I love pressure cooking, whether it’s on the stove top or in the electric pressure cooker like the Instant Pot. Luckily Chelsea Elyse of Make Real Food loves her Instant Pot and really likes making videos.
Her most recent vlog is for the Garlic Parsley Mashed Potatoes from my book The New Fast Food. Click here to watch the video of Chelsea in action and read her post about making the potatoes which are often a big crowd pleaser when I teach people how to do them at The McDougall program. I serve them with rich mushroom gravy (no video, no recipe right now).
Chelsea also recently made my Coconut Almond Risotto for dessert. It’s not the kind of dessert that I would eat daily as I don’t eat dessert daily but it’s super satisfying, easy enough for daily eating (although I am not recommending that) and also special enough to serve to company. Watch Chelsea demonstrate this fancy rice pudding recipe in this video by clicking here.
If you want to see me using the Instant Pot for Beans with Greens and Lemon, click here to see the video. I show you a number of little features about the pot that you might not know. I think that my educator hat will be fully showing in this video. Watch me demonstrate the Instant Pot in action.
Just a note: there is little benefit when cooking food for longer than necessary in any pressure cooker. If you are unsure of cooking times for various ingredients, follow a similar recipe for those ingredients. A beginner mistake is to think that cooking will take longer than it does. This is truly a “magic pot” that cooks faster than you might believe.
I hope that these recipes help you use your Instant Pot, or other electric pressure cooker, more effectively. You can also use these recipes in your stove top pressure cooker. Pressure cooking and eating well leads to healthier happier people and a better planet.
I OFFER A DISCOUNT If you don’t yet have an Instant Pot but want one, I offer $50 off the Lux or Duo models with the code vegqueen at checkout. I offer $60 off the Smart Pot with code jillipot at checkout from the Instant Pot website.
So far, the Duo is my favorite electric cooker as it can make vegan yogurt. Watch Chelsea demonstrate here.
Chelsea is selling the ebook version of my book The New Fast Food on her website. Feel free to order it from her. She does good work.
What’s your favorite pressure cooker recipe?