Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodles are so easy and delicious and can be in your bowl ready to eat in less than 15 minutes. Directions for Stove Top method and using your Pressure Cooker like an electric stove too are included.
I’ve been wanting to make Sesame Noodles for a long, long time. I’ve heard how delicious they are, but for some reason, the ingredients and recipe, just did not appeal to me. But, being the super inquisitive person that I am, I decided to make them as I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
Oh my G-d, they are divine decadence. Ree Drummond of the Pioneer Woman has a Simple Sesame Noodles recipe on her site. I adore Ree and think she is the cats meow, so, of course I decided to use her recipe. Since I want things fast, I converted it to the Pressure Cooker.
I wanted to change the name a bit, but, Ree is right about the simplicity of the recipe, so, Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodles, it is!
Besides making these Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodles in your Pressure Cooker, I will show you how to make them on your Stove Top AND by using your Pressure Cooker to boil water just like a saucepan on the Stove (not under pressure).
The Rose Brand Gourmet Chinese Egg Noodles are seriously delicious. Try hard to see if you can find them.
If you can’t and you don’t want to order them on line from Amazon, just use any thin Japanese or thin spaghetti noodle that you can find. But, really try to get the Rose Brand Gourmet Chinese Egg Noodles.
We’ll make the sauce first since it will cook right with the noodles in the Pressure Cooker. Use a Measuring Cup and add the Soy Sauce and the Sugar first. Give it a good Whisk, so that the sugar incorporates. Then add in the Canola Oil, Hot Chili Oil, Pure Sesame Oil and the rest of the sauce ingredients (except the Toasted Sesame Oil) and give it a really good Whisk.
Since this recipe is called Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodles, and it is indeed simple, it’s all going to be cooked in one pot, with the sauce. Except for the Toasted Sesame Oil.
**** If making the Simple Sesame Noodles using the Stove Top Method, add the Toasted Sesame Oil in with the other sauce ingredients. Otherwise, wait until after you open your Pressure Cooker to add the Toasted Sesame Oil. ***
Pressure Cooking Directions
When preparing the noodles on the stove in a sauce pan, you will drain and rinse them and then pour on the sauce. For this Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodle recipe, the sauce is added right into the Pressure Cooker cooking pot. Simple, right? One pot. What can be easier than that?
If you want to just cook the Chinese Egg Noodles without the sauce, that is fine. Add the sauce afterwards. Either way is good.
If you want to cook them on the stove, cook the noodles according to the package directions, drain, rinse and add the sauce.
Chop up as many scallions as you like. I used part of a gigantic one from our garden, which is probably equal to at least 8 scallions that come in a bundle from the grocery store.
I like scallions, but in moderation. I’m telling you, use a lot. You won’t believe how good these Sesame Noodles are with lots and lots of scallions.
There will be a bit of liquid in the Pressure Cooker cooking pot after you remove the lid and that is fine. You don’t want your noodles to be dry. A little sauce in the bowl is perfect.
Pull the cooking pot out of the Pressure Cooker and dump the Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodles into a bowl. You want to get them out of the hot cooking pot.
Add in lots and lots of Sliced Scallions and mix through.
Using the Stove or Pressure Cooker, without using Pressure
Use a Saucepan on your Stove or hit Sauté/Browning on your Pressure Cooker cooking pot and bring about 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the Chinese Egg Noodles and cook according to package directions, which is about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse noodles.
Pour in the sauce and mix through. The noodles will start to absorb the sauce.
Add in lots and lots of Sliced Scallions and mix through.
Garnish with hard boiled eggs on top, if you like. BBQ Sliced Pork is great on top too! I have to admit, hard boiled eggs taste great on the Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodles.
If you want to make these Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodles a meal, with meat and veggies, add in some sliced carrots and broccoli, along with the noodles and sauce. Chop up some cabbage and toss it into the Pressure Cooker cooking pot after you have released the pressure. The cabbage will wilt immediately. The noodles will continue to absorb the dressing, so toss it a few times.
It is also delicious just plain. These Pressure Cooker Simple Sesame Noodles are so good in fact, that I am making them again tomorrow to bring with us to the Hollywood Bowl.
We will be seeing ELO and then a Fireworks display. It’s our last show of the Summer Season.
I think I will also whip up a batch of Asian Style Chinese Boiled Peanutsand bring those with us as well.
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Instant Pot Smart DUO60
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Rösle Stainless Steel Flat Whisk – a MUST have, probably my most used utensil
- Bellemain Porcelain Ramekins
- John Boos Maple Cutting Board with Groove
- Rose Brand Gourmet Chinese Egg Noodles
- Kadoya Pure Sesame Oil
- Toasted Sesame Oil
- Hot Chili Oil
- Seasoned Rice Vinegar
- Bormioli Rocco Viva Salad Bowl
- Bamboo Salad Hands
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Here is your handy printable recipe:
- 16 ounces Thin Chinese Egg Noodles
- 3.5 cups Fresh Water
- ½ cup Soy Sauce
- 4 Tablespoons Sugar
- 8 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 4 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 5 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
- 1 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
- 8 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 8 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin
- 1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- BBQ Sliced Pork
- Grilled Char Siu Chicken, Pork, Steak
- Whisk sauce ingredients together in a measuring cup and set aside. If you are not going to use "Toasted" Sesame Oil after Pressure Cooking, increase the Pure Sesame Oil in the Sauce mix to 6 TBL.
- Place noodles into your Pressure Cooker cooking pot and add 3.5 cups of fresh water
- Dump in sauce.
- Lock on Lid and close Pressure Valve.
- Cook at High Pressure for 0 minutes.
- When Beep sounds, allow a 2 minute Natural Pressure Release and then carefully and slowly release the rest of the pressure.
- Remove cooking pot from Pressure Cooker and dump into a big serving bowl.
- Toss with scallions and a Tablespoon of Toasted Sesame Oil.
- Bring water to boil and cook noodles according to package directions. Rinse and drain. Pour sauce over noodles and mix in scallions.
If using another type of thin noodle, set Pressure Cooker to 2 minutes less than half the time of the lower number on the package directions.
For a lighter Sauce:
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
4 Tablespoons Sugar
8 cloves Garlic, Minced
4 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
1 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil