Two stacks of pork ribs on a plate next to cauliflower rice with a small bowl of teriyaki sauce in the corner
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Instant Pot Teriyaki Ribs

These Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Ribs are packed with Asian flavors, topped with a teriyaki glaze and easy to make in your pressure cooker!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Pressure30 mins
Total Time1 hr 7 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: ribs, pork, recipe, instant, pot, pressure, cooker, style, glaze, asian, rub, teriyaki
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

Ingredients

Spice Rub

  • 1/2 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon course black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed seaweed optional
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 pounds pork ribs membrane removed
  • 1 cup water +1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Teriyaki Glaze

  • 1/4 cup tamari or gluten-free soy sauce substitute coconut aminos
  • 1/8 cup pineapple juice or water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large clove garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh ginger finely grated on a microplane
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/2 Tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon glucomannan or xanthan gum optional thickener

Instructions

Spice Rub

  • Heat the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, ginger, black pepper, seaweed and chili powder in a small skillet over low heat just until fragrant. Set aside.
  • Place the steam rack/trivet in the bottom of your Instant Pot inner pan, and pour in one cup of water and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar.
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the ribs.
  • Place the seasoned ribs on top of the trivet either by coiling or stacking them.
  • Lock on the lid in place, set the venting knob to “Sealing”, and set Instant Pot to Manual – High Pressure for 27 minutes using the + and – buttons (30 minutes for fall off the bone, 25 for tender by intact). {Your Instant Pot will take 10 to 12 minutes to pressurize before it starts cooking}

Teriyaki Glaze

  • Add the brown sugar, tamari, water, garlic, ginger and cayenne to a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Whisk in the orange zest, sesame oil and glucomannan/xanthan gum and continue cooking for a minute or so until the sauce starts to thicken. Set aside.
  • When the timer is finished, use the Natural Pressure Release for 15 minutes
  • Unlock the lid and remove ribs from the Instant Pot and place them on a foil lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the teriyaki glaze over the ribs and place them under the broiler for 4 to 5 minutes to caramelize.

To Make in the Oven

  • Start by placing your two sliced onions on a baking sheet, then place the rack of seasoned ribs on top. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, water mixed with pineapple juice, or stock to the pan.
  • Cover completely with aluminum foil.
  • Place in a preheated 300 degree oven and cook for 2 hours, until tender and they start to pull away from the bone.
  • Remove ribs from pan and place on a clean baking sheet or large platter. Brush on the teriyaki glaze and place under the broiler for 4 to 5 minutes to caramelize.

Notes

  • Keto - Use Swerve brown sugar. Using pineapple juice is completely up to you and your personal macros. (glaze is 3 carbs for 2 Tablespoons with swerve and pineapple juice)
  • Whole30 - no sugar for you.
  • Paleo - substitute 2 Tablespoons of date paste for the brown sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg