Easy Tom Yum Chicken Rice (Instant Pot or Rice Cooker)

Easy Tom Yum Chicken Rice (Instant Pot or Rice Cooker)

Course: Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Make this absolutely delicious and easy tom yum chicken rice using your Instant Pot pressure cooker or rice cooker. Can be served as an entree or side dish
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs/breast diced
  • 3 large bell peppers variety of colors, seeded and diced
  • 1 large onion peeled and diced
  • 2 cups jasmine rice see notes
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk mix with 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil

Seasonings:

Garnish:

  • Fresh cilantro leaves

Use either one of these to cook:

Instructions

Prepare the rice:

  • Wash the rice in several changes of water and then drain off completely

Cooking with Instant Pot pressure cooker:

  • Press saute on Instant Pot. When it's hot, add cooking oil. Add onion and saute for about 2 minutes until aromatic and soft. Add bell peppers and saute for another minute. Add the chicken and add tom yum paste and give it a stir. Add thinned out coconut milk and turn off the saute mode. Give it a stir again and scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure nothing got stuck on the pot
  • Layer in the rice on top and use the spatula to push the rice into the liquid. This trick will prevent Instant Pot from giving you that "burn" warning. The rice will most likely get stuck at the bottom of the pot if you don't add it after the liquid
  • Close the lid. Turn the pressure release valve to "sealing". Press "pressure cooker" and make sure it's on high pressure. Set the timer to 8 minutes
  • After 8 minutes are over, wait for 10 minutes and then turn the pressure release valve to "venting". The valve most likely would've collapse down by then. Carefully unlock the lid. Be careful of the hot steam gushing out. Use a rice paddle to gently fluff the rice. Garnish with few sprigs of fresh cilantro leaves and ready to be served

Cooking with rice cooker:

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp cooking oil. Add onion and saute for about 2 minutes until aromatic and soft. Add bell peppers and saute for another minute. Add the chicken, rice, and add tom yum paste and give it a good stir. Turn off the heat
  • Transfer to the inner pot of rice cooker. Add the thinned out coconut milk and give it a stir. Make sure the rice is covered by the liquid. Use the white rice setting to cook, it takes about 20 minutes to cook. Wait 10 minutes when it's done and then fluff the rice with rice paddle
  • Garnish with few sprigs of fresh cilantro leaves and ready to be served

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Notes

Please make sure you use the same cup you use to measure rice to measure the liquid