January 23, 2020
The all-in-one multicooker isn’t going away anytime soon. So whether you’re already deep in the Instant Pot game, you were just gifted one over the holidays or you have yet to hop on the bandwagon, we’re serving up some cooking inspiration from the pros.
The Best Foods To Make In An Instant Pot, According To Chefs
It turns out that despite having loads of expertise and equipment at their disposal, even chefs can’t resist the speedy, low-maintenance cooking experience of the Instant Pot. Below, we’ve detailed some of their favourite dishes to make in it.Related... 'Instant Pot' Electric Pressure Cooker Has A Cult Following – And Now I Know Why Chicken Noodle SoupIt doesn’t get any more classic than a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup, and whether you’re feeling under the weather or craving something warm on a cold winter day, using an Instant Pot will get it done that much sooner.
“A rustic chicken noodle soup is one of my favorite recipes to cook in an Instant Pot,” Carsten Johannsen, executive chef of Harold’s, told HuffPost. “You can achieve a great depth of flavour in a very short period of time and cook a large batch that will feed plenty of hungry mouths with very little effort. My soup recipe reminds me of an elevated version of a childhood classic.”
To make chicken noodle soup in an Instant Pot, Johannsen first uses the sauté function to soften the vegetables. Then he adds the chicken and water and cooks the soup using the pressure cooker function for 20 to 30 minutes. Bowls of the finished soup are garnished with chopped cilantro and lime zest.YogurtIt may come as a surprise to some, but select Instant Pot models have a yogurt function. While the process can be time-consuming, it’s more straightforward than making yogurt on a stove, as Dinesh Jayawardena, executive chef of FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, can attest.
“When I was a young prep cook starting out in Sri Lanka, one of my daily duties was to make yogurt and poached fruit,” Jayawardena said. “It was a tedious process to get it just right and I would have to manage the heat and timing. Back then, it culminated in having to put the yogurt on a rack that was rigged up above one of the ovens to catch the perfect temperature for hours. The overnight cook would then refrigerate it and it would set beautifully.”
But an Instant Pot with the yogurt feature “makes it a whole lot easier to enjoy the creamy morning dish,” said Jayawardena, adding, “I can enjoy the yogurt I used to labor over to get right and simply blend in mango, pineapple, cherries, blueberries, or whatever seasonal fruit I can get my hands on.” Vegan Wild Rice And Mushroom SoupThis soup is a typical weeknight meal that Kristen Thibeault, co-founder and executive chef of corporate catering company Nybll, prepares for her family with the help of an Instant Pot.
“Preparing food with the Instant Pot is incredibly helpful because these days we all (myself included) struggle to balance having a million places to be at once with longing for beautiful, healthy food that’s cooked at home,” Thibeault told HuffPost. “There’s no reason to feel like you’re cheating or taking shortcuts because the flavours and textures you can build speak for themselves. Especially as a mother of four, I can put food on the table that I’m proud of while saving precious family time and using less energy than other methods.”
To make the soup, Thibeault puts carrots, onions, celery, butternut squash, garlic, mushrooms, wild rice and vegetable stock in an Instant Pot and cooks them on high pressure for 40 minutes. In a separate pot, she heats pea milk to a simmer and adds nutritional yeast and mushroom seasoning, stirring until dissolved. She whisks in cornstarch to thicken the mixture and then combines it with the Instant Pot soup. To finish, Thibeault stirs in chopped kale and seasons to taste with fresh herbs, salt and pepper.Braised PorkGavin Tseng, co-founder of New York-based sushi restaurant Rolln, uses this modern appliance to recreate a classic family recipe.
“One of my favourite things to make in an Instant Pot is an iteration of my grandma’s braised pork,” Tseng said. “It’s really straightforward to make and using pork cuts like belly or butt ensures that after a good braising, you will end up with delicious, meltingly tender pork that is hearty and satisfying –– perfect for winter.”
Tseng combines the pork with soy sauce and water and seasons it to taste with five-spice powder, sesame oil, pepper, palm sugar and chilli flakes. Then he cooks it on high pressure for about 40 minutes until the meat is “meltingly tender.” It’s delicious served on rice and topped with cut scallions.ChilliMaiko Kyogoku, the owner of Bessou, was skeptical of the Instant Pot when she first saw it on her boyfriend’s kitchen counter.
