pomegranate / 3495 posts
@californiadreams: did you get one on the prime day? I was thisclose to picking it up! but t sort of freaks me out
pomegranate / 3411 posts
@Reese: yes I did it was a complete impulse buy at 1am! I hope I don't regret it. I did take time to read a lot of reviews (between midnight and 1am, lol. And they convinced me).
cantaloupe / 6630 posts
@Reese: @californiadreams: I've had mine a few months now and LOVE it! They cost a fortune in the UK too but really worth it.
grapefruit / 4639 posts
My Instant Pot came yesterday (how does Amazon do that? I literally got the email that it had shipped and found it at my front door a half hour later, 24 hours after ordering) and made the chicken @travelgirl1 recommended for dinner tonight. It came out great, and the leftover broth is delicious - I'm going to use it to make risotto next!
pineapple / 12793 posts
@erinbaderin: we're close to you and I had the same thing happen. Checked my email and then minutes later found it in my porch.
I made this because I had peeled and cut sweet potatoes yesterday but couldn't stand turning on the oven in the heat. Delicious! I used 1/3 the sugar and they were still a little sweet.
@californiadreams: argh! I regret not getting it!
@erinbaderin: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I sometimes use the leftover broth to make stew - delicious!
@oliviaoblivia: I'll check that out, I have lots of sweet potatoes.
persimmon / 1123 posts
We made this chili for dinner: http://www.pressurecookingtoday.com/black-bean-sweet-potato-quinoa-chicken-chili/
Without chicken, with an extra can of black beans, without the chipotle pepper, and with fire roasted tomatoes instead of regular (trying to shop the pantry!). It was so good and so easy! The lime juice at the end is critical.
persimmon / 1258 posts
Mine arrived today. I cleaned it and immediately made risotto. First I cooked the shallots and toasted the rice (on the stove, I wasn't ready to try the saute function). Then cooked on high pressure for 6 minutes. It worked!
clementine / 983 posts
I cooked a whole chicken in my Instant Pot tonight. It turned out great. It was very tender and juicy. It only took 25 minutes once it came up to pressure.
I think I am going to try to make pork chops next. I am looking forward to making chili and soup in it this fall and winter.
pomelo / 5820 posts
@NCSUchick27: I'm not a big meat/chicken eater but your post definitely makes me want to try it in the cooker. When I made chili the other day, I added a tablespoon of rum at the end. That was my delish IP secret.
@My Only Sunshine: that sounds yummy and really healthy
This is going to be my next dish though. LO stumbled upon dipping carrots in honey so I want to try this.
I made chicken wings in my Instant Pot tonight, and they turned out great. I took raw chicken wings, and seasoned them with some brown sugar bourbon grill seasoning. I put them in the Instant Pot under high pressure for 10 minutes with 2 cups of water. After they finished cooking I coated them in BBQ (DH won't eat buffalo sauce) sauce and put them under the broiler for 5 minutes per side. Yum!
honeydew / 7910 posts
I made Kalua Pig from Nom Nom Paleo tonight, and it was delicious! So much flavor! I added cabbage at the end as well, and everyone had seconds.
Also made chicken broth over the weekend, and it was so easy. I'm turning into an Instant Pot believer.
pomelo / 5789 posts
@NCSUchick27: We did the exact same thing last night, and they turned out SO good. DH is super excited about future dinners now lol
pear / 1837 posts
We used ours 3 times on Saturday! Oatmeal, beans, potatoes.... last night made hard boiled eggs. I'm a believer.
persimmon / 1431 posts
@MUI831: Can you share the risotto recipe? Do you just saute and dump everything in and pressure cook?
I'm still feeling very timid about using the instant pot.
@LulaBee: I made hard boiled eggs yesterday, SO EASY! And they peel so cleanly!
I found a huge resource. It's an FB page called Instant Pot Community. You have to be approved but then click on Files and there is a pot of gold waiting for you. Tried and tested recipes.
