3 Instant Pot meals to make with your perfect basmati rice
Clever cooks know the value of planning ahead — use today’s basmati rice as the foundation of this week’s dinners
Billions of people around the world know that rice is the cornerstone to a great meal. It doesn’t get much better than fluffy basmati rice, so this week’s Dinner in an Instant offers 3 Instant Pot meals to make with your perfect basmati rice.
Perfect Basmati Rice
By: Amy Jacky
It all starts with your perfect rice. The Amy Jacky recipe in the Instant Pot recipe collection is a textbook example of how to make rice in an electric pressure cooker.
Save time by making your rice once, then reheat leftovers to enjoy it all week long. Double or triple the ingredient amounts to make a bigger batch that will last you for several meals – just remember, the time doesn’t change!
Instant TipDeglazed liquid makes an excellent gravy or sauce base!
If basmati isn’t your style, you can find all our top tips and tricks for making your favorite kind of rice in our Perfect Rice Guide. These meal plans will great with any rice – it’s your dinner, make it what you want!
One of the great things about rice is that it works great in just about any diet plan, including plant-based and Vegan. The meal plan for hungry vegans pairs it with a tofu curry and stuffed portobello mushroom, followed up by a sweet and savory custard for dessert.
Massaman Curry with Tofu and Kabocha Squash
By: The Essential Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante
Fresh, spicy, and delicious, you’re going to love the way your rice soaks up the flavors of this Thai-inspired curry. Just make sure your curry paste is Vegan if you’re sticking with the diet. For this one, the firmer your tofu the better.
Who says pumpkin is just for the fall? Enjoy the best part of pumpkin pie – the filling – any time of the year. Serve it warm or cold as dessert tonight, then keep any leftovers in the fridge as a sweet breakfast tomorrow or tasty snack whenever you feel like it.
Basmati rice and Indian food go so well together, probably because basmati – which means “fragrant” in Hindustani – originally came from India. Today, 70% of the world’s basmati rice still comes from there. A meal that pair it with butter chicken and naan bread, followed by some kheer rice pudding, really lets your perfect Instant Pot rice shine.
Modern cuisine is really just a fancy way of saying it’s all over the map. This meal plan pairs the perfect basmati with layers of complementary dishes that are fun and addictively delicious. Grab some tortilla chips you can dip in your cheeseburger and fries party dip while you work up the appetite to attack some spicy crack chicken and polish it all off with a fudgy chocolate cake.
Why do they call it crack chicken? Because it’s just that addictive. Pile it onto your basmati and let the rice sop up all the spicy goodness.
Fudgy Chocolate Cake
By: 101 Things to do in an Instant Pot Cookbook
A good springform pan is one of those essential accessories you’ve just got to get for your Instant Pot. Not only does it enable you to experience the singular joy of an Instant Pot cheesecake, but it also makes this amazing fudgy chocolate cake possible.
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