Instant Pot Lo Mein (Vegan)

Instant Pot Lo Mein

Instant Pot Lo Mein

Delicious Instant Pot Lo Mein!!

  • 2 cups partially cooked rice noodles (I use precooked Kame brand Thai Rice Noodles)
  • 1/3 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/3 cup snow peas
  • 1/3 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce - reduced sodium
  • 1 cup water or veggie broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
  • pepper to taste
  1. Pour 1 cup water in your cooker basin, and cover with noodles and chopped veggies except for spinach.
  2. Mix up soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, corn starch, ginger, and pepper. Add to noodle mixture.
  3. Close cooker lid, set to high pressure, and cook for 2 minutes. (If using uncooked noodles, cook for 4).
  4. Stir in spinach as soon as you open the lid, then serve.
  5. *Sauce is very watery at first, but will thicken when cooking.
  6. *Best if used in 6qt Instant Pot.

Lo Mein is one of our favorite vegetarian dinners, so trying Instant Pot Lo Mein was something we were excited to try!

Instant Pot Lo Mein

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Ingredients:

2 cups partially cooked rice noodles (I use precooked Kame brand Thai Rice Noodles)
1/3 cup sliced carrots
1/3 cup chopped broccoli
1/3 cup snow peas
1/3 cup fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup soy sauce – reduced sodium
1 cup water or veggie broth
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp garlic
1 tbs corn starch
1/2 tsp fresh ginger
pepper to taste

Use 6QT Cooker!

Easiest Lo Mein

Directions:

Easy Instant Pot Lo Mein

Pour 1 cup water in your Instant Pot, and cover with noodles and chopped veggies except for spinach.

Vegetable Lo Mein in Instant Pot

Mix up soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, corn starch, ginger, and pepper. Add to noodle mixture.

Instant Pot Veggie Lo Mein

Close cooker lid, set to high pressure, and cook for 2 minutes. (If using uncooked noodles, cook for 4). Use QUICK RELEASE.

Best Instant Pot Lo Mein

Stir in spinach as soon as you open the lid, then serve. Sauce is very watery at first, but will thicken when cooking.

Easy Instant Pot Lo Mein Recipe

Instant Pot Lo Mein

Delicious Instant Pot Lo Mein!!

  • 2 cups partially cooked rice noodles (I use precooked Kame brand Thai Rice Noodles)
  • 1/3 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/3 cup snow peas
  • 1/3 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce - reduced sodium
  • 1 cup water or veggie broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
  • pepper to taste
  1. Pour 1 cup water in your cooker basin, and cover with noodles and chopped veggies except for spinach.
  2. Mix up soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, corn starch, ginger, and pepper. Add to noodle mixture.
  3. Close cooker lid, set to high pressure, and cook for 2 minutes. (If using uncooked noodles, cook for 4).
  4. Stir in spinach as soon as you open the lid, then serve.
  5. *Sauce is very watery at first, but will thicken when cooking.
  6. *Best if used in 6qt Instant Pot.

18 COMMENTS

  1. I have whole wheat lo mein noodles. Any ideas how this might change the cooking time/process?

    • They cook so fast, I don’t think it would change it much, if at all. :)

      • Making this tonight. I’ll let you know how it works with uncooked lo mein noodles! I have to say, I love lo mein with a lot of sauce, and the picture with this recipe looks delicious!

        • Okay, I made this last night with uncooked whole wheat lo mein noodles, and it did end up looking very much like the picture. The amount of soy sauce called for seemed like a lot, and in the end, it was way, way, too much. I will use less than half next time.

          Also, because the noodles were uncooked, they required much more water to be added, and a cooking time of about ten minutes was necessary. None of this is the fault of the recipe (except maybe the soy sauce), just necessary tinkering because of the different type of noodles. However, I will make this again, and I will try it with the rice noodles at some point, too. I think this is a great basic recipe…but go easy on the soy sauce in the pot. You can always add more. You can’t take it away.

          • Do you mind sharing how much water you used for uncooked noodles? I want to try this- but my noodles are not pre-cooked.

          • Agreed, Becki. This was way too much soy sauce even with reduced sodium the flavor was overpowering. Next time I think I’ll start with 1/3c and work up from there if necessary.

            I used uncooked rice noodles and a bag of frozen vegetables. Everything cooked great.

  2. If you added raw cubed chicken how much longer would it need to be cooked?

    • I would not put raw chicken in with this because I’d think the raw chicken will take longer and the noodles would get soggy.

  3. This sounds great!! We are not vegan & my husband needs protein in his diet. Do you think we could just toss in some pre-cooked chicken?

  4. I can’t wait to try this! I’m avoiding processed sugar, so do we think an alternative to brown sugar, or reducing the brown sugar maybe by half, would be a possibility? I’m new to pressure cooking, so I imagine browning the chicken in the pot first then adding the rest would give a good flavor and avoid the soggy noodle situation, yes?

    • You could do a TINY bit of brown sugar (or any sugar) and it’ll still be tasty! :) And yes, cook the chicken first.

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  6. This was definitely made for a 6 Qt cooker or smaller. These proportions don’t work well in an 8 Qt at all. Noodles weren’t cooked, and since it took longer to pressurize from the larger pot to fill and small amount of water, the bottom ingredients burnt. Total mess. Will surely try again with a smaller cooker next time! Or more liquid for sure.

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