Pressure Cooker Moo Shu Pork

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I think that everyone needs at least one good place for Chinese take-out.  Here in Cedar Falls, there is a Chinese restaurant called Hong Kong that has excellent food 95% of the time.   However, when it comes down to it, I do prefer to cook at home when I can.   While there are several Chinese dishes I enjoy, none can compare to my love of Moo Shu Pork.

Sweet and savory pork and mushrooms cooked with crunchy cabbage and rolled up in a steamed rice pancake.  Yum, my mouth is watering as I type this.

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Since I have been into trying out recipes in my Instant Pot lately, I decided to try to cook Moo Shu Pork in it.  I have seen many successful “take out fake out” recipes being cooked in Instant Pot’s online, and I wanted to try my favorite.

What’s the benefit of cooking Moo Shu Pork in your Instant Pot?

Your pork will come out perfectly and evenly cooked.  This dish only has a three minute cook time, and you only use one pan for everything:)

What cut of Pork do you use to make Moo Shu Pork?

You can use any cut of pork you like.  I used thin pork chops, then cut the pork chops into thin strips using my kitchen shears.

Is Moo Shu Pork Gluten-Free?

Moo Shu Pork is made with soy sauce, which is not gluten-free.  However, you can sub the soy sauce for Tamari Sauce if you follow a gluten-free diet or Coconut Aminos if you are on whole 30.

Where do I find the rice pancakes for Moo Shu Pork?

I have done a lot of investigating over the years for these pancakes, even asking my local Chinese restaurant if they would sell them to me.   Rice pancakes are called Peking Pancakes.  I found them at an Asian grocery store in Naperville, Illinois. You could try to find them at your local Asian grocery store, buy them online, or You can also try to make your own)

If you can’t find the rice pancakes for Moo Shu Pork, you can, I guess, use tortillas.  I think a better option would be to serve the Moo Shu Pork over steamed jasmine rice or rice noodles

For this fantastic Instant Pot Moo Shu Pork you will need:

You or an instant pot can cook it stovetop if you don’t have one.

Kitchen Shears

Soy Sauce

Hoisin Sauce

Plum Sauce

Asian Pancakes

Green Onions

One small white onion

One package of thin pork chops

cornstarch

garlic

brown sugar

1 egg

ground ginger

One container of mushrooms

One bag of coleslaw mix

And that’s it!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork, cut into strips I used thin pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 8 ounce container of mushrooms sliced
  • 1 14 ounce bag of coleslaw mix
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • plum sauce
  • Asian pancakes
  • 1 egg
  • more soy sauce to taste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Using kitchen shears, cut pork into small strips.

  2. Put the pork into a mixing bowl with ginger, hoisin sauce, soy sauce brown sugar, and corn starch. Mix together and set aside.

  3. Set your Instant Pot to the saute setting.

  4. Add toasted sesame oil, chopped white onion, garlic, mushrooms, and green onion. Saute.

  5. Add marinated pork to the mixture and saute, Seer the pork, but it doesn't necessarily need to have cooked through.

  6. Add coleslaw mix and a little more soy sauce if desired.

  7. Close the lid on your Instant Pot and cook on manual for 3 minutes.

  8. Vent immediately, and remove the lid.

  9. Set your pot to saute and stir. Add the egg and stir in.

  10. Assemble your Moo Shu Pork by adding plum sauce to a rice pancake and adding some moo shu pork on top.

Note:  If you want to make this recipe, ” low carb” add one more bag of coleslaw mix to this after the cooking process is done to make a “Moo Shu Egg Roll in a Bowl.”

This Moo Shu Pork was terrific.  I don’t know why I don’t make this more.

 

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