Category: Rice

Basmati Rice

By , November 1, 2016

No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy rice!

Make Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice in 25 minutes. No soaking, half the cooking time, no need to tend the pot. Simply set it and forget it.

Learn how to make Super Easy Instant Pot Basmati Rice with this short recipe video.

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Basmati Rice

 

How to cook perfect rice in an electric pressure cooker

By , September 1, 2015

Stumped as to how to cook perfect rice? Here is the new, definitive guide! Using just a 1-to-1 water-to-rice* ratio, and pressing a button will result in perfectly cooked rice of any variety every time. Easy to remember, easy to do.
*wet rice (read on to discover the scientific details, and how we came to this easy method for cooking perfect rice in the Instant Pot electric multi-cooker!)

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Cooking rice can be tricky. A lot depends on personal and cultural preferences, and even if we could all agree on the “perfect rice”, the altitude of your location, the hardness of your water, and the age and dryness of the rice may all play a role in the results obtained.

Of course millions of people have been cooking rice for thousands of years and some “tried-and-true” techniques, as well as some myths have developed.

You may have wondered about the markings in the stainless steel liner in your Instant Pot. One of the features of your multi-functional Instant Pot is a rice cooker. Rice cookers have been very popular for cooking rice for many years. The cup lines come from that heritage, and serve as a rough guide for the amount of water for the number of *cups of rice (the small *cup that came with your Instant Pot).

Still, depending on the volume of rice you cook at any one time, your results may vary. One Instant Pot enthusiast, Deborah K., wrote us to share this account of her success using the Instant Pot to cook traditional Japanese rice (applies to all brands, e.g. Tamaki, Nishiki, Kokuho Rose, etc): 

“The ratio of Rice to Water is 1:1.25 (same as brown rice). I rinsed rice; used rice button on Instant Pot; 10-minute natural pressure release. The rice was perfect – even better than when I use our Japanese electric rice cooker (and verified by my Japanese-born family members who did not realize that my “best rice ever” was cooked in your pressure cooker).”

Another Instant Pot user reported good results with the same ratio when cooking brown rice:

“I cook brown rice for 22 minutes – 1 cups of rice with 1 1/4 cups of water – and that was pretty much the most perfect rice I’ve ever cooked “

So we can be fairly confident that for cooking 1 cup of rice, 1.25 cups of water is a reasonably good amount, but what if you want to cook more rice at one time?

Jill Nussinow, “The Veggie Queen has long advocated a “sliding-scale” of water to rice, in her ever popular pressure cooking cookbook, “The New Fast Food”. She recently revealed in our new Instant Pot® Community” Facebook group how she first became aware of this reality:

“My job was to acquire recipes to use, as well as helping direct the writing of the programs to get the software that would adjust for number of servings to work correctly. This is where the algorithms came in. I learned a lot and have passed it on to many people.”

A recent Cook’s Illustrated video is especially relevant to the Instant Pot – which is incredibly (and verifiably) water/moisture conserving, allowing for very little evaporation.

It turns out that the ideal water-to-rice ratio – in the sealed environment of the Instant Pot – is 1:1, with rinsed (wet) rice.

Different varieties of rice require various cooking times (pressure cooking is much shorter than mentioned in the video), but the water to rice ratio remains constant at 1 to 1, simplifying the “perfecting” process tremendously! Science and technology in the kitchen!

The video offers a good explanation of the physics and math involved in getting consistent and pleasing results when cooking rice. Keep in mind when watching that cooking pots differ as to evaporation rates, and it is worth pointing out that the Instant Pot provides a sealed environment, so evaporation is kept to a minimum, giving the most consistent results. Most cooking instructions assume lots of evaporation over time, so they call for more water along with the longer cooking times of some varieties of rice. Watch the Cook’s Illustrated video (and take notes if you are curious, or a skeptic!).

 

To read LifeHacker’s comments, click here.

After discussing this approach with Flo Lum, favorite Instant Pot video creator, she observed: 

“This is probably why the “Chinese” method actually makes sense now. There are two methods… One uses your full hand: when placed barely on top of the rice, the water should reach a certain point on the top of your hand. And the knuckle method: where you stick your middle finger tip into the water, barely touching the top of the rice, the water should reach the first knuckle. I never understood how it worked but now sort of makes sense. Ancient Chinese secrets.”