“A pot that does everything sounds too easy!” Kyogoku told HuffPost. “And it diminishes the fun (at least for me) in owning all the different gadgets and tools that one can potentially use in a kitchen.”
“But for my boyfriend, who isn’t as comfortable in the kitchen, whipping up meals has become quick and easy with the Instant Pot,” Kyogoku said. “And as a father, it’s great for him on a busy weeknight.” 
Plus, she acknowledged, “Since Instant Pots are like the modern versions of pressure cookers (my favourite tool in the kitchen), you cut the cooking time in half for those dishes that usually require more love, care and time.”
Chilli is Kyogoku’s suggestion for a “hearty, easy comfort food” that you can make in an Instant Pot “without much fuss after a late night at work.”BeansTracy Wilk, the recreational program lead chef at the Institute of Culinary Education, likes to cook beans in an Instant Pot as the device provides consistent heat and cuts down on cooking time. While most Instant Pot recipes don’t require dried beans to be soaked beforehand, she prefers to soak them for about 24 hours to ease digestion.
“[Beans] take a long time to cook, up to 45 minutes, but in the Instant Pot they take about 10 minutes,” Wilk said. “Not only is it a timesaver, but you also don’t need to tend to it as much as you would on the stove.”
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Heather Rae Young can't stop posting about fiancé Tarek El Moussa | Page Six Celebrity News
February 23, 2021
GeSWGs8BgvA
Kim Kardashian hints at Kanye West divorce on Instagram with 'Driver's License' | Page Six News
February 23, 2021
9oNdwcGUp6o
Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers finally find buyer for marital home | Page Six Celebrity News
February 22, 2021
W-7h9HZlbNI
Chrissy Teigen Doubts President Biden Knew He Was Following Her on Twitter | TMZ
February 24, 2021
8-1d0I94_jI
Rancho Palos Verdes Locals Say Tiger Woods Crash Zone Known for High Speed | TMZ
February 24, 2021
2ecEBB8_xVQ
Elijah McClain's Father Vindicated by Panel Blaming Police for Son's Death | TMZ
February 23, 2021
EdY6SB67mE8
Laverne Cox Gushes Over Mysterious Boyfriend | Daily Pop | E! News
February 24, 2021
q4FCUyN32lo
Soleil Moon Frye Teases Ultimate "Punky Brewster" Cameo | Daily Pop | E! News
February 24, 2021
fUwXukaDeps
Cardi B Gets Starstruck Meeting Celebs: "I Feel Stupid" | Daily Pop | E! News
February 24, 2021
w3sJiq7GIlc
Jamie Dornan On Singing In 'Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar'
February 24, 2021
3Ah4bxT7OV4
Radha Blank and Channing Godfrey Peoples on Fighting to Tell Stories That Celebrate Black Women
February 23, 2021
1R8G06F_hkM
Golden Globes 2021: Best Drama Series — What Will Win?
February 22, 2021
IGw0l3NtPjA
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
24
Feb
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Al Hilal Omdurman - TP Mazembe
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Championship
Wycombe Wanderers - Reading
23
Feb
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
MC Alger - Esperance
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leeds - Southampton
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Norwich City
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Nottingham Forest
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Championship
Middlesbrough - Bristol City
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Huddersfield
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Championship
Luton - Millwall
23
Feb
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Al Merreikh - Vita Club
23
Feb
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Kaiser Chiefs - Horoya
23
Feb
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Teungueth - Zamalek
23
Feb
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Petro de Luanda - WAC Casablanca
23
Feb
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Simba - Al Ahly Cairo
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Crotone
22
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Crystal Palace
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Osasuna - Sevilla
21
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Manchester City
21
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Inter Milan
21
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Newcastle United
21
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Roma
21
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Tottenham Hotspur
21
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Napoli
21
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Cadiz
21
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Athletic Bilbao - Villarreal
21
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Huesca - Granada CF
20
Feb
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Schalke - Borussia Dortmund
20
Feb
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Eintracht Frankfurt - Bayern Munich
20
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Southampton - Chelsea
20
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Real Madrid
20
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Everton
20
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Levante
17
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester City
17
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Atletico Madrid
16
Feb
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: 1/8 Final
RB Leipzig - Liverpool
15
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Newcastle United
15
Feb
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayern Munich - Arminia Bielefeld
14
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Lazio
14
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Leeds
14
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Valencia
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.