Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice. Looking for a healthy side dish, especially for a curry or dal, ready in about a half an hour? Pressure cook a pot of brown basmati rice. When I’m trying to eat healthy, brown rice is a big help. It’s still wrapped in its bran coating, and, as someone who grew up in the big Bran Fiber boom of the 90’s, I know all about its health benefits. The problem is how much time it takes to cook brown rice. Stovetop white rice takes 30 minutes, in the background, while I prepare the rest of the meal. Brown rice is an hour plus on the stovetop. That is, until my pressure cooker came along. It gets me my rice in that 30 minute window that matches with my weeknight cooking style. Now, I’ve covered brown Jasmine rice on the blog before, but I keep getting questions about brown Basmati rice. So, I’m writing this recipe down to make it easy to reference when I’m asked. The cooking methods are very …
Instant Pot Ranch Potato Salad. A pair of Midwestern classics – Ranch dressing and potato salad – combined in a pressure cooker recipe. Ranch dressing is the taste of the Midwest (my people!) Personally, I’m a blue cheese dressing guy, but I’m trying not to be judgy. I’ve got a bit of food snob hipster in me…right up until I have a taste for some fast food. (I’ve gone way off track here. Where was I? Oh, yes, Ranch dressing.) Where did Ranch dressing come from? I assumed it was Indiana, or Iowa, or Nebraska, somewhere in the American heartland. It actually came from the Hidden Valley Ranch in Santa Barbara, California…by way of a plumbing contractor working in remote Alaska. Wow, Ranch dressing is a lot more interesting than I ever thought it could be. But, I’m digressing…again. If the dressing of the Midwest is Ranch dressing, the side dish of the Midwest is potato salad. So, when I was looking around for ideas for my pressure cooked potato salad, and saw the two …
Instant Pot Venetian Peas and Rice. Risi e Bisi in the pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Good Mother Stallard Beans. Dried heirloom beans, pressure cooked in about an hour…after an overnight (or quick) soak.
Instant Pot Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping. A sweet layer of sour cream topping covers this simple pressure cooker cheesecake.
Instant Pot Colcannon, Irish mashed potatoes and Kale in a pressure cooker. …With greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream…
Instant Pot Cranberry Bean Gratin. A hearty bake of beans and vegetables, topped with a bread crumb crust, with extra flavor from homemade pressure cooked cranberry beans.
Instant Pot Cranberry Beans. Dried cranberry beans are so much better than canned, especially when pressure cooking has them ready in about an hour.
Instant Pot Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Creme. A creamy chocolate dessert, in convenient serving size containers, ready in minutes thanks to pressure cooking.
Instant Pot Masala Desi Chickpeas (Masala Desi Chana)
Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens. Pressure cooker beans and greens for luck in the New Year.
Instant Pot Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake. Pressure cooker cheesecake with pieces of chocolate and peppermint make a festive Christmas dessert.
Instant Pot Cajun Pinto Beans. Pinto beans, cooked New Orleans style, with smoked sausage and Cajun spices.
Instant Pot Ethiopian Red Lentils. Misir Wat, red lentil stew, loaded with berbere spice, is a taste of Ethiopia from my pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake. Pressure cooker cheesecake is my go-to dessert, and now I’m making it with mangos.
Instant Pot Garbanzos with Smoked Paprika. A simple chickpea sauté, made with homemade beans from the pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto. Risotto is so easy in the pressure cooker; here’s a classic Italian Risotto ai Funghi, which can be vegetarian if you make it with vegetable broth
Instant Pot Mustard Potato Salad. A classic summer side dish, easy to make with pressure cooking.
Instant Pot Chicken Back Broth. Pressure cooking chicken backs with some aromatics to make a cheap batch of broth – and the most useful ingredient in my kitchen.
Pressure cooker cheesecake topped with a colorful mix of summer berries – with a few mashed up and mixed in the batter for good measure.
Instant Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Deviled Eggs. Deviled eggs, flavored with sun-dried tomato pesto, are a great pressure cooked appetizer.
Instant Pot Beluga Lentils. Black caviar lentils, ready in about a half an hour thanks to pressure cooking.