Here's the recipe from last night. I added in some brown sugar to the rub and I would boost the salt about 20% if I was going for it again. We did not have a rack for the bottom so I used a rack from a small oven tray which fit pretty well to keep the ribs out of the liquid.
The junior akorn may be a purchase in the near future! Ribs sounds good and are making me hungry. When I made chicken I used the the basket that came with it to keep the chicken out of the liquid. It seemed to work ok.
Risotto is an interesting idea I'd never thought of.
It may not be traditional, but it comes out great. One of my favorites is asparagus. I blanch the asparagus and use the water to make the risotto.
I'm slightly terrified of it exploding though.
This is what took me a while before I got one. The ones put out today have a bunch of safety features to keep that from happening. I still get a little worried when it makes a ping sound.
Hard boiled eggs come out great and are very easy to peel. I make a ring out of foil for each egg to stand them upright and cook them in the basket on low for about 5 or 6 minutes. Quick release and cold water bath for eggs. The shells come right off.