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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6


  • 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


  • Soften margarine or butter in microwave.
  • Add rice, water, softened butter or margarine & salt to Instant Pot & stir.
  • Set Instant Pot to “Rice” Mode.
  • While rice is cooking, chop onion.
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to large skillet & set to medium/high.
  • Add onion, peas & corn to skillet & stir fry until veggies are thawed & onions are beginning to brown on the edges, set aside.
  • Scramble eggs & set aside.
  • When rice is done, allow to natural release for 5 minutes & then quick release.
  • 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.
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to skillet & set to medium high.
  • Begin stir frying cooled rice. When heated through, add veggies & eggs.
  • Stir in soy sauce & teriyaki sauce. Continue stir frying until heated through.
  • Add chopped green onions.
  • Stir & Serve!


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