There are so many great ways to use the Instant Pot here are 5 of the best ways to use the Instant Pot!
Related: 10 Of The Best Things To Cook With An Instant Pot
5 Best Ways to Use the Instant Pot
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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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Virginia Curtis says
Have you tried anything with Multigrain setting? I have a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grains and Beans Soup Mix and would love to Instant Pot it. Not sure if I should. I’ve used several of your recipes with great success.
Vinnie Sabatino says
Hi Karen , I’m enjoying my Instant pot and many of your recipes ! i’m looking for a pair of gloves I saw on a site that I was browsing . Please let me know if you have any info on them.
Thanks , Vinnie
They are very similar to these gloves: https://www.amazon.com/Galeton-1070-L-Criss-Cross-Coated-String/dp/B01FWP1ZEW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Tacky+Grip+Criss-Cross+Coated+String+Knit+Gloves%2C+1+Pair&qid=1584386663&sr=8-1-fkmr0
I love it for making stock. I like to BBQ so I’ll typically do my whole chickens on the Q. After dinner toss the carcass and bones into the IP set it for 4 hours and go to bed. In the morning strain through cheesecloth and you’re good to go.
You just hit my current FS … favorite subject … good stock. You didn’t mention anything about seasoning or veggies. To me, stock has to have the holy trinity … onion, carrot and celery and it has to have seasonings beyond S&P. What do you use for the “extra’s”?
Are you pressure cooking for 4 hours? Or is it slow cooker?
Jolene Hoover says
No liquid listed for carmelized onions. Doesn’t the inner pot need deglazing and liquid for pressure?
Veggies have so much water you typically don’t need to add any.
It works! The onions put off a lot of liquid so you don’t need to add any 🙂
L white says
I entered the insta pot chili with the cocoa and cinnamon in a chili cook off and won first place. Have people asking r for the recipe.
Do you have a recipe for spaghetti in the insta pot?
Wow that is great news! Congrats 🙂
I don’t have a spaghetti recipe. I have not had 100% success with it.
Jim Greenwood says
new user, sure could use some recipes
Glad you are here Jim! Here are all my Instant Pot recipes: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/recipes/?fwp_method=instant-pot
Only saw 4 listed. Is there a 5th best thing for IP?
Lori Sari says
It says #5- Soup and Chili. And then she has a link to her White Chicken Chili Recipe.
yep it’s the chili..do you see it now?
Marie-Pier Farmer says
I wish I would receive more recipes like before. It seems now that you only send tricks or advertisment.
Janis Olson says
I get recipes all the time in my inbox. The tips and tricks are not emailed that often.
I send recipes all the time, like 3 or more a week. Perhaps you’re not getting them?
i live in Australia, bud i cant find all the extra Attachments
like you got
it is hard for me having a right amputated hand to lift the food out
can you tell me please where i can get it send i love all the extra Attachments
i have got only the instant pot. I ove all you rec
Sherrie Nicholson says
After a stroke I no longer have use of my left hand and arm. So I sympathize! I use tongs a lot and usually cut big pieces of in half so i can handle it with one hand!
I’m so sorry! That must be really hard 🙁
Hi Gisela I buy mine on amazon: https://amzn.to/2STGtEX