Category: Chinese

Super Easy Steamed Eggs (Savory Egg Custard)

By , December 7, 2016

Try this Super Easy Chinese Steamed Eggs (Savory Egg Custard) 蒸水蛋 in the Instant Pot!

The silky smooth eggs literally melt in your mouth.

Serve over rice to make a quick & easy dinner that the whole family will love.

Have fun cooking! :)

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Chinese Pork Shank Carrot Soup

By , November 27, 2016

8 ingredients + 10 mins prep to make this healthy Pork Shank Carrots Soup Recipe!

Comforting homemade Chinese soup that is super easy to make.

Enjoy~

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Pork Shank Carrots Soup

 

 

Shumai (Shrimp and Pork Dumplings)

By , November 8, 2016

Craving for Chinese Dim Sum?

Make this Shumai Recipe (Shrimp & Pork Dumplings) right at home!

Flavorful bouncy pork, crunchy shrimps, & fragrant shiitake mushrooms give a deliciously satisfying mouthfeel.

They’re awesome for make ahead freezer meals too. Have fun cooking! :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Shumai (Shrimp & Pork Dumplings)

 

Pork Chops in HK Onion Sauce

By , November 7, 2016

Make this tender & moist Instant Pot Pork Chops soaked in thick & rich onion sauce.

Your family will love this sweet, savory & sour umami dish!

Have fun cooking with your Instant Pot :)

*We developed this recipe with the results of our little pork chops experiment.

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Pressure Cooker Pork Chops

 

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

By , November 7, 2016

Make this Easy Instant Pot Chicken Wings Recipe with only 10 mins prep!

These flavorful & tender honey garlic chicken wings are perfect for quick dinners.

You can also make a big batch for parties, picnics, or BBQ.

Have fun cooking with your Instant Pot! :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Chicken Wings

 

Pork Chops in HK Tomato Sauce

By , November 2, 2016

Get a taste of Hong Kong with this Easy Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe.

Tender & moist pork chops soaked in umami-packed tomato sauce.

Super comfort food both adults and kids are going to love! Enjoy~ :)

*We developed this recipe based on the results of our little instant pot pork chops experiment.

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Pork Chops

 

Multi-Grain or Brown Fried Rice

By , March 26, 2013

Multigrain Fried Rice 300x199 Multi Grain or Brown Fried RiceSubmitted by Robin R.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups TOTAL of the following types of rice:
  • Brown rice OR multi-grain rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of diced ham, chicken, or pork
  • 1/4 cup of sliced scallions
  • 1 cup grated or matchstick carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil or butter
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot
  2. Set pot to Multi-Grain setting
  3. When cooking cycle is complete, fluff rice and serve

Options: You may also add 1 cup of frozen peas and/or mushrooms at the end of the cooking cycle–if you add them at the beginning they will turn out mushy

NOTE: This rice is going to be a much drier/less sticky rice than most of the recipes that are posted on the website or the ones in the recipe book. It is more like what we are used to here, in our Chinese restaurants.

One Pot Sweet and Sour Spareribs

By , November 1, 2012

Submitted by Glenn R.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

  • 1 Tb oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice wine (or cider) vinegar
  • 1 20 oz can of pineapple
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 lbs of ribs, trimmed and cut for serving.
  • Corn starch slurry

Instructions:

Directions are for Instant Pot 6-in-1 Pressure Cooker.

  • Add oil, sauté onions until just translucent.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except cornstarch slurry. Make sure spareribs are submerged in sauce. You can marinate refrigerated in the pot for several hours.
  • Pressure cook on “Stew” for 12 minutes, leave on keep warm for 3 minutes. Release pressure. Check meat for doneness and moisture. If needs more time set timer to “Stew” for a few more minutes.
  • When meat is done, remove meat to bowl and adjust seasoning (if needed). Set to sauté, when sauce starts to boil, add cornstarch slurry to thicken to desired taste and stir for one minute.
  • Serve with rice and veggies of your choice.
  • Variation, brown meat in oil on sauté before cooking. Alternately, “char” firmer meat on bbq or under broiler after pressure cooking, basting with strained sauce. Either of these are preferable if you aren’t using fish sauce.

One Pot Chinese Beef Stew

By , October 31, 2012

Submitted by Glenn R.

Prep time 12 minutes

Cook time 30 minutes

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

  • 1-2 T oil
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tsps rice wine or sherry
  • 1 Tb soy sauce
  • 1 kg beef round, cubed into one inch pieces
  • 2 tsps cornstarch
  • Pinch of smoked Paprika
  • 1-2 tsp (to taste) garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup broth, preferably beef
  • 1 Tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can of mushrooms (optional)
  • 1-2 tsps (to taste) fresh ginger chopped finely
  • 1-2 tsps cornstarch slurry if needed

Instructions.

