Freezer to Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice

Freezer to Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice

Easy, fast Instant Pot chicken and rice is the perfect one pot meal for busy weeknights. Tender chicken, edamame, and fragrant rice make the ultimate comfort food.
Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs. chicken thighs
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 bag (about 3 cups) frozen edamame
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 tbsp. coconut sugar (or brown sugar, agave or honey)
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
Directions for Freezing:
  1. Label a Freezer safe Gallon Zip Lock bag with the name of your meal and cooking time.
  2. Add all the ingredients to the bag.
  3. Let all the air out of the bag and seal, tossing is gently to get all the ingredients mixed well.
  4. Freeze until ready to use.  Thaw overnight in the refrigerator the night before cooking.

Directions for Instant Pot Cooking:

  1. Set your Instant Pot to manual with the valve set to sealed.
  2. Place 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil or Sesame Seed oil in the bottom of the pot and swirl to coat.
  3. Add all the ingredients of your freezer bag to the Instant Pot.
  4. Set the timer to 15 minutes on High Pressure.  After the timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally
  5. When the pressure is released, serve chicken and rice with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.