Veggie Fried Rice

My family loves fried rice! We always order it when we go to either a Chinese or Japanese Restaurant. I have always struggled with getting my rice the perfect texture for fried rice. I have tried making it on the stove or in a dedicated rice cooker. The Instant Pot with its rice setting is amazing. It takes all the guess work out of making the perfect rice! I can set it and work on something else.

This is only a veggie fried rice, but meat can definitely be added to make it a meal! Chicken would be great in it. This recipe is quick and easy and tastes delicious. A huge time saver would be to make the rice ahead so it is already cooled when you start cooking.

Veggie Fried Rice

A quick & delicious fried rice recipe that uses the Instant Pot to make perfect rice!

  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp butter or margerine (softened)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 2 eggs (scrambled)
  • 4 stalks green onions (chopped)
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (regular or low sodium)
  • 4 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Soften margarine or butter in microwave.

  2. Add rice, water, softened butter or margarine & salt to Instant Pot & stir.

  3. Set Instant Pot to “Rice” Mode.

  4. While rice is cooking, chop onion.

  5. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to large skillet & set to medium/high.

  6. Add onion, peas & corn to skillet & stir fry until veggies are thawed & onions are beginning to brown on the edges, set aside.

  7. Scramble eggs & set aside.

  8. When rice is done, allow to natural release for 5 minutes & then quick release.

  9. Spread rice on a tray and allow to cool – I actually cover mine with plastic and stick it outside on the patio table to speed up the cooling process.

  10. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to skillet & set to medium high.

  11. Begin stir frying cooled rice. When heated through, add veggies & eggs.

  12. Stir in soy sauce & teriyaki sauce. Continue stir frying until heated through.

  13. Add chopped green onions.

  14. Stir & Serve!