Directions are for Instant Pot 6-in-1 Pressure Cooker (IP-LUX).

  • Add oil, sauté onions until just translucent.
  • Add sugar, rice wine and soy sauce and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Toss beef in dry ingredients, stir into pot and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, stir and set cover for pressure cooking.
  • Pressure cook on “Soup” for 30 minutes, leave on keep warm for 3 minutes. Release pressure. Check meat for doneness and moisture. If needs more time set timer to “Stew” for a few more minutes making sure there is enough broth.
  • When meat is done, add chopped ginger, mushrooms (optional) and more salt and pepper (if needed). Add cornstarch slurry to thicken to desired taste (if needed).
  • Sauté for another minute. Serve with rice and stir fried greens or fresh cut veggies.
  • Variation, cook your favorite steamed greens along with the meat by setting a bowl on top of the steamer stand after interrupting the cooking time.

Traditional Chinese Pork Belly

By , March 29, 2012

Submitted by Jenny W.

This is something my Grandmother always made for me as a special treat. After she passed away, I didn’t eat this for years because I couldn’t find an acceptable version – until now!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs pork belly, cut into 5in slices
  • 1/2 cup GF soy sauce (I usually use San-J)
  • 1-2 teaspoons cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
  • 4 star anise
  • 1-2 teaspoons white pepper powder
  • 2 cups water (or more if needed)
  • 4-5 slices fresh ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced

Directions:
1. Heat saute pan on high heat and sear both sides of each pork belly slice (roughly 2 minutes per side).
2. Reduce heat to medium. Add ginger and garlic and keep sauteing in the rendered fat for 5 minutes.
3. Transfer all ingredients to pressure cooker.
4. Bring up temperature of pressure cooker as directed. Cook for 30 min or so until lean meat is almost falling off with the touch of a fork.

Pressure Steamed Eddoes

By , January 16, 2011

eddoes steamed under pressure 300x234 Pressure Steamed EddoesEddoe is a small tropical root vegetable, a variety of Taro family originated from China and Japan.  They offer an intensely flavorful alternative to potatoes and yams. It’s commonly known that eddoes contain carbohydrate and fiber which are excellent for people with digestive problems. Eddoe flour is used in infant formula and canned baby foods. Other benefits of eddoes may include lowering cholesterol levels, slowing absorption of glucose, reducing insulin requirements and reducing the likelihood of colorectal cancer.

To add eddoes to your daily diet, the following is probably the simplest desert recipe.  Cooking eddoes with Instant Pot is easy and fast.

Prepare Time: 2 minutes

Cooking Time: Around 8 minutes with Instant Pot Programmable Pressure cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 2 pounds of eddoes
  • White sugar, brown sugar or maple syrup

Cooking:

  • Wash the eddoes clean.  Don’t need to peel them.
  • Add 2 cups of water in the Instant Pot inner pot. Put in the steaming rack that came with Instant Pot.
  • Put the eddoes in a ceramic/metal serving bowl. Place the bowl on top of the steaming rack.
  • Press the “Steam” key and select 8 minutes.
  • The semi-hard shell of eddoes will be very easy to peel off.  Cut the peeled eddoes into bite-size and roll them in the sugar of your choice (white sugar, brown sugar or maple syrup

Red Bean Soup

By , September 15, 2010

red bean soup dessert 300x237 Red Bean Soup Red bean (also known as Azuki bean) soup has been loved by many Japanese, Korean and Chinese for centuries. It is also one of the most common after-diner dessert in Chinese restaurants. If you inquire about how the red bean soup is made, the waitress would give you a list of ingredients, and tell you to soak the beans overnight and boil it for hours and hours.  Not anymore with Instant Pot! You could enjoy the mouth-watering red bean soup within an hour, including preparation.

Prepare Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: Around 55 minutes with Instant Pot Programmable Pressure cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 2 cups of red beans
  • 1/2 cup of dry lotus seeds, with the sprouts removed
  • (Optional) 1/2 cup of dry chestnuts
  • (Optional) 2 small pieces of dried mandarin or lemon peel, broken into tiny pieces
  • 4 table spoon of sugar (change this amount depending how many sweet teeth you have)
  • 8~12 cups of water, depending on whether you prefer thick or thinner soup

Cooking:

  • Put all ingredients in the cooking pot
  • Press “Bean/Chilli” function key, and press “Adjust” once to extend the cooking time
  • When the cooking is done, stir well before serving

Multigrain Rice

By , October 29, 2009

Whole grains are high in fiber. low in fat, and rich in nutrients. Consumption of whole grains has  been consistently linked with a significant decrease in risk factors for heart disease and type II diabetes.whole-grain-rice-recipe

Whole grains are more forgiving than white rice when over cooked. Multiple grains can be mixed together to create large variety of wholegrain meal. They remain pleasantly full of texture after cooking.

