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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Long Rice

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Chicken long rice is one of the ultimate comfort foods of Hawai’i. The classic Hawaiian recipe with simple flavors, juicy chicken, and yummy long rice made in the Instant Pot. This will be a regular on the dinner rotation.

close up view of chicken long rice

With fall in full swing in Hawai’i and the weather’s cooling down (I know, I know nothing compared to the mainland and elsewhere) chicken long rice makes for a great warm me up type of dinner.

You are also sure to find this classic recipe at any lū’au, baby party, or family gathering. It goes well with 

hand holding chopsticks with long rice

This easy recipe is one of my children’s favorite meals. What kid doesn’t like noodles?

Feeling under the weather? This is a great pick me up, get well soon kind of meal as well.

What is long rice?

Chicken long rice is a classic Hawaiian recipe made with shredded chicken, long rice noodles, and a salty broth. Long rice is also known as vermicelli, bean thread, cellophane or glass noodles. Interestingly enough the noodles aren’t often made from rice, but rather are made from mung bean starch and water and are pretty flavorless if eaten alone.

chicken long rice ingredients

Where can you find long rice noodles?

You can find this in your local grocery store in Hawai’i. If you’re unable to find the noodles in your local grocery store, your local Asian specialty store should carry it and if all else fails you can find it on Amazon.

Is chicken long rice gluten free?

Pending on the ingredients you use, you can definitely make this recipe gluten free. Long rice noodles are gluten free. There are other gluten free noodles options here. Some types of shoyu are gluten free. Kikoman has a gluten free option.

Instant Pot chicken long rice

How do you store chicken long rice?

Best storage option is in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.

Can you freeze chicken long rice?

You betcha. Make a double batch and freeze the rest for a quick meal another day.

How to make chicken long rice?

Fill a medium mixing bowl with warm water. Place bean thread noodles in water and set aside.

Set Instant Pot to saute. Add chicken broth, ginger, garlic, chicken thighs, and shoyu. Close lid and set sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Allow 12 minutes natural pressure release. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return chicken to the Instant Pot.

Drain noodles and add to the Instant Pot. Close lid and set to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 2 minutes. Quick release when complete. Stir to combine. Garnish with green onions. Serve immediately.

Instant Pot chicken long rice

Instant Pot Chicken Long Rice

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes

Chicken long rice is one of the ultimate comfort foods of Hawai’i. The classic Hawaiian recipe with simple flavors, juicy chicken, and yummy long rice made in the Instant Pot. This will be a regular on the dinner rotation.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10.56 ounces) bean thread noodles
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup shoyu
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch green onions

Instructions

  1. Fill a medium mixing bowl with warm water. Place bean thread noodles in water and set aside.
  2. Set Instant Pot to saute. Add chicken broth, ginger, garlic, chicken thighs, and shoyu. Close lid and set sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Allow 12 minutes natural pressure release.
  3. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return chicken to the Instant Pot.
  4. Drain noodles and add to the Instant Pot. Close lid and set to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 2 minutes. Quick release when complete. Stir to combine. Garnish with green onions. Serve immediately.

Notes

*Make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free shoyu options.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 902mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 25g

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Instant Pot chicken long rice

By on October 5th, 2019

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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20 thoughts on “Easy Instant Pot Chicken Long Rice”

  1. Hi! This looks great! When you freeze it, do you just put it in the bag and freeze? Anything special that you need to do to it? What about defrosting? Does it keep the flavor and moisture?

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    • Hi great question. Two options: you can freeze it all together or you can separate the liquid and freeze separately. When defrosting you can place it in the fridge overnight, reheat on the store or in the microwave. The flavor keeps well. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your yummy and easy to make recipes! Just made the chicken long rice. Winner winner chicken dinner. Mahalo!

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  3. Hello, I wanted you to know I made this dish along with the stew Lu’au and it came out really good! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • I’ve never tried it. I think you’d be able to cook the chicken down in the Crock Pot, but the noodles may have to be boiled and added separately. Let me know if you try it. Thanks.

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  4. Hi I’m originally from the big island and this is one of my favorite Hawaiian dishes at the painas lol however I’ll be making this dish for my husband to try along with the Mac salad I’ll be back to Lyk how it goes Thanks for sharing I’m glad I ran into your YouTube channel keep up the great work! Aloha🤙🏻

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  5. Aloha Relle,
    re step 2. Set Instant Pot to saute. Add chicken broth, ginger, garlic, chicken thighs, and shoyu. Close lid and set sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Allow 12 minutes natural pressure release.

    When I set my Instant Pot to ‘Saute” it doesn’t allow for it go into pressure mode.
    Is my Instant Pot too old for that function?

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    • Aloha Paula. No. You need to hit cancel to stop saute mode the start the pressure cooking. Sorry that wasn’t clear. I’ll work on updating the recipe instructions. Setting it on saute just speeds up the heating time and shortening the wait. Thank you.

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