I strongly believe that every non-vegetarian/vegan cook should know how to cook a whole chicken. I view it as an essential life skill. A roasted chicken in the oven is one of the easiest, most comforting dinners that you can serve. A whole chicken cooked in the Instant Pot® pressure cooker, makes it easy for anyone to cook a whole chicken quickly. I like to do this, even when we aren't having it for dinner. I use the cooked chicken in soups, stews, burrito bowls, and in small containers to top salads or serve my toddler for lunch.
Sometimes I like to make a gigantic pot of pressure cooker black beans in the Instant Pot®. I can serve them over rice, in soups, or freeze them in small portions to add to burrito bowls, salads, or for my toddler's lunch. This is my favorite method. I call them Cuban-style, because I am not Cuban nor was this recipe passed down to me by a Cuban grandmother. Do not let that deter you. These are amazing and easy.
After unboxing the Instant Pot®, I was all ready to start cooking, but I first had to perform the initial test run that was detailed in the manual. Fine. How hard can it be to boil a pot of water in a pressure cooker? It turns out that I was not patient enough and I failed my initial test run. Embarrassing. My son reread the instructions to me, and I waited with a bit more patience. Thankfully, I had success, otherwise this blog would be ending right here. With that out of the way it was time to make some rice.
I love to cook. I love nifty gadgets. I have a small kitchen. I recently got wind of a magical kitchen gadget called an Instant Pot®, an electric pressure cooker that could possibly replace not only my trusty slow cooker, but also my yogurt and rice cooker.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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