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Monday, November 20, 2017

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

The texture of this mac and cheese is like the kind you'd get at a buffet, but better because it's fresh. I like how quick it is. It isn't like roux-based mac and cheese exactly, but it's super smooth and creamy.


Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes (Instant Pot and Oven)

This recipe really helps cut down on the time for making sweet potatoes.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Instant Pot Brown Rice, White Rice, or 50/50 Rice (Pot in Pot)

I have branched out in the past with rice, but I mostly settle on the basics. These are my preferences with rice, but it doesn't mean this is the only way to cook rice. I like mine kind of like the rice you find at Asian restaurants: sticky and a little more dry.

White rice: 1 c. rice for 1.25 c. water, manual high pressure for 5 minutes, quick release.

Brown rice: 1 c. rice for 1.25 c. water, manual high pressure for 15 minutes, quick release. (For brown rice that will be cooked with tomatoes, add 3 minutes to the cooking time.)

50/50: Same ratios of water. Put the brown rice + water in the bottom of the pot, place the trivet on top of it, then an oven-safe bowl or dish (mine is a stainless steel bowl) with the white rice + water. Cook at high pressure for 15 minutes, then QR. Dump the white rice into the brown and mix well. I find the rice paddle to be especially helpful for this task.

Instant Pot German Stew

I wasn't sure what to think about this combination of flavors, but it's amazing! It isn't very often that I find a 5-ingredient combination that I've never tried. The sauerkraut is really mellowed out by the rest of the ingredients.


Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken with Penne

Simple and delicious. I double the whole thing except for the chicken.