There is no need to heat up the entire house this Summer with these 20 of our favorite Instant Pot Asian recipes you can make inside the house so you don’t have to live off of your outdoor grill. They are easy and delicious.
The last thing I want to do every Summer is to turn on that oven. Oh my gosh, the house itself turns into a giant oven!
We utilize our outdoor grill every now and then during Summer, but I like to be able to stay indoors too when the heat and especially the humidity here in Minnesota are just ridiculous. I love my Instant Pot (not paid to say this). I’ve used it a lot despite the season. Used it a lot all year long pretty much! So, here I am compiling 20 of my favorite Instant Pot Asian recipes you should definitely try if you have not already!
1. Easy Chinese Cold Drunken Chicken Rolls
These are served cold and so it’s very refreshing to beat that Summer heat
2. Easy Tom Yum Chicken Rice
You may have had tom yum soup before, but the same tom yum paste is great for this one-pot rice dish.
3. Semur Ayam Kentang Kecap (Chicken Potatoes Smoor)
This flavorful chicken dish is one of our family favorites. A perfect dish to feed your family or a big crowd
4. Easy Pressure Cooker Lo Mai Gai
Bring this dim sum classic to your home. I love making this with Instant Pot because I don’t need to soak the rice for hours
5. Black Bean Spare Ribs Rice
Rice and tender spare ribs are all cooked in one pot to give you a delicious meal in no time
6. Simple Burmese Beef Potato Curry
This beef potato curry has a great complex flavor without the complexity. I believe it might be one of your favorite curry dishes ever!
7. Japanese Chicken Curry
This Japanese style curry has been my favorite ever since I had it for the first time at a Japanese restaurant super long time ago
8. Fish Biryani
I made this with brown basmati rice, but you can make it with regular white basmati rice too. This is an amazing rice dish that we love so much!
9. Asian Chicken Macaroni Soup
The kind of macaroni soup that I had when I was a kid. There’s really no fixed rules on how to make this Asian-style macaroni soup. The best part is all cooked in one pot without having to cook the pasta separately!
10. Indonesian Curry Chicken
This is a simpler version of Indonesian curry chicken, but fret not, still packed with incredible flavors
11. Soy Sauce Braised Pork Belly
Need me to say more? Pork belly is simply incredible and once you try this braised pork belly, you will know what I mean 😉
12. Easy Yam/Taro Rice
I just love one-pot rice dishes like this made with meat (or not) and tuber pieces like Asian taro
13. Lu Rou Fan (Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly Rice)
I’m not kidding when I said that this lu rou fan was like heaven in a bowl. You gotta try it yourself to believe it!
14. Nasi Pandan Wangi (Aromatic Pandan Rice)
Pandan is like the “vanilla” of Southeast Asia. My kids love it when I flavored the rice with pandan leaves. It pretty much goes with any entrees and vegetables
15. Gulai Nangka / Gulai Cubadak (Young Jackfruit Curry)
This meatless curry made with young jackfruit pieces are packed with flavors and also can be made vegan-friendly
16. Wedang Kacang Tanah (Two Ways)
This “humble” Indonesian dessert comes together easily with only a few ingredients
17. Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice (Khao Niao Mamuang)
You will love how easy this popular Thai dessert to make using your Instant Pot.
18. Bubur Ketan Hitam / Bubur Injin (Black Sticky Rice Dessert)
Black sticky rice is highly popular in Southeast Asia and typically used to make dessert and kue / kuih
19. Eight-Treasure Glutinous Rice Pudding (Ba Bao Fan)
In case you haven’t noticed that many Asian desserts do use sticky rice/glutinous rice 🙂
20. Chinese Steamed Matcha Sponge Cake (Ji Dan Gao)
I was so blown away when I first made a steamed cake using Instant Pot! I was like “really?” wow! You should try it too!
There are also many other Instant Pot Asian recipes I’ve made throughout the year in case you are interested. I hope you like what I’ve compiled up there and found some of them useful! Enjoy your Summer!