Friday, April 28, 2017

Pressure Cooker: Rice Pudding

This is the first dessert I made in the pressure cooker. Basically, you make rice. Then stir the other ingredients using the "Saute" mode. Easy peasy.

Rice Pudding
Prep Time: 5 minutes      Pressure Cook Time: 4 minutes
                                        Additional Cooking: 3 minutes
1 cup Arborio rice
1.5 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins

Cook the rice by putting the Arborio rice, water, salt in the inner pot. Pressure cook on Manual mode high pressure for 4 minutes.

QR (quick release pressure). Stir in milk, cinnamon, sugar.

Using "Saute" button, stir in beaten eggs with vanilla extract. Keep stirring until everything is incorporated. Press cancel. Mix in raisins.

Rice pudding is served warm or cold. Your choice!!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pressure Cooker: Chicken Congee (Porridge)

This is a keeper. It's easy and tasty. Great for when you want a soupy rice. Perfect for when you want comfort when you are sick, etc. Love this!!

Chicken Congee
Prep Time:  5 min      Pressure Cook Time: 30 min
* Note: It will take a while to get to pressure since there is more liquid in the pot.

1 cup jasmine rice
7 cups water
1 tbsp sliced ginger
2 cloves garlic
2 lb chicken (preferably bone-in but not necessary)

salt (to taste)
sesame oil (to taste)
green onions

Rinse rice. Put rice in the inner pot with ginger, garlic, and water. Place chicken on top. Close the lid and make sure your pot is on "seal". Set manual high pressure for 30 minutes. NPR.

Shred chicken and add salt/sesame oil to taste (about 1/2 tbsp). Top with green onions, etc. If you want, you can put chicken congee in bowl, then salt/sesame oil to taste.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Pressure Cooker: Unstuffed Cabbage (with Meat)

I had cabbage, ground beef, ground pork. Browsing the web to see what I should make, I came across Unstuffed Cabbage as the perfect recipe for the ingredients.

Unstuffed Cabbage w/Meat
Prep Time: 10 min      Cook Time: 5 min
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 large onion (sliced)
4 cloves garlic
26 oz diced canned tomatoes (you can use fresh also)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
3 Tbsp vinegar
1 cabbage (chopped)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Push the 'Saute' button and cook the ground beef and ground pork. Add the onion to cook with the meat. Add the rest of the ingredients (add the cabbage last).

On 'Manual' mode, set to cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. You can quick release or wait about a half hour for natural pressure release. I wasn't in a hurry so this time I used natural release.

Open lid. Stir to mix everything well. Taste to see if you need to add any more salt/pepper.

Serve with rice.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pressure Cooker: One Pot Pasta

I sift through many, many recipes before trying any of them. Finally tried One-Pot Pasta. It was a hit. I see why people do lasagna pie in the pressure cooker. Still need to buy a pan for that to keep it together.

One Pot Pasta
Prep Time: 10 min      Cook Time: 6 min (Long time to get to pressure)
1 lb ground beef (or other meat, even veggies like mushrooms/tomatoes)
1 onion (diced or chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 box pasta
1 jar pasta sauce
1 jar water

Turn on your electric pressure cooker. Hit 'Saute' button to brown the ground beef. Add the onions. Then the garlic (for a min). Press 'Cancel'

Pour in dry pasta (any kind); I used a bigger macaroni. Pour in jar of pasta sauce. Fill the same jar with water to add. This eliminates washing a measuring cup!

Stir to mix ingredients. Close/Lock the lid. Make sure your knob is on 'Seal'. Then I was set.

When you are ready (I waited for my husband to get home), hit 'Manual' (high pressure) for half the time it takes to cook pasta. Mine said 10-12 min. I set it for 6 minutes.

It did take 20+ minutes to make it to high pressure because of the amount of liquid. After 6 minutes of high pressure, hit 'keep warm/cancel' so that you don't keep cooking it. When I turned the knob to 'vent', there was no pressure since I had it on keep warm.