Instant Pot® Kung Pao Broccoli


Change up your broccoli game with this Asian-inspired side dish. It's spicy, tangy, crunchy, and full of flavor.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek (chile paste)

  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 6 cups broccoli florets

  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts

  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Whisk soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sambal oelek, sherry, and garlic together in a bowl. Pour sauce into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Set a steamer basket on top of the sauce and place broccoli inside the basket. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 0 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Lift the steamer basket out and dump broccoli into the sauce below. Stir to coat.

  3. Divide broccoli between serving plates and garnish with peanuts and green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
11g Fat
17g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1486mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 119mg 597%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 525mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love