At long last, I think I have figured out how to make a delicious stir fry in the Instant Pot! What follows is one of the recipes that will be featured in my 5 Star Freezer Meals ebook, Instant Pot style. I love this recipe because it is incredibly versatile and tasty just about any way you slice it. In other words, you can’t really mess this one up.
I’ve been doing a Whole 30 this month and just last night I decided to experiment with taking the honey out to see how it would taste. I also managed to lose the top to my bottle of coconut aminos and didn’t want to put a cap-less bottle in the refrigerator, so I decided to throw the remainder (about half a cup – more than I realized!) in the sauce. Even with all those changes, it still came out lip smacking good! (At least my husband thought so…)
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! I’d also love to hear of any adaptations you made that turned out well. Thanks!
Best Ever Instant Pot Stir Fry
This delicious, wholesome and easy stir fry can be made in the Instant Pot in a snap!
- 1 TBSP Sesame seed oil
- 1 TBSP Nut Butter of choice
- 2 tsp ginger freshly grated (Dorot frozen cubes or ginger powder)
- 4 tsp minced garlic or 1 cube Dorot frozen garlic
- 2 TBSP honey Omit if following Whole 30
- 2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
- 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
- 1 tsp Esther's Gourmet salt or sea salt
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 ⁄2 onion chopped
- 1 lb Protein of Choice (chicken, beef, Tofu, Tempeh Cut into bite sized chunks)
- 2-4 cups frozen veggies of choice Use frozen stir fry veggies or mix/match whatever you have on hand
- 1 ⁄4 cup water
- 16 oz Rice of choice (white (brown rice or riced cauliflower)
Combine Sesame seed oil, nut butter, ginger, garlic, honey, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, Chinese 5 Spice and salt in blender (or blend by hand).
Using the sauté function of your Instant Pot, heat oil (we suggest sesame seed oil, if you have it) and sauté onion for ~3 minutes.
Add protein of choice and sauté for another 2 minutes.
Pour stir fry sauce over protein/onions.
Use the “Manual” button to cook on “high pressure” for 15 minutes.
When finished, de-pressure and add frozen vegetables of choice.
Once again, use sauté button to cook all ingredients together, stirring enough that vegetables are thoroughly heated.
Once vegetable/meat mixture is thoroughly heated (take care not to overcook the vegetables), serve over rice of choice (white, brown or riced cauliflower). Increase the amount of rice used to stretch this dish!