Instapot Sweet and Spicy Braised Cabbage

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 12 min 4
Instapot Sweet and Spicy Braised Cabbage
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1 tbsp Sesame oil
1 medium head Green cabbage (divided into 8 wedges)
1 medium Carrots (grated)
1 1/4 cup Water
2 tsp Water
1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Demerara sugar
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
2 tsp Cornstarch


Preheat the pressure cooker (by pressing brown/sauté mode).

Add the sesame oil and brown the cabbage wedges on one side (about 3 minutes). In the meantime, grate the carrot. To the pressure cooker add the 1 1/4 cups water, vinegar, sugar, cayenne, and red pepper flakes and swish around. Then add the cabbage wedges (browned side facing up) and sprinkle carrots on top.

Close the lid and pressure cook for 5 minutes at high pressure. When time is up, open the pressure cooker with Normal Pressure Release (twist the valve on the lid to the “open” or “venting” position). Remove the lid tilting it away from you.

Arrange the wedges and any loose leaves onto a serving platter. Reheat the cooking liquid (by pressing brown/sauté mode) to a boil. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and 2 teaspoons of water to make a slurry. Then pour the slurry into the pressure-cooker base.

Boil the cooking liquid mixture until it's just starting to thicken. Pour this sauce over the cabbage wedges and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 99
Calories from fat 32
Calories from saturated fat 4.6
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 57 mg
Potassium 456 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17.0 g
Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
Sugars 9.5 g
Protein 2.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 5.1

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