Considering all of this, we tested various water to rice ratios, and can confidently recommend this as a convenient starting point in your search for your “perfect rice”:

Cooking rice in the Instant Pot, the 1:1 water to rice ratio method:

  1. Measure dry rice, set aside. (about 1 “cup” minimum recommended, any “cup” you choose)
  2. Measure same amount of water, add to Instant Pot’s inner pot/liner.
  3. Rinse rice, add wet rice to the measured water in the inner pot.
  4. Lock on the lid, and set the steam release valve to “sealing” position.
  5. Select your pressure cooking time.
    ~The “Rice” button is timed for white or parboiled rice only.
    ~For other types of rice, set “Manual” to correct time (by pressing “-” to adjust the cooking time) for the type of rice you are cooking, in the case of brown rice, for example select 22-25 minutes depending on your preferences and any local issues, like high elevation.
    ~See abbreviated timing chart below, or use your preferred pressure cooking time for your variety of rice.
  6. Let the rice rest for about 10 minutes after cooking is finished before releasing any remaining pressure, and serve.

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The foundation for this 1:1 recommendation is due to two things being true:
1. The Instant Pot allows very little water evaporation due to Instant Pot’s superior sealing ability.
2. Rice absorbs its volume in water when cooked long enough.

Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, no more mushy rice, with a few stating the rice was cooked, though a bit too “al dente” for their preferences, (these individuals where happier when using a small amount of additional water). Consider this your starting point, record any adjustments you may make, and soon you will have your personal recipe for perfect rice in the Instant Pot!

Pressure cooking times (in minutes) for some common varieties of rice:

White rice: 3-8

Basmati (white) rice: 4-8

Brown rice (long/short): 22-28

Wild rice mix: 25-30

Homemade Dog Food

By , May 28, 2015

Homemade DOG Food submitted by Anita W.

1 1/3 cup brown rice
1/4 cup green lentils
1 large potato, cubed
1 sweet potato, cubed
handful of kale or chard stems or several whole leaves, chopped several sprigs of parsley, chopped or 1 cube frozen
1/2 tsp salt, preferably sea salt
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 1/2 cups water
1 chicken leg quarter
optional: 1 chicken liver or other giblet

Combine all ingredients in the pressure cooker pot, laying the chicken on top.
Seal and cook on high pressure for 23 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally.
Pull the chicken from the bone and mix it back into the cooked rice. Refrigerate.

Serving size depends on the nutrition requirements of your dog. I feed this as one of 2 meals daily to my black lab and it makes about 5 servings. At nearly 15 years old she is still extremely healthy and I credit that in part to this quality food.

I buy chicken quarters in a 10 pound bag and freeze the pieces individually. It can be added frozen to the pressure cooker.

When fresh parsley is abundant I chop it, pack it in ice cube trays and top them with a bit of water before freezing. I have frozen parsley cubes to add all winter.

Chicken and Pancetta Risotto with black pepper and lemon

A 10 minute meal in the Instant Pot. Risotto is a popular Italian style family meal.

Serves          4
Prep time:     10 mins
Cook time:    12 mins + 3 mins standing time

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 50g pancetta, diced
  • 300g diced chicken
  • 300g Arborio rice
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 100ml/. small glass white wine
  • 800ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme

To finish:

  • Grated parmesan
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Basil leaves

Directions:

  1. Press ‘Saute’ to preheat the Instant Pot, and when the words ‘Hot’ appear on the display, add the oil, and 30g of the butter to the pan. Saute the onion, garlic, pancetta and chicken for about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the rice, season well, add the thyme, and stir in the wine. Press ‘Stop/cancel’. Pour in the stock and stir really well.
  3. Press the ‘Manual’ cooking button, and adjust the time to 12 minutes. Give the risotto another really good stir, and seal the lid.
  4.  At the end of the cooking time, stir the risotto well to develop the creamy texture, and stir in the grated parmesan, and remaining butter. Leave to stand for 3 minutes.
  5. Serve topped with extra parmesan, freshly ground black pepper, grated lemon zest and basil leaves.

Almost Instant Rice Dinner

By , January 21, 2014

Submitted by Teresa G.

Busy all day, forgot to prepare supper and now dinner hour is upon me…..what to do?

I realized quickly I did not have to worry as I had my InstantPot to help me!

