Various Meals You Can Easily Prepare in an Instant Pot
If the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced lifestyle have forced you to invest in an Instant Pot to make cooking the least of your problems, then you are in the right place. These five food delicacies are going to turn your life around, warranting the simplest, no-brainer recipes, which are actually pretty healthy to have, even on an everyday basis. The best part? They are all one-pot instant recipes, making for absolutely zero mess.
Appetizer: Tomato Soup
Rich in both flavor and nutrients, tomato soup is the best option when opting for quick, painless dinners. Grab and dice some fresh Roma tomatoes, red and green onions, garlic, and carrots. If you are too far from fresh produce, substitute it with canned raw or pureed tomatoes; they do the job just right. Combine all the ingredients in an Instant Pot, lock the lid in place, and cook for about 30 minutes on high pressure. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup together and serve hot. If you are unsure on how to use this pressure cooker, Corrie Cooks’ Instant Pot Guide can help you learn all the nitty-gritty secrets of using instant pots seamlessly for all your cooking.
Beef Entrée: Beef and Vegetables
Flank, chuck, skirt, or sirloin, whatever cut of steak you have on hand works well in making this tangy recipe in a heartbeat. Thinly slice your beef against the grain, add in the Instant Pot along with fresh mushrooms and broccoli, sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, honey, and soy sauce. Let your ingredients sauté before cooking at high pressure for 10 minutes. And voila! Your healthy meal is ready to be devoured.
Chicken Entrée: Orange Chicken
Chicken is an all-time favorite ingredient for those that are short on time (and cooking skills); for a good reason, of course, as it takes practically no time to be cooked. Cut chicken thighs into cubes and let them cook for about 10 minutes on high-pressure settings in the Instant Pot. In the meantime, make your sauce. Combine orange juice with olive oil, soy sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger, rice wine, and orange zest until smooth. Add the sauce to the cooked chicken and let simmer in the pot for no longer than three minutes.
Seafood Entrée: Shrimp Boils
What can be better than a pot full of flavorful broth with chunky potatoes, corn, and shrimp? To begin, let your shrimp sauté with butter for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot. In the meantime, chop potatoes and onions into cubes. Throw them in the pot together with chopped corn, seasoning
of choice, and water. Let the mix cook on high pressure for about 15 minutes to let the shrimp and vegetables release their flavors into the broth. Serve warm.
Dessert: Japanese Cheesecake
Japan is known for a whole lot of things, especially its fluffy, creamy cheesecakes. If you are tired of looking at people master the complex recipe, this 30-minute Instant Pot recipe is your best bet at mastering the delicious cake. Prepare the batter in a bowl by combining eggs, room-temperature cream cheese, melted white chocolate, and choice of flavoring. Pour a cup and a half of water in the Instant Pot, place a trivet at the bottom of the pot, and place the cake pan with the batter over the trivet. Let the cake come together at high pressure for about 20 minutes before letting it cool for another 5. Take the cake out and serve as desired.
A valuable modern multi cooker, Instant Pot has revolutionized home cooking by making it easier and more fun than ever. The appliance is a true blessing for novice chefs and people with a busy work schedule, as it can save precious time, money, and loads of effort when preparing dozens of everyday wholesome meals for yourself and your loved ones.