ETA- I just made an easy shrimp curry. Tasted way better than the regular way I cooked it because the flavors are just much more pronounced. First, I sauteed the shrimp and onions and then emoved from pot. Cooked very small cubed carrots & potatoes, boxed curry mix and water on high pressure for 6 minutes. Vented on quick release and put it all together to sit in the hot pot for a bit.
Tonight I made beef stroganoff in the Instant Pot. I used a recipe from the Great Food Fast pressure cooker cookbook by Bob Warden. It was super easy and fast.
I agree that the Instant Pot Community on Facebook is great. It will make you crave cheesecake though. A lot of people have been making cheesecake in their Instant Pots, and posting yummy looking pictures.
@NCSUchick27: Awesome. Bet it was yummy. Yes, I've been going to town with the IP and on the weekend using it multiple times a day! Might as well make the cheesecake and get that out of the way!
cantaloupe / 6131 posts
I made a really delicious pot roast last night. 1.5lb chuck roast in big chunks, browned on Saute, then added a chopped onion, a cup of celery chunks, and 1.5 cups of baby carrots. I mixed a packet of brown gravy mix, 1/2 a packet of au jus mix, black pepper, a bay leaf, and a 1/2 teaspoon of thyme leaves with 1 cup of cold water. 90 minutes manual setting, then went to bed.
This morning I poured off the gravy and put it in the fridge to solidify the fat. If I were to do it again, I might cook the meat and onions firsts and add the carrots and celery after 60 minutes. They taste wonderful, they're just soft, which DH won't mind at all. But it's just not much to look at.
I'm going to serve with mashed potatoes and a salad.
wonderful clementine / 24101 posts
They are on sale again today on Amazon for $70
honeydew / 7444 posts
Thought i would revive this thread because last night i made fall off the bone ribs (one whole Costco sized rack) in less than 1 hour.
I followed the recipe from here: http://leitesculinaria.com/102437/recipes-pressure-cooker-ribs.html
Basically had the ribs in for 35 minutes high pressure, let it release naturally (about 15 minutes), made the sauce (i used my own bbq recipe, or you could just use bottled sauce), put on broil for 5 minutes and then turned off the oven but kept the ribs in so that the sauce would continue to caramelize with the residual heat.
This was the first recipe where i was finally impressed with the Instant Pot!!
nectarine / 2797 posts
I made this recipe on Sunday to bring for lunch this week and love it. It's a very thick soup so you could add more broth to thin. I also think it would be really good if you used smoked sausage or ham instead of the turkey. It sort of reminded me of pea soup but better. It also freezes really well.
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39511 posts
@Freckles: ooh, gonna try!
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts
I made this a few days ago. It was great! I love that it was made in one pot with the chicken cooking on the bottom and a bowl of rice on top. http://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/one-pot-pressure-cooker-teriyaki-chicken-rice/
Oh, I didn't have the ingredients in the first sauce recipe so I used this one. http://www.food.com/recipe/restaurant-teriyaki-sauce-133751
Bumping this up. Wondering if anyone would like to add new recipes for this year's Amazon Prime newbies.
kiwi / 526 posts
I haven't done anything special with mine yet, but it was nice to cook a whole chicken in half the time with the IP.
persimmon / 1496 posts
I make this almost weekly: http://www.skinnytaste.com/instant-pot-picadillo
I also use it to steam potatoes, cook rice, and hard-boiled eggs.
pear / 1828 posts
My favorite recipe is a super simple salsa chicken: rub 2lbs of chicken breast with salt, pepper, and garlic, then put in the bottom of the instant pot. Cover them evenly with 1 cup of salsa, and manual cook for 8 mins, then do quick release. I usually shred it and pour the rest of the cooking liquid over top for extra flavor.
We use this chicken for everything from eating over rice, to quesadillas, to sandwiches - super easy and good!
apricot / 433 posts
I'm late to the game, but I just received one for my birthday! I'm going to try some carrots for lunch and risotto for dinner!
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