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Instant Pot
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:11:31 PM »
I now have a 6 quart Instant Pot.  Does anyone have any good recipes?

Last night, I used it to make quinoa which came out near perfectly. 

I also tried the lemon pea and asparagus recipe from the book.  The peas were ok, but the asparagus was pretty mushy.  I don't know that steaming veggies is really a good idea; I much prefer sauteing or roasting.
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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 10:02:24 PM »
It excels at black beans.
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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 11:28:21 PM »
My favorite is pork tenderloin cutlets with Frontera Carnitas Sauce (https://www.target.com/p/frontera-garlicky-carnitas-slow-cook-sauce-8-oz/-/A-14770857). I brown the meat (cube 4-5# tenderloin) in the cooker then add the sauce, pressure cook for 90 minutes, then let it naturally release the pressure. I mix with rice, beans, salsa, and cheese for amazing burrito bowls. You can substitute a Boston Butt here and substitute other sauces.

I have also made chicken (cut 4-5# of boneless breast). Use same sauce or substitute other spices. These cook much faster but I like the pork better. I like to cook these big batches and then eat them all week.

I made my Thanksgiving Turkey (breast only) in the Instant Pot. I cooked it for 25 minutes then browned each side for 5 minutes in oven on broil setting. It was delicious. Very juicy.

I have also made delicious pinto beans.

I am kind of addicted to the Instant Pot.

I have a batch of Pork Tenderloin going right now. This time I am using leftover Cajun Injector Creole Butter seasoning in place of the Frontera kit above.

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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 04:01:34 AM »
I bought one. I have not yet taken it out of the box other than to inspect it for damage.
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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 05:36:09 PM »
I made brown rice in it last night, and it came out perfectly al dente.  That's going to be useful.

I have also made chicken (cut 4-5# of boneless breast). Use same sauce or substitute other spices. These cook much faster but I like the pork better. I like to cook these big batches and then eat them all week.

Approximately how long does it take to cook the chicken and do you do it at high or low pressure?
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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 06:35:24 PM »
I made brown rice in it last night, and it came out perfectly al dente.  That's going to be useful.

I have also made chicken (cut 4-5# of boneless breast). Use same sauce or substitute other spices. These cook much faster but I like the pork better. I like to cook these big batches and then eat them all week.

Approximately how long does it take to cook the chicken and do you do it at high or low pressure?

I cook chicken breast from frozen in about 20-25 min. on high pressure
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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 06:45:29 PM »
I made brown rice in it last night, and it came out perfectly al dente.  That's going to be useful.

I have also made chicken (cut 4-5# of boneless breast). Use same sauce or substitute other spices. These cook much faster but I like the pork better. I like to cook these big batches and then eat them all week.

Approximately how long does it take to cook the chicken and do you do it at high or low pressure?

I cook chicken breast from frozen in about 20-25 min. on high pressure
That sounds right. Every meat is different. Chicken is quite fast. I want to say I thawed chicken is 8 minutes on high pressure. Pork takes 20 minutes per pound.  The times are the time at high pressure. It takes a few minutes to warm up and build up pressure and it takes 10-20 minutes for pressure to naturally release if you don’t manually release. That is never a problem for me because I leave it in the pot while cooking sides.

By the way, the meat is always a bit better a day later. I usually make enough for several meals throughout the week. I find the meat is a bit more tender on day two (at least that’s true for pork).

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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 02:44:11 AM »
I made brown rice in it last night, and it came out perfectly al dente.  That's going to be useful.

I have also made chicken (cut 4-5# of boneless breast). Use same sauce or substitute other spices. These cook much faster but I like the pork better. I like to cook these big batches and then eat them all week.

Approximately how long does it take to cook the chicken and do you do it at high or low pressure?

I cook chicken breast from frozen in about 20-25 min. on high pressure
That sounds right. Every meat is different. Chicken is quite fast. I want to say I thawed chicken is 8 minutes on high pressure. Pork takes 20 minutes per pound.  The times are the time at high pressure. It takes a few minutes to warm up and build up pressure and it takes 10-20 minutes for pressure to naturally release if you don’t manually release. That is never a problem for me because I leave it in the pot while cooking sides.

By the way, the meat is always a bit better a day later. I usually make enough for several meals throughout the week. I find the meat is a bit more tender on day two (at least that’s true for pork).
I found this guide on the Instant Pot website for pressure cook times for different foods.

https://instantpot.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/12PSI-EPC-Cooking-Time-Tables-English.pdf

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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 06:36:44 AM »
It's great for things like Brown rice, lentils, and beans.  It also does a really serviceable pork shoulder in an hour.

This has become a go-to side dish:


https://www.melskitchencafe.com/instantpot-brown-rice-pilaf/
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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 07:01:25 PM »
I cooked lentils in it last night: pressure cook on high for 20 minutes with quick release.  They're very good but just a little overcooked.   Next time, I'm going to try 15 minutes instead.

If I have time on Sunday, I might try making yogurt.  It looked pretty simple on youtube.
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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 02:50:34 PM »
I cooked lentils in it last night: pressure cook on high for 20 minutes with quick release.  They're very good but just a little overcooked.   Next time, I'm going to try 15 minutes instead.

If I have time on Sunday, I might try making yogurt.  It looked pretty simple on youtube.

It's stupidly easy, we mostly use our instant pot for making yogurt honestly.
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Re: Instant Pot
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 03:35:09 PM »
I cooked lentils in it last night: pressure cook on high for 20 minutes with quick release.  They're very good but just a little overcooked.   Next time, I'm going to try 15 minutes instead.

If I have time on Sunday, I might try making yogurt.  It looked pretty simple on youtube.

It's stupidly easy, we mostly use our instant pot for making yogurt honestly.

Yep, my wife makes yogurt weekly.
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