Almost 4 years ago we got married. One of the gifts we received was a pressure cooker that my husband put on the registry. Funny enough it was the one thing I didn’t have in the kitchen. Oh and it scared me the bees knees out of me too. I did not want that pressure cooker as I thought it might blow up. What if I do something wrong. Forward to now and I cannot live without it! For reasons like this Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork that literally cooks in half the time then what it would normally take on the stove.
On Monday, I tried to cook some Cajun potatoes in my pressure cooker. Needless to say the pressure cooker I had finally bit the dust. Almost four years and we used it a lot and that’s a huge understatement. I knew it was time to bite the bullet and get a new one. After doing some research we knew it was time to go with an Instant Pot. Since they are well known company and specialize in pressure cooking instruments.
After taking a look at all the models they have we settled on the Duo Plus 6QT 9-in-1 since it fits all the different cooking styles we would like to do at a push of a button. A model with the yogurt button was a must for me because I really want to make key lime yogurt.
We ordered it through Amazon and got it the same day. We did the pressure test then moved on to make jasmine rice for this Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork. It was simple and the jasmine rice came out perfect! Then we hopped on over to making the pork in which turned out beautifully. I did not use the meat button because the settings were all far to long for what I was looking for in texture. As you will see in the recipe below. For this recipe I would need to pressure cook for 15 minutes then waited about 10 minutes before releasing the pressure. After we also saute in the sauce which cooks the pork for about 5 minutes allowing it to thicken around the pork.
It came out so perfect and so much better than it ever has on the stove. I am really enjoying the new instant pot but I know for a fact it is time to order the non stick insert as I suck when it comes to things that are stainless steel = burn it. Plus, the accessories for the top like the lid for the fridge that’s also a serious must have when cooking beef goulash. With further ado here is the recipe but stay tuned for more instant pot treasures and just maybe some disasters.
Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork
Yield 3 Servings
- 2 - 1 lb packages of pork stew meat
- 2 cups jasmine rice
- 1 pineapple; sliced
- 1 stalk of spring onions; diced (green onions)
- 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Place pork in instant pot with olive oil (if you have the non stick insert there is no need for oil). Close and lock lid. Set pressure cook or manual to 15 minutes. Once it's done let natural pressure count for 10 minutes then do quick pressure release. Drain juice.
- Mix in a measure beaker teriyaki, soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, garlic, and ginger. Whisk well. Set instant pot to saute mode. Pour mixture over pork stirring frequently. Once the sauce starts to thicken around the pork turn off saute mode.
For Jasmine Rice:
- Place two cups jasmine rice in the instant pot. Place two cups of water. Put on lid. Cook on pressure cook/manual for 4 minutes. Let natural pressure for another 10 minutes. Then release pressure and serve.
- Place pork and rice together. Top rice with spring onions. Top pork with sesame seeds. Serve with pineapple.
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