Friday, March 30, 2018

InstantPot Fried Rice, yeah, you sure can fry rice in a pressure cooker without having any old rice ready to go...

So, I'm back on a pressure cooker kick and after my week of nothing but pad thai noodles I thought, hey, I've never shared my fried rice in the electric pressure cooker.

No, you don't have to wait to have old rice, just make this, it's quick, easy and absolutely delicious. It's infinitely customizable so add what you like!! it freezes beautifully, if you can get any to save, so make a ton... healthy and yummy! DO IT!



This is another one of those more of a method than a recipe, add what you like, remove what you don't, but try it, you're gonna love it RECIPE: 10 oz (weighed!) each of water and rice 1/2 lb ground or sliced meat, pork or chicken or whatever you like 1/2 cut up onion sliced up green onion (the white parts) garlic/ginger paste or fresh chopped some chopped up carrot, celery, cabbage, bean sprouts, peas, corn if you like, whatever you have that you like, chop about a handful of each and have it ready when you start 2 eggs oil light soy sauce oyster sauce sesame oil hot chili oil (optional) green onions
Fry the veggies in some oil with whatever protein you like, I used 1/2 lb ground pork Add the rice and fry it for a few minutes add the soy, oyster sauce and water, stir to combine Lock and load, high pressure, 3 minutes, let rest for 10 Add peas and bean sprouts if you're using them. Stir well. Push rice to one side, set to saute and when it's hot, add a little oil and the eggs to one side of the pan, scramble and cook them then mix in with the rice. Add a little sesame oil and green onions and serve and eat eat eat

Here is the link to the video on YouTube

I hope you like the rice, let me know how to shush it up for your family!?


Thursday, March 29, 2018

So I made Pad Thai in my Instant Pot Pressure cooker and you need to do it too

I made Pad Thai, well my version of it, be nice, it's just dinner.  I made it in my pressure cooker because I can and because I wanted to see how the noodles would work without soaking at all.  Spoiler alert, they work beautifully.

Ok, here's the quickie, it's a method rather than recipe, there's a video link below to my youtube so you can see what I did.



some oil in bottom
ground pork or chicken or pieces of chicken or beef or whatever protein floats your boat
(in the video link below, I used .75/lb of ground pork, with chicken, I use a HUGE chicken breast and slice it thinly)
sliced onion
crushed garlic
garlic/ginger paste (optional)
pad thai paste
light soy
chili oil (optional)
thinly sliced veggies, anything works, carrots, cabbage
rice noodles
green onion
bean sprouts (I use canned and use half a can in this video)


partially brown the meat in the oil,
add the veggies and garlic and onion and carrots and whatever other veggie you like
add pad thai sauce/paste, soy and chili oil if you like
add 1 1/2 cups water
lay half packet of rice noodles on top

lock and load, 3 minutes high pressure, release immediately
stir the noodled into the meat and veggies
stir, add bean sprouts, green onion, stir and close lid, tightly, and just leave it on warm for TEN minutes

stir, add peanuts, the greens of onions and eat!!  squirt with lime!!

It's quick, it's easy because it's in one pot, it's all good, it's absolutely one of my 'go to' recipes and I hope you like it as much as we do.  I also like that it's infinitely customizable, add what you like, make it vegetarian, use leftover veggies (put them in for the ten minute rest, not the pressure cook) use all the meats, add shrimp, add scrambled egg...  just do it :D

I hope you enjoy,