Instant Pot Braised Pork Ribs with Garlic and Bamboo Shoots

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recipe by MaoMao Mom

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    8hrs 55mins
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon

Braised Pork Ribs with Garlic and Bamboo Shoots

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recipe updated Jun 12, 2020


  • Winter shoots icon
    Winter shoots
    ¼ tsp
  • Green onion icon
    Green onion
    2 (30g)
  • Pork spare ribs icon
    Pork spare ribs
    992g (about 4⅛ cups)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Ginger icon
    3 slices
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Star anise pod icon
    Star anise pod
  • Cooking wine icon
    Cooking wine
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Dark soy sauce icon
    Dark soy sauce
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Light soy sauce icon
    Light soy sauce
    1.5 tbsp (27g)
  • Salt icon
    about ½ tsp (3g)
  • Sugar icon
    1.5 tsp (6g)
  • Water icon
    3 tbsp (44ml)


  • kCook icon Water
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Cutting board
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Add winter shoots to a clean small bowl
  2. Soak with water - 8 hr
  3. Rinse with water
  4. Drain well
  5. Add pork spare ribs to a clean cutting board
  6. Remove membraine from ribs
  7. Cut between bones into small pieces
  8. Add olive oil to the inner pot
  9. Heat until hot - Sauté, More
  10. Then add ginger, green onion, garlic clove and star anise pod to the inner pot
  11. Sauté - approx 1 min
  12. Transfer ribs to inner pot
  13. Cook until lightly browned - approx 4 min
  14. Transfer content of small bowl to inner pot
  15. Sauté - approx 2 min
  16. Add cooking wine, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, salt, sugar and water to the inner pot
  17. Cook until just boiling
  18. Cancel - Sauté
  19. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  20. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 36 min
  21. Natural release - 5 min
  22. Quick release
  23. Cancel - Keep warm
  24. Heat - Sauté, More
  25. Cook until reduced while stirring occasionally
  26. Serve
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