How the Instant Pot Stole My Excuses + My 6 Fave IP Recipes
Instant Pot smashed previous records for Amazon Prime Day sales. As of today there are 658,004 people in the Instant Pot Community Facebook group and another 13,419 in a Facebook group devoted just to vegan Instant Pot recipes. Every news outlet from the New York Times to the Today Show has covered the Instant Pot phenomenon. Due to its popularity, there are plenty of articles out there about what the Instant Pot is and how to use it. This isn’t one of those articles. This is a sigh of resignation, and a goodbye, to many of my best excuses for not cooking. (This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you buy anything through them. Thank you for supporting Hey Jillian.)
Cooking this slow cooker recipe takes all day, and I forgot to start it this morning. This one doesn’t work either, I can cook recipes that normally only come out well if cooked low and slow in the Instant Pot in under an hour.
I need broth for this recipe, but it takes all day to make good broth. Goodbye to this one too, I can make regular broth in 20 minutes and bone broth in under 3 hours.
This is an incredible side dish to serve with any kind of poultry. So creamy, and 1/20th the work of stovetop risotto.
This is happening tomorrow at my house. Having nourishing homemade broth without simmering for days is so luxurious. I love to just drink it on cold days like you would tea. Black Beans and Rice– Being able to cook dry beans in the Instant Pot is one of the biggest money saving features! This recipe is delicious, I have a hard time not just eating huge bowls of it.Pulled BBQ Jackfruit– Have you ever had jackfruit? It’s a seriously tasty and strange food. We get it canned at Trader Joe’s. It cooks up to the same kind of consistency as pulled chicken or pork, and makes the most fantastic vegetarian BBQ sandwiches. We love it on tacos too.
Instant Pot, and the next time you’re thinking about take out for dinner, grab the ingredients for one of these awesome meals and save some money while knocking your socks off. (A much shorter version of this post was originally posted on my previous site, Rhythm of the Days.)