Instant Pot Soy Ginger Pork and Rice
I love the sticky soy ginger sauce poured over the super-juicy pork.
Author: The Chef
Recipe type: Main dish
- 2 cups long grain white rice, rinsed
- 2.5 cups water
- 1 tbsp oil (or bacon drippings)
- 1¼ lbs boneless pork chops (1” – 1½″ thick)
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup chicken or beef stock
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 cups broccoli florets (optional)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp cold water
- Add Rice Mixture ingredients to a 1.5 quart casserole dish (these fit perfectly: https://amzn.to/2DtfXM4) and set aside.
- Add oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
- When oil gets hot, brown the pork on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side. Meat will not be cooked through. Do not crowd the pot–you may have to work in batches. Transfer browned meat to a shallow dish and cover loosely with foil.
- Add Sauce Mixture ingredients to the Instant Pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
- Put the meat back into to the Instant Pot, turning once to coat.
- Insert a tall steam rack or riser into the Instant Pot (we like these: https://amzn.to/2Nwndvk) and carefully lower the casserole onto the riser using a foil sling. The bottom of the casserole should not be in contact with the pork mixture.
- Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
- Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 14 minutes and adjust to LOW PRESSURE.
- When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
- Immediately remove the casserole and riser. Quickly move pork to a cutting board to rest.
- (Optional) Add broccoli florets to the sauce and stir to combine. Close the pot lid and let stand for 3-5 minutes on the KEEP WARM setting or until broccoli has almost achieved the desired tenderness.
- Mix together the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl and stir into the broccoli sauce until thickened, returning to SAUTE mode as needed.
- Slice the pork against the grain. Serve over rice with topped with sauce and broccoli.