Ingredients:

  • Bacon- 3 slices cut up into pieces
  • Coconut oil- couple of tablespoons
  • Any leftover cooked meat – I had a pork chop left over from the night before, cut up into small pieces  (my mother cannot chew large pieces) Leftover vegetables cut up – I had carrots and cabbage  leftover from night before, but you can use any vegetable.
  • Cut up red pepper
  • One cup bruschetta- I purchase in jar from Costco and have it on hand One cup of rice- I used white rice One cup of water

Directions:

I heated my Instant Pot on sauté cycle and added the coconut oil to melt I added the bacon and stirred until it was cooked but NOT crisp I added the leftover meat and sautéed it so it is flavoured in the bacon and coconut oil Along with the above I sautéed the raw rice Then I added the vegetables, bruschetta, water I sealed the lid and manual cooked it for five minutes…..let sit for a couple of minutes and released the steam.

It was delicious served with a side salad…….we ate it all!

This would also make a wonderful stuffing for Green peppers….

Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Submitted by: Darlene P.

Oh, this is so delicious and tender.  My husband can’t wait for me to make it again. If you are serving this with Jasmine rice, cook the rice first. Add a couple pats of butter to the rice when cooking.

Ingredients:

  • 1 LB of Boneless, Skinless Chicken thighs – about eight pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cillantro, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of minced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of EVOO light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar (buy the expensive one, it is better)
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup of Cream Sherry wine.

How to Make it:

  1. In a plastic bag, Mix  the basil, salt, pepper, Sherry, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, minced onion, and balsamic vinegar.
  2. Mix it up, then add chicken to the mixture, be sure to cover the chicken in this sauce and set aside.
  3. Set your Instant Pot to Saute, add the olive oil and saute the minced garlic, stirring frequently.
  4. Set your Instant Pot to the Poultry setting, add the chicken and sauce from bag to the existing olive oil and garlic that is already in there.  Close the lid, and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. When serving, sprinkle the chopped cilantro on top for a tasty treat.
  6. Serve with white Jasmine rice and your favorite vegetable.  Your family will ask for more!

Sorry, I don’t have a photo, We ate it too quickly!

One (Instant) Pot Basmati Rice (with optional veggies)

By , April 18, 2013

Submitted by Brandilyn T.

This is a great one pot recipe for a family or even a college student!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small to med onion
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup basamati rice,
  • 3 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 garam masala
  • 1 TBSP oil
  • ** OPTIONAL Bag of Frozen Mixed Vegetables (use about 1-1/2 cups)**

Directions

Turn Instant Pot on SAUTE

Heat oil and add Cumin,Garam Masala and stir to temper the spices. Then add onions and saute until they turn translucent.

Add rice to pan and pour in water. Stir in salt and switch Instant Pot over to RICE until done. Stir and serve.

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OPTION: You can add frozen veggies to the top of the rice before closing lid. Once rice has completed cooking, stir to incorporate the vegetables.

Multi-Grain or Brown Fried Rice

By , March 26, 2013

Multigrain Fried Rice 300x199 Multi Grain or Brown Fried RiceSubmitted by Robin R.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups TOTAL of the following types of rice:
  • Brown rice OR multi-grain rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of diced ham, chicken, or pork
  • 1/4 cup of sliced scallions
  • 1 cup grated or matchstick carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil or butter
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot
  2. Set pot to Multi-Grain setting
  3. When cooking cycle is complete, fluff rice and serve

Options: You may also add 1 cup of frozen peas and/or mushrooms at the end of the cooking cycle–if you add them at the beginning they will turn out mushy

NOTE: This rice is going to be a much drier/less sticky rice than most of the recipes that are posted on the website or the ones in the recipe book. It is more like what we are used to here, in our Chinese restaurants.

Black Sticky Rice Pudding

By , January 23, 2013

Submitted by Kay G.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole-grain black sticky rice, white sweet rice or glutinous rice (I prefer the black sticky)
  • 2 cups or 1 can, coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs toasted sesame seeds and/or toasted unsweetened shredded coconut (Optional) Strawberries (or mango slice) and mint leaves (optional)

I usually use 1/2 the ingredients.  More than enough for 4-6 individuals served in custard cups.

