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Asian Inspired Fried Rice

I remember back in high school, that one year in Home Ec class, all I could remember was going into class and seeing food stuck to the ceiling! Someone in the class before us blew up the Home Ec kitchen!

That was my reason for never wanting to buy a pressure cooker; but finally, I caved in after 45 years of not owning one. The pressure was on . . . pardon the pun!!

So here I am, playing around and experiencing with foods cooked in a pressure cooker! Well . . . I can say it for sure makes life a whole lot easier on those days where life just seems to rush you, or being a young mom with kids that need help with homework. So here is my take on an Asian Fried Rice recipe I threw together, and need I say it came out fantastic! If you don't have one, I highly recommend investing in one!

I am using the Starfrit pressure cooker and I am loving it. If you do not own a pressure cooker, you can simply make this dish in a instant pot, or even on the stovetop without any problems.

I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci


  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 1/2 tbsp grated ginger

  • zest of 1 lime

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

  • 4 cups jasmine rice

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)

  • 1 large carrot, chopped

  • Hot pepper (to taste)

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Asian greens ( Choy Sum )

  • 4 cups water


  • ( plus 1 cup water )

  • 1 cup green peas

  • 7 green onions, chopped


  1. Put your pressure cooker on saute, and add all ingredients, except the green peas, green onions and that extra cup of water ( we will add those three ingredients later ) Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on saute.

  2. After you have saute them for 3 to 5 minutes, cancel the saute button, put your lid on close the press release button ( make sure your pressure lever is closed for proper cooking) and cook for 13 minutes.

  3. After the 13 minutes are up, safely release steam by opening up your pressure release valve. Wait to make sure all pressure is released before opening up the lid.

  4. Now you can add the extra water your green peas and chopped green onions.

  5. Place your lid back on, and pressure level closed, and cook for 5 minutes longer. ( I used the fish button on my pressure cooker ( wish I could change that name on that button :P )

  6. After your 5 minutes is over, release pressure and enjoy!

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