So Amazon.ca had a Black Friday deal for the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 multifunction cooker. I bought one of these way back in July on Prime Day. For my new round of soon to be Instant Pot lovers, here are some of my more successful recipes. I live in Calgary, Alberta and there is a small adjustment for altitude with some of my recipes.
Here are some tips.
- Read the instructions. The control panel is not that intuitive. But if you read the instructions, you won’t get any surprises.
- The steam from the vent is very hot. I would not set the cooker underneath your kitchen cupboards.
- It’s a very safe pressure cooker. I’ve tried opening it (by accident) when the float was still up and it wouldn’t let me do it.
- Don’t close the lid while sauteing.
- If you are slow cooking, you don’t need to completely cover your meat with liquid.
- Most recipes on the web don’t adjust for altitude. This might matter in some cases. I’ve found, for example, I need more water for steel cut oats. Also more time.
I eat steel cut oats for breakfast every morning. Once a week, I whip up a large batch and store it in the fridge. I like mine creamy/chunky and definitely not dry.
Steel cut oats
1 1/3 cups oats 2 1/3 cups oats
2.5 cups water 7.5 cups water (1775 ml)
Manual low pressure for 10 minutes, natural release 12 minutes then vent
I whipped up some wild rice pilaf this past Thanksgiving. Last year it took me over an hour on the stovetop. Of constant watching and stirring.
Wild rice blend
1 cups wild rice
1 cups wild rice blend
4 cups water
Manual low pressure for 30 minutes, natural release 10 minutes then vent
I really liked this root beer pulled pork. recipe It has a hint of root beer flavour with a vanilla aftertaste. It sounds strange but it works.
My cassoulet as shown below turned out rather well. The recipe can be found here.
I’ve also included my butter chicken recipe, a twist on an all time favorite of mine. Warning – it is a fusion style recipe.