Instructions

  1. Measure rice into a bowl and rinse the rice a few times until water clears.  cover with at least 2 inches of water and allow to soak 4 or more hours or overnight.
  2.  Drain the rice and place in a heat proof bowl with room enough for the rice grains to expand about a third more than its uncooked bulk.  Add a small amount of boiling water, just enough to cover the rice.  Place the bowl on the trivet that comes with instant pot with 2-3 inches of water  and steam for 30-40 minutes.  Steaming the rice with a small volume of water will leave the top layer of grains intact, retaining a chewy texture which pops in you mouth like nuts.  If you wish softer rice add more water. All of this can be done on a stove top with a steamer but instant pot has an excellent steaming function leaving your stove top free for other things.(I prefer this method versus pressure cooking the rice so I can get the popping texture I love but you can pressure cook the rice for a more glutinous sticky texture.)
  3. While rice is steaming, make the coconut sauce by heating the coconut milk, sugar and salt together in saucepan.  Stir to dissolve sugar and salt and blend the sauce until smooth.  Keep warm.
  4. When the rice is cooked and still hot out of the steamer, add 1/2 of the sauce or enough to thoroughly coat the rice.  Stir and mix well.  The rice should be wet but not swimming in sauce.  Stand 15-20 min to allow the flavor to be absorbed.  Reserve the remaining sauce for spooning over the rice before serving.  Can be served warm or room temperature.
  5. The flavored rice can be molded into a round mound on serving plate and decorated with sesame seed and/or coconut shreds, sliced strawberries and mint leaves for color.  Or dish into individual serving bowls or custard cups, topped with the reserved sauce, toasted seeds, coconut and mint leaf.

Because of the rich, nutty flavor, black rice is usually eaten by itself and not served with fruits, like white rice often is with mangoes.

Squash and Rice Casserole (Vegetarian or not)

By , November 22, 2012

Submitted by Teresa G.

Squash and Rice Casserole 300x225 Squash and Rice Casserole (Vegetarian or not)I am finally back to cooking after what felt to me a lifetime away!  We all have journeys in life – up and down – boy it felt good to get back to recipes and my Instant Pot.Notice in the photo, my elderly cat Valentina is savouring the smells coming from my latest dish.  She is hoping for a taste, however, I keep reminding her she is NOT a vegetarian!  She does like to keep a watchful eye on my cooking!As it is fall, there are plenty of harvest vegetables from your gardens and from the stores….a huge variety of pumpkins, squashes to be had!  So good for you. Here is what I tried and was delighted with:

Squash and Rice Casserole – Pressure Cooked in an InstantPot

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of oil  (do not waste your olive oil as it loses in value when heated – becomes like any other oil.  Olive oil is great cold) One large or two smaller onions peeled and finely chopped (food processor)
  • 2 sticks of celery finely chopped (food processor)
  • 2 carrots, washed and finely chopped (food processor)
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped (food processor)
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh thyme (this also was from my garden)
  • 6-8 white mushrooms quartered or leave out if you do not like mushrooms
  • 2 – 3 cups of vegetable stock if vegetarian – chicken broth if not .  PLEASE READ BOTTOM NOTE ABOUT RICE WATER RATIO* About 9-10 ounces of brown rice – I use California brown as it cooks fast
  • 27 ounce tin of chopped tomatoes, liquid and all Flesh of squash  – I used a smaller butternut squash and a medium sized zucchini – one of my friends substituted pumpkin and it was very good.  I peel the squash, deseed it and cut into one inch cubes Salt and pepper

 Instructions:

  • In the Instant pot I put the sauté function on medium and I heat the oil.  I sauté the onions, celery, carrots and  red pepper for about 5 minutes.
  • I now add the garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and heat for another minute.  Then add the mushrooms and stir for 1 minute.  Add the rice, mix it all together.  Transfer all into a crock, corningware or metal bowl – any bowl that will fit the pressure cooker with a lid or that can be covered with aluminum foil.  *Add the tomatoes and the 2-3 cups of stock for a sticky rice.  If you prefer your rice NOT to be sticky use one cup rice to 1 ¼ cups of liquid.  Take into account liquid in the can of tomatoes. Now stir in the squashes.
  • Put about an inch and a half of water into the pressure cooker. Place the bowl with all the ingredients mixed on a flat trivet into the pot. Cover the pot with a lid or tightly with aluminum foil.   Place pressure cooker lid on securely  and pressure cook on rice setting.  If you are really saavy you can leave the ingredients directly in the pressure cooker pot but you may risk burning on the bottom if the water ratio is incorrect.  I have done this…..thank God for the InstantPot Stainless steel pot…so easy to clean up if that happens.
  • It is done, colourful and delicious.

