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Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice Soup

This Instant Pot Asian chicken and rice soup is super comforting and cooks in just 20 minutes. It’s packed full of flavor and fun twist on traditional chicken and rice soup. You’ll love this soup! 

This Instant Pot Asian chicken and rice soup is super comforting and cooks in just 20 minutes. It's packed full of flavor and fun twist on traditional chicken and rice soup. You'll love this soup! 

I LOVE my Instant Pot.

I know it’s the “hot” thing right now and it’s hot for a good reason.

This sucker makes amazing soup, tender meat, and weirdly really amazing hard boiled eggs.

This soup came about because when it’s cold I crave comfort food and soup is straight up comfort food.

PLUS who doesn’t love the flavors of ginger, lemongrass, garlic, lime, and fish sauce all thrown together with rice, chicken stock, and chicken thighs?

So. Much. Comfort. 

This Instant Pot Asian chicken and rice soup is super comforting and cooks in just 20 minutes. It's packed full of flavor and fun twist on traditional chicken and rice soup. You'll love this soup! 

This soup is really reminiscent of congee but a bit thinner since I use a much higher stock to rice ratio.

Speaking of congee do you remember when I made pressure cooker butternut squash congee in my Instant Pot? SO GOOD! If you like that you’ll love this soup. Trust me!

For this recipe, I only added 1 tablespoon of fish sauce at the end but you could totally add more based on your love of fish sauce.

I mean, I think it gives all food an awesome umami punch but I have my limits when it comes to the amount I use.

This Instant Pot Asian chicken and rice soup is super comforting and cooks in just 20 minutes. It's packed full of flavor and fun twist on traditional chicken and rice soup. You'll love this soup! 

Oh, and don’t worry if it takes a bit for the pressure cooker to come to pressure with this soup.

You have a lot of stock in the pot so it took a little over 10 minutes for it to come to pressure the few times I tested this recipe.

It’s totally normal. Don’t worry.

And if you’re looking to add even more spicy heat to the soup add a few teaspoons of chili garlic sauce to the soup while it cooks in the Instant Pot.

This Instant Pot Asian chicken and rice soup is super comforting and cooks in just 20 minutes. It's packed full of flavor and fun twist on traditional chicken and rice soup. You'll love this soup! 

Do you love this Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice Soup?

Try my Italian Sausage Fennel White Bean SoupSpicy Thai Pumpkin SoupChilean Carbonada SoupCreamy Red Lentil Carrot SoupChicken and Chard Tortilla Soup, Tom Kha Gai {Chicken Coconut Soup } or my Dutch Split Pea Soup

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Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice Soup

This Instant Pot Asian chicken and rice soup is super comforting and cooks in just 20 minutes. It's packed full of flavor and fun twist on traditional chicken and rice soup. You'll love this soup! 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic
  • 3/4 cup white rice
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • Sriracha, for topping
  • Chopped peanuts, for topping
  • Sliced chilies, for topping

Directions:

Place you instant pot on saute and add in olive oil. When the oil is hot add in the shallots and saute for a few minutes to help soften the shallots.

Stir in ginger, lemongrass, garlic, and rice. Toast the rice for a few minutes and turn off the saute setting.

Pour in the chicken stock and stir.

Place the chicken in the stock, secure the lid, make sure the nozzle is placed to "seal" and cook on the manual setting for 20 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to reach pressure.

When the cooking time is over manually release the pressure and remove the lid when unlocked.

Shred the chicken into the pot and stir in the lime juice and fish sauce. Let the soup rest for about 5 minutes to help thicken the soup.

Serve the soup topped with sriracha, chopped peanuts, and sliced chilies.

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Sunday 23rd of August 2020

[…] Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice Soup – give comfort food a little Asian flair! […]

Samantha Paul

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Hi Nanny…! I also read your post and its looks incredible and sounds soooo yummy, I will try to make this soup. Thanks for sharing and keep shard your new amazing ideas with delicious recipes……!

Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

This soup looks so good! i love that it is made out of the instant pot!

nutmegnanny

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Yes! Agave would be a perfect substitute. The maple syrup just gives it that "French toast" type of feel.

Catalina

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Soup is my favorite dish this time of the year! I need to try your recipe!

Katerina @ diethood .com

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

This looks incredible!! AND the flavors are amazing!

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