Rice is one of those things that I love, but it always seems to be what I am waiting on to finish cooking meals. This fried rice recipe is made entirely in the instant pot and even the rice is cooked to perfection and fast. I love when you can make a delicious meal with simple ingredients and when it is almost entirely hands off! While the instant pot does its thing you have time to get some other stuff done—get in a quick 30 minute workout, fold the laundry, or catch up on your favorite T.V. show!

Instant Pot Fried Rice

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

40 min

Recipe Type: Lunch/Dinner/Side Dish

Serving Size: 1 cup

Makes 8 servings


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup ham diced
  • 2 eggs, optional


  1. Place all the ingredients into the instant pot.
  2. Turn the instant pot on high pressure and cook for 20 min and then do a 10 minute natural release.  
  3. After 10 minutes open the vent and quick release the rest of the way.
  4. If you would like while waiting for the pressure to release you can scramble the eggs and add them in at the end.
  5. Enjoy!


Calories 170 (50 from fat)
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 670mg
Carbohydrate 19g (3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar)
Protein 12g


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