Chinese Pork Ribs (Pressure Cooker)

Lee Thayer


These are delicious and easy to make. I used my 9 liter (9 1/2 quart) stove top pressure cooker for this. Follow all safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.


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45 Min
15 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 1 1/2 kg
    pork ribs, 3 lbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger or 1 tablespoon fresh grated
  • 1 Tbsp
    sriracha chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 c
    spring onion, sliced white and green
  • 2 tsp
    corn starch
  • 1 c
  • ·
    spring onion and cilantro chopped for garnish

How to Make Chinese Pork Ribs (Pressure Cooker)


  1. Cut the ribs into 1 bone pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. I also started to add the spring onion and garlic.
  2. Add the brown sugar, sesame oil, light soy sauce, salt, black pepper, ginger, Sriracha, garlic, and spring onion and mix to coat all pieces well. Marinate the ribs at room temp for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes have passed, sprinkle on the corn starch and mix that into the mixture.
  4. Add 1 cup of water to your pressure cooker, place the steamer tray or trivet in the cooker, then add the contents of the mixing bowl (ribs and marinade) to the pressure cooker.
  5. Add the lid and lock, place the weight (jiggler) on the top, and place on high heat. When the jiggler starts to move and vent pressure (indicating full pressure), reduce heat to low or medium low, just enough heat to maintain full pressure. Set your timer for 15 minutes.
  6. When 15 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and move the cooker to an unused burner and allow a natural release of pressure, meaning you have to do nothing.
  7. When you have indications of zero pressure in the cooker, about 15-20 minutes after you removed it from the heat, remove the weight then remove the lid.
  8. Remove the ribs with tongs to a serving plate, drizzle some of the liquid over the ribs, sprinkle with spring onion and coriander as desired.
  9. Serve with rice on the side.

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About Chinese Pork Ribs (Pressure Cooker)

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese

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