Posts tagged: vegetables

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.

Super Easy Chunky Chicken and Veggie Soup

By , January 23, 2013

Submitted by Kay A.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb frozen chicken breasts (3-4)
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 carrot, chopped chunky
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped chunky
  • 2 t diced garlic
  • 2 squash or zucchini, chopped chunky
  • 2 medium potatos, skin-on, quartered
  • 1 can Progresso Parmesan Recipe Starters
  • 1 T Italian Seasoning
  • 1 T ground flaxseed (optional, just for added nutrition not flavor) Salt to taste Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients in Instant Pot except salt and pepper. Stir a little to distribute. Close lid, push rice button and set for 12 minutes.
  2. When beeps that finished, allow to depressurize normally.
  3. Remove lid. Using two forks, shread chicken breasts as much as desired in your soup. (Chicken should shred easily and be thoroughly cooked. If not, replace lid, push poultry and cook a few more minutes.)
  4. Stir the soup a little, but not too much or you will mush the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Replace lid and let sit on “keep warm” for about 30 minutes to fully integrate the flavor in the chicken.
  5. Serve with freshly baked whole grain rolls. Yummy.

Savory Swiss Steak

By , March 10, 2012

Submitted by Ruth A.W.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds 1/2″ thick round steak, cut in serving size pieces
  • 1 28 oz an Dei Fratelli crushed all natural tomatoes, no salt
  • 1 6 oz can V-8
  • 1 T Worchestire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Beau Monde Seasioning
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Lawrys seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion cut in chunks
  • 4 stalks celery, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup small carrots

Instructions:

  • Brown round steak lightly on both sides Add 1 small 6 oz can V-8 to the Instant Pot cookpot, then add the steak.
  • Add celery, carrots and onion
  • Mix remaining ingredients and pour over meat and vegetables.
  • Secure lid, set to seal and select Meat setting. Increase to 50 minutes and then when cycle is finished, let pressure drop automatically.

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.

Chicken Broth Recipe

By , February 21, 2012

Submitted by Laura.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds chicken parts (backs, necks wings, etc.)
  • 1-1 quart zip bag full of vegetable trimmings.
  • As I chop veges, I keep the trimmings in a zip bag in the freezer until I’m ready to make broth. I use things like:
    • Onion skins
    • Shallot skins
    • Garlic skins
    • Celery trimmings
    • Carrot trimmings and peels
    • Herb scraps like parsley stems
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Water

Directions:

Fill pot with chicken, vegetables, salt and pepper, and bay leaf. Add water to cover plus 2 inches. Do not overfill pot!

Place lid on pot and set pressure cooker for 30 minutes on high pressure. Let steam release naturally when time is up. After lid is unlocked, take out contents of pot and stain in colander.

Duck cooked with Vegitables

By , June 14, 2009

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A delicious duck cooked with vegetables by using Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker is great to release pressure after one day’s hard work. What you need to do is to prepare ingredients, put them into Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker then press Meat/Stew button to cook in fully automated cooking process, and switch to keep-warm after cooking.

Prepare Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: Around 40 minutes with Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients: 8 servings

  • 1 medium size duck
  • 1 cucumber cut into pieces
  • two carrots cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine or 2 tablespoons wine
  • 2  cups water
  • 1 small piece of ginger cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Cooking: Put all ingredients into Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker then press the Meat/Stew button. Then that is it! Simple, fast, delicious, retaining flavour and nutrition, consistent results all the time.