 

 

Carrot Sunrise – Walking on the ‘Gourmet Side’ of pressure cooking!

By , September 7, 2012

Submitted by Teresa B.G.

Carrot Sunrise - GourmetDue to the abundance of carrots in my garden, I have been playing with ways of cooking them and presenting them so they are flavourful as well as more ‘gourmet’.  I only cook my vegetables in a pressure cooker….so much more flavour and colour.

This dish does take some time as it is done in steps and in ramekins.  However, I did want to make it fancy to serve to guests to hear them ‘ooooh and ahhhh’ so here it is:

1. Prepare your rice:

  • 1 cup rice, I used white
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of water – I mixed in powdered chicken bouillon into the water – a couple of teaspoons, but that is optional Place the rice, butter and water/bouillon into the Instant Pot bowl, secure lid.

Cook manually for 8 minutes or on rice setting.  Release pressure manually and place rice in a bowl, set aside.

2. Preparing the carrots:

  • 4 cups of diced carrots
  • 1 ½ cups water

Pour water into pressure cooker

Place carrots in steamer basket above water or in vegetable steamer on trivet, secure lid Steam it in the Instant Pot for 3 minutes, natural release, set aside

3.  Preparing the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup or more of grated cheese (cheddar or cheddar mixed with mozzarella) Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs beaten

Press sauté, Heat the butter and oil and whisk in the flour, gradually add the milk and whisk so no lumps, cook until thick (if need to add more milk, then do so), add the cheese into it to melt, add salt and pepper and put aside.  When cool, beat the sauce into the eggs.

You may do this in a saucepan, although I used the pressure cooker for all of the steps.

4.  Preparing cooked carrots:

  • The cooked carrots from step 2
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 ½ tbsp. white or cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Press sauté, melt the butter, mix in the cumin, paprika, garlic, cayenne, sugar and carrots and sauté for a couple of minutes….do not burn the garlic.  Add the vinegar, salt and pepper, remove from heat.

Combine the carrot mixture with the prepared thick white sauce.

5. To assemble and cook your gourmet Carrot Sunrise:

  • Grease your ramekins or custard cups – 9 – 10, depending on size of your ramekins – I spray with cooking oil Pam.
  • Place equal amounts of cooked rice into each ramekin – do not pat down.  Spoon the carrot/sauce mixture onto the rice in each ramekin.
  • Place 1 cup water in pressure cooker
  • Place custard cups/ramekins on trivet or cooking rack, I could fit three at a time.
  • Secure lid and pressure cook for 3 minutes.  Release the pressure manually.
  • Remove Custard cups/ramekins from cooker and proceed with the rest of the ramekins.
  • Let them cool down somewhat, run knife along edge and unmold onto individual plates or onto serving plate.

I also thought of perhaps doing this in an 8 inch cheesecake pan rather than individual custard cups.  I am positive it would work just as well, but I have not as yet tried it as I like the individual cups.  If I have any left over, I do not unmold them…..I heat them for lunch and eat them out of the custard cups.

Anyway, they look great and are great tasting.

For those who do not like the spices, you can leave them out…..other than salt and pepper…still good.

It would be great to have two pressure cookers to prepare this quickly.  The length of time it takes to make this dish depends on how efficient you are in the kitchen!

 

 

Instant Pot Chipotle style rice at home

By , August 31, 2012

Submitted by Ezraella B.

Ingredients:

  • 4 small bay leaves
  • 2 c rice
  • 2 3/4 C water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil (or olive oil)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 C fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tsp salt (or to taste)

 Instructions:

  1. Rinse rice well, then put in Instant Pot.  Add bay leaves and hot water.  Set Instant Pot to rice setting.  Since you are adding hot water it takes less time to heat up.  The 10 minute setting is perfect for it.
  2. Immediately after rice is done let off the steam until you can safely remove the lid.
  3. Pour in oil, lime juice and sprinkle cilantro and salt over the rice.  Mix all together well.
  4. Serve.  This rice goes extremely well with the Instant Pot Mango Dal.

 

Note:  I freeze chopped cilantro to keep it handy anytime as this is one of our favorite rices.  If you can get it experiment with coconut oil, or grape seed oil.

