There are so many great ways to use the Instant Pot here are 5 of the best ways to use the Instant Pot!
5 Best Ways to Use the Instant Pot
Notes from the video:
#1: Caramelized onions–2 onions cut into chunks, 1 Tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper. Stir around for 5 minutes on the saute setting. Then an 8 minute pressure cook time with a quick release. Strain excess liquid. You can easily use more onions than two. Freeze leftovers in an airtight container to use whenever you need a recipe to have a pop of flavor.
#2: Quinoa–1 cup rinsed quinoa and 1.5 cups water. 1 minute cooking time with a 10 minute natural pressure release. Read the whole recipe.
#3: Whole Chicken–1 whole chicken, 1 cup water, 1 bay leaf, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp dried rosemary, 1 tsp dried sage, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1 Tbsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder. 6 minute per pound (6 pound chicken will be 36 minutes) with a 10 minute natural pressure release.
#4: Dried beans–Quick soak method: add 1 pound of beans to Instant Pot. Add in 4 cups water. Bring to a boil on the saute setting. Once it is boiling cover the pot and set the pressure cook/manual button to 2 minutes. When time is up perform a quick release. Rinse and strain the beans, now they are “soaked.”
Here is a chart of how I cook dried beans (printable Instant Pot beans chart here):
#5: Soup and Chili—White chicken chili recipe
Tools I used in the video:
My chicken chopping tool*: https://amzn.to/2Tid05N
Instant read thermometer*: https://amzn.to/2vOUYQ4
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