Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

Fresh, healthy, and ready in less time than it would take for delivery — you need to try this Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice! Get your chopsticks ready and get cookin’ — this is one fan-favorite recipe your whole family will love!

Chicken fried rice in a bowl infrom of an instant pot

Prep Time:  5 minutes

Cook Time:  90 minutes

Serves: 8

By: Chop Secrets



2 cups white rice, rinsed

2 cups water

3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

1 small onion finely diced

10-ounce frozen peas and carrots mixture

6 to 8-oz diced cooked chicken,  rotisserie works great

1 tablespoon butter

4 eggs lightly beaten

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish with sliced green onion and additional sesame seeds optional


  1. Add rinsed rice and water to the pot, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  2. Using the display panel select the Manual or Pressure Cook function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 4 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork, remove to a separate bowl and cover loosely with foil. Rinse the pot liner (just get any stuck rice grains out--you don’t need to wash it out completely).
  5. Add toasted sesame oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select Cancel and then the Saute' function.
  6. When oil gets hot, add onion to the pot and saute 2 minutes.
  7. Add peas, carrots, chicken and butter to the pot and cook and stir for another 2 minutes, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  8. Push ingredients to the side of the pot and add beaten eggs. Cook, stirring constantly, until the egg begins to set, then fold into the vegetable and chicken mixture until egg is cooked through.
  9. Turn the pot off by selecting Cancel, then fold in the cooked rice, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  10. Serve warm with sliced green onions and additional sesame seeds for garnish (optional)