Instant Pot Spanish Style Brown Rice

By , August 24, 2012

Another Recipe to share with Instn Pot uses (not for te recipe contest)

By Natural Chef Dana Miller

I love to make this rice when we make tacos or enchiladas for dinner. It was inspired from one of our local Mexican Restaurants’ recipe they shared for their rice. Plus it is a great way to get your kids to eat brown rice!

Ingredients: Serves: 6 – 8

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups of long grain brown rice
  • 3 cups organic chicken stock (preferably homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

1.    Heat the inner liner of the Instant Pot on “Sauté” setting. Melt coconut oil. Add onion; sauté about 5 minutes until translucent.

2.     Add garlic, oregano and tomato paste; stir and let sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes.

3.     Add brown rice; stir to combine and let cook for another minute or so. It begins to caramelize a little bit and deepens the flavors.

4.    Add the chicken stock and sea salt. Give it a good stir to incorporate all the flavors..

5.     Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock into place. Press the Manual button; adjust time so that the pressure time is at 15 minutes. When done and pressure has naturally released, remove lid.

6.     Serve.

Instant Pot Chicken with Cherries & Pumpkin Seed Wild Rice

By , July 31, 2012

Recipe by: Natural Chef Dana MillerChicken with Cherries and Pumpkin Seed Wild Rice

Serves 4-8

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • ½ c evaporated palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 orange peeled and quartered
  • 1 onion, julienned
  • 12 chicken thighs
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted and halved fresh Bing Cherries

Wild Rice

  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 1/3 cups wild rice, rinsed
  •  ¼ cup butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup pitted and halved fresh Bing cherries ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds Sea salt to taste

Directions

1.     In the liner of the instant pot add the balsamic vinegar, evaporated palm sugar, molasses, butter, orange and onion. Mix well.

2.     Add the chicken, salt and rosemary. Stir to coat.

3.      Add the cherries. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock into place. Press the Meat/Stew button; adjust time so that the pressure time is 25 minutes.

4.     When done and pressure has naturally released, remove the lid

For the rice while the chicken is cooking

5.     Bring veggie stock to boil in a medium saucepan on the stove top. Add rinsed wild rice. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes.

6.     In a large sauté pan, heat butter. Sauté onion until caramelized.

7.     Add tomato and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add onions and tomato to the rice.

8.     Add cherries to the sauté pan and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until soft and juicey.

9.     Add cherries and toasted pumpkin seeds to the rice. Stir to incorporate. Add salt if needed.

10.    To serve: Place wild rice on a serving platter and top with chicken. Pour juices from the chicken over the entire platter and garnish with rosemary.

I served with sautéed kale.

Arroz con Pollo

By , June 28, 2012

Submitted by Dana.

Ingredients: Serves: 6 – 8

12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Marinade

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh minced oregano or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

Sofrito

  • 3 – 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • ½ medium green bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 large handful cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Rice

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and small diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 28 ounce can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, with liquid
  • 5 cups organic chicken stock (preferably homemade)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cups long grain brown rice
  • 1 ½ cups Spanish Olives
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive brine

Directions

Marinade

1.     Combine olive oil, garlic, sea salt, pepper, oregano, cumin and lime in a large non-reactive bowl or zip top bag. Add the chicken and coat evenly with the marinade. Let marinade for at least one hour up to overnight. Stir occasionally.

Sofrito

2.     Combine garlic, onion, green bell pepper, cilantro, sea salt and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth.

Rice

3.     Heat the inner liner of the Instant Pot on “Sauté” setting. Melt coconut oil. Remove chicken from the marinade, save any leftovers, brown the chicken in batches for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.

4.    Add onion, red bell pepper, cumin and oregano. Sauté until just tender, about 5 minutes.

5.     Stir in the sofrito and sauté another 3 minutes. Add any leftover marinade, diced tomatoes, stock, and sea salt; simmer for 2 minutes.

6.     Stir in the rice, olives and brine. Add the browned chicken pieces to the pot.

7.     Place the lid on the pressure cooker and lock into place. Press the Meat/Stew Button; adjust time so that the pressure time is at 15 minutes. When done and pressure has naturally released, remove lid.

