Instant Pot Vietnamese Pork Roast
I make this pork like once a month- it's cheap and super flavorful. It's yum on a salad, with rice noodles, or on rice! I'll top it with some bean sprouts (when I can find them), homemade pickled carrot and/or daikon, cucumber, basil, cilantro, and condiments like sweet chili sauce or Thai peanut sauce. I've even stuffed rice wrappers with it to make the summer rolls like those from the Pho restaurant!
2 tbsp oil 2 lbs pork butt (I've used pork shoulder or loin and it had turned out fine with any cut!), cut into 1" chunks Salt and pepper to taste 4 tbsp brown sugar 3 garlic cloves, minced (I use pre-made garlic paste, but a 1/2-1 tsp of garlic powder would work fine) 2 tbsp fish sauce 1/2 c chicken broth 1/2 c water
Heat your oil on the saute setting of the IP. Season your pork and then brown it in the hot oil. If you are using fresh garlic, remove the pork from the pot and cook the garlic in the oil. Add all the other ingredients (including the pork) and cook on Manual, High pressure for 60 mins. Let naturally release for 10 mins. Remove from the pot to shred and add back into the sauce. Top your rice or noodles and dress it up with toppings! This roast could make so many meals- I recommend using 1/3-1/2 of it the first week, but freezing the rest so you have delicious pork to use in the coming weeks. Cooking in bulk can save a ton of time, energy, and money.
Make the following delicious dinners:
-Banh mi sandwiches with pulled pork, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, sriracha mayo, and fresh cilantro
-Rice bowls with cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, sriracha mayo or sweet chili sauce, shredded lettuce, and fresh cilantro
-Rice/tapioca wrappers filled with pork, rice noodles. lettuce, basil, and cilantro. You can also add shrimp and/or fresh mint. Serve with peanut sauce!
-Rice noodles topped with pork, shredded lettuce, picked carrots and daikon, fresh basil, fresh cilantro, and peanut sauce or sweet chili sauce
-Fresh lettuce salad topped with pork, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, scallions, fresh basil, fresh cilantro, and peanut sauce or sweet chili sauce (or both)