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.

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.

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! 

Looking for even more winter soups? Try my Chilean 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.

9 Responses to “Instant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice Soup”

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — January 30, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    I am new to the Instant Pot scene, but I am loving it so far! I too was amazed by the hard boiled eggs! This recipe looks like my next dish in the IP!

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    Dee — January 30, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    I adore Instant Pot soups, and I can’t wait to make this! Love the flavors!

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    Delaney | Melanie Makes — January 30, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    This is the perfect dinner!

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    Jen — January 31, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Time to break out my IP!! This looks awesome!

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    Katerina @ diethood .com — January 31, 2018 at 4:00 am

    This looks incredible!! AND the flavors are amazing!

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    Catalina — January 31, 2018 at 5:42 am

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

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — January 31, 2018 at 9:05 am

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

    • nutmegnanny replied: — February 2nd, 2018 @ 6:44 am

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

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    Samantha Paul — February 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

    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……!

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