3 Minute Instant Pot Asian Style Orzo | Dump & Go Recipe

Instant Pot 3-minute Asian style orzo…

An easy-breezy recipe that will be ready in just 5 minutes. Orzo is an Italian pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice. It’s added to soups & salads. In the Instant Pot, orzo has to be only pressure cooked for 3 minutes. I’ve added Asian sauces and turned orzo into an Asian flavored dish. Can be enjoyed as it is or serve with air-fried or grilled chicken, fish, or steak. Tastes delish.

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3 Minute Instant Pot Asian Style Orzo | Dump & Go Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 5 people
Ingredients
  • Mixed Veggies- 1½ cups (carrot, green beans, peas, green pepper)
  • Soy sauce- 2 tbsp, low-sodium
  • Hoisin sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Ground black pepper- ¼ tsp (or add 1 tsp chili sauce)
  • Orzo- 1½ cups
  • Water- 2 cups (or add chicken or veggie stock)
  • Sesame seeds- ½ tbsp
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. I've added mixed veggies like carrots, green beans & green pepper. Peas & corn can also be added.
  2. Into the stainless steel pot, dump all the above-mentioned ingredients except sesame oil. Combine well.
  3. For 1½ cups orzo, add 2 cups water or chicken/veggie stock.
  4. Close the pot with the lid.
  5. Select Pressure cook setting, set time to 3 minutes at high pressure.
  6. After 3 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then do a quick pressure release.
  7. Open the lid. Combine the cooked orzo.
  8. Add sesame oil & combine well. Sesame oil will greatly enhance the aroma of this dish, so don't skip it.
  9. There will be some moisture in the pot. Remove the stainless steel pot from the main pot & keep the pot covered for a few minutes, orzo will absorb all the moisture.
  10. Serve into a bowl & enjoy with air-fried or grilled chicken, fish or steak or enjoy as it is.
Notes
I've added Asian sauces, any kind of seasonings & sauces can be added.
In the Instant Pot, orzo will be cooked perfectly in just 3 minutes of pressure cooking.