Prepare Time:  2 minutes

Cooking Time: about 70 minutes

Ingredients: 6~8 servings

  • 3 cups  brown rice, wild rice or other whole grains, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoon of oil (olive oil preferred)
  • 3.75 ~ 4.5 cups of water.  Less water makes the cooked rice fluffy and more water makes the rice stickier.
  • 1 ½  teaspoon salt (optional)

 

Cooking:

  • Combine the grains, water, oil and salt (if used) in the inner pot.
  • Press the Multigrain key.
  • After the cooking is completed, let it steam in the residual heat for 5 more minutes.
  • Open the lid, stir to fluff up the grains before serving.

Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup

By , June 14, 2009

pork bone picture 300x267 Pork Rib and Lotus Root Soup

The Pork side Rib and Lotus Root Soup will provide you a feeling of harmony family. It’s delicious and full of nutrition to help make a family’s life perfect. What you need to do is to prepare ingredients, put them into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press soup button to cook in fully automated cooking process, and switch to keep-warm after cooking.

Prepare Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: Around 40 minutes with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 1 pound pork side rib
  • 8 ounces fresh lotus root, peeled and sliced in 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1 small ginger cut into 3 slices
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups of water

Cooking: Put all ingredients into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press the Soup button. Then that is it! Simple, fast, delicious, retaining flavour and nutrition, consistent results all the time.

Chinese Eight Treasure Congee

By , June 14, 2009

congee picture 300x263 Chinese Eight Treasure CongeeThe eight-treasure congee is a well known traditional Chinese rice soup, cooked with sticky rice and 8 different beans and nuts. This food has been through several thousand years and spreads the entire nation. The ingredients used in each place are largely identical but with minor differences. The eight-treasure rice congee with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker is so simple to make.

What you need to do is to prepare ingredients, put them into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press congee button to cook in fully automated cooking process, and switch to keep-warm after cooking.

Prepare Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time : Around 45 minutes with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 1/4 cup sticky rice
  • 1/4 cup brown rice
  • 1/8 cup peanut
  • 1/8 cup red bean
  • 1/8 cup walnut minced
  • 1/8 cup sesame
  • 1/8 cup chestnut minced
  • 1/8 cup red date
  • 1/2 cup rock candy
  • 8 cups of water

Cooking: Put all ingredients into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press the Congee button. Then that is it! Simple, fast, delicious, retaining flavor and nutrition, consistent results all the time.

Salt baked Chicken (No water added)

By , June 14, 2009

chicken picture 299x263 Salt baked Chicken (No water added)

Salt baked Chicken (No water added) cooked in the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker is perfect for parties. This fragrant and tasty dish will make a remarkable party or memorable family time. What you need to do is to prepare ingredients, put them into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press the “Poultry” button to cook in fully automated cooking process.

 

Ingredients: 8 servings

  • 1 medium size chicken
  • 1 green onion minced
  • 1 small piece of ginger minced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine or 2 tablespoons wine

Cooking:

  • Mix the 2 teaspoon salt,  2 tablespoons sugar and seasoned the outside/inside chicken with them evenly
  • Cover the bottom of inner pot with one teaspoon salt
  • Put seasoned chicken, soy sauce, wine into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Press the “Poultry” button and wait till it is done
  • Turn the chicken over then press the “Poultry” button again

Then the delicious chicken, retaining flavor and nutrition, is ready to be served.

Serving:

  • Cut the chicken into pieces
  • mix ginger and green onion with chicken oil to make a dipping sauce

NOTE: This recipe is specifically for chicken, which typically contains sufficient moisture to create pressure, hence no need to add additional water.

Pork Feet and Soy Bean Soup Recipe

Pork Feet and Soy Bean Soup is a traditional delicious Chinese soup. Only ginger, green onion, two pork feet and a cup of soaked soy beans will be needed for the soup. Normal process to cook the soup needs to simmer it for more than 3 hours. but it is very fast and energy saving by using Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. And Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker can also trap flavor in food, retaining vitamins and minerals, cook tender & tasty meal and it has consistent results all the time!

Prepare Time: 10 minutes to wash and clean the pork feet and prepare the ingredients.
Cooking Time: Around 30 minutes with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • white part of 2 green onion,
  • minced green leaves of 2 green onion
  • 2 pounds pork feet
  • a cup of soaked soy beans
  • 3 thin slices of ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups water

Cooking:
Put all ingredients except minced green leaves of 2 green onion into Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker then press the Soup button. Then that is it! Simple, fast, delicious, delicious, retaining flavor and nutrition, consistent results all the time!

Ready to serve:
Wait till the Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker to cool down or open the pressure exhaust valve in order to open the cover.
Sprinkle with green shallots on the top of soup.