Instant Pot Tips and Tricks


Post your favorite recipes and tips and tricks for using the Instant Pot here

If your'e new to Instant Pots, here's the recommended Instant Pot from Wirecutter with some easy recipes. I ended up buying the Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt

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  • over 3 years ago by vince

the instant pot is perfect for corn on the cob! it doesn't get any easier than this. yes, this is even easier than boiling an egg

  1. add one cup of water
  2. place corn on the trivet
  3. high pressure for 2 minutes
  4. quick release and it's ready to eat!

instant pot middle eastern lamb stew


2 tablespoons olive oil, butter or ghee
1 ½ -1 ¾ pounds lamb stew meat ( shoulder) cut onto 1 ½ inch cubes
1 onion, diced
4-6 garlic cloves, rough chopped
1 teaspoon of each: salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, and cumin seeds ( seeds are optional, add another teaspoon ground cumin if no seeds)
½ teaspoon chili flakes ( Aleppo Chili flakes are nice) and more for garnish
2 tablespoons tomato paste
¼ cup apple cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar
1 1/4 cups chicken stock or broth
1 x 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
¼ cup raisins or dried apricots (chopped), or even dried currants

chicken noodle soup


2 tbsp butter unsalted
1 large onion chopped
2 medium carrots chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
1 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp pepper or to taste
1 tsp thyme dry, 1 tbsp if using fresh
1 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
1 tbsp oregano fresh, chopped, 1 tsp if using dry
4 cups chicken broth no sodium added
2 lbs chicken with skin and bones, use at least 1 chicken breast
4 cups water
5 oz egg noodles uncooked, (about 2 cups)

fresh tomato basil soup


4 lbs Fresh Tomatoes, (roasted or fresh) cut in half
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
4 tsp Kosher Salt, divided
2 Tbsp Butter
7 cloves Garlic, (roasted or fresh) chopped
2 cups Onion, chopped (about 2 med onions)
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 sprig Rosemary
1 tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves
1 cup packed Fresh Basil Leaves
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium
1 Parmesan Rind (optional)

Spicy Honey Garlic Instant Pot Noodles

1 tbsp sesame oil
4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce or tamari
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp honey
1-2 tbsp chili garlic sauce (like Sriracha or Sambal Oelek)
2 medium-sized chicken breasts, diced
2 cups water
1 (225g/8oz) package rice noodles
1 tbsp sesame seeds for garnish
1 head broccoli, chopped into small florets
1 each red and yellow bell pepper, sliced

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Instant Pot Chocolate-Bourbon Lava Cakes

Ingredients 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, plus more for the ramekins 6 ounces bittersweet (65% to 74% cacao) chocolate, chopped (or use chips) 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/8 teaspoon fi...

  • Updated over 3 years ago by vince
Ghormeh Sabzi

Ingredients: 2 lb lamb or beef stew meat , cubed 1 cup red kidney beans ,soaked overnight 1 onion , finely chopped 4 bunches parsley 1 bunch cilantro 4 scallions (green stems only) 1 tablespoon dri...

  • Updated over 3 years ago by vince
Super easy Chicken Tikka

Ingredients 1 Chicken Breast 3 Tbsp Greek Yoghurt ½ Lemon juice and rind 1 Tsp Ginger Puree 1 Tsp Garlic Puree 1 Tsp Chilli Powder 1 Tsp Coriander 1 Tsp Cumin 1 Tsp Mixed Spice 1 Tsp Turmeric 1 Tsp...

Mixed Bean Soup

This is where the instant pot really shines -- pressure cooking the heck out of beans that need to be soaked overnight so you can make a great soup in no time. Tip: 1 cup dry beans gives 3 cups of ...

  • Updated over 3 years ago by vince

Ingredients Caramel: ½ cup white sugar 2 tbsp water Custard: 4 large eggs 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or lemon zest http://s...

Garlic Sesame Chicken

This is a great "dump and cook" dish! Ingredients: 2 lbs boneless and skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-2 inch pieces 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon minced g...

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Hard boiled eggs

put eggs on the steamer 1 cup of water 5 minutes on high

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Easy and tasty Dal

"the general formula is roughly the same: add 1 cup rinsed lentils, water (the amount depends on the type of lentil), turmeric, and salt to the Instant Pot, set to high pressure, and cook for anywh...

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Rice Pudding

Ingredients 1 cup Arborio rice 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups whole milk, divided* 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup raisins "You can use almost any rice ...

Chili in 30 mins

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Pound Ground Beef 1 Medium Onion, Diced 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Powder 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin 1 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce, Optional 1/2 ...

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Butter Chicken recipe from the Butter Chicken Lady

Butter Chicken from the Butter Chicken Lady ( Recipe (with a video!) is at ...

Chicken Pho in 30 mins

Ingredients: 14 oz rice noodles 1 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin 1 large yellow onion halved 1 2-inch piece ginger cut into 1/4 inch slices and slightly smashed 3 cardamom pods lightly smashed 1 cinna...