Pot in Pot Bulgogi and Rice


So with our family being Korean we love to eat rice…especially our boys! They also love bulgogi which is Korean-style marinated meat.

Well I thought I would try the pot in pot method because of the type of meat I had which was flank steak and the time it would take to make the white rice using the rice setting plus being on low pressure.

Now if you have time to marinate, please do because the longer you have time to marinate the better flavor the meat will have…I didn’t have the time to let the marinade sit for too long because it was a last minute decision to make bulgogi and my meat was still partially frozen (and the Instant Pot is great to cook from frozen in as you will see because I do a lot of cooking with frozen meat)…but the end result was fabulous…yes it would have been better if I had time for the marinade to sit for a few days in the fridge but it was still so delicious!

And it was done at the same time in one pot!

Hope you enjoy the recipe!

Pot in Pot Bulgogi and Rice

Who would have thought that you can make both of the those things at the same time in the same pot!

Some accessories you will need are a trivet, and a pot that will fit the bulgogi.

Servings: 4 people
  • 1 lb flank steak, cut into strips
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 small asian pear
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • splash of coke
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
White rice
  • 2 cups short grained white rice
  • water
  1. 1. Wash the rice and add water up to the 2 cup marker in the liner.

    2. Add trivet

    3. Put the bulgogi in a pot that will fit into the liner...place foil or parchment paper to cover the pot.

    4. Place the pot on top of the trivet (it may be hard to take the pot out of the liner, so I would suggest either a pot that handles or to create a sling out of foil)

    5. Close the lid and turn the valve to seal...press the rice setting and you are set!

    6. Once it beeps, DO NOT quick release! Let it naturally release for 10 minutes and by that time your pin may drop.

    7. Enjoy!

Some things to consider you may need…

You will need a trivet that is higher then the one that came with your pot and you will need a pot to use for your bulgogi…i recommend the Secura 6-quart Electric Pressure Cooker Steam Rack Basket Set…this one even comes with handles to be able to lift out the pot so no need to make a foil sling.


Let me know how you enjoyed this recipe!