Ode to My Instant Pots
I love you.
Yes, I do.
I love you.
I bought an INSTANT POT a while back and I fell in love. It is not like the love I have for Big Daddy or Cal Sisto…..it is a love of reducing heat in the summer, cooking fast, skies the limit, and endless possibilities type of love.
My love is SO bad, that Big Daddy ended up getting me two more…so now I have a GLORIOUS 3 Instant pots! I rarely use my stovetop anymore (the Instant Pot has replaced my hot air popcorn popper and my bagged popcorn because that isn’t too healthy).
It has also replaced my Rice Cooker/Steamer and my FANTASTIC Soup Maker (I really do still love my soup cooker). Now, I still have 1 of my huge crockpots (I gave the other one away) because, in all honesty, the Instant Pot does a CRAPPY job using the “crockpot” function.
I saute’ the most, in it. I use the steam function for my frozen vegetables (that is all I buy because you get more product, it is frozen at its peak so it does not lose the nutritional value, and it has nothing added). Beware with cauliflower and broccoli. Once your steamer basket is in the Instant Pot, and you have added your 1 c. water. Place your broccoli or cauliflower, put the lid on, set it to seal, and then manually do it for ZERO minutes. By the time it comes up to pressure, it is perfect. Anything over that and you will have straight up mush.
Macaroni and cheese in 6 minutes.
Once meat is sauteed, you can make spaghetti in about 6 minutes.
Boiled eggs…peel like a dream.
Soups in 10 minutes.
If you do not have one (or three)…………..PLEASE go and buy one. It is totally worth it.