Black Bean Spare Ribs Rice (Pressure Cooker or Rice Cooker)

Black Bean Spare Ribs Rice (Pressure Cooker or Rice Cooker)

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Marinade: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Delicious and easy one-pot Chinese-style black bean spare ribs rice can be made with a pressure cooker, rice cooker, or on the stove.
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Ingredients

  • 500 gr spare ribs in about 2-inch pieces
  • 2 Thai red chili finely chopped (optional)
  • 250 gr jasmine rice about 1 1/2 cups, see notes
  • 268 gr water about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil

Marinade:

Instructions

Marinade the ribs:

  • Place the ribs in a large mixing bowl. Add all the marinade ingredients and mix to make sure the ingredients coat the ribs evenly. Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight if you plan ahead

Prepare the rice:

  • Wash the rice in several rinses of water until the water runs clear. Make sure to drain off water completely 

Cooking with Instant Pot Pressure Cooker:

  • Transfer the marinated pork ribs and all the marinade ingredients to the inner pot of instant pot. Add the chopped chili (if using). Add water and sprinkle in the rice. Gently push in the rice to make sure rice grains are covered by liquid. I cook it this way to prevent setting the "burn" warning on the instant pot
  • Close the lid. Set the steam release valve to seal. Press "pressure cooker" and make sure it's on high pressure. Set the timer to 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, wait 5 minutes and then release the pressure entirely. Fluff the rice with the fork and garnish with some chopped green onion and/or fresh cilantro leaves

Cooking with Rice Cooker:

  • Transfer the rice to the inner pot of rice cooker. Add water and then layer the marinated pork ribs and all the marinade ingredients on top of the rice. Add the chopped chili (if using). I use the "white rice" setting, which is about 20 minutes
  • When the rice cooker beeps or let you know that it's done, wait 10 minutes and then check to see if the pork is cooked through, it should be, if not, you need to repeat another half cycle or full cycle
  • Fluff the rice with rice paddle and garnish with some chopped green onion and/or fresh cilantro leaves

Cooking on the stove with a steamer:

  • Bring the water in your steamer to a boil. Transfer the rice to a large bowl that will fit into your steamer. Add water and steam the rice for 15 minutes. Layer the pork ribs on top of the rice and steam for 20 minutes or until the pork ribs are cooked through
  • Garnish with chopped green onion and/or fresh cilantro leaves

Notes

*If you cook the rice on the stove, after rinsing the rice, soak the rice in water for 15 minutes and drain off water before cooking
*Cooking time for recipe card is based on pressure cooking