Instant Pot Teriyaki Shrimp

Let your Instant Pot make super quick work of some teriyaki sauced shrimp and veggies! The beauty of this dish is how easy it is to change up the vegetables to use what you have on hand, or what you prefer.

Be sure to keep an eye on your Instant Pot - as soon as it comes to pressure, it's time to release the pressure, and then proceed with thickening the sauce. If you let it cook too far beyond the initial coming to pressure the vegetables will overcook quickly. 

Serve this tasty teriyaki over some cooked rice or noodles!

Instant Pot Teriyaki Shrimp

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup rice vinegar 
1 TBS fresh ginger grated
1 TBS garlic minced (about 2 cloves)
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper or ground black pepper
1 lb thawed raw shrimp
2-3 small zucchini sliced in ¼-inch rounds then halved
1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets
3 TBS cornstarch mixed with 3 TBS water (to thicken)
Hot cooked rice, to serve (optional)
Sesame seeds, to serve (optional)

  1. In your Instant Pot, add the sauce ingredients: soy sauce, water, vinegar, grated ginger, minced garlic, sesame oil, and pepper. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add in the raw shrimp and the prepared vegetables. 
  3. Place the lid and lock, set Instant Pot to pressure cook for "0" minutes (everything will cook during the time it takes to come to pressure).
  4. As soon as the Instant Pot has come to pressure, do a quick release of any steam.
  5. Check the vegetables and shrimp to be sure they are done to your liking; if necessary you can simmer them another minute or two by turning on the "sauté" mode and bringing the sauce to a low boil, stirring occasionally. 
  6. To thicken the sauce, combine the 3 TBS cornstarch with the 3 TBS water in a bowl until smooth. Turn on the sauté mode on the Instant Pot to bring the sauce to a simmer and whisk the cornstarch slurry into the sauce using a wooden spoon or spatula, stirring gently until the sauce has thickened to your liking.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your preference.
  8. Serve the teriyaki shrimp over hot cooked rice or noodles, with a sprinkling of sesame seeds if desired.
Recipe adapted from Little Sunny Kitchen


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