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A scoop of Taiwanese sesame oil chicken rice on the silver spoon

Sesame Oil Chicken Rice

Taiwanese sesame oil chicken rice is a simple and tasty one pot meal. This is an instant pot sesame oil chicken rice recipe. Wanna know how to make this delicious dish for lunch or dinner? 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Taiwanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 347kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 2 pieces Chicken thighs (Skinless and boneless)
  • 1 pack Brown beech mushrooms (5.3oz or 150g)
  • 6 slices Ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame oil
  • 1 cup Rice (I use jasmine rice)
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 3 sticks Green onion

Marinate Chicken:


  • A pack of brown beech mushrooms (5.3 oz /150g) remove the roots and wash them.
  • Cut 6 slices of ginger into strips.
  • Cut 3 sticks of green onion.
  • Trim the fat and cut 2 pieces of boneless chicken thighs into cubes.
  • After that, put the cut chicken thighs into the bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon of white pepper, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cooking rice wine. Mix it well and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
  • Turn on the instant pot pressure cooker. Press the sauté button. Pour 2 tablespoons of sesame oil into the instant pot. Then, add the ginger strips and stir fry them a little bit.
  • Next, add the marinated chicken into the pressure cooker and stir fry them a little bit. (Do not need to cook the chicken fully at this point.) After, turn off the pressure cooker.
  • Put a cup of washed and drained rice into the instant pot. (Remember to drain the rice well after washing.) Mix the rice and chicken.
  • The following step, pour ¾ cup of water into the pressure cooker. Also, make sure the rice is covered by the water.
  • After, add the washed brown beech mushrooms on the top. Close the lid and vent. Push the manual button, adjust time for 6 minutes at high pressure and natural release pressure.
  • When the rice is done, add the green onion and mix it well.



Cooking tips for how to make Taiwanese sesame oil chicken rice instant pot:

  • I prefer to use chicken thighs because the texture is better even though it cooks longer. 
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 15 minutes before cooking. 
  • Wash and drain the rice well. 
  • Make sure the rice is covered by water. 
  • Close lid and vent, manual 6 minutes at high pressure and natural release pressure. 
  • Add green onion when the rice is done and mix the cooked rice while it is hot. 


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg