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Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein Recipe




Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein

 

Are you in need of a quick and satisfying dinner recipe that will please the whole family? Look no further than this Easy Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein Recipe! Packed with flavor and ready in minutes, this dish is sure to become a new favorite in your meal rotation. Say goodbye to takeout and hello to homemade deliciousness with this simple yet impressive recipe. Let's get cooking!


Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein is a delicious and easy dish that combines tender pork, flavorful vegetables, and chewy noodles in a savory sauce. This Chinese-inspired dish takes just minutes to prepare in the Instant Pot, making it the perfect option for a busy weeknight dinner.

Lo Mein is a popular noodle dish in Chinese cuisine that can be made with various protein options such as chicken, beef, or seafood. However, this recipe features succulent pieces of pork which pair perfectly with the noodles and veggies.




The secret to creating this delicious dish lies in using an Instant

Pot. An Instant Pot is a multi-functional electric pressure cooker that has become increasingly popular due to its convenience and ability to cook meals quickly. With the use of an Instant Pot, you can make this tasty pork lo mein easily at home without having to spend hours in the kitchen.


This recipe calls for simple ingredients that are easily available at any grocery store or Asian market. The main components include pork loin or shoulder, fresh vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, and scallions, as well as lo mein noodles.


One of the best things about making lo mein is that you can easily customize it according to your preferences. You can swap out any vegetables you don't enjoy for ones you love or even add extra protein like shrimp or tofu.


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 8 minutes on the instant pot - about 20-25 minutes in total

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients For your Pork Lo Mein



-        8 Oz spaghetti

-        1 lbs. center pork

-        2 cups water

-        1 red Bell pepper

-        1 lbs. baby Bok choy

-        2 small carrots

-        1 yellow onion

-        4 cloves of garlic

-        3 tbsp dark soy sauce

-        2 tbsp Light soy sauce

-        1 tbsp hoisin sauce

-        1 tbsp Sesame oil

-        1 tbsp Mirin

-        Oil of your choice (vegetable oil, canola oil)

-        Salt, optional

-        Pepper, optional

-        Sesame seeds, optional

 

Instructions For Your Pork Lo Mein


-        Start by washing your produce.

-        Cut the pork in small dice and marinate with half of the dark soy sauce and sesame oil and mix until well combined.

-        Turn on the Sauté setting on high on the Instant Pot. Add 1 tbsp of oil of your choice and let the oil get hot. Add the pork to the pot and let it sauté until it’s golden brown on the outside. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.

-        Slice your onions, Bok choy, carrots and red bell pepper and mince your garlic. Set aside.

-        Add the minced garlic to the instant pot and let it get golden-brown for about 30 seconds.

-        Add the water to the instant pot and deglaze the bottom by scraping it clean with a spatula.

-        Break the spaghetti in half and put them down in a crisscross pattern. This will help prevent sticking to each other. Do not stir the noodles after you’ve created the pattern. Gently push the spaghetti down, so it is under the liquid.

-        Close the Instant Pot with the lid, seal the valve, and pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.

-        Once the 4 minutes have passed, immediately release the natural pressure release valve, and let it rest for an additional 4 minutes.

-        After those 4 minutes, open the pot and stir the noodles around. Add the remaining dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, hoisin sauce, mirin to the noodles and stir until combined well.

-        Then turn on the sauté setting on high and add the sliced Bok choy, red bell pepper, onions, carrots, and pork to the pot and stir often for about 5-8 minutes. (Depending on how crispy you like your vegetables.

-        Garnish with sesame seeds, and season to your liking.

-        Enjoy while hot!






This Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein recipe is a game-changer for busy weeknight dinners. Not only does it save time and effort in the kitchen, but it also delivers on flavor and satisfaction.

The tender pork, chewy noodles, and flavorful vegetables all come together perfectly in one pot, creating a dish that will please both adults and kids alike. Plus, the versatility of this recipe allows for customization to individual preferences - add more veggies or switch up the protein to make it your own.


One of the best things about using an Instant Pot for this pork lo mein recipe is that the flavors have time to develop and infuse into every bite. The pressure cooking method ensures that all ingredients are thoroughly cooked while preserving their texture and taste. You can truly taste the difference compared to traditional stovetop methods.


Not only is this dish delicious, but it's also budget-friendly. By using affordable ingredients like ground pork and frozen vegetables, you can create a flavorful meal without breaking the bank.


Another great thing about this Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein recipe is its convenience. With just 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cook time, you can have a complete dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. This makes it perfect for those hectic days when you need a quick meal solution.


I highly recommend giving this recipe a try if you're looking to expand your culinary skills with new flavors and techniques. The Instant Pot has revolutionized home cooking with its speed and convenience, making dishes like pork lo mein accessible to anyone - even those who may not be confident in their cooking abilities.


So next time you're craving Chinese takeout but don't want to spend money or wait for delivery, remember this easy Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein recipe. It's sure to satisfy your cravings while also providing a healthy homemade alternative.


I hope you enjoy making and savoring this delicious dish as much as I have. Happy cooking!

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