Posts tagged: Spices

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.

Easy Fresh Green Beans

By , January 31, 2013

Gbeans 300x240 Easy Fresh Green BeansSubmitted by Kay A.

My three year old granddaughter loves these green beans. I love the fact that I can throw them in the Instant Pot and walk away. In slightly over half an hour we have healthy and tasty fresh green beans that are super soft but not mushy.

Makes 4 cups, 70 calories per cup

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh stringless green beans, washed and ends trimmed
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 slice nitrite free bacon
  • 4-5 sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

Directions

Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot and stir to distribute the spices. Put the lid on, push the stream button and set the time for 25 minutes. (The pot will take 8 minutes to come to pressure and then cook for 25 minutes.) When beeps finished, do a quick release of pressure. Transfer the contents to a serving bowl. (Save any extra liquid for use in other recipes. My broth came from cooking chicken breasts in the Instant Pot to make enchiladas.)

These are usually a side dish. They go really well baked sweet potatoes and cornbread.

 

Khichdi Dal

By , October 22, 2012

Submitted by Ezzie B.

I developed this recipe to help on those nights when I need comfort food with flavor.  It’s very quick and easy and tastes delicious!  You can make it vegetarian or add chicken.  My husband prefers it vegetarian style as a side dish.

I buy the Khichdi mix at a local Indian/Asian grocery store.  The mix is 40% Moong split, 35% Sona Masoori and 20% Moong Dal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c Khichdi mix
  • 1 Tbsp ghee (butter or oil)
  • 1 tsp Balti seasoning from (Penzey’s Spice Company) If you want this spicier just double the Balti amount
  • 2 pinches of kosher salt
  • 2 c water

Instructions:

  • Rinse the Khichdi mix several times and drain.
  • Put the ghee in the Instant Pot and set saute.  Let it heat up and then put in the  Balti seasoning and stir.  Let the spices heat for about a minute.
  • Add the Khichdi mix, salt and water.  Heat up to boiling then close the Instant Pot.  Put on rice setting for 10 minutes.  Once done, let the Instant Pot  return the normal pressure.
  • Fluff up the Khichdi mix with the paddle and serve.