’t worry, you won’t have a hard time finding the ingredients. They’re available in most grocery stores.
With these recipes, you’ll never put your Instant Pot back in the cupboard.
Savor the flavors of Asia in an instant with these easy-peasy Instant Pot Asian recipes.
1. Instant Pot Asian Garlic Noodles
This dish is what you’ll get when you throw together spaghetti, mushrooms, bell pepper, garlic, and a sweet and savory sauce.
These garlic noodles are popular in Asian menus for a reason: they’re absolutely divine.
The sauce, in particular, takes this dish over the top. Hoisin sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce, ginger, chili, tarragon – it has the works!
The use of spaghetti instead of noodles combines two cuisines that culminate in a spectacular fusion of flavors and textures.
2. Instant Pot Coconut Rice
Coconut rice is another beloved dish that can be found in Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and other southeast Asian countries.
Because it tastes so darn good, it’s also gaining popularity here in the US.
It’s mildly rich and wonderfully rich and creamy! Coconut cream and Jasmine rice is the combo you never thought you needed in your life.
Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can cook up this dish without even having to monitor it every minute. Just put all the ingredients in the pot and leave it be!
3. Instant Pot Pho
Looking for a tasty Asian dish that will impress your vegan friends? Look no further: this pho is pho the win!
Pho is a scrumptious Vietnamese soup that’s wildly packed with flavor.
When I say wildly packed, I mean a combination of starchy noodles, earthy mushrooms, tangy lime, a sensational broth, and a lot more.
Traditionally, pho takes hours to cook to achieve that umami-packed flavor. With the Instant Pot, however, you’ll get the same taste (and aroma) in half the time.
4. Instant Pot Ramen
I can’t talk about Asian noodles without bringing up ramen, can I?
This Japanese classic is one of my go-to comfort foods, and this recipe is my favorite.
It’s the recipe I make when I’m feeling cold or blue, and it never fails to uplift my spirits. Best of all, it’s the easiest thing ever!
Sure, the noodles aren’t authentic, but thanks to the broth, I’ll bet you won’t even notice.
With a blend of miso paste, coconut milk, soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil, the broth is impossible to resist.
5. Instant Pot Fried Rice
To me, fried rice is one of the most brilliant dishes that Asian cuisine has to offer. It’s rich in color, flavor, and texture, and it’s hearty, to boot!
What I love about fried rice is that no matter what you add to it – carrots, corn kernels, peas, bacon, ham – it’ll still taste amazing. You can never go wrong!
The only issue I have with it is that it’s tedious to make. Enter the Instant Pot!
This recipe gives you the best-tasting fried rice, but without all the effort that’s usually required.
6. Instant Pot Tofu and Broccoli
Tofu and broccoli are another classic tandem when it comes to Asian cooking. Apart from flavor, it’s also nutritious and low in calories.
I love how the crunch from the broccoli contrasts with the softness of the tofu! These two truly are a match made in heaven.
And the sauce? It’s sweet, sticky, and ties the two ingredients together beautifully.
7. Instant Pot Naan Bread
Have a hankering for your favorite Indian bread? Make naan at home with this easy Instant Pot recipe.
Naan is crisp on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside.
Depending on how you flavor it, it can be cheesy, garlicky, buttery, or all at the same time.
This naan recipe is a blank canvas that you’re free to experiment on.
Bread typically requires tedious work, but with the help of the Instant Pot, your naan will be done in no time.
8. Instant Pot Kheer
If you haven’t tried kheer before, you’re missing out. Fortunately, I have just the recipe for you!
Kheer is an Indian dessert that calls for only three ingredients: rice, milk, and sugar. Rich and creamy, it’s like a pudding, but thinner.
You can stick to the original recipe, but you can kick things up a notch by adding cardamom or saffron.
9. Instant Pot Bok Choy
Bok choy is a classic leafy green featured in many Asian dishes. This one in particular is highly nutritious, low in calories, and full of flavor.
