These Asian Noodle Instant Pot Recipes are not only beautiful but oh so delicious! Skip the take out and avoid the instant noodles.
Pad Thai, Pho, Lo Mein, Ramen, and more – if you are craving the sweet and tangy flavors of Asian foods, you’re going to want these Instant Pot noodle recipes!
They are better for you than a cup-o-noodles and so much faster than waiting for a delivery guy.
Seriously, if you have 30 minutes you can make one of these fast, one-pot dishes for dinner tonight.
When making sure that your noodles recipe has an Asian flair, you have to include some authenticity. Meaning, don’t skimp on the simple ingredients from the Asian Food aisle.
You know, the one that contains soy sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, and rice vinegar! Though, you will get much better products if you have an Asian Foods market to shop at.
Also, it is ok to go a little overboard with the minced garlic. You will find that most of the recipes below call for it and green onions.
I mean, you almost don’t even need a recipe. Just grab some garlic noodles or rice noodles, a little sesame oil, vegetables, and meat of choice, and you have everything necessary to make a quick stir fry.
Can I substitute spaghetti for chow mein noodles?
You absolutely can, but they aren’t going to have the same texture. However, I have a cool cooking hack for you! If you need to substitute spaghetti noodles for chow mein noodles, you will want to boil them with baking soda.
Not to get all sciencey, but according to Straight Up Eats:
The baking soda changes the PH level and the flavor of the noodles making them more similar in texture to chow mein noodles!
So, how much is “a little bit of baking soda”? The rule of thumb is to use one tablespoon of baking soda for every 4 cups of water.
Can You Cook Noodles in an Instant Pot?
Yes! You can make instant pot noodles. The cooking time will depend on the type of noodles you are trying to cook, but here are some basics to help you.
You want to close the lid on your pressure cooker before you start to cook. Then, make sure the valve is setting for high pressure.
After 5 or 6 minutes (please find exact instructions on your noodle packaging), you will need to do a quick release of the pressure valve before you open the pot.
The quick-release portion is the important part because noodles continue to cook otherwise.
Now that we have answered your questions and given you a great noodle hack, it is time to get to the sweet and savory flavors of the recipes below.
Trust me! Anything you make from the list below will make your tastebuds (and your family) say, “I love this recipe. Please make it again!”
More Asian-Inspired Recipes
Did you know that Ginger is native to Southeast Asia? So, you can’t get much more Asian-Inspired than this delicious Creamy Ginger Carrot Soup recipe from 3 Boys and a Dog!
This easy, one-pot Chicken Adobo recipe, a classic Filipino dish, is simmered in soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic (and more) and served over fresh sticky rice!
The genius Mom of a gazillion boys behind Crystal and Comp has taken the carbs out of egg rolls with this delicious Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe, and better than that, she sped it up by making it in the Instant Pot! Score!
More Instant Pot Recipes:
The instant pot isn’t just for cooking frozen meat quickly! You can make so many yummy recipes in it, like this amazing Chocolate Layered Cake from Fat Dad Foodie! Y’all! I think I gained 5 pounds just drooling over the pictures!
Looking for hearty comfort food? Stop looking! Crystal and Comp has it covered with this Chicken Stew Recipe.
Then, lighten things up with Instant Pot Tilapia Tacos from 3 Boys and a Dog
I’d love to know if you make any of the above delicious recipes!