Instant Pot Vegetable Lo Mein is a quick and easy meal packed with healthy vegetables and cooked in a flavorful sauce. Made at home in only 20 minutes, you'll have this delicious Lo Mein ready and on the table in less time than it takes to order takeout.
¼cupScallion or Green onionwhite and green part divided
½cupBroccolicut into very small florets
In a bowl, add all the sauce ingredients. Whisk until evenly combined. Taste and adjust as needed.
Add the noodles to the instant pot (break spaghetti in half).
Pour the above sauce into the pot above the noodles. Add vegetables on top except broccoli. (check the video)
Seal your Instant Pot and set to manual, high pressure, 4 minutes. (see note for cooking time)
When Instant Pot is done cooking, do a quick pressure release.
Open the lid and add the broccoli florets (make sure they are cut into small pieces). Stir the noodles with tongs several times, breaking up any that may have clumped together during cooking. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Close the lid for 5 minute so the broccoli get cooked (do not pressure cook in this step).
Open the lid. Sprinkle some green onions and sesame seeds and serve.
Taste & Texture: These noodles have a different texture than the stovetop noodles. They are a bit stickier as they are cooked as a one-pot recipe. So whether you enjoy this Lo Mein or not will depend on your preference of taste and texture. Noodles: Spaghetti works best in this recipe. Chow Mein noodles also work in this recipe (however they vary a lot by brand). Make sure to not use instant noodles. As the name suggests, they are instant and would not work well when pressure cooked.Cooking time: When using spaghetti, check the cook time on the package. Usually the cook time in the pressure cooker is half the cook time on the package minus one minute. eg if the package says 12 minutes, cook for 5 minutes in the instant pot. Broccoli: Adding the broccoli toward the end is important so that it does not get overcooked. Also, cut it into small pieces, so it gets cooked with the heat of the cooked noodles. Variation: Other veggies you could add to this recipe: snap peas, mushrooms.Sauce: Adjust the sauces to taste while serving. You can also add hoisin sauce or vegetarian oyster sauce to your preference.Created: This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Programmable Pressure Cooker.