On its own, bok choy can be a bit bitter, but because of how amazing this sauce is, you’ll barely notice it.
The combo of sesame oil, ginger, girl, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar is a stroke of genius.
10. Instant Pot Aloo Gobi
Here’s another one for all you vegetarians, out there. Aloo gobi is a thick stew loaded with cauliflower and potatoes.
It may sound boring, but wait until you hear about the broth.
The thick soup is infused with turmeric, curry, coriander, garam masala, cumin – the list goes on. Together, they create an indescribable flavor!
11. Instant Pot Sticky Rice
Rice is a staple in most, if not all, Southeast Asian countries. The people there love it so much; they eat it for both dinner and dessert.
Instant Pot sticky rice is a hearty dessert that will change your life forever. It is sweet, glutinous, and so delicious!
Since it’s starchy and filling, you can also serve this sweet treat for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
12. Instant Pot Forbidden Rice and Red Bean Congee
This congee may be called forbidden, but no one can stop me from digging in!
This dish has two main components: forbidden rice and red beans. Forbidden rice is black rice that used to be reserved for Chinese emperors.
No one else was allowed to have it, hence the name.
Completing the congee duo are azuki or red beans. They’re soft and sweet, and together with forbidden rice, they create a sweet and glutinous congee sure to cure the blues.
13. Instant Pot Azuki Bean Rice
Sekihan is a Japanese dessert popularly served during New Year because of its bright red hue.
Made of glutinous rice and azuki or red beans, it’s sweet, sticky, and spectacular.
Never mind the fireworks, as this dessert is the perfect way to usher in the new year!
14. Instant Pot Coconut Mango Sticky Rice
Speaking of sticky treats, here’s another one for ya! Coconut mango sticky rice – boy, just the name alone is already making me hungry.
Glutinous rice is cooked in coconut milk topped with sweet and fragrant mangoes. This dessert is love at first bite!
It’s so ridiculously tasty that even if it’s filling, I won’t mind a second serving. Be sure to leave a lot of room for dessert!
15. Steamed Pandan Cake
Pandan is an insanely fragrant leaf used to make desserts smell amazing. This steamed cake doesn’t only smell amazing, though. It tastes heavenly, too.
Pandan cake is so light and soft, it melts in your mouth! It’s not overwhelmingly sweet, which means you’ll likely eat more of it than you should.
But trust me, it’s worth every calorie.
16. Instant Pot Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Vietnamese coffee is very strong, so if you’re looking for a solid energy boost, this is the sure winner.
The coffee alone is of course bitter, which is why you’ll use thick, sweetened condensed milk to balance out the flavor.
When combined, you’ll get a delightful drink perfect for a morning pick-me-up.
17. Instant Pot Sesame Green Beans
Green beans may be kind of dull, but with a bit of jazzing up, you can transform them into a stunning side dish.
Just combine it with a few Asian ingredients. All you’ll need are sesame oil, garlic, pepper, and an Instant Pot, and the makeover will be complete.
18. Instant Pot Ramen Eggs
I am completely mesmerized by the sheer deliciousness of ramen eggs. Cooked in soy sauce and mirin, Ajitsuke Tamago is a show-stopper!
If you’re making ramen for dinner, you better learn how to make the egg too. Because ramen isn’t ramen without the eggs.
19. Instant Pot Thai Noodle Bowl
When it comes to noodle soup, ramen is probably the most popular. This Thai noodle bowl deserves the spotlight just as much, though.
Spaghetti, carrots, peanuts, cabbage, and bell pepper: these ingredients alone tell you how tasty and colorful this dish is.
But what takes it to the next level is the peanut sauce. It makes the noodles wonderfully sweet, nutty, spicy, and slurp-tacular.
20. Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps
Last on the list are these P.F. Chang’s-inspired lettuce wraps.
How can you go wrong with chicken, mushrooms, onions, ginger, garlic, and sweet sauce wrapped in lettuce?
They’re so delectable, you’ll be surprised they’re good for you!
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