8.     Serve.

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding

By , March 27, 2012

Submitted by Lindsey.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Arborio Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed

For garnish

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, pulsed in food processor
  • 1/4 cup almonds, pulsed in food processor

Instructions:

Add rice, water, coconut milk, sugar, and salt to the pressure cooker. Use the manual setting and set the time to 7 minutes at High pressure. Let the cooker to cool down naturally. Unlock the lid and uncover rice. Add in half and half, vanilla, and chopped mango. Stir together. Serve in small bowls with toasted coconut and almonds over top.

Home Made Raisin Butter Rice

By , February 28, 2012

Submitted by Crystal J Zh.

Ingredients:

  • rice, raisin, butter, salt and (optional) fresh parsley.
  • 3 or more cups of  long grained or wild rice •¼  salted butter •one teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of raisin
  • parsley (optional) for garnishing

Instructions:

  • Washed the rice, and mix all the ingredients in instant pot, excepted for the parsley. Add water, the water needs to be 1cm-2cm above the rice line.  The texture of the rice depends on the amount of water.
  • Set up Instant Pot as ‘rice cooking.’  After, the rice has been cooked, release the pressure, open the cover and stir the cooked rice to mix the ingredients.  Add chopped parsley for garnishing.
  • Sweet buttery creamy rice, mixtures of texture and flavours, a taste of oriental and middle east culture,  sure to be a hit for the whole family, especially loved by children.

For savoury options add meat, vegetables or nuts.

Multigrain Rice

By , October 29, 2009

Whole grains are high in fiber. low in fat, and rich in nutrients. Consumption of whole grains has  been consistently linked with a significant decrease in risk factors for heart disease and type II diabetes.whole-grain-rice-recipe

Whole grains are more forgiving than white rice when over cooked. Multiple grains can be mixed together to create large variety of wholegrain meal. They remain pleasantly full of texture after cooking.

Prepare Time:  2 minutes

Cooking Time: about 70 minutes

Ingredients: 6~8 servings

  • 3 cups  brown rice, wild rice or other whole grains, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoon of oil (olive oil preferred)
  • 3.75 ~ 4.5 cups of water.  Less water makes the cooked rice fluffy and more water makes the rice stickier.
  • 1 ½  teaspoon salt (optional)

 

Cooking:

  • Combine the grains, water, oil and salt (if used) in the inner pot.
  • Press the Multigrain key.
  • After the cooking is completed, let it steam in the residual heat for 5 more minutes.
  • Open the lid, stir to fluff up the grains before serving.

Chinese Eight Treasure Congee

By , June 14, 2009

congee picture 300x263 Chinese Eight Treasure CongeeThe eight-treasure congee is a well known traditional Chinese rice soup, cooked with sticky rice and 8 different beans and nuts. This food has been through several thousand years and spreads the entire nation. The ingredients used in each place are largely identical but with minor differences. The eight-treasure rice congee with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker is so simple to make.

What you need to do is to prepare ingredients, put them into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press congee button to cook in fully automated cooking process, and switch to keep-warm after cooking.

Prepare Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time : Around 45 minutes with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 1/4 cup sticky rice
  • 1/4 cup brown rice
  • 1/8 cup peanut
  • 1/8 cup red bean
  • 1/8 cup walnut minced
  • 1/8 cup sesame
  • 1/8 cup chestnut minced
  • 1/8 cup red date
  • 1/2 cup rock candy
  • 8 cups of water

Cooking: Put all ingredients into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press the Congee button. Then that is it! Simple, fast, delicious, retaining flavor and nutrition, consistent results all the time.

Pineapple and Cauliflower mixed Rice

By , June 14, 2009

pineapple picture 300x270 Pineapple and Cauliflower mixed RiceKids would love the Pineapple and Vegetable mixed Rice with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. Even the most picky kids will love to enjoy this healthy, delicious rice with good smell of pineapple and cauliflower. What you need to do is to prepare ingredients, put them into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press rice button to cook in fully automated cooking process, and switch to keep-warm after cooking.

Prepare Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: Around 30 minutes with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1/2 pineapple or ½ can pineapple minced
  • 1 cauliflower minced
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fill water to the level 2 mark on the inner pot. Note: amount of water required varies significantly depending on the type of rice. You may need to experiment with your rice type to achieve the desirable rice softness.

Cooking: Put all ingredients into Instant Pot EPC then press the rice button. Then that is it! Simple, fast, delicious, retaining flavour and nutrition, consistent results all the time.