Ratatouille. Did I spell that correctly? Ratatouille in an Instant Pot® - yes! Did you ever see the cute Disney movie by the same name? Despite my hatred for rats (hey, big city living), I adore that movie. I could watch it again and again, and it always warms my heart. I also adore ratatouille. It is a really easy dish to prepare. Savory, stewy, and the perfect side for chicken, fish, or even as a pizza or pasta topping. It is naturally vegan and gluten-free, which makes it a great dish to have in your recipe repertoire.
Long before Julie & Julia, I was a fan of Julia Child. As a very young girl, I would watch her shows on public television with my mom. I even called myself Julie the Child. As a young woman, I received my very own copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Unlike Julie Powell who cooked her way through the entire book, I have only made the boeuf bourguignon (did I spell that right?) and mayonnaise. The boeuf bourguignon is what my Aunt Jane prepares every Christmas Eve, and it is a dish which holds a special place in my heart. It is what inspired me to make this Mushroom and Vegetable Stew in the Instant Pot®. I did not even have burgundy wine, but I did have pearl onions, tons of mushrooms, and a desire to create a beef-less stew for dinner. It had the essence of boeuf bourguignon (now I am just having fun typing it) and was perfect for a chilly night.
This isn't a recipe, per se. It is more of a technique for cooking broccoli in the Instant Pot®. I was so excited to make all sorts of steamed veggies using the steam setting in the pressure cooker. However, I was less than impressed with my first few attempts. Asparagus? Soggy. Broccoli? Reduced to a grayish hue. This is no way to treat a vegetable, and certainly no way to convince your family to eat more green things.
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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