September 5th, 2017

6 Sensational Recipes for the Instant Pot

For those who don’t know, the Instant Pot is a multi-purpose kitchen tool that combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan, steamer, warmer, and yogurt maker.

With all that in one space-saving appliance, it’s no wonder the product is a huge success. Still, some might feel challenged to ensure they make the most of each Instant Pot feature.

Don’t worry, here are some sensational recipe ideas to get you started…

 

For the Pressure Cooker: The best part about pressure cookers is preparing dishes that would normally take hours in mere minutes. Meaning, whole new categories of dishes, like roasts and stews, can be added to your night-of cooking rotation.

1. Easy Chicken and Chickpea Masala

Instant Pot Recipe - Chicken Tika Masala

[Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Cook Time: 20mins.
Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Onion, finely diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Fresh Ginger, grated
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Coriander
  • Turmeric
  • Cayenne pepper (as needed, to taste)
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Spinach, trimmed
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Chicken drumsticks and thighs (4 to 6 of each)
  • Chicken stock
  • Chickpeas, drained
  • Heavy cream
  • Kosher salt

Full instructions at SeriousEats.com

2. Classic (Instant) Pot Roast

Cook Time: 45mins.
Ingredients:

  • Chuck or blade roast (2 inches thick)
  • Garlic
  • Small onions
  • Unsalted chicken stock
  • Light soy sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaves
  • Red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • White mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Cornstarch + Water

Full instructions at PressureCookerRecipes.com

3. Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Instant Pot Recipe - Curry Soup

[Photo: DETOXinista]


Cook Time: 30mins
Ingredients:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Onion, chopped
  • Garlic, minced
  • Curry powder
  • Butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Water
  • Coconut milk (or coconut cream)
Optional:
  • Hulled pumpkin seeds
  • Dried cranberries

Full instructions at DETOXinista.com

 

For the Slow Cooker: Sure, nearly everything you can make in a slow cooker is faster in a pressure cooker. But certain recipes may benefit from a slow approach. Plus, you can leave a slow cooker on during the day and simply sit down to dinner at night!

4. Gluten-Free Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Recipe – Beef Stroganoff

[Photo: 365 Days of Crockpot]

Cook Time: 6-8 hours (on low)
Ingredients:

  • Beef chuck roast, cubed (or buy stew meat)
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Sour cream
  • Non-fat dried powdered milk
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Beef bouillon
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Dried onion
  • Gluten-free flour
  • Water
  • Sliced green onion, to garnish
  • [Can be served over any gluten-free pasta or rice alternative.]

Full instructions at 365DaysofCrockpot.com

 

For the Rice Cooker: A rice cooker is great for so much more than just making rice. Even if you do make rice in it, there’s no reason it needs to be plain. With just a little added technique, you can make entire satisfying meals like this paella.

5. Rice Cooker Paella

Instant Pot Recipe - Paella

[Photo: MyVega.ca]

Cook Time: 25mins.
Ingredients:

  • Onion, diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Tomato, diced
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne
  • Saffron threads
  • White wine
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt
  • Short grain rice
  • Fennel, roasted
  • Artichoke, with small amount of reserved brine
  • Green beans
  • Capers
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Lemon, sliced

Full instructions at MyVega.ca

 

For the Yogurt Maker: This is one Instant Pot function many of us are probably still unfamiliar with. But the rising popularity of protein-rich yogurt breakfast parfaits mean it’s likely to become a more popular option soon. Ready to give it a shot? Read on.

6. Homemade Yogurt (plain)


Cook Time: 25mins
Incubation Time: 8-10 hours
Ingredients:

  • Milk (not ultra-pasteurized)
  • Plain yogurt (with live cultures, used as a starter)
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • Additional fruits or other flavours (optional)

Full instructions at KitchenJoyBlog.com

You can purchase one of two different sizes of Instant Pot at London Drugs in-store or online. Have a question about the Instant Pot? Feel free to ask an LD Expert in person, or you can reach us in the comments section below and wherever you find London Drugs on social media.

ALSO SEE: LD’s Full Instant Pot Review – with Korean-Fusion Burritos Recipe

One thought on “6 Sensational Recipes for the Instant Pot

  1. Delia Rubin says:

    Thank you for sharing these Delicious and easy to cook recipe.

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