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Instant Pot Lo Mein
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3.6 from 20 votes

15 Minute Instant Pot Lo Mein

Instant Pot Lo-Mein - A 15 minute meal! This healthy Asian inspired dish combines noodles and heaps of fresh veggies in a tasty soy/garlic/ginger sauce. A quick and easy weeknight meal. {Vegan, Vegetarian}
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 278kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp ground ginger or 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp Sriracha or hot chili oil more or less, to taste
  • 8 oz. spahetti/linguine noodles or lo-mein noodles*
  • 1 medium red bell pepper julienned
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup julienne cut carrots matchstick
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • Chopped green onions and/or sesame seeds for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to sauté function ( low heat). Add sesame oil and garlic. Sauté until garlic is lightly browned (about 1-2 minutes) Turn off sauté function (by selecting CANCEL). Add vegetable stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, Sriracha and stir to mix thoroughly.
  • Break pasta in half. Add pasta noodles to the bottom of the pot, making sure noodles are covered with liquid. Lay bell pepper, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, and snow peas on top of noodles.
  • Lock Instant Pot and set vent to sealing. Set to MANUAL, high pressure, 5 minutes. (5 minutes cook time will yield al dente noodles and crisp tender vegetables - if you wish more fully cooked noodles and vegetable set to 6 minutes).
  • When finished cooking do a QUICK RELEASE to release pressure. Using tongs toss noodles to absorb any remaining liquid and break apart any noodles that may have stuck together. Serve immediately. Garnish with chopped green onions and/or sesame seeds if desired.

Notes

* I recommend using either dry spaghetti/linguine noodles or Lo-Mein noodles that contain either egg or egg whites.
Some of the Lo-Mein noodles I’ve tried that were made with just wheat flour and did not contain egg/egg white were just too dense to cook in 5 minutes. (Increasing the cooking time isn’t really an option because the veggies would get overcooked)
My preference for this recipe is spaghetti noodles, they seem to consistently work (regardless of brand or ingredients)

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.4g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 4.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 461.2mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g