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short ribs on veggie rice with cilantro garnish

Asian Fusion Instant Pot Short Ribs

If you have an irrational fear of unfamiliar cuts of meat (like short ribs), this healthy and delicious recipe is your friend! Asian Fusion Instant Pot Short Ribs come out tender and falling off the bone with a slightly sweet-spicy flavor! Perfect for Paleo and grain-free lifestyles with a keto option to keep it low-carb, too!

CourseMain Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lindsey Dietz



  1. Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot. Add the lard or other fat and melt. Working in batches of 2 or 3 ribs at a time, sear each rib on both sides -- about 2 minutes per side.
  2. Remove seared short ribs to a plate and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk well.
  4. Using the whisk, scrape up the bits of meat and fat from the bottom of the Instant Pot. Then pour in the sauce and mix together.
  5. Place the seared ribs back into the Instant Pot and submerge them as best as you can in the sauce.
  6. Change the setting on the Instant Pot to the Meat/Stew setting, place the lid on, seal the vent, and set the timer to 30 minutes.
  7. When finished, release the pressure and remove the lid.
  8. With tongs, remove the ribs from the pot and set on a platter or large plate.
  9. If you desire to thicken the sauce whisk in arrowroot + water. Otherwise, transfer the sauce to a gravy boat or bowl with a ladle for serving over the ribs.