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    • Moorhen
    • By Moorhen 6th Apr 17, 8:14 AM
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    Instant Pot Recipes Please
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    • 6th Apr 17, 8:14 AM
    Instant Pot Recipes Please 6th Apr 17 at 8:14 AM
    I have finally given in to temptation and bought myself an Instant Pot multicooker.
    I want to make the most of my new purchase so do any of you lovely people have any favourite recipes to make in it?
    I would also be really grateful for advice on how to stop rice/porridge etc from sticking to it.
    Thank you,

    Moorhen
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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 6th Apr 17, 9:42 AM
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    • 6th Apr 17, 9:42 AM
    Hi there, I have one of these too and I haven't used it very much yet. There is a fantastic Instant Pot community on Facebook with hundreds of recipes and photos etc. so I would recommend that you join that.
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    • Moorhen
    • By Moorhen 6th Apr 17, 9:54 AM
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    • 6th Apr 17, 9:54 AM
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    • 6th Apr 17, 9:54 AM
    Thanks Dumpling, I will give that a try.
    • annab275
    • By annab275 10th Apr 17, 7:55 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 7:55 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 7:55 AM
    I have had mine for a few weeks and just use normal recipes but cook everything together. You can use the saut! function to brown meat and cook spices. I have cooked rice and it doesn't stick although I haven't done rice pudding. I made a beef casserole in 30 minutes and the meat was falling apart! Good luck x
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    • whiteguineapig
    • By whiteguineapig 10th Apr 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 8:29 AM
    thanks dumpling, we have one too
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Apr 17, 8:30 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 8:30 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 8:30 AM
    Is that a sort of pressure cooker?
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    • BettiePage
    • By BettiePage 28th Apr 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 28th Apr 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 28th Apr 17, 3:05 PM
    Mine arrives any time soon. I already have a list of recipes from the FB page to try out. I can't wait!
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    • Moorhen
    • By Moorhen 29th Apr 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 29th Apr 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 29th Apr 17, 9:00 AM
    There are some brilliant recipes on the FB page.
    I am using mine loads, you just have to be brave!
    By the way it makes great rice.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 29th Apr 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 29th Apr 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 29th Apr 17, 9:32 AM
    Nom Nom Paleo has some great Instant Pot recipes and videos. I've found the videos to be really helpful and you don't need to be eating Paleo to enjoy the recipes.
    Last edited by Callie22; 29-04-2017 at 11:05 AM.
    • BettiePage
    • By BettiePage 29th Apr 17, 11:16 AM
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    Mine actually arrived about half an hour after my previous post, lol. Going to keep it boxed up for now I think, as we'll be moving house in a few weeks.
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    • Badrick
    • By Badrick 29th Apr 17, 12:25 PM
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    American website containing instructions and recipes for Instant Pot and similar multicookers.
    http://www.pressurecookingtoday.com/
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    • hotcookie101
    • By hotcookie101 29th Apr 17, 6:17 PM
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    One of our favourite recipes is for a Burrito rice bowl. It gives us 3 portions-DH has 1.5 and I have 1 with a half portion for lunch. We usually have it with pork loin steaks, but works fab with leftover meat too

    On saute heat pot, add 1 tbsp oil, if using pork steaks sear now, if not saute :
    1 chopped onion.
    1/2 butternut squash chopped
    2 cloves garlic

    after few mins when soft add 1tbsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp cumin seed, deglaze with 1/2 cup stock/water
    then 1 cup rice, drained & rinsed can of black beans 1 cup water, and 1 can of chopped tomatoes (don't stir them in) (cups are IP cups, not american cups)

    If you are using leftover meat stir it through with the rice, if not lay the pork chops back over the top, set to manual and cook at high pressure for 7 mins. Serve with grated cheese, jalapenos, sour cream/yoghurt, avocado, lettuce & lime, or your choices of these.

    DH wants this every week!
    • Moorhen
    • By Moorhen 29th Apr 17, 6:21 PM
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    That looks lovely Hotcookie. I will give it a try.
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    • ariarnia
    • By ariarnia 1st May 17, 12:57 AM
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    I'm debating

    I have a slow cooker, and a three tier steamer, and a rice cooker, and I never use the rice cooker or the steamer because I have too much 'stuff' on the surfaces

    I use the slow cooker about once a week for gammon, soup or mince based meals.

    I'm debating a instant pot because then I could pass on the, from the 70's, solid (read heavy) slow cooker (and the rice cooker and steamer) and have just one thing on the counter I could use for all three things and free up the cupboard space.

    Plus the delay cook timer is persuasive, and it's online at less than £100.

    But...

    We don't really want/need a 6 litre one and it'd take back a lot of the saved space (but would only be the one socket I guess).

    Anyone know if there's anything out there at around 3 litres that acts as a combi pressure cooker/slow cooker?

    I had a 6 litre slow cooker back when I was broke and it was kindly given to me when I was setting up in a flat. As soon as I had a choice I got my current smaller version from a chazzer and passed on the 6 litre to a friend.

    Large volume encourages me to cook more and then we either get sick of it, abandon it to the depths of the freezer, or throw it out...
    Last edited by ariarnia; 01-05-2017 at 1:00 AM.
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    • Wi88le
    • By Wi88le 1st May 17, 11:39 AM
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    Argos have pressure King pro model that is 3 litres, (says that it will steam food but doesn't come with a steamer tray)
    Last edited by Wi88le; 01-05-2017 at 11:41 AM.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 12th Sep 17, 2:24 PM
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    Hi I appreciate the replies so far on this thread .
    I've done a search of the forum and can't find a thread that gives feedback on the Instant Pot so thought I'd see if anyone could give their opinions it would help me stop dithering over whether to get one or not .

    I've read online reviews but trust the OSers to give unbiased views .
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    • Captain Bluebear
    • By Captain Bluebear 12th Sep 17, 7:32 PM
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    Ariarnia

    My sister has an IP that she let me use for a couple of weeks last year and I fell in love!

    However, I didn't like the price. I put off buying one and did a lot of research and ended up snapping up a Tower branded 6 litre digital pressure cooker (Model T16005). It was over half the price of the IP.

    I grabbed mine when I saw it reduced to £44.99 at Dunelm (This was around the beginning of this summer) but I have seen them on amazon too.

    I haven't really noticed much difference between the two during cooking (ok, the buttons may not be quite as intuitive on the Tower) but maybe someone else could add an opinion.

    Either way...they are a great addition to any kitchen! I am still in love!
    Last edited by Captain Bluebear; 12-09-2017 at 7:39 PM.
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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 12th Sep 17, 8:24 PM
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    Thank you Captain Bluebear . The IP is pretty well half price on the big A site at the moment . Still not cheap but I've wondered how people had found using it . I'll check out the Tower Digital Pressure cooker too as I wasn't aware